“After having the seed of an idea for a start up business, I needed someone with the personal experience of starting and running a business to give me some pointers. I found Andy at Airedale Enterprise Services to be a forthright and straight talking professional who provided a wealth of information useful in avoiding many of the common pitfalls when setting up in business. There’s an awful lot to consider and Andy’s advice was invaluable in getting me to focus on important issues which I had overlooked. He imparts his extensive knowledge and expertise in a very friendly and easy going style and makes his points in an easy to understand manner. I’d recommend anyone thinking of taking the plunge to have a chat with him first.”
“David Gagen helped to get the business plan into shape, addressed all the questions I had about how the process worked and how it would move forward. He supported me to make sure that the plan was up to speed. So that when it went for assessment all the possible questions that Virgin Start Up could possibly have had been answered and the process went through smoothly from there”.
“My colleagues and I attended a 3-day In-depth ISO 9001 training course delivered by Airedale Enterprises in Market Weighton. Knowing little about what appears to be a very complicated process initially, we were impressed with the clear, concise, step-by-step approach from David, our tutor, who explained the Standard in a way that we could understand and relate to our organisation. We are now working towards accreditation and are delighted that Airedale are genuinely interested in our success, remaining in contact periodically to check on our progress. Thank you for your help David and Airedale – it would have been a much tougher journey without you!”
A big thank you for the help and advice Andy gave us at our meeting. We are a small start up fabrication business making industrial furniture, we know how to make things and sell it, but run a business clueless. Andy gave us some great advice on how to move things forward , and turn it from the simmering buisness it is, to the full potential it has. We will be using their services again, without hesitation.
“We all benefited from attending especially the managers. Your style of presentation was very down to earth. i think it made everyone feel at ease and comfortable to contribute”.
“The training would be fab for any one starting up there own business or just wanting to develop there digital skills, looking forward to receiving a certificate from Google once complete!”
“David Gagen, from Airedale Enterprise Services (AES). It was the first business I’d started, so it’s fair to say there was a lot to learn! David and AES helped massively with not only the access to Virgin Start Up (VSU) and funding, but also working on the business plan, forecasts, and looking further ahead at things like employment. We still stay in touch, and their help is part of the reason I’m now a VSU ambassador”
“I found the ISO 9001 training invaluable, emphasising the best practice and practical implementation tips. Perfect for my role. The way it was presented left me feeling encouraged by the natural alignment to my corporate experience and operational values. Thank you for the engaging training. We all appreciated it. To say there was a lot of content to cover, we all commented on how time had flown by when we sat down for lunch – which went down a treat. It was delicious!”
“Having used the rooms and facilities over a prolonged period of time we cannot speak highly enough of what is on offer. The welcome is warm, the rooms are bright and airy, the equipment works! Nothing is too much trouble. It is an absolute pleasure to visit and use the premises of AES. We always look forward to delivering courses there as we can concentrate on what we have to do and do not have to worry about the facilities.”
We wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the training course we attended a few weeks ago. The facilities were brilliant, the course was effective and well organised and the lunch provided was lovely with lots of choice. We had a lovely warm welcome and the staff were friendly and approachable. We are really looking forward to the next courses. Thank you for all your help.
We have been involved with Airedale Enterprise since 2014 when we took our start up idea to them. From our initial meeting they were encouraging, supportive and importantly helped to guide us through our initial steps avoiding most of the pitfalls that trip up new businesses. I’m delighted that we can continue to engage with AES as we grow and develop; attending their courses, keeping in touch and occasionally still seeking guidance and wisdom from their excellent team of advisers
“What a nice relaxed atmosphere to chat about business in. I really appreciated the help and advice I received from Phil. It was great meeting him and to talk with him about my business! I found it extremely useful and friendly.”
“I enjoyed & appreciated not only the outstanding course presentation/knowledge of ISO 9001 but also the wonderful high quality resources provided on the day. I will certainly recommend without any hesitation the Airedale Enterprise ISO 9001 course”
The team at Airedale Enterprise Services are always on hand for any support or guidance we need and make it a great working environment to be part of. The office space is fantastic and allows us to operate fully as a business. We would highly recommend contacting Airedale Enterprise for any business support or if you require any office space, meeting rooms or a virtual office
“Knowing little about what appears to be a very complicated process initially, we were impressed with the clear, concise, step-by-step approach from David, who explained the Standard in a way that we could understand and relate to our organisation. We are now working towards accreditation and are delighted that Airedale are genuinely interested in our success, remaining in contact periodically to check on our progress”.
“During the course of our ISO journey we have found Airedale Enterprise Services to deliver excellent training and mentoring, delivering each element of the standard in a way which is understandable, ensuring implementation is achievable and enabling progression over a timescale which suits our organisation”