Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce

Charles Payne (Business Aspirations Limited)
Enabling strategic growth in businesses in the East of England
Charles Payne
Business Aspirations Limited
Enabling strategic growth in businesses in the East of England


07717 506 614
07717 506 614
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12 Knebworth Court
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 4HF
Enabling business growth; business consultant; strategist; mentor; coach; adviser; non-executive director; interim management



Before you consider your growth needs, you need to ensure your business is fit to grow, that the foundations to build on are in place.  This is preparation for growth.

Business Aspirations works with companies at all stages of the life cycle, from start-up to exit.  During this cycle we engage with clients to develop strategies to enable successful business improvement and growth; realising potential and maximising shareholder/owner value.

Business Aspirations utilises added value business tools for the benefit of clients; those include QUAD Business Builder, a suite of cash-focused diagnostic and financial modelling software that helps build better businesses through better-informed decision-making.  A National BenchMarking Index to drive companies to the upper quartile and exceed the average; together with Competency Diagnostics. 

Naturally, business tools themselves need the skills and experience that Business Aspirations and its Associate Advisers can deliver.

Recent contracts have included developing growth plans for an educational services based company; corporate restructure and strategy development for a landscape and grounds management company; internal re-structuring for a specialist wine storage company and Mentoring to management at a multi-national organisation.

“I am a registered and approved Growth Coach for GrowthAccelerator helping ambitious businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth by providing tailored expert advice. Find out more at”

 We Mentor at the Cambridge Judge Business School, Entrepreneur weekend.

The principal of Business Aspirations is a qualified Chartered Company Secretary; Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute; SFEDI accredited Business Adviser; member of The Organisation for Responsible Businesses and the European Mentoring & Coaching Council.