A personal approach

We are passionate and enthusiastic about what we do and love sharing our knowledge to help others fulfil their ambitions, too. At our core is a special blend of ingredients that are at the heart of everything we do.

We understand the challenges of building and expanding a business. We combine this with the experience and know-how to re-energise marketing and business plans and develop effective strategic direction for your brand – at a fraction of the cost of a full-time resource or agency.

We work with like-minded people who only offer the best are creative and innovative thinkers and understand the risks and requirements that need to be considered by any ambitious business wanting to grow. Like us they are dedicated and focused about what they do and give a 100% to every project.

Everyone who has ever had a dream about starting their own business or expanding their existing one will know there is so much to consider and so much work to do to ensure you are making the right decisions. At Wentworth Consultancy we appreciate those challenges and the importance of establishing the right foundations from the beginning or reviewing them to ensure they are robust enough to carry your business forward. We offer a fresh perspective plus expertise with a personal approach to support those important next steps.

A genuine philosophy:

  • Innovation & the future
  • Vision & entrepreneurialism
  • People & culture
  • Knowledge & instinct
  • Effective communication
  • Empathy & humanity

 

An honest approach:

  • Enthusiastic & individual
  • Creative & collaborative
  • Personal & hands-on
  • Positive & proactive
  • Professional & respectful
  • Open & honest

…Always with a smile!

  • Tracy Hastain

    Founder & Director

    Nothing is more inspiring for me than working with innovators, creatives and business leaders who are charged, focused and looking to the future. I love the whole process – from concept to delivery – but the best bit is getting stuck in; helping a business blossom, creating brands with life and personality that customers can relate to, want to engage with and ultimately shout about! That’s why I launched Wentworth Consultancy, so I can meet and work with great people every day and share my expertise with them to build successful businesses for the future.

    An inventive, energetic and passionate professional, I have over 20 years’ experience working across a diverse range of businesses from public sector services and charitable organisations to the beauty and creative industries. I have been incredibly lucky to work with many brilliant, talented people but the most inspirational have been the two women who founded the hugely successful and award-winning Liz Earle Beauty Co. Ltd.  Working with them to build the company into a multi-million pound, multi-channel global business, has given me the drive and ambition to share my experience and support other budding entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.

    I have learnt so much from the wonderful people who have generously encouraged and believed in me, none more so than from the young mentees I champion at the Prince’s Trust, who never cease to inspire and amaze me.  That’s why you’ll find my philosophy is all about supporting, motivating, building confidence, believing in others and most of all,  looking to the future.

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  • Charles Hastain

    Sales & Marketing Director

    I have always been interested in the retail industry and the customer journey and the impact marketing has on both these areas. This lead me to embark on a career that would have me working on the shop floor and head offices of retailers and suppliers to fully understand the consumer buying patterns and engagement triggers.

    I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with some great businesses from small family run to FSTE 100; Tesco, Greencore Group, Aimia, Liz Earle Beauty and Turney Family Farms, to name a few. Having both client side and agency side this experience has helped build my skills, knowledge and insight in retail marketing, shopper marketing, branding, communication and FMCG.

    Working with these companies has only fuelled my interest in the customer experience, and how important it is to any business, whatever the industry. I believe my hands-on approach and intuitive understanding of the customer alongside being able to balance big data with on the ground reality is imperative and fundamental when making decisions.

    With a degree in Business and Management, the exciting thing about Wentworth Consultancy, it allows me to work with entrepreneurial people who have drive and energy and from a range of diverse and exciting industries which I find both inspiring and fulfilling. My ambition is to help businesses develop and grow in a tailored way, if it’s offering a one off appraisal called the ‘Wentworth Review’, or in a more in-depth capacity by acting as a virtual marketing department by supporting them every step of the way.

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As a photographer I have had the pleasure working alongside Tracy on many productions. With her eye for detail, creative vision and fabulous sense of humour the projects with Tracy are thoroughly enjoyable and the results fantastic.

Charlie Ross – Monitoba Photography

Tracy is a burst of light and love and would certainly make an impactful and positive addition to any establishment. She is dependable, detail-oriented and extremely personable; allowing those around her to feel at ease and themselves in her presence. Further, to this Tracy has a wealth of knowledge and experience across multiple sectors, she is passionate in all she does and strives in putting back through mentoring and education. She is a connector and by far one of the most influential, loyal people I have ever had the pleasure of working alongside.

