Passport 2 Success

17th October 2018, Halifax, England – Seventeen years ago when Judith Wright set up Wright Angle Marketing, little did she know that not only would her business survive, but that it would thrive. The failure rate for businesses is 20% in the first year, 30% in the second year and 50% after five years, and finally 30% in their tenth year of business.
Judith believes that a lot of the reason for that is that many people have a skill they wish to share but then don’t necessarily have the skill set needed to run a business. After all if you are great at making pies, or grooming dogs, who helps you to get customers and then once you have them, keep them. Most small businesses can’t necessarily afford to pay someone to carry out these tasks and without support businesses can flounder, as the statistics prove.    
With that in mind Judith and her team at WAM have spent the last two years developing an innovative new resource called Passport 2 Success which offers business owners support, training and a community of likeminded people to help them achieve their goals in business. 
Judith’s been there before and knows how difficult it can be for small business owners who are within their first three years of business to expand beyond that great idea. There’s nothing more they want than helping businesses succeed and Passport 2 Success has been created to do just that.
Judith had this to say about Passport 2 Success, “This project is a legacy for small businesses, to pass on the knowledge that has been amassed over years of experience. To provide a resource that carries the tools and knowledge that business owners need to attract customers and generate sales using tried and tested methods.”
They are so confident that Passport 2 Success will help their clients generate new customers and income that they offer a promise, if after three months of implementing the knowledge they have gained through Passport 2 Success they haven’t seen an increase, the team at WAM will work with them free of charge till they do.


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AD:VENTURE – Do Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time? Or do they help you and your business


Management Consultants frequently appear on “most despised professions” lists, alongside Estate Agents, Journalists and the Tax man. Stories of highly paid, self-important individuals spouting endless management jargon whilst ruining businesses abound. And yet, despite the negativity, the Management Consultancy business continues to grow and becomes ever more important, shaping all aspects of the companies, institutions and governments that we rely on in our daily lives. Whether you are a junior employee, a senior manager, a business leader or an entrepreneur, your work and career will at some stage be changed by these outsiders who it appears know more about your work than you do.

Love them or loathe them, to understand the modern business environment we all need to understand the role that management consultants play and the benefits and dangers of working with consultants.

To mark the launch of the recent publication, edited by Olga Matthias, Graham Manville and Julian Campbell, we are organizing this event, which will give you the opportunity to hear more about consultants and what they do; Graham Manville and one of the contributing authors, Ian Fouweather, will be talking about “Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects” and the insights provided into the world of consulting. With many years of experience from within the industry and as academic researchers, they are well positioned to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of management consulting. So whether you dream about becoming a management consultant, are thinking about hiring some, or have had your job changed by them; the launch will provide an invaluable and thought provoking opportunity to understand how the industry works and why it has become so important in the 21st century


23rd October 2017

5.30-6.00pm: Registration.

6.00-7.30pm: Evening speakers.

7.30-8.15pm: Coffee and Cake – Networking in the Atrium.



Royal Honour for B4C member

Business for Calderdale member Martin Haigh, founder of Brighouse-based training and development company, Lattitude7, has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Years Honours list. Dr Haigh receives the award for his services to the community, charity work and changing the lives of young people in West Yorkshire.

Martin said he was thrilled and honoured to receive the MBE and is looking forward to going to

Martin Haigh with MBE confirmation letter.

Martin Haigh with MBE confirmation letter.

Buckingham Palace to collect his award later this year. He said he does not carry out his charity/community work for personal gain but it is just amazing to be recognised for his endeavours. He would also like to thank the many people who have sponsored his activities over the years and provided moral support during his journey.

Martin has been a member of Business for Calderdale for a number of years and tries to attend as many meetings as possible. Martin said “I really enjoy the B4C meetings, they are very varied and there is always a warm welcome and a friendly face. I have had the privilege of delivering a couple of seminars for B4C and have done work with a number of the members. I would highly recommend this networking group to any like-minded business owners”.