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Phil Sly

Phil Sly

Business Advisor

With almost 20 years’ experience working in the business support space and making it easier for SMEs to do more and go further, Phil is well-placed to help you make the right decisions at the right time to grow your business.

Phil has loads of experience advising and consulting entrepreneurs at all stages in their journey, from those just starting out and not sure where to turn first, to more established businesses looking to survive and grow.

Phil left his first career in graphic design in 2003 to take up a Business Support Adviser role at Barclays Bank, and has been working with small businesses ever since. These roles include working as a Small Business Manager with Santander Bank, and as a Business Support Adviser with Business Link North East where he worked with hundreds of businesses from across the North East region.

In 2012 Phil joined UMi and has since held a number of business support roles across the organisation. In this role Phil has been helping businesses get grant ready, setting them on the right path by ensuring they have their ducks in a row before starting their application journey.

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