 

Rebecca Taylor – Director of Commercial Operations Keyhole Visuals Ltd

Walking into the halls of the Prince’s Trust I had no idea what to expect. I had just come from the enterprise launch and had been assigned a mentor. This was a new step in my life and thoughts of what was going to happen when I met Tracy and would we work well together were going through mind? I shouldn’t have worried, upon meeting Tracy her amazing and bubbly personality just drew me in and within minutes of discussing my brainchild ‘Willique’ (a name Tracy suggested) we instantly clicked.
During the months of working with Tracy she has helped me to grow confident about my brand, how to think like a leader and simply how to run a business. Every word and meeting has had an impact on my life and I am so grateful to have her as a mentor. The turning point that really touched my heart was at my first launch event when she made time from her busy schedule to show support. Tracy is the person that you would want to have in your life for a life time! She is more than just an entrepreneur, a mentor and a good friend; she is one of the positive changes that the world needs when working with young people today. Thank you Tracy words cannot express my gratitude.

 

Anya Willique, Young Person of Princes Trust – CEO of Willique Luxury handbags

I’ve known Tracy since 2002 and over the years we’ve worked together on a number of great projects. Tracy always gives her work 110% and is passionate about getting brands working right. She has a natural flair for brand building, is passionate about authenticity – from big picture to tiny detail – and her enthusiasm is positively infectious! I’ve always enjoyed working with Tracy and am sure you will too.

Liz Earle MBE – Co-Founder Liz Earle Beauty Co & Founder Liz Earle Wellbeing

Having Tracy as my mentor (through The Prince’s Trust) has helped to turn my business around. I started The Early Hour – an online culture and lifestyle magazine – in September and by January Tracy was onboard, giving me incredibly helpful branding advice. There’s amazing energy between us when we meet up to talk and brainstorm, and I feel emotionally supported. Having someone wiser and more experienced listen, advise and guide is invaluable. The Early Hour is now read by thousands of people each day and has been featured in The Guardian and The Times… Without Tracy’s help, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

 

Annie Ridout, Editor The Early Hour

Tracy Hastain is a brilliant communicator. She understands what motivates people and I have seen her put that into action in her work with the Prince’s Trust. That’s why Tracy is able to offer advice in all areas of business, not just narrow disciplines like “branding” and “marketing”. When you work with her you gain valuable new insights into your business and how you deal with people. I could not recommend her highly enough.

Jack Rivlin – Editor-in-Chief The Tab

Tracy can bring a wealth of experience and expertise to your brand and partners this with enthusiasm, positive energy and big ideas that will make a real difference to your brand and take you to the next level.  Tracy is very passionate about everything she does and works with you on a personal, bespoke level to really get underneath the skin of your brand to live, breathe and truly maximise it for you.

Louise Murray – Babushka Communications

Charlie organised the first ever open innovation event for Tesco.com working with many external suppliers as well as people within the business. The day was an outstanding success and thanks to Charlie’s hard work all the attendees had a brilliant time and generated over 800 ideas for the business.

Angela Maurer – Senior Marketing Manager, Tesco.com

I first worked with Tracy in 1999. What immediately struck me about her was her enthusiasm and ‘can do’ attitude. She is like a breath of fresh air and not afraid to challenge the status quo if she feels improvements can be made – which they invariably are!”

Hannah Harbottle – D2B Solutions Ltd

Tracy is passionate about what she does and is good at it. With her fresh and friendly approach, she combines creativity and experience in helping you develop and manage your brand and marketing to offer tailored solutions that create clear, engaging and successful communications.

Ravi Murphy – Director Lawspeed Limited

We have used Wentworth Consultancy for the last 18 months to help structure our marketing campaigns so that they are more cohesive and the effectiveness of the campaigns are measured.  The work that Wentworth Consultancy has done for us has made our Marketing so much more focused.

Margaret Donnelly – Equilibrium Products Limited

Working with Tracy was an absolute pleasure. She was very passionate about my business idea and extremely supportive which gave me great confidence and motivation. She set me the correct goals to help me move forward and advised on the right information I needed for setting up a new business. Tracy gave me many tips and taught me a lot and I will definitely use all of the advice she has given me as I move forward with my business. Hopefully we will continue to keep in contact as I feel she has now become a friend rather than just a mentor. Thank you for all of your help Tracy, and for always being so kind and supportive.

Stephanie Chrysostomou – Prince’s Trust Mentee

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