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The Alternative Board Bristol North

Helping business owners thrive.

TAB in Bristol has worked with over 40 business owners to achieve:

  • An improved work-life balance
  • Greater confidence in their business decisions with our coaching programme
  • More accountability for their actions through the advisory board
  • Increased sales and growing profits

To find out more about our proven systems and tools, don't hesitate to give Jonathan or Melody a call.

Discover the benefits of advice from others like you

Start with you

Focus on what you want in life and how your business can help get you there.

Increase profitability

Be held accountable to meet your business targets.

Improve decisions

Take control of your decisions through peer support and proven planning tools

Make better time choices

Spend your time well by utilising the experience of others.

Become a better leader

Motivate your people with the guidance of peers and an expert coach.

Plan a successful exit

Get the best result for you with tailored, hands-on support.

Over 40

business owners have worked with TAB Bristol


We consistently help business owners outpace their competition by 3.2x


TAB Bristol has been helping business leaders thrive for over 6 years.

Businesses we work with in Bristol

Our members are stronger together

I have been a part of The Alternative Board for four years now. During that time I have found Jonathan's help and guidance invaluable and the feedback from by TAB board incredibly useful. I am making ongoing changes in my business as a result which is already yielding positive results so highly recommend both Jonathan and the TAB set up.

Debbie Staveley, bClear Communications

Jonathan is a man who brings a depth of experience and wisdom to any business challenge. He is a very good listener, once combined with his experience, he is able to ask the right questions and get you to a better solution than you had an hour before you met him. Jonathan is very efficient, personable and someone who can be trusted to deliver on his promises. I have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan and the work that he does with The Alternative Board.

Ed Rowberry, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital

Work with Jonathan and my fellow board members has really helped me get my business back on track. The regular 121s and board meetings are a great way to get both targeted advice and also to learn from your peers about their experiences in the wider business world. I joined TAB 6 months ago. Since then we've taken on 2 new members of staff, 5 new freelancers, won 3 awards and become B Corp certified. Thanks Jonathan!

Jo Haywood, Skylark Media

Jonathan has been coaching me for three years now and I wanted to endorse his work as I know it can be hard to demonstrate making a difference as a coach. Working with Jonathan and TAB has been most helpful for me and my business. I find the combination of working with Jonathan on a 121 basis and meeting the board every month particularly useful and it has changed the way I approach many things in my business.

A few specific things I found helpful is the development of financial tools such as cashflow forecast and the facilitation of planning which promoted additional growth in the business. I now find myself working on the business a lot more which is has helped me firm up key processes and systems. I would recommend Jonathan and TAB to businesses of all sizes who want to develop and grow the organisation.


Yafit Davis, Your Business Development Ltd

Jonathan has been my business coach for nearly 4 years. Throughout that time, and through Jonathan's fantastic knowledge, and his amazing approach to mentoring - I have vastly improved in the areas I wanted to.

Aside from Jonathan having all the skills and experience required to be a super business coach, he is very personable, making it easy to open up and have conversations that support real results and actions.

Thanks for everything so far Jonathan.

Jamie Ellis, Desklodge

Your Bristol facilitator

With over 30 years business experience, Jonathan is TAB’s business coach in Bristol.

Jonathan lives in North Wiltshire resident so he is very familiar with the region. He brings his passion for business to support owners in: Bristol city centre, Almondsbury, Chipping Sodbury, Kingswood, Stoke Gifford and Yate.

Jonathan’s Experience

Jonathan started his career as an accountant in public practice before moving into the not for profit sector. Firstly, he was a Finance Director and then a Chief Executive. In this role, he oversaw multi-million pound organisations employing up to 200 people.

These demanding roles provided vital community services to financially-strained environments. By getting to the heart of business issues, Jonathan was able to deliver real step changes that increased the effectiveness and enhanced the reputation of his organisations – locally and nationally.

Jonathan has a proven track record in identifying solutions that ensure businesses can operate more efficiently and effectively. He also has particular expertise in retail, property management, property development, investments and fund management. This makes him capable of being a business mentor to business owners in different sectors.

Jonathan’s Goals

Nobody knows your business better than you but Jonathan’s experience and insights can support you to take it to the next level. He has been working as a business coach and mentor in Bristol  for over four years. Through this process, alongside the board, he wants to support your business plan as he has before with a range of businesses. Working with you, he wants to help your business thrive today and face the test of time.

With a deep-seated commitment to the community and a passion for empowering others, Melody has woven a multifaceted career, always centred around helping individuals and businesses alike. Through her versatile roles, she stands as a beacon of dynamic leadership in her local community.

Melody works tirelessly to support up-and-coming entrepreneurs, established businesses facing challenges, and those ready to scale up and contribute to our local economy.

Beyond this, Melody's entrepreneurial spirit shone when she co-founded an independent recruitment firm in 2004. Operating from Chippenham, Bristol, and Salisbury, her agency has been instrumental in connecting talented individuals with opportunities across sectors like Commercial, Healthcare, Driving, and Industrial.


Start your TAB journey

Get in touch with Jonathan or Melody.

They will contact you to arrange an introductory meeting.

During which, you’ll chat about whether TAB is right for you and your business.

Attend your first TAB board meeting and experience the power of peer support.

There’s no obligation, only an opportunity to find out more.

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