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42 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #42 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #42 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #42 14 August 2019 - 16:26 Anonymous 81.103.71.71 Bt48 51 Malone Road
Belfast. BT48 6HJ
Test Over ten years Feargal Developer feargal@bt48.com Information & Communication Technologies Limited company 1 - 10 employees Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Neutral
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Neutral
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Agree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Neutral
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Agree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Strongly Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Agree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Strongly Agree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Agree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Strongly Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Strongly Agree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Strongly Agree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Agree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Strongly Agree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Strongly Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Strongly Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Agree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Strongly Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Agree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Neutral
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Agree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Strongly Agree
Production costs, Staffing, Marketing No No Yes Yes No Yes No No
41 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #41 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #41 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #41 05 August 2019 - 11:15 admin 81.103.71.71 BT48 51 Malone Road
Belfast. BT9 6RY
Test Over ten years Feargal O'Kane Developer test@bt48.com Information & Communication Technologies Limited company 1 - 10 employees Maturity
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Agree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Strongly Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Strongly Agree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Strongly Agree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Strongly Agree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Strongly Agree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Strongly Disagree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Agree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Disagree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Strongly Disagree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Strongly Agree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Strongly Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Strongly Agree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Agree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Strongly Agree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Strongly Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Strongly Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Strongly Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Strongly Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Agree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Strongly Agree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Strongly Agree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Strongly Agree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Strongly Agree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Strongly Agree
Staffing, Marketing, Networking and training opportunities Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
40 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #40 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #40 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #40 02 August 2019 - 19:59 Anonymous 95.150.136.57 Ottolina flat 1
15 Dufferin Avenue
Bangor. BT20 3AB
Ottolina will offer specialist equestrian coaching for riders and horses during rehab and training. These services will be provided to riding schools , animal sanctuaries & private horse owners across North Down and Antrim area.

Ottolina will also provide one to one lessons specialising in centred riding in addition to providing group clinic’s focusing on (equine and human) body awareness and mindfulness.

The business will operate as a sole trader and will start to trade from July 2019.

The business will be owned and managed by Linda van der Horst an expert coaching instructor with over 20 years of experience within the industry & who is well known in equestrian circles in her native Holland.

The main target market segments of the business will be

• Riders of all abilities from young to old who want to improve their riding ability
• Horse owners seeking help during rehabilitation and training of their horse
• Commercial riding schools & animal sanctuaries seeking rehabilitation/ therapy services

