Business Doctors has recruited its fourth franchisee for Greater London.

Former and Time Out director Paul Shaw has bought the exclusive territory of Hounslow and Richmond.

Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working alongside business owners to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which lies somewhere between coaching and consultancy, really resonates with Paul.

He says: “I like really getting under the skin of businesses,” he says, “and helping them get  to the next level. I am a skilled strategist, but I also like to ‘do’.”

Since humble beginnings above a Cheshire takeaway in 2004, franchisors Rod Davies and Matt Levington were set on building the go to company for SME advisory and consultancy services.

With over 30 Business Doctors territories now operating around the UK, the ambitious pair took their first steps beyond British soil when they launched in South Africa in May 2014. Today, Business Doctors’ territories are up and running in eight regions of the country, including Johannesburg, its largest and wealthiest city. In 2016, Business Doctors launched in India, Malta and Republic of Ireland and in 2017 they appointed a master franchisor for Belgium and the Netherlands

Rod Davies, Business Doctors’ co-founder, said: “I am confident that Paul will be able to use his experience to transform the fortunes of small and medium sized businesses around Hounslow and Richmond.

“He shares my belief that SMEs need hands on, practical support and not just consultancy. Business Doctors offers an affordable and jargon free middle ground between coaching and consultancy and Paul is well placed to deliver this service to an exceptional standard.”