Quick introduction

Here is a quick introduction to Middlestone, courtesy of SlideShare.

We're unique

We're proud to be different. We bring a unique mix of business acumen and technical savvy to each of our projects.
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Independent

We'll give you an objective opinion. Being on the outside looking in, we can get a clearer view of where improvements could be found. We're also not tied to any preferred solution or system.

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Practical

We don't just talk theory. We are not "gurus", "sensei" or counsellors. We don't play games. We implement real solutions for your small business.

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Innovative

We innovate with what we have. Wherever possible we build on the systems you already use, to make the solutions you really need.

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Passionate

We are passionate about small businesses.  Our consultants love what they do.  This drives us to provide the best possible solution for our clients.

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Knowledgeable

We know how businesses work in the real world, so we develop solutions that can really benefit our small business clients.

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Professional

Even your free consultation will always be with a small business professional. We don't employ pushy salesmen. We don't employ salesmen. Full stop.

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Pragmatic

We know what it's like to run a small business. We also know what works. We don't use a sledge-hammer to crack a nut. We won't recommend a giant system if it's not the best solution for you.

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Experienced

When you have a consultation with us it will always be with an experienced process specialist. You won't be lumbered with a team of juniors or trainees.

Our process is simple

We take a logical, common-sense approach. We know that every small business is different, so we'll develop a plan of action just for you.
01

Free consultation

We'll meet with you to discuss any areas of your business you feel could benefit from review.
We'll learn more about you, and tell you about us. At this point we're interested in your company size, structure and history. We'll also get a feel for the technologies your currently use.
This is usually less than an hour.

02

Discovery stage (optional)

We recommend that you have a broad review of your business' systems. It is up to you, but a high-level review may highlight other areas of your business that could benefit from reorganisation, automation or integration.
This process may take between one and three days, depending on the size of your business.

03

Investigation stage

We now learn more about the specific processes that could most be improved. We'll speak to the relevant teams, observe the processes in action and identify any bottlenecks.
We'll research potential solutions and present these to you. We'll quantify every solutions with an approximate business case.

04

Implementation stage

Your team may be able to implement our suggestions straight away. But we're also available to support you to implement any more complex solutions. We can provide project management, or recommend suitable suppliers.
Our work is not finished until your business processes are running smoothly!

About us

Find out what makes us tick.

Who we are

Our consultants are a rare combination of process engineers, software developers and financial experts. Our combined skill-set includes:

  • Chartered Certified accountants
  • Certified Internal Auditors
  • Process experts employing Lean Six Sigma techniques
  • Software engineers
  • PRINCE2 Project Managers

We specialise in improving small businesses' financial processes - like billing, quoting and funding.

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What we do

We review business processes, and then work with our customers to make them better.  Our aim is always to:

  • Save you time and money
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Reduce the risk of error and fraud
  • Improve employee job satisfaction
  • Improve process efficiency
  • Increase transparency and compliance

To achieve this we automate as many steps as possible. We advise on how to cut out waste. We build bespoke systems integrations for our customers - with our customers.

How we started

Middlestone Business Analysis was founded by Terry Hopper.  As well as being a software developer, Terry is a qualified Chartered Certified Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor®.  Terry has worked in accountancy, creative and financial services industries.  He has detailed experience of systems integration and process design projects, many from within the affected businesses.

Connect with Terry on LinkedIn.

Now Terry is joined by a small, but enthusiastic, team of support staff and an array of technical contacts and contractors.  With access to experts in most fields, there is little we cannot achieve!

Terry Hopper

Find out how we can help your small business.

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