Under one year Linda van der Horst freelance instructor / trainer / equine bodyworker 7985642636 lindaottolina@gmail.com Coaching for riders and horses during rehab and training Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Agree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Agree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Neutral
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Disagree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Agree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Neutral
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Neutral
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Neutral
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Neutral
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Neutral
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Neutral
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Strongly Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Agree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Strongly Agree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Neutral
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Neutral
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Disagree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Neutral
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Disagree
Poor sales, Finance & funding, Location & suitable premises No No Yes No No No No Yes
39 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #39 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #39 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #39 29 July 2019 - 14:37 Anonymous 94.192.22.224 Alexier Marketing Sketrick House
Jubilee Road
Newtownards. BT23
Marketing Consultant offering marketing support, training and Squarespace websites. Four to ten years Avril Anderson Owner 07455236003 hello@alexier.co.uk Information & Communication Technologies, Professional, Scientific and Technical, Creative Industries - Design/Music/Software/IT/Digital Media Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Agree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Agree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Neutral
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Neutral
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Neutral
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Disagree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Neutral
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Neutral
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Agree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Agree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Neutral
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Neutral
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Neutral
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Neutral
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Neutral
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Neutral
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Neutral
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Neutral
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Neutral
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Neutral
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Neutral
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Neutral
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Strongly Agree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Strongly Agree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Strongly Agree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Neutral
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Neutral
Understanding relevant legislation, for example, employment law, consumer law, licensing law, GDPR, trademarks, intellectual property., Networking and training opportunities, Winning new business, for example, tender opportunities No No No No No No No No
38 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #38 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #38 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #38 22 May 2019 - 19:06 sunshine2019 86.129.8.244
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  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan:
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  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
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  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
No No No No No No No No
37 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #37 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #37 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #37 22 May 2019 - 18:43 sunshine2019 86.129.8.244 Purple Button Gifts 7 Cairnsville Road
Bangor
Bangor. BT19 6EN
Purple Button Gifts is a gift box service which gives its customers something to smile about. The business sends gift boxes worldwide. Fundamentally the business is here to promote positive mental health. Business has been quiet over the past couple of months. I sell my gift boxes on FB and IG and word of mouth. I find it difficult to stay motivated. In its first year PBG suffered a significant loss. One to three years Nicola Lusk Owner/Sales Assistant 07812734253 purplebuttongifts2017@gmail.com Retail/Wholesale Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Neutral
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Agree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Neutral
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Disagree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Disagree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Neutral
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Disagree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Neutral
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Disagree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Disagree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Disagree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Disagree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Disagree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Neutral
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Disagree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Disagree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Disagree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Neutral
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Neutral
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Neutral
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Agree
Poor sales, Finance & funding, Marketing Yes No Yes No No No Yes No
36 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #36 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #36 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #36 16 May 2019 - 21:48 kerry123 82.132.243.9 Under one year Cook 02842772505 Accommodation/Food & Drink Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now:
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan:
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business:
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets:
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business:
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message :
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
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35 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #35 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #35 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #35 10 May 2019 - 12:35 Signal Admin 217.33.1.10
  • We know how well our business is performing right now:
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan:
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business:
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets:
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  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message :
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
No No No No No No No No
34 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #34 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #34 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #34 10 May 2019 - 10:26 Signal Admin 217.33.1.10 x x
x
Bangor. BT19 7LA
xxxxxx One to three years Karen Lennie x 2891275914 nells3000@yahoo.co.uk Information & Communication Technologies Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Disagree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Disagree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Disagree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Disagree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Disagree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Strongly Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Strongly Disagree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Strongly Disagree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Disagree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Disagree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Disagree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Disagree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Disagree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Disagree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Disagree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Disagree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Disagree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Strongly Disagree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Disagree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Disagree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Disagree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Neutral
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Neutral
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Disagree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Disagree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Disagree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Disagree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Neutral
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Neutral
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Strongly Disagree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Disagree
Poor sales, Marketing, Location & suitable premises No Yes No No Yes No No No
33 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #33 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #33 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #33 25 April 2019 - 13:35 Joanne Thompson 81.140.223.60 Skinn Therapy Sketrick Island
Killinchy. BT23 6QH
Skin and nail specialist One to three years joanne Thompson Salon Owner 02897542299 joanne@skinntherapy.co.uk Beauty salon Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Neutral
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Strongly Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Neutral
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Neutral
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Neutral
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Disagree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Agree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Disagree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Neutral
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Neutral
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Strongly Disagree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Strongly Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Neutral
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Neutral
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Agree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Strongly Agree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Agree
Finance & funding, Understanding business performance, Lack of knowledge and skills in social and digital media Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
32 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #32 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #32 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #32 07 April 2019 - 22:38 Richjboyd 82.69.223.38 Business Micro Systems Ltd 6 FITZJAMES PARK
NEWTOWNARDS. BT234BH
Our accountancy software company has been providing support to business in the UK, Ireland and international markets since 1982. Over ten years Richard Boyd Director 02890424366 richard@maxtonsoftware.co.uk Information & Communication Technologies, Financial/Insurance Limited company 1 - 10 employees Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Neutral
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Strongly Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Strongly Disagree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Strongly Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Strongly Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Agree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Disagree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Neutral
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Neutral
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Disagree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Neutral
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Disagree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Disagree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Disagree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Neutral
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Neutral
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Disagree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Neutral
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Neutral
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Neutral
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Neutral
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Disagree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Disagree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Disagree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Disagree
Poor sales, The next steps to achieve business growth, Understanding business performance Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
31 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #31 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #31 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #31 24 March 2019 - 20:15 lluna_ 146.199.73.114 Miss 9a Murdocks Lane
Bangor. BT19 7QQ
Production company, involving promotional photography, videos, documentaries and fiction pieces. Under one year Victoria Ferris Producer 7889631809 vickyferris98@gmail.com Creative Industries - Design/Music/Software/IT/Digital Media Limited company 1 - 10 employees Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Strongly Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Strongly Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Disagree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Strongly Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Neutral
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Strongly Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Neutral
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Agree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Neutral
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Agree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Disagree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Agree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Agree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Disagree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Strongly Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Disagree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Strongly Agree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Strongly Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Disagree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Strongly Agree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Strongly Agree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Neutral
Poor sales, Finance & funding, Location & suitable premises Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
30 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #30 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #30 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #30 13 March 2019 - 13:09 Gillian 31.48.152.161 Aqualla Brassware Ltd Units 3&4, 16 Crawfordsburn Road
Newtownards. BT23 4EA
Trade distribution of taps, showers, bathroom mirrors and accessories Four to ten years Gillian Clegg Accountant 00442891828000 gillian@aquallabrassware.com Retail/Wholesale Limited company 11 - 50 employees Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Neutral
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business:
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets:
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business:
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message :
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
No No No No No No No No
29 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #29 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #29 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #29 11 March 2019 - 15:53 hamilton@24 194.46.36.120 AGE north down & ards 24 Hamilton Road
Bangor. BT20 4LE
To improve the quality of life of older people in the North Down & Ards area.

