Break Into Business
Break into Business specialises in supporting businesses to become sustainable enterprises. Based in London and Manchester, Break Into Business has been in operation since August 2012 working with business owners across all stages of business development and in all sectors including tech; fashion; creative media; arts and crafts.
• Business start-up programmes
• Business growth programmes
• Business Coaching and 1-1 support
• Master classes and Group mentoring
• School and College Enterprise Initiatives
• Project Evaluation and Report Writing
• Support for CSR strategies for private companies and corporates
• Advice and consultancy for business and education partnerships
Creative Hub (ERDF)
Enterprise in the City (ERDF)
Greater Manchester business launch pad
Camden Council: Into Enterprise
London Youth Support Trust (LYST)
Westminster Kingsway College
Stockport Business and Innovation Centre
MD and founder Wendy Breakell has first-hand experience of starting and developing new sustainable businesses.
Prior to setting up her own business, Wendy was the Director of Business at SSR Ltd, a music and media company in Manchester which was awarded Business of the Year in recognition of its growth and development in 2009.
Moving to London in 2010, with a park bench as her centre of operation, she opened up a new music and media centre in the heart of Camden and introduced a franchise model for international territories.
Wendy is able to bring dynamic and real world dimensions to her training and coaching. She has worked with 100’s of businesses across most sectors and is able to use their experiences as case studies to help inspire and inform start-ups or those seeking to scale and grow their business.
Wendy’s testimonials and range of clients testify to the breadth of the work she has done and the businesses that have been helped to move forward as a result of her programmes.
Camden Into Enterprise
Funded by Camden Council as a pilot in 2012, Wendy created the programme to support business start ups. This has been sustained into its third year and due to the strength of outcomes and performance is now being commissioned as a Pan London programme. www.camdenintoenterprise.
Creative Hub and Enterprise in the City
Two ERDF funded programmes focused on developing sustainable businesses across all sectors. Wendy is delivering 1-1 coaching and group mentoring sessions with clients. She has also developed a peer meet up community with master classes and hot seating exercises with her expert associates
London Youth Support Trust ( LYST)
Delivering business support to clients across LYST incubation centres and Business Hubs.
A Graduate Business support programme delivered at The Campus, sponsored by Google.
The Greater Manchester Business Idea Generator
Delivering workshops in lean start-ups.
Stockport SME Growth Programme
Delivered at Stockport Business and Innovation Centre.
Working with SMEs exploring growth strategies and ways to scale and attract new investment.
Stockport Spark New Business
Ideas competition delivered at Stockport Business and Innovation Centre to win the prize of £15,000 to fund office space and a package of financial, marketing and legal support.
Working with new businesses Break into Business delivered a programme of training and coaching to help the entrants create a business plan and 10 minute pitch.
London Enterprise Panel
Assisting with research into the operation of enterprise centres.
City of London Corporation
Facilitator and mentor for female entrepreneurs.
Wendy Breakell, MD & founder of Break Into Business
She is familiar with all the responsibilities and procedures of ERDF programmes. All feedback and evaluation have ranked her delivery and content as excellent. She has played a key role in helping us to meet the project targets and outcomes.
RajKakaiya - Director of Creative HUB Project
Her support has enabled businesses to grow their capacity producing increase in sales and turnover. She has a wealth of business experience to inform her work supported by an extended network of business associates who contribute to the work of the company. Wendy is passionate and committed to her mentees with whom she forms effective professional relationships.
Nina Jassal-Project Manager Enterprise in the City
Over the last two years as Director of Camden Into Enterprise, Wendy has played an instrumental role in building the Camden Into Enterprise programme from an idea into a flagship programme in the borough, supporting young entrepreneurs to develop their business skills and start a business.
Anna Brooke - Camden Council - Economic Development Officer
Wendy’s support helped me calculate the risks and make decisions that enabled my business to grow whilst holding down a part time job. Now through the focused support she gave I actually started to handle the financial implications of growing my business and now I am in a position to launch my business properly.
Paula Andreewitch - MD Paula Andreewitch Yoga