Having started Henchards in 2003, Director Ian Parker knows first-hand what it’s like to face the complex challenges of running a business. He also has extensive corporate experience, with a career spanning high-level positions in sales, marketing, customer service and operations. Ian has been a senior manager and director of both large corporates and start-ups, helping him develop a strong strategic vision. In addition, Ian has served as a pension trustee and a volunteer mentor, helping the long-term unemployed start their own business.
Frances Cassell has been working with Henchards since 2012. Prior to joining the team, Frances enjoyed an 18-year marketing career that saw her working in a variety of industries at senior level. With her wealth of expertise and experience, she works closely with Ian to help drive Henchards’ ongoing business development activities.
Our wider team includes specialists in marketing, finance, HR, law, personal development, IT, and procurement. All are experts in their field and share our values of helping you build a stronger, more profitable business.
How we work
Working alongside business owners, we bring ideas, support, structure, questions, personal guidance, experience and energy to help you drive your business forward. We spend time really getting to know you and your business, tailoring our service to your business by using tools and processes that best match your needs.
Whether you want to increase profitability, identify new growth strategies, create and implement a full business plan, or you simply want advice to help you develop as a business owner, we bring the clarity and focus that will help you get there.
We’re based in the Woking and Guildford area, and we work with businesses right across Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and London. Give us a call on 01276 858199 or contact us online to find out how we can help.
Charities we support
Every year Henchards partners with a charity, offering fundraising, awareness building and providing practical support and introductions to specialist advisers. Over the past three years we have supported the following charities:
CornerHouse is a charity offering emotional and wellbeing support for people aged 18+ who are affected by a wide range of mental health issues.
Kids for Kids helps children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship through goat loan, so families can help themselves.
Bloodwise funds world-class research into all types of blood cancer, changing the lives of people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other types of blood.