Resilience and Determination Counts For So Much

GuideDotYou Change Solutions is a Leadership Practice and finalist in the 2016 Be Inspired In Business Awards (for Corporate Social Responsibility).

GuideDotYou was founded by Phillip Parramore, a Masters Graduate in Business Administration from Leeds University Business School, who writes here:

banner“I worked for the Civil Service for almost 29 years. I struggle with a hearing impairment, deteriorating with age.  In 2011, I took a risk to leave my long career with DWP that had spanned operations, consultancy, policy development and projects.

Since then I have had significant spells of voluntary work, including Directorships for a Limited Company and a Community Interest Company. I have been unemployed and was a lone parent for a two year spell, both of which presented significant challenges to re-entering employment.

12th August 2013 I will always class as one of my lifetime achievements. On that day I started my own business, a dream of mine for many, many years.  Despite many hurdles along the way we are resilient, determined and continue to exist today and are on our growth journey to success.

GuideDotYou specialises in Business Planning, Project Management and People Development interventions that inspire, motivate and enable change and great performance.

Our journey through start up and growth has been supported during the last three years by the New Enterprise Allowance Programme, two Chambers of Commerce, Wakefield Business Support Programme, Enterprise Lancashire and currently Boost Business Lancashire, Northern Lights at UCLan and the Creative Communities Group.

Two Student Enterprise Champions

“We help your organisation, emerge, start up and grow, by accessing multi organisation workshops and bespoke services for single organisations:

“Develop Your Leadership Skills” and “Developing Your Team” – a diverse offer including:

as well as Plan Your Business Success”, which includes tools and expertise to help you:

  • Start Your Business” and


We raise awareness of the reasons why businesses fail.  We then turn that conversation on its head, so that the risk of failure is reduced.  Indeed we strive to eliminate all risk. Our constant message is act early to prevent problems from arising and deepening.  We alert you and help you prevent concerns becoming business threatening issues.

We can be operational too.

“We can also help you with operational as well as strategic issues.  In fact recent assignments have included supporting a third sector organisation with its back office management resourcing and sourcing volunteers for and time managing a cancer awareness conference, only last week.  We can also help you write great content if, for example you have any difficulty writing with the reader in mind, or writing in English is not always easy for you.

“In fact to summarise:

  • We can help you set your goals and targets
  • Or we can be part of the team that delivers them
  • We can show you what goes into a business plan
  • Or we can write it for you
  • We can advise you on how to start and manage projects well
  • Or we can be part of your project delivery team
  • And we can review your potential for improvement
  • Or can be part of the operational team that makes your organisation more effective and efficient”

Structured Networking, Gromego


Whatever you need to help you get more focused, get over a problem or or challenge, or to help you and your staff be high performing, GuideDotYou may be able to help.

Find out more by phoning 0345 241 5323 or visit our website

That problem or challenge is likely to deepen if you delay, so please call us today.


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