Our Founder

Brian is Sunderland born and bred and a dedicated family man.  He found Bsupplied Ltd in 2004 and is a highly experienced business consultant.  He specialises in business development, support and advice and has offices in Sunderland and Stockton.  He is a results oriented Managing Director with extensive business and retail experience and has held senior management positions with large corporate businesses including Northern Electric & Gas and Dixons/Currys retail chains where he led a team of over 500 staff.  He has owned, managed and sold MANY businesses in his career.

Additionally, he is a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to integrity and team building.  He is also a highly experienced Franchising expert.

During the last 15 years he has delivered many projects for both the public and private sector including in the last 5 years:

  • Five-year contract with Stockton Borough Council managing a 14-unit incubation site for new business start-ups;
  • Five-year contract managing a business support/mentoring programme for the above with over 70+ businesses partaking of the services on offer

Other business support programme partners include:

  • Sunderland Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Durham Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Hartlepool Council
  • East Durham Business Services
  • Redcar & Cleveland Council
  • Newcastle Council/Entrust

In addition to Business Support, Brian also has extensive knowledge of Facilities Management and has held the following contracts in the last 3 years:

  • Three-year contract managing a 100 office Business Centre in Stockton
  • Three-year contract managing a 15 office business centre for Digital Sector businesses
  • One-year contract managing a 12-unit outdoor market

His qualifications include an MBA and he is also a Mentor with the IOD institution.

In his spare time Brian is currently Chairman of the Sunderland City Centre Traders Association and has worked on both the Steering Groups of Stockton on Tees & Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID) teams. He is also a dedicated family man and lifelong supporter of Sunderland AFC.