Ewan Bent - SYST Business

Ewan Bent

Mentor

Ewan is an experienced entrepreneur, with a passion for supporting young people in business.

Most of Ewan’s career has been in the sustainable energy sector.

In 2002, he took the plunge and set-up a public funded social enterprise – Marches Wood Energy Network – the purpose of which was to educate and encourage the use of biomass heating.

Ewan grew this business for 11 years, attracting private equity investment and a team of colleagues along the way. He successfully managed a diverse portfolio of around 200 customers, and a very demanding production and delivery operation. He also attracted significant capital grants into the business.

Ewan can mentor businesses on a one to one basis, and also deliver workshops in the following areas:

The mechanics of setting up a business – company types and structures, banking, VAT, legal requirements, premises.

Business Planning, target setting and measurement – what is a business plan and why they are important. Plan structure, content and presentation. Setting targets and monitoring and measuring performance.

Customer Relationship Management – What are the principles of good customer management, and what are the mechanics of maintaining relationships. Why? and How?

Basics of Marketing – what is marketing, identifying and measuring what works best, why marketing is more than just advertising, managing enquiries, ensuring repeat business.

He is a member of the IBD Group of Independent Business Consultants – a selective network of around 175 other consultants covering every type of business experience imaginable.