About Me

Aim to grow was founded in 2009 by myself, Gary Proctor, after spending over 25 years working in both blue chip companies and SME’s such as Glaxo Smithkline UK, Allied Domecq, The Rank Organisation, KWV South Africa and organisations in the wine and leisure industries. As a Managing Director for the last 15 years, my expertise lies in all aspects of business management, with a particular emphasis on general management, strategic development, sales process and pitching, negotiation, career coaching and mentoring.

I am passionate about helping organisations and people reach their full potential, love working with SME’s and start ups, along with individuals such as students, post graduates, managers and executives.

my skillsI am good at...

1. Self Analysis

I can help you to understand what it is you really want by exploring with you what it is that makes you feel great about yourself and applying that to your world of work

2. The Art of Job Search

I will help you define your skills and strengths ensuring you are completely prepared to get the job you love- whether it's your CV, star stories, cover letters, communication and dealing with recruiters. I have personally recruited many employees over the years and I am well versed in this area

3. Personal Branding

It's important to define who you are, what's the real 'brand you' and what it is that makes you special and gets you noticed. I have extensive sales and marketing experience and can apply that to help you define your own personal brand proposition

4. Interview Techniques & Motivation

As someone who has conquered many fears myself I can help you build your confidence, understand the interview structure, polish up your presentation and influencing skills as well as looking at other important factors such as your body language and doing role plays where necessary

5. Networking & Social Media

So many people are unsure or nervous about Networking successfully. It's not difficult when you know the techniques and systems required to be effective including the use of LinkedIn. I will help you be a great Networker

6. Mentoring

Having helped set up mentoring programmes for two London Universities and currently a mentor to many successful post graduates, employees and entrepreneurs I passionately believe in the effectiveness of this role and will offer to be a mentor to you after you have achieved the job you love. This is no extra cost to you

ClientsI've worked with...

Aim to Grow | Client | Glaxo Smithkline
Aim to Grow | Client | Allied Domecq
Aim to Grow | Client | Rank Organisation
Aim to Grow | Client | KWV Wines South Africa
Aim to Grow | Client | Quintessentially Wine
Aim to Grow | Client | UK Trade & Investment
Aim to Grow | Client | ACC Aviation
Aim to Grow | Client | UK Trade & Investment

You are in good companytestimonials


Matthias Feist Regents University London

"Gary is a gifted mentor and coach. His vast experience in the 'real world' of business translates into practical and spot on advice to his clients. I am looking forward to working with Gary again soon."

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The Sweeps Sandgate Lane
West Sussex
RH20 3HJ