Over ten years Dorothy Beattie Chief Executive Officer agenda@agenorthdownards.co.uk Voluntary Limited company 1 - 10 employees Maturity
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Agree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Strongly Disagree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Disagree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Agree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Disagree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Disagree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Strongly Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Strongly Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Agree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Neutral
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Neutral
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Strongly Disagree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Agree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Strongly Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Strongly Agree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Strongly Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Agree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Strongly Agree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Neutral
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Agree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Disagree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Neutral
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Strongly Disagree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Strongly Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Strongly Disagree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Strongly Disagree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Agree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Agree
Staffing, Finance & funding, Understanding business performance Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes
28 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #28 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #28 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #28 03 March 2019 - 17:38 donardcc@gmail.com 90.249.244.128
  • We know how well our business is performing right now:
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan:
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business:
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets:
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business:
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message :
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
No No No No No No No No
27 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #27 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #27 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #27 03 March 2019 - 17:32 donardcc@gmail.com 90.249.244.128 Donard Bikes 9 Cunningburn Road
NEWTOWNARDS. BT22 2AN
Manufacture of Bespoke bicycles One to three years Owen Byrne Director 7718206120 donardcc@gmail.com Manufacturing Limited company 1 - 10 employees Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Strongly Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Disagree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Agree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Agree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Strongly Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Agree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Disagree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Strongly Disagree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Neutral
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Strongly Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Strongly Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Strongly Disagree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Strongly Agree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Strongly Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Neutral
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Neutral
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Disagree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Strongly Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Disagree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Strongly Disagree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Disagree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Strongly Disagree
Poor sales, Finance & funding, Marketing No No Yes No No Yes Yes No
26 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #26 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #26 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #26 27 February 2019 - 12:48 Tory Killen 195.89.176.186 Ards and North Down Signal Centre,
2 Innotec Drive
Bangor. BT19 7PD
/// One to three years Tory Researcher tory.killen@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk Administration/Support sectors Limited company 51 - 250 employees Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Neutral
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Neutral
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Disagree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Disagree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Disagree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Disagree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Strongly Disagree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Agree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Neutral
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Disagree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Neutral
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Neutral
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Disagree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Disagree
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Agree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Neutral
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Neutral
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Neutral
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Neutral
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Neutral
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Neutral
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Neutral
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Neutral
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Agree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Neutral
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Neutral
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Neutral
Staffing, Marketing, The next steps to achieve business growth Yes No Yes No No No Yes No
25 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #25 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #25 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #25 30 January 2019 - 17:32 AshleyMet 86.179.71.82 Willow Joinery NI 3 Castle Cottage Close
Carrowdore
Newtownards. BT22 2GZ
Bespoke small items carpentry/cabinetry and out of site carpentry and joinery Under one year Ashley Metcalfe Self Employed Carpenter/Joiner 07742745907 ashmetcalfe3ccc@gmail.com Creative Industries - Design/Music/Software/IT/Digital Media, Construction, Bespoke Carpentry Joinery Sole trader Sole trader (0 Employees) Start Up
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Disagree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Strongly Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Neutral
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Agree
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Neutral
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Agree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Neutral
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Strongly Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Neutral
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Neutral
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Neutral
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Neutral
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Strongly Agree
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Neutral
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Neutral
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Neutral
