Experience & Knowledge 

About Us 

BizSmart’s Core Advisors are all experienced business owners from a wide range of backgrounds. 
Between them, they have helped hundreds of business owners to put in place the basics that have enabled them to grow their businesses in a sustainable way. 

Granger Forson 

I am an engineer at heart... always trying to solve fascinating problems. 
My first job saw me being involved with solving a problem for Guinness as they moved from hand pouring to gas dispensing. This enabled them to standardise their product delivery anywhere in the world and create the Guinness beer tap. 
For over 25+ years I have been working in small, medium, and large businesses helping them to develop their people through the use of continuous improvement systems, Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Management. I trained with Japanese Master engineers in the late 90’s while working for Industry Forum and in recent years visited Japan to see exemplar Lean companies. 
While working as Operations Director in an SME manufacturing company, I worked with BizSmart® developing a marketing strategy for profitable growth. I saw first-hand the power of the BizSmart® Entrepreneurial ScaleUp System approach to scaling small businesses and decided to buy the BizSmart® Gloucestershire franchise. 
When not working, you will find me playing boardgames at board gaming groups or spending time with friends and family. I love the huge variation, variety and strategies that boardgames brings, but best of all is the fun and joy of meeting people. 

Elaine Coleman 

Elaine has a wealth of experience in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors. 
She is an experienced Product Manager with strong business and administration skills. 
Elaine looks after our marketing, customer relations and finance.  
However she can usually be found outdoors feeding the resident wildlife, in particular separating the squabbling blackbirds and keeping them in check! 

Kevin Brent 

Founder and MD 
Kevin is an experienced and entrepreneurial business practitioner with a focus on strategy, business development and building value for business owners. 


Head of Fitness 
Frazzles ensures that we get our daily dose of good old fashioned fresh air and exercise.  
She's also in charge of rest and relaxation!  

Caroline Strickley 

Business Engagement Manager 
Caroline is a motivated, enthusiastic and creative individual who has significant skills and sheer hard work to a range of management, organisational, administrative and communicative experience. 
Grangers ongoing life journey now continues with him setting up and running his own business practising what he teaches, through helping other business owners to: 
1) Scale up their businesses. 
2) Grow their people. 
3) Deliver excellence. 
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