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“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don’t know we don’t know”

This quote by Donald Rumsfeld could very well refer to many successful entrepreneurs within the SME world. Busy running your company and with all key decisions being made by you can be both stressful and lonely. If you do not have someone to turn to you may not know what you are missing.

In addition to our own experienced team, our Business Advisory service can also put you in touch with advisers, many of whom have built and sold their own companies so can help where help is needed and to assist you on the SME journey through the Growth, Expansion and Exit stages. Complementary to this is our Personal Advice division to support owners with their own personal financial planning.

Entrepreneurs who have successfully built and sold their own companies, will be motivated by different goals, it may be growth and global domination, a luxury retirement or simply a lifestyle that allows you to play golf on Fridays.

The questions the advisers will ask are:

  • Where do you want to be?
    - And when? Do you want to grow, acquire, sell or retire?
  • Where are you now?
    - With your future clearly defined, we measure how close you are to achieving it.
  • What’s the path of least resistance.
    - They will help you deliver a plan to help deliver your goals.


We are here to provide the ambitious entrepreneur with help, support and advice.

— James Edwards, Business Adviser

Please note that this involves the referral to services that are separate and distinct to those offered by St. James’s Place.

Business Advisory

Business Insights Review

The Growth Plan

Virtual Non Executive Directors

Private Equity Corporate Finance

Exit And Succession Planning

Personal Advice