MEET THE PODDI TEAM

Poddi members represent all business types and share a passion for growing their own business while helping others do the same.

Aidan Cooper
Aidan Cooper
AEC Protection
Caroline Rupik
Caroline Rupik
Straight Talk Estate Planning
Mark Goulding
Mark Goulding
Next Communications
Roger Lamb
Roger Lamb
Action Coach

Roger has run a business coaching practice in Southampton for the last 10 years, helping business owners take their businesses to the next level, regardless of whether they are just starting out, or have been established for many years.

A big part of business growth comes from learning about what to do in your business, trying it out and measuring the success in your business – after all, not everything works for every business. Testing and measuring is integral to the growth, and Roger teaches his clients both hat to measure and how to measure, as well as what to look out for to ensure you optimise your success.

In the year to 30 April 2019, Roger’s clients grew their revenue by an average 53%, their team members by 21% and their Profits by 416% – All measured figures!

“The secret to growing any business is actually sweet FA”, says Roger. “The F being Focussing on the right thing at the right time, and the A being Accountable to getting those things done”

Our services:

  • One to one coaching for those who want to be Champions in their business.
  • Group coaching for smaller businesses
  • Training seminars covering topics including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Time management, Communication
Cliff Heaton
Cliff Heaton
Spinningdrum – Brand & Online Communication
David Munday
David Munday
Property Maintenance
Jan Raper
Jan Raper
Jaybird Flowers
Kate Bickford
Kate Bickford
Forever Living Products
Brett Wyndham
Brett Wyndham
Richmond Motor Group
Sara Macdougall
Sara Macdougall
SEM HR Consulting Ltd
Warren Barker
Warren Barker
Barker & Co. Financial Services.
Maria Ettridge FCCA
Maria Ettridge FCCA
Diamond Accounting (Southern) Ltd
Call; 07475 129395

At Diamond accounting we aim to provide high quality, yet affordable bookkeeping services to local businesses and individuals.

Be like a Diamond precious and rare not like a stone that is found everywhere.

Andrew Black
Andrew BlackGraham Martin & Co, Accountants
Andrew Black is a Scottish Chartered Accountant. That is important because the ethos North of the border is different. To become a Scottish Chartered Accountant you first need a relevant degree. This implies an early commitment to accounting not becoming an accountant because nothing else has come up. That commitment continues to this day, some 35 years later, where it is now focussed clearly on clients and their businesses.
Tax mitigation is the art of organising your affairs in a manner that reduces your tax bill, practically, legally and taking full account of the consequences on you and your business as a whole. This is a balancing act. It requires knowledge of the tax system but also knowledge of your business. That knowledge is gained through continuous professional education, keeping abreast of the latest changes and adapting to them but most importantly by listening to you.

At Graham Martin & Co we have a wealth of experience not only from our near 40 years in business but also the collective experience of our long-serving team and diverse client base. We will respond quickly and effectively to your accounting needs and, where appropriate, we will offer ideas and initiatives to grow your business and mitigate your tax.

An ideal client will have a sound business idea. They will tell us what they are going to do rather than what they have done and will listen to our advice. Our aim is for them to become advocates for our business through the development of trust in our services. We, in turn, hope to develop the same trust in them and as a consequence become advocates for them.

Kirsty Ricketts
Kirsty Ricketts
Travel Counsellor
Sarah Lowe
Sarah Lowe
Sarah Lowe Credit Management
Pete Drew
Pete Drew
Pilgrim Electrical
Zulfiya Truscott
Zulfiya Truscott
Basepoint Winchester
Call; 01962 832500
Pam Valente
Pam Valente
FASTSIGNS® Southampton
Call; 023 8027 0992
James Looi
James LooiSolicitor - Family
I am a Solicitor within the Family Team at Trethowans and specialise in numerous areas of Family Law.

I have been working in Family Law since 2017 and qualified as a Solicitor in July 2020.

I understand that if you are seeking legal advice then you are most likely in a difficult and sensitive situation. I am here to listen to your specific circumstance so I can provide expert legal advice to help you resolve matters.

I’m a member of Resolution and the Junior Law Division

Mark Dicks
Mark Dicks
Izit Design Ltd
Call; 01962 832 556

At Izit, we specify, procure, deliver and install the best commercial furniture from around the world, working with a carefully selected portfolio of brands and manufactures who balance design, functionality and value.

From our base in Winchester, Hampshire we are ideally placed to offer exceptional customer service and quick response times to clients, architects and designers throughout the region and beyond. Global reach delivered with local expertise.

If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I’m Tim, I work with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). We support small business owners in a variety of ways, offering guidance, advice, template documents and protection in the following areas:

Legal, HR, H&S, Data Protection, Taxation, Cybersecurity, Debt Recovery, Insurance, Crisis Management, Intellectual Property, Mental & Physical Wellbeing, Free Business Banking, Funding Support, Business Networking Events and cashless payment solutions.

I have worked with many hundreds of business within Hampshire for the last 20 years, so have a wealth of contacts and connections as well as the support and reputation of FSB behind me!

Tim Brock
Tim Brock
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

OUR PREMIUM BENEFITS

  • REGULAR QUALITY NETWORKING. Network with director, business owner and decision maker level delegates at regular networking events.

  • COMPANY PROFILE. Company profile page on the Poddi website to showcase your business and make a great first impression.

  • DEDICATED MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT. We understand and support member businesses to ensure they achieve a return, both in their time and membership investment.

  • FACILITATED INTRODUCTIONS, We understand who our members want to meet, to facilitate introductions to the right people across the entire network.

  • ONLINE MARKETING SUPPORT. Got an upcoming event? Some blog content to share? An offer for members? We are on hand to support and promote this online.

  • REACH DECISION MAKERS. Tired of going to networking events and being sold to? Our events attract senior level decision makers to help business flow.

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