Since Thomas Jeffs set up Lucidica in 1999, we have been getting to know other small businesses and making friends in London and we are certain we couldn’t have got to where we are without a little help from these friends. We thought we’d have a page dedicated to them as you never know maybe they can help you to.
The HR People
Ally and the team at People Puzzles have sprinkled their People Puzzle magic to help solve some of our challenges that can occur whilst growing a business.
Managing your people effectively is our business. As HR consultants we are your people people! Whether there is a problem that needs solving or you simply need some advice, we can be there to sprinkle some People Puzzle magic. We’ll provide our recommendations and regular updates but the bespoke solution will result from our joint efforts. Our service is cost-effective and professional – delivered as a one-off or on an ongoing basis – and available both onsite and remotely.
Counting the numbers
Andy and his team at Oury Clark have been busy counting our numbers and also offering sage advice to Thomas and the management team for a few years now. This is what Oury Clark have to say, Oury Clark Chartered Accountants were founded in 1935 by Walter H Oury, father of Richard Oury. Today we still operate primarily out of our Thames Valley office. The firm has developed over the years from being a traditional accounting practice offering the services you would expect (audit & accounts preparation, tax, insolvency etc) to being a full professional services practice. Our close ties with our associate firms enable us to offer a huge breadth of services and expertise to both large and small companies. We specialise in helping businesses set up in the UK, assisting entrepreneurs and advising family offices. We are a truly unique and boutique firm delivering services to the highest standards whilst keeping commerciality and efficiency at the core of our philosophy.
Oury Clark Informs
From A to B…
Dan and the team at Mango Courier have helped us and our clients get those poorly computers and sparkly new products delivered safely and speedily across London for a while now.
Mango’s friendly and efficient team are dedicated to providing customers with a consistently high standard of customer service that is tailored to their unique requirements. Whether your items are confidential, fragile, urgent or time sensitive; we have exactly the right service to suit your specific needs. As well as using online technology to make booking and tracking simple, we also have teams of specialists who are constantly on hand with expert advice. That means you can rely on a personal – some might say boutique! – storage solution and courier service whenever you need it.
Tel: 0845 5212 015
Communication is key
We’ve been lucky enough to join forces with Ben for some fantastic and energising communication training for our team. When people are your business, we recommend a budget for personal development that will help your team grow with your business.
Laughton Scott are all about communication, with a range of trainers to suit the wide range of offerings from presentation skills, media training and negotiation skills, Laughton Scott can help you translate what you know into something your clients will actually want to hear.
London's Business Incubator
We’ve been involved with Accelerator since we started and our CTO has been involved with them since they began. Based in heart of Shoreditch and the new Tech City.
Accelerator is a specialist business incubator in Shoreditch, the heart of London’s ICT and digital media community. Maybe the very best place to be when starting a business in London. Accelerator provides exceptional business incubation services for startups and SMEs in London.
They specialise in the incubation of, and delivery of business development programs for high value, innovative, growing businesses in information and communication technology, interactive media, e-learning and design.
They also provide a hatchery service for fledging businesses, and have some modern event and meeting space for hire.
Check out the website for more details.
British Library IP Centre
Help is at hand
British Library is one of the largest libraries in the world. For businesses it became an even more powerful tool when in March 2006 it launched the Business & IP Centre (BIPC). The Centre supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. Since the launch, over 32,000 entrepreneurs have used the Centre every year. In 2009 Lucidica became a Partner of the British Library and we currently hold one-on-one sessions there to help people maximize their businesses. If you would like to apply for a one-on-one session, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Clarity and confidence
Rasheed has offered his services to the business and team members to help steer this ship we call Lucidica. Rasheed Ogunlaru is a leading life coach, speaker and business / corporate coach. He helps people of all backgrounds find fulfilment and ‘meaningful success’ in all areas of their lives, careers and businesses. He is author of Soul Trader – Putting The Heart Back into Your Business and a range of books, audio talks and videos. His clients include entertainers, entrepreneurs, Chief Executives, the public and organisations. He appears in the media including on
BBC and ITV News. He is the business coach partner of the British Library’s Business & IP Centre where he runs the inspiring ‘Soul Trader; Your Life, Your Business’ workshop for new and established business owners. His 16year+ background in coaching, training, media and performance includes being former Co-Director of Samaritans (Central London), a Communication Manager and singer-songwriter.
Johnny Martin FCA is an experienced Finance Director who now demystifies business numbers for entrepreneurs. He is a partner at the British Library Business & IP Centre where he runs finance workshops. He is a panelist for Imperial Business School, a mentor for the School of Communication Arts and Financial Fitness Coach for Intuit UK makers of QuickBooks accounting software.
Successful businesses know their numbers, understand them and act upon them.
Contact Johnny for: Workshops or 1:1 training, Forecasting Templates, Business Plan Templates, Online videos
For help protecting your business and more
Campbell Irvine is an independent firm of Insurance Brokers with offices in Kensington, London and Hadleigh, Essex. For over 40 years Campbell Irvine has worked closely with both individuals and companies offering a one stop shop to cater for all their insurance requirements. Our team of very experienced staff we are able to arrange all types of general insurance and are committed to delivering a professional efficient quality service. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ensuring all insurances are always placed with reputable insurance companies.
For full details please visit our
Lucidica are a certified Gold Partner
We are very proud to be a Microsoft Gold Partner. Being a partner of Microsoft allows Lucidica access to additional expert training, software and products so our Engineers work and learn faster and better. This provides a greater overall solution and service to our clients. A closer relationship with the world’s leading operating system and office productivity software provider allows us to access leading-edge technology well before it is released to market, so we can understand the benefits for our clients sooner.
Tom Jeffs first met Mark at the start of his networking adventures in Shoreditch over 15 years ago. Since then Urbano has developed and Lucidica have been members since the start of Urbano and look forward to many more years exploring connections and opportunities together.
Urbano is London’s largest and leading independent business networking community, connecting companies of all sizes and sectors in London and increasingly across the UK, and more recently in Europe, for over 12 years. Our growing network is made up of over 6,000 members and associates, from PLC to SMEs, across different communities including Build – Media, Finance, People, Health and Tech – and our events are designed to help those that run, or have senior positions in their companies to learn, share new ideas and best practice, network and develop future business opportunities.
Urbano run networking events atleast once a week tailored at a variety of different industries in various locations all over London. To attend an event or become an Urbano member check out the website below.