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About Alasdair:

Alasdair Inglis is the Managing Director of Grow, which delivers sales and marketing consultancy and training for fast growth SMEs, universities and business programmes. For over 12 years, he’s worked with over 200 fast growth businesses to transform their results.

He is the current Marketing Expert in Residence at the British Library, where he also teaches a monthly Online Marketing Masterclass.

He’s taught sales and marketing workshops on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme at UCL, as well as teaching marketing and sales internationally at the UK Lebanon Tech Hub in Beirut.

Alasdair’s passion for working with small businesses stems from his childhood in the west coast of Scotland, where his family ran restaurants, a working farm and self-catering.



Grow’s marketing consultancy gets remarkable results:

Our turnover went from £214,000 to £608,000 after working with Grow

When we met Alasdair, our turnover was approximately £214,000. After working with Grow, our turnover was around £608,000.

Before we started to work with Grow, we were a new company who wanted to market our business and products. Our goals were to increase the awareness of our brand and increase sales but as we had no background in marketing, we didn’t really know what approach to take. We had no marketing strategy in place.

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Anna Ratcliffe
Cactus Kitchens

Their work has increased our revenues by £350,000 per annum

Grow have been instrumental to the growth and success of our business and their work has increased our revenues by £350,000 per annum. They ask good questions, have lots of ideas and they gave us plenty of spot-on practical guidance.

They worked with us to develop our sales script and sales philosophy, which we still use today. Grow have a positive 'can do' attitude and a proactive approach.

Tim Andrews

Revenue up by 81% and profits up by 133%

In the 1st full year working together revenue has grown 81%, profit by 133% and costs are down by 20%.

Within 20 minutes of our 1st session, Alasdair identified the root cause of the problem.
Over the next 2 sessions with him, we built a robust and actionable plan for growth, that we then implemented. Those actions had and continue to have an immediate effect.

Perhaps equally importantly, Alasdair has provided an understanding and framework which means that all future changes can be bench-marked against our goals.

He's an interesting guy and works at your pace. He also will push and prod you, which may be uncomfortable to experience in the moment and comes from a good place, as he wants to and does help you get good results.
Use him!

James Mallinson
Fix My Mind

We increased our turnover by 14,900%

As a successful health products distributor, we wanted to move into selling products online. However, we didn’t have the experience or the knowledge.

We didn’t know how to do it and we had no clear strategy.

We heard about Alasdair and Grow by word-of-mouth. We then attended a Grow workshop at The British Library. We were impressed by Alasdair and we decided to work with him. We liked working with Alasdair because he is straight to the point, no BS. He brought a lot of expertise. He knows what he’s talking about.

Grow helped us to come up with a clear marketing strategy and supported us in finding the right talent to implement the strategy.

Following Alasdair’s advice, we launched our online business by selling our products on Amazon. With the revenues we made, we were then able to launch our own website.

When we started working with Grow, we were turning over £400 a month online. Two years later, we’re turning over £60,000 a month. That’s an increase of 14,900% and we expect our turnover to continue to grow!


Our revenue increased by 50% after 6 months of working with Grow

Before working with Grow, we were facing a couple of issues:

- We needed clarity. We needed to understand who our customers were, what customer segments we wanted to target, how to target them and talk to them, and what it was that we were marketing exactly.
- We also wanted to understand what our best pricing options were.

The impact of our lack of clarity was that we didn’t know how to increase our profits. No clarity also meant that we had no direction. We didn’t know what we were trying to achieve, where to focus our resources, efforts, time and money which is really key when you’re a small business. It’s about economy and using resources wisely.

I went to a workshop at The British Library led by Alasdair. I had been to many workshops before but found that Alasdair’s workshop was by far the best. It was very practical. Alasdair had a very clear understanding of how small businesses operate and what they need. It wasn’t an academic workshop that was detached from the real world of small businesses.

I then had a chat with Alasdair and realised that we could really use his help.

Alasdair clarified things for us. He gave us a sense of direction and clear advice. We knew we had something to work with, a clear action plan.

It’s been a couple of years since we’ve worked with Alasdair and we still refer to his notes now.

We enjoyed working with Grow because Alasdair is very good at what he does. He really understands small businesses. He is practical, he practices what he preaches. He’s very clear, very supportive and he is a very nice guy.

I also liked that the fact that we could go to him and bounce ideas. Alasdair understands the big picture and his advice goes beyond marketing.