The following advice lines are available to members, each covering a different aspect of business operations.


catering advice
Blueberry Consulting
0333 005 0161

Blueberry Consulting

The Blueberry Consulting advice line is a source of support and can introduce you to expertise in all aspects of catering operations.

  • start-up advice and support

  • planning, design and layout, equipment

  • complying with legislation - protect you and your customers

  • benchmark your performance - compare your results and get advice to improve your profitability

  • getting the best from your catering team


Epos advice
GJD Consultants Ltd
0333 005 0162










retail design advice
Pleydell Smithyman
0333 005 0173

Pleydell Smithyman

Pleydell Smithyman Limited is a specialist design and business consultancy delivering strategic and design led business solutions to a range of sectors including garden centres, for which Pleydell Smithyman provides:

  • Business and sales performance benchmarking and projections
  • Business Vision and Strategy and Performance Benchmarking
  • Site Appraisals and Feasibility Studies
  • Masterplanning and Development Plans
  • Planning services including applications, negotiations and certification
  • Architectural Services
  • Retail and Interior design
  • Restaurant Design
  • CDM Services
  • Building Regulations Submissions
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Identity and Signage Systems

Pleydell Smithyman's teams also provide consultancy services in Minerals & Waste, Renewable Energy, Ecology, Tourism and Leisure, Green Space & Landscape, Residential and Commercial Development and Sport, and advise on Grants/Funding and Consultation from offices in Ironbridge and Glasgow.


security advice
GCS (GB) Ltd
0333 005 0174