The Growth Vouchers programme offers up to £2,000 towards the cost of strategic business advice through approved Growth Voucher advisers.
David Parrish is an approved Growth Voucher adviser through his company T-Shirts and Suits Ltd.
As a Growth Voucher advisor, he specialises in helping creative and digital businesses to grow using his expertise in strategic marketing and professional experience of leadership and management. See more information on this website about David’s work in business growth, marketing and leadership and management.
David is an experienced and qualified marketing expert. He has several professional accreditations including membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) and he is a CIM ‘Chartered Marketer’.
He is also a specialist in Leadership and Management. David is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM).
He is also the author of the strategic marketing book for creative industries businesses: Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success. 63 Tips, Techniques and Tales for Creative Entrepreneurs.
David brings international experience of business growth and marketing to his Growth Voucher clients in the UK, having worked in more than 30 countries around the world, advising clients and learning which marketing strategies and techniques work most effectively.
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If you already have a Growth Voucher, contact David through his offices in London, Liverpool or Manchester for enquiries about his services as a Growth Voucher advisor.
David Parrish is listed under his company T-Shirts and Suits Ltd in the database of approved Growth Voucher Advisers on the Market Place page of Enterprise Nation for the following categories of business support:
Marketing and Customer Service
Leadership and Management
Expanding your Workforce
David and his company can be found online here:
(Select either ‘Marketing and Customer Service’ or ‘Leadership and Management’ then use keywords “David Parrish” to find T-Shirts and Suits Ltd to engage David Parrish as your Growth Voucher consultant.) His company T-Shirts and Suits Ltd is a registered Growth Adviser supplier on the Advisers Marketplace.
Tel: 0207 754 5551
Tel: 0151 906 1966
Tel: 0161 408 4042
As a Growth Voucher adviser, David can help your business to become even more successful by working with you to devise a growth strategy that fits with your ambitions, values and your own unique definition of success.
The official listing for David and his company on the Growth Voucher adviser database is as follows:
David Parrish is a specialist in business growth, strategic marketing and leadership and management working internationally with design, media and technology businesses in the creative, digital and cultural sector.
He works internationally and his company has UK offices in London, Manchester and Liverpool.
David has direct experience of starting up, managing, growing and leading businesses in the creative industries, incluidng international growth. More recently, he has 15+ years of working as an adviser, consultant, coach, mentor and trainer in the UK and more than 30 countries around the world.
As well as direct entrepreneurial experience and a wealth of knowledge acquired from working with successful creative businesses, David has a range of professional accreditations including membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM) and he is a CIM ‘Chartered Marketer’.
David is the author of two books: ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’ and ‘Chase One Rabbit: Strategic Marketing for Business Success’.
His approach to empowering creative entrepreneurs is all about combining creative passion with smart business thinking: “T-Shirts and Suits”.
Further information about David’s experience and expertise, client testimonials, videos and articles, plus details of his books, can all be found on his website:
David Parrish is a Growth Voucher adviser who can help your business with the following categories of business support:
Marketing, attracting and keeping customers
‘Marketing and customer service’
Advice in this area aims to help businesses develop effective marketing strategies, and to ensure that they provide the right product/service at the right price, in the right place, at the right time. The advice could be used for market research, targeting existing and potential customers, using social media to extend your reach into new markets , developing pricing strategies and closing sales.
Marketing and Customer Service Growth Vouchers could be used for:
Analysis of your market, including your competitors, opportunities and threats
Customer analysis: Who are they? What do they need? How can you reach them?
Advice on how to satisfy customer needs profitably
Help to divide your customers into groups and target them effectively
Advice on how to develop a brand and improve your competitive edge
Help to innovate around new products and ensure these are marketed to the appropriate audiences
Help to make your communications planning more effective and integrated across your business
Analysis of your sales strategy
Improving leadership and management skills
‘Leadership and management’
Advice in this area aims to help business owners develop their strategy and vision, and how to build and improve the leadership and management potential of themselves and their team. The advice could be used for assessing capabilities, identifying management development needs, improving management practices, reviewing business strategy, planning for the future and managing change.
Leadership and Management Growth Vouchers could be used for:
Leadership and Management capability assessment and planning
Assessing the skills necessary to lead and manage your business
Evaluating how your current leadership and management capability, training and development contributes to the survival and growth of your business and your scope for improvement
Measuring individual leadership and management performance against personal and business objectives
Developing plans to ensure effective and timely leadership and management development takes place
Taking advice on how to fund leadership and management development
Strategic planning, vision and direction
Undertaking a business needs analysis to assess opportunities and their risks, and identify how your business can meet its strategic goals
Assessing how vulnerable your business is to economic and other changes in the market
Advice on developing the vision and mission of the business, how to communicate it and ensure it engages employees as the business changes and grows.
Help to create a culture of positive people management throughout the organisation Performance Management
Taking advice on how performance management systems can help your business
Implementing performance management systems
Evaluating the effectiveness of the system
Ensure all members of staff are involved and can contribute to change
Getting advice and support to help with the successful implementation of the plan and the monitoring of its success
Help to identify and deal with obstacles to change and support your staff through the change process
Recruiting and developing your staff
‘Expanding your workforce’
Advice in this area aims to ensure that you have the right people with the right skills to help your business grow. It may focus on how to hire, train and manage staff while ensuring that your business complies with employment law and regulations. The advice could be used for undertaking a skills audit, workforce planning, setting up performance management systems and rewards, and identifying the appropriate organisational structures and processes to support the needs of your business.
Taking on your first member of staff
Analysing the skills and experience that will benefit your business
Advice on which regulations your business needs to comply with
Advice on how to write a job description and attract appropriate candidates
Advice on how to delegate and communicate effectively with new members of staff
Performing an analysis of existing skills compared to current and future business requirements
Advice on developing your employees’ skills and identifying training opportunities
Advice on how to retain staff using best practice systems and processes
Managing employee wellbeing and performance
Advice on setting out roles and responsibilities/designing jobs.
Analysis of how the current job design matches how the business operates
Advice on developing performance appraisal systems
Advice on raising awareness of staff wellbeing and mental health
Systems and processes
Assessing your current systems and processes for managing staff
Advice on putting new systems in place (e.g. payroll, performance management systems)
Advice on managing pay and reward including the development of a reward package that combines formal and informal incentives
Advice on managing pensions
David’s company, T-Shirts and Suits Ltd, is a member of Enterprise Nation