About First Venture Associates, Quality Business Coaching, Advice, Mentoring and Support in Devon and Cornwall

First Venture Associates is managed by Colin Robson, an experienced MBA, Chartered Director, CEO, Interim Manager and ‘Award Winning’ Management Consultant, with a proven track record of success across a wide variety of business sectors. The company has provided high quality business coaching, advice and mentoring support to businesses and organisations throughout the South West since 1995.  Colin's successes include businesses based in Plymouth, Exeter, Truro, Taunton and further afield.

First Venture Values

Our values are based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance and our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. First Venture Associates Ltd. areas of expertise include:

  • Director and Trustee Mentoring and Development
  • Strategic Planning and Operations Management
  • Equity Investment and Finance
  • Management Accounting and Cost Centre Analysis
  • Business Development and Project Management
  • Commercial Tenders and Contract Management
  • HR and Change Management
  • Website Optimisation and Marketing
  • Franchising, Intellectual Property and Licensing

What do we do?

We help small and medium sized businesses, charities and social enterprises to develop and to achieve greater success. In addition to our Business Coaches and Management Consultants we also provide Executive Interim Management and Project Management services.

Who do we work with?

We coach and develop Directors and Chief Executives of companies and organisations who are working too much "in the business rather than on the business" to support them in achieving their personal aims and corporate vision.

How do we operate?

With expertise across a wide range of industry sectors and skills, we adopt a ‘hands on’, practical approach to the issues facing a business, mentoring and developing the Managing Director/Owners to resolve problems across finance, sales and marketing, operations, people and management. We develop action based, timed and measured plans to achieve results. We look at 'where they are now', establish 'where they want to go' and provide the road map and mentoring support 'to enable them to get there'.

For a free initial consultation click the Contact Us tab and submit your contact details.


Colin Robson has recently been appointed as a Business Coach on the SWRDA Solutions for Business ‘Starting a High Growth Business’ (aspiring to £500k - £1m turnover by year 3), Coaching for High Growth Business Programme (Min £1m turnover with high growth potential) and ‘Understanding Finance for Business’ programmes.  Click here for more details...

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