Enterprise Support

What is Enterprise Coaching?

Enterprise coaching is similar to sports coaching, in that it is designed to help you develop and be the best you can be in your field. Coaching is something you should find challenging yet encouraging and should strengthen confidence to ‘go for it’.

Though confidential 1-to-1 discussions you can grow a business idea into business reality, find the confidence to overcome a challenges that hold things back, explore a new way approaching things and maybe find new clients and contacts on the way.

The coaching service is totally free of charge as our experienced Bradford Trident Enterprise Coaches are fully funded.

Meet the team 

We are delighted to have further expanded our enterprise offer as part of a partnership with The Impact Hub (in town) and Participate Projects (in Manningham) to further support the enterprising aspirations of local people across BD5, Great Horton and are also now able to support graduates from Bradford College and Bradford University.

Our team of three, who all work part-time at (based at Bradford Trident’s Park Lane Centre) whilst also running their own small businesses, are:

Satnam Singh

My name is Satnam Singh and I’ve been a BD5 resident for over forty years and still work in the area as a graphic designer for Red Dezign Ltd. I have more than twenty years of experience running my own business in Bradford and in particular the Great Horton and Little Horton wards.

As one of the new business enterprise coaches for Bradford Trident, I hope I can meet with existing and potential entrepreneurs to explore their ideas, passion and the resources available to them. Also, I can assist to create suitable business goals and plans and help to overcome any barriers they might face whilst set up or running their business.

I am a very easy going and approachable person that enjoys working with the local community and always strives to make a difference. I hope you will give me a chance to make a real change in our area and give something back to our local community

Satnam generally works Monday to Wednesday – Email: Satnam@bradfordtrident.co.uk

Bolu Fagborun

I’m Bolu Fagborun. I’m an ex-professional sportsman (rugby), I own “Fagborun Ltd” which provides coaching, consultancy and community-based provisions. My company also has business investments ranging from a gardening company to a foreign crop farm.

I believe this area of Bradford has unlimited and untapped potential and am looking forward to working with the ambitious and resilient people who want to take control of their futures. I lived in  BD5 during my school days, so it’s always great to be able to return and give something back.

Bolu generally works Tuesday and Wednesday – Email: Bolu@bradfordtrident.co.uk


Jonathan Smith

I’m Jonathan and am an experienced enterprise coach, having worked in this capacity with Bradford Trident for over ten years now, in which time I’ve helped a number of local people successfully move into self-employment.

I have a varied business background, having worked and consulted extensively in retail, hospitality, travel, tourism and education and have also dabbled in property, I own Artsmix an organisation that supports local creative people by arranging regular arts, and crafts and artisan food markets in Leeds City Centre. I am also the Vice-Chair of the relationship counselling service ‘Relate Bradford’ and have held other directorships, including (briefly) at Bradford City. 

Jonathan generally works Monday to Thursday – Email: Jon@bradfordtrident.co.uk


If you have an idea for a new business, are about to set up as self-employed or are just thinking that this might be the route for you in the not too distant future, do get in touch independent, confidential coaching sounding board could be just what you need – and don’t forget there’s nothing to pay.

Our Enterprise Development Offer

We are still here to bring business to life and we’ll do what we can to support you. Wherever you are on your business development journey.

If you have a potential business idea but are not sure what to do next, or need a critical friend to help explore self-employment our skilled, professional team are on hand.

The service is totally confidential and free it can assist with all aspects of your business planning, such as Strategic Planning, Marketing (including help with social media), Finance (including costings and budgeting), Human resources (staff), diversification and general business development, as well as overcoming barriers to success.

We have a wealth of experience and resources to help you test and develop your business ideas. From initial concept through to business launch and that challenging first year, we can be by your side all the way.

Even with all that’s around right now it’s a small world brimming with opportunities, we’re here to help you make the most of them. Get in touch and we’ll do our best to help in whatever way we can. If we don’t have the answer we’re confident we can put you in touch with someone who does.

Learn new skills or brush up on existing ones for FREE!

Learn new skills or brush up on existing ones for FREE!

There is no better time than now to fine-tune some of your business skills, which may help you to adapt in what has become an even more challenging marketplace. An internet search may well bring up a range of FREE online courses and information, though here are a few we feel are particularly worth looking into:

Bradford Microbusiness Support: To help small businesses on the high street (leisure, hospitality & leisure). This website helps to navigate through current Covid restrictions and offers suggestions on how to adapt and adjust to being more resilient and stronger. ‘Bradford Microbusiness Support’ link

The Skills Toolkit: On this government site you will find a range of interesting learning opportunities at all sorts of different levels.  ‘Skills Toolkit’ link 

National Careers Service: If your self-employment isn’t right for you now and you’d like to fine-tune some of your job-seeking skills you may well find these excellent courses offered on Eventbrite by the National Careers Service really helpful.

Grants for businesses

Bradford Council’s Invest in Bradford team can help with guidance and support with all aspects of grant funding. Email: info@investinbradford.com, or call 01274 437727.

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