Brook Corporate Developments is celebrating after supporting its 1,600th business since being set up in 2008. unLTD spoke to business support and compliance director Andrew Rowley about the company’s work with business 1,600, Livius Training.

Brook Corporate Developments works with businesses of all shapes and sizes to help them achieve their aims, whether it be growth, meeting a training need or reshaping the workforce.

North Yorkshire-based training provider Livius Training, led by Director Allison Wells, became Brook’s 1,600th client.

Andrew said: “Livius approached us with a clear goal. They wanted a five-year plan to grow the business and increase turnover to make it attractive to prospective buyers, allowing Allison a future exit strategy.

“In the same way we have done with every client, the first step was to meet the team at Livius and assign them to one of our experts. Stewart McShane has been working with Livius and has fully immersed himself in their team, even spending time at the company’s offices on a regular basis.”

Allison said: “Brook have been fantastic with us. We are now into the second year of our five-year plan and hitting the targets agreed upon with Stewart. Having a structure in place and clear milestones to aim for has allowed us to take the business to a new level.

“When I first approached the team at Brook, I knew what I needed to achieve but didn’t know if it was realistic for our company. After the first few sessions I had with Stewart, we were able to establish goals over and above what I thought could be possible to grow the business and the strategy that was needed to help us do it.

“Stewart works with us in the office regularly, and we continually review things to ensure we hit our targets. We are well on track at the moment, and the partnership is just going from strength to strength.”

Livius Training is just one example of a company receiving ongoing support from the team of specialists at Brook.

Andrew added: “The businesses we work with may have an idea of the areas they need help with, but our consultants will go through every aspect of the business so that we can make recommendations about the areas we think could benefit from support.

“Our work with Livius is a great example of the way our support works because we have collaborated with Allison and the team to identify areas of change or improvement which they may not have seen, in addition to the five-year growth plan they came to us for.

“This way of working with businesses has proven to be successful and well-received over the past 14 years, and we will continue to use it to help as many businesses as we can across the region.”

To find out more about the support Brook could provide your business, visit or call 01226 240435.