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Bath , BA1 2HA
United Kingdom


Business Doctors is a business support network dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their vision.

We are a network of experienced business people, passionate about sharing our skills and experiences.  Our aim is to offer 'hands on' support to business owners enabling them to overcome their individual challenges and helping them to achieve their aspirations for growth. Whilst we operate within the consulting industry we are not traditional consultants. Our approach is different and involves getting into the nuts and bolts of businesses providing practical advice every step of the way.

Our clients may be striving to achieve the next level of growth in turnover and profitability, working hard without seeing the results, facing staffing issues or planning to build the value of their business for financial security. Business Doctors has developed and helped transform hundreds of companies across a spectrum of industries, filling a gap in the market between the big four consultancies and specialist individuals.

The strength of the Business Doctor brand, combined with our holistic approach and alignment to government funded support programmes has helped us to become the fastest growing business support network in the UK.

Chosen as one of Britain's Top 50 Advisers by Enterprise Nation.



  • Picture sophie admasu Sophie Admasu, Bath Accountancy & Tax Limited 08/01/2018 In December 2017 I completed a 6-month program with Richard with the aim of identifying a way to differentiate and grow my business. It is clear that Richard is an expert in his field, but the magic factor is Richard himself. He identified the core of my business and managed to understand how I functioned; flawed and uncomfortable as I was in promoting my business. He gently nudged me through what I found very uncomfortable, but necessary steps to overcome my obstacles. Six months later I find myself with a dramatic change in mindset and an immediate positive result in my turnover. I have signed up for ongoing support with Richard, because in 6 months he has made himself invaluable to my business. Sophie Bath Accountancy & Tax
  • Missing profile Angela Belassie, PR The Write Way 13/08/2014 PR consultant Angela Belassie had been running her business for nearly two years and wanted to take it to the next level. She found running her own business could be lonely and believed an objective third party could offer valuable insight. She had several regular and repeat customers and wanted to attract more of the same. Richard worked with Angela to identity who she liked working with and why - then how to get in front of them. He worked with her over several sessions to put together a business strategy, a better pricing plan and adjust marketing material to attract her ideal client. In just a few months she found she had a steadier flow of work, was more confident about her pricing and in a position to turn work away if did not suit her values. She credits the work with giving her a clearer focus and getting better results. 1. Why did you decide to use a business coach? I felt as if my business had started to stagnate. Also, I was extremely busy, a little stressed, and didn’t feel as if my achievements or income reflected my efforts. I decided I needed clearer direction and that a good business coach would help me to achieve this. 2. Why did use Richard Tidswell and Business Drs? The Business Drs had been recommended to me by other business contacts. I had met Richard at several events and always found him easy to talk to. I explained my situation and he agreed to meet for a coffee. I researched him and found he had over two decades’ experience in launching and developing businesses. But, more importantly, I found him to be insightful, knowledgeable and he quickly understood the issues I was facing. He also told me about Growth Voucher funding for business coaching, which I applied for and was awarded. 3. How did you find the coaching? After just one session I came away with a much clearer vision of what I wanted from my business and who I wanted to work with. I looked forward to our meetings and it was an opportunity to raise concerns with a neutral party. I also had homework, which meant I got on with many things I’d been planning to do for my own business but tended to put on a back burner. As well as working together to put a strategy in place, it was an opportunity to put things into perspective. 5. How has the work benefited you? I feel as if I have regained control. Before I was overly busy and didn’t have time to set out clear objectives. We are still working on an overall strategy, but already I have a clearer business vision and understanding of how to achieve it. I now feel more comfortable turning work away, if appropriate, but my income is more stable than before. 6. Would you recommend Richard? Definitely. He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, but a down-to-earth approach. 7. Anything to add? Richard is easy to talk to and helped put me in touch with various useful contacts, which was outside of his remit as a business coach. Business coaching has been extremely valuable for me and I believe many business owners could benefit from it. To get the most out of it, it helps to do your homework and take the advice on board.