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Neutral
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Neutral
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Neutral
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Neutral
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Neutral
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Neutral
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Neutral
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Agree
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Strongly Disagree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Disagree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Strongly Disagree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Neutral
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Strongly Disagree
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Neutral
Location & suitable premises, The next steps to achieve business growth, Understanding relevant legislation, for example, employment law, consumer law, licensing law, GDPR, trademarks, intellectual property. Yes No Yes No No No No Yes
24 (draft) Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #24 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #24 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #24 18 January 2019 - 10:59 darren@woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk 81.140.8.120
  • We know how well our business is performing right now:
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan:
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business:
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets:
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business:
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services:
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business:
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets:
  • Growing our market is very important to our business:
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal:
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits:
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition:
  • Marketing is a priority in our business:
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets:
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser:
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message :
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget:
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people:
  • We need a highly skilled workforce:
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like:
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts:
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets:
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken:
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future:
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff:
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity:
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business:
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business:
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have:
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place:
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years:
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company:
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services:
  • We manage our suppliers and partners:
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database:
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business:
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes:
  • We effectively sell our products/services online:
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click):
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan:
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business:
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions:
No No No No No No No No
23 Star/flag Business Health Check: Submission #23 Lock Business Health Check: Submission #23 Add notes to Business Health Check: Submission #23 18 January 2019 - 10:51 darren@woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk 81.140.8.120 Wood Floor Warehouse Wood Floor Warehouse
68 Balloo Road
Bangor. BT19 7PG
We are specialists in wood flooring retail Over ten years Darren Burns Director 07854614315 darren@woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk Retail/Wholesale Limited company 11 - 50 employees Early years
  • We know how well our business is performing right now: Strongly Agree
  • The company’s growth objectives are outlined and written in a business plan: Disagree
  • We have identified what needs to be done to develop our business: Strongly Agree
  • We know how to make sure we stay on track in achieving business targets: Agree
  • We have the appropriate legal structure in place for our business: Neutral
  • We often introduce new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a system in place to develop new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have clear responsibilities as to who is involved in the process of developing new and improved products and/or services: Agree
  • We have a clearly defined and proven approach to winning new business: Strongly Agree
  • We are successful at generating new income from new markets: Agree
  • Growing our market is very important to our business: Strongly Agree
  • We often find it difficult to close the deal: Strongly Disagree
  • We regularly ensure that the orders generated and processed produce the right level of profits: Strongly Agree
  • We are aware of our competitors and competition: Strongly Agree
  • Marketing is a priority in our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use online campaigns and social media to target and reach new markets: Strongly Agree
  • We use ICT to improve our customer experience and regularly measure how satisfied our customers are with our products and/or ser: Strongly Agree
  • We have a clear marketing identity and message : Strongly Agree
  • We have a clearly defined marketing budget: Agree
  • We find it difficult recruiting the right people: Neutral
  • We need a highly skilled workforce: Neutral
  • We have a higher staff turnover rate that we would like: Strongly Disagree
  • We have the appropriate business policies in place to manage staff, i.e. employment contracts: Strongly Agree
  • We ensure that everyone gets behind the business targets: Agree
  • We regularly identify training needs and measure the impact being undertaken: Agree
  • We regularly review staff performance and set objectives for the future: Strongly Agree
  • We find it difficult to get the right training for our staff: Disagree
  • We want to develop our staff and increase their capacity: Agree
  • We regularly review and anticipate the future requirements for cash in our business: Agree
  • We regularly review and monitor the profitability of our business: Strongly Agree
  • We are able to identify the costs vs profitability of each customer / product / service we have: Strongly Agree
  • We have the necessary funding/appropriate types of funds in place: Strongly Agree
  • We have financial projections for the next 5 years: Disagree
  • We manage our own accountants and don’t rely on an external company: Disagree
  • We plan and deliver high quality products, processes and services: Strongly Agree
  • We manage our suppliers and partners: Neutral
  • We use ICT and software to improve how our business performs, for example, business finance management (Sage), customer database: Strongly Agree
  • We have an online presence via business listing(s), website and/or social sites that helps promote our business: Strongly Agree
  • We use artificial intelligence (AI) in our business to help streamline processes: Agree
  • We effectively sell our products/services online: Strongly Agree
  • We have a sound understanding of how to use online tools such as Google AdWords, Analytics, SEO and PPC (pay per click): Strongly Agree
  • We effectively market our business online and have a digital marketing plan: Strongly Agree
  • Online training and e-learning would help grow our business: Neutral
  • We collect and analyse our customer data to make informed business decisions: Strongly Agree
Location & suitable premises No No No No No Yes No No