Your trusted business consultants, coaches and mentors throughout Bristol and Somerset

Specialising in new business set-ups, developing your first few years and creating structure to bring your vision alive.

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Helping you develop your business with simple guided steps.

At Somerset Business Consultants, we understand growing your business is a tough journey and can be a lonely place.

We are here to help, listen and make those steps simple with our coaching and expertise.

Fun Facts with Jason

1. What’s your favourite film?

The Shawshank Redemption

2. What’s your favourite place?

Spain, just love the sun and energy it brings to people

3. What’s your proudest moment to date?

Starting my first business 7 years ago

4. What’s the most valuable advice anyone’s ever given you?

When advising people, consider your advice back to yourself and how you would react when receiving it

5. What’s your favourite season of the year and why?

Summer, heat, happy people and spending as much time outside as possible

Jason Woodcock

Managing Director

Meet Jason, the founder of Somerset Business Consultants, a man with an insatiable thirst for adventure and a knack for helping people and businesses achieve their dreams. Jason is the managing director of the multi-award-winning business, Sansum Solutions Group Ltd and winner of the Sedgemoor Business Awards prestigious Businessman of the Year Award.

Based in Cheddar, Somerset. With a proven track record of building a multi-million-pound company in less than a year, Jason knows what it takes to identify and scale a team of top performers.

He has years of experience hiring the best in the industry, building multi-million pound businesses and running his own successful business. At Somerset Business Consultants, he brings his passion for helping businesses succeed and mentors them to discover their long-term goals.

Credentials

Businessman of the Year at the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards
Coaching for Leadership & Success
Business Mentoring Institute of Leadership & Management
Hotel Management – 8 years
Leadership – 27 years
Recruitment – 18 years
Change Management – 18 years
Facilities Management – 19 years
HR & TUPE – 18 years
Contract Negotiation – 21 years
Performance Management – 25 years
Budgets & P+L – 17 years

Fun Facts with Rachel

1. What’s your favourite food and why?

Beans on toast, it’s easy and quick to make and the only meal I get to eat without one of kids wanting any.

2. What’s your dream holiday?

Maldives

3. What’s your favourite film?

Dirty dancing

4. What’s your favourite place?

Australia

5. What’s your proudest moment to date?

I should say having my kids, but playing netball for the County of Avon, lol

6. What’s your favourite hobby and why?

Shopping, it makes me happy

7. What’s the best car you’ve ever owned?

Range Rover 😍 

8. What’s the most valuable advice anyone’s ever given you?

Believe and you will achieve

9. What’s your favourite season of the year and why?

Summer. I don’t like being cold and the sun makes me happy

Rachel Porter

Company Secretary & Consultant

Rachel brings a wealth of office management experience to our team, managing finance, HR, Payroll, DBS clearance screening, HMRC compliance, staff welfare as well as a friendly point of contact to our employees and customers. Rachel is experienced in all aspects of HMRC, TUPE and Local Government Pension Scheme transfers and analysis.Rachel brings a wealth of office management experience to our team, managing finance, HR, Payroll, DBS clearance screening, HMRC compliance, staff welfare as well as a friendly point of contact to our employees and customers. Rachel is experienced in all aspects of HMRC, TUPE and Local Government Pension Scheme transfers and analysis.

Fun Facts with Mel

1. What’s your favourite film?

Dirty Dancing & The Holiday

2. What’s your favourite place?

Spain, I’ve not travelled much, but you can’t beat the sun by day and how the place comes to life by night

3. What’s your proudest moment to date?

Achieving beyond what I had dreamt and owning an award-winning business

4. What’s your favourite hobby and why?

Street dance, badminton and ‘free style’ dancing with my girls, lol

5. What’s the best car you’ve ever owned?

Mercedes AMG A Class

6. What’s your favourite subject at school and why?

Graphic design at college, obs! The beginning of the rest of my life

7. What’s the most valuable advice anyone’s ever given you?

The rest of your life is a long road, don’t live it with regrets or let opportunities slip by

8. What’s your favourite season of the year and why?

Love the summer. I should have been born a lizard living in Spain sunbathing whilst stuck to the side of an old stone wall overlooking a beautiful Spanish view

Melanie Downing

Consultant

Mel is a multi-skilled graphic and website designer with over two decades of industry experience. Her experience ranges from publishing, teaching, signage and working in numerous design studios. This diverse range of skills led Mel to set up her own Branding Agency in 2009 and this continues to grow and develop year on year. She is driven by helping people and businesses achieve their short and long-term goals and is a member of the Business Mentoring Institute of Leadership & Management.

Her expertise includes:

Coaching for Leadership & Success
Business Mentoring Institute of Leadership & Management
Recruiting
Business development
Finance Performance
Graphic Design, Branding & Website Development
Leadership
Project Management
Account Management

Feedback from our clients

Ben Grave
Ben Grave
2023-11-16
I've had the privilege of working with Jason from Somerset Business Consultants, and his mentorship has been a game-changer for me and my businesses. Jason's keen insight helps focus on crucial areas, both personally and in my business. His clear guidance and challenging tasks drive progress, and the accountability in regular sessions ensures I stay on track. Grateful for the impactful support in my professional journey.
Andy Fowler
Andy Fowler
2023-11-06
Mel has supported our business in various ways. Due to their diverse team and skills, they were able to help not only with business coaching, but have also supported us with our accounts and payroll, as well as our branding and website. It's been fantastic to tick off so many tasks in one go. We are delighted with the progress so far as we have made so many incredible changes for a better future and will be working with Somerset Business Consultancy Ltd for the foreseeable future.
Richard King
Richard King
2023-10-09
I highly recommend Somerset Business Consultants. My experience with Jason in particular has been outstanding, with the impact on my own development and the development of my business being felt immediately following the first session and continuing throughout our consultancy sessions.
Dallas Baker
Dallas Baker
2023-09-11
Great company to work with. Jason has great experience. Fully recommend.
Kim Clarke
Kim Clarke
2023-09-09
Jason is so knowledgeable and his wealth of experience has been invaluable to me during my recent change of career, he listens and cares, he wants you to develop and succeed and supports you in that journey. Would highly recommend

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