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Who We Are

They're Business Consultants Jim – but not as you know them!


We are a team of business experts, with a passion for helping Scotland's organisations to flourish.

We combine top-quality business advice with an approachable and informal style, to support, challenge and guide you. Our business is helping your business, so we only commit to those jobs where we are confident in the value we will bring. We take pride in our clear, practical and effective solutions, that will make your business more profitable - putting more money in your pocket.

What makes us unique is the quality we provide at an affordable price.

We believe all businesses deserve access to top-quality consulting and the benefits this brings - not just the big players - so our mission is to make the benefits of high-quality consulting available to all.

We believe that business should always be conducted the right way, so hold true to a strong set of VALUES that underpin all that we do. We call this #DoingBusinessRight.

Meet some of the team below!

Neil Bradbrook
Managing Director
Andrew Pollard

I founded Ahead Business Consulting as I have a passion for helping local businesses to succeed, and I wanted to bring the quality and benefits of 'big business' consulting, and make it available to smaller businesses and organisations across Scotland to help them flourish.

Having led a 160-strong Strategy, Transformation and Digital Innovation consultancy, which we grew from £11m to £23m, I have a wealth of experience in growing businesses, adding over £500m to their bottom lines. 

I love the variety that working with different businesses brings and the challenges of each. I firmly believe that success is rooted in understanding what your customers want and need, and providing it well.

Outside the world of business, my other two passions are family and cycling. 

Professional Qualifications include: MSP, Agile, GDPR, Six Sigma, Coaching

Awards include: Best Marketing Campaign, Customer Service Award

I love change! I'm a transformation expert with over 25 years of delivering real-world business and technology change, with a collaborative leadership approach to deliver results at pace through engaging the team with clear and open communication. I have an analytical mind, and like nothing more than getting creative to solve challenging problems, and I love seeing the tangible results that my pragmatic solutions create for my clients in transforming their business for their customers.

Catherine Cradock
Client Director

Having started my career in education I get a lot of satisfaction from being a part of development and growth. I have now turned that focus to supporting our clients and helping to ensure Ahead Business Consulting meets your needs. As a proud Scot from Aberdeen and Orkney, I am delighted to be part of a team that adds genuine value to Scotland's businesses.

Far Rahim

I have 10 years' experience in business consulting and market research, but more importantly I'm a self-confessed 'tech geek' and love using new technology to solve challenging problems. What motivates me is working with clients to help them achieve their goals: understand their wants and needs, collaboratively create a transformation strategy, and deliver that strategy for success. My specialism is guiding new, highly customer-oriented products from idea to market, both in the UK and internationally.

Outside work my other passions are family, tasty street food and Arsenal FC.