Purple Crane – business support helps software company fly

Purple Crane develops software and web applications which make businesses more efficient and more profitable. They are very good at what they do and have a portfolio of very happy clients to prove it. We have been working together since November 2012.

With funding from the Growth Accelerator subsidising my time we have developed a three-year growth strategy and a detailed marketing and communications plan to make it happen.  The new website at www.purplecrane.com has recently gone live and the company is currently recruiting additional software developers to help cope with the growth in sales.

Here is what director Chris Bond has to say about our relationship: “We have been working with Barclay for over a year and a half now. We’ve found his overall knowledge and coaching and mentoring skills to be excellent. He has helped us in all areas of our business development, in particular helping us to build a clear strategy for growth over the next 3-5 years. While he obviously has the theoretical knowledge, the fact that he’s been there and done it and really understands the practical problems of small businesses is where he stands out. His informal yet professional approach makes him very easy to work with and he has become an ongoing trusted advisor and an invaluable member of our extended team.”