Archive for December, 2015

Is your business ready for the new year?


Enter our competition and be in with the chance of getting yourself off to a flying start this January

We are offering a free one-day brand and marketing workshop to one lucky business in the new year.

If a marketing strategy is something you’ve been putting off, then what better time to pay it some much needed attention then at the beginning of a brand new year?

Whether your marketing strategy and plan are out of date, or whether you simply haven’t had time to figure out what works and what doesn’t, then this could be a great opportunity for you to propel your business forward in 2016.

We will provide a full MAY Marketing MOT – to make sure your business is fit and healthy for everything 2016 has to bring. We will help you to focus on what’s important, set some marketing objectives and also formulate an ambitious but achievable marketing plan.

We promise you 3 things….

– you will leave the workshop with a clear strategy to move your marketing forward

– you will pick-up new ideas and tools to deliver tangible results

– you’ll leave feeling excited by the opportunities in the year ahead

To enter, please  email with the following information:

Your name, email address, company and position.

This opportunity is not to be missed!

All entries must be in by 25th January 2016.  A winner will be selected at random on the 19th January 2016. The workshop must take place within 3 months of the competition closing date. If the winner would like the workshop to take place further than 50 miles from May’s offices in Market Harborough there may be travel costs applied. The judge’s decision will be final. For a full set of T’s and C’s please email

Helping ambitious SMEs to grow despite government cuts


Last week, it was announced as part of the government’s Autumn Spending Review that the Business Growth Service will wind down with immediate effect. This came as a surprise to most entrepreneurs and small business owners, many of whom have had significant success with growing their businesses thanks to the scheme.

The Business Growth Service, which incorporated Growth Accelerator and the Manufactory Advisory Service, worked in part by offering match funding, but also by exposing businesses to experienced growth experts who can help business owners take a step back and refocus their growth strategy.

Here at May, we have two team members who were accredited Growth Accelerator coaches, and we saw first-hand the benefit of the scheme when it came to helping ambitious SMEs grow. Though the funding will no longer be available, we are carrying on as before. We are committed to helping businesses propel themselves forward by developing their brand and marketing strategies, ensuring they build and shape their future.

At May, we also love challenges and getting under the skin of any business in order to help its owners meet their individual business needs. We will always work with you, not just for you and we will partner with you as an extension of your marketing team. We’re passionate about making a difference, delivering first class work and driving change. If this sounds like something you and your business could benefit from, then get in touch.

To find out more about what we offer, email or call us on 01858 414247