About Us

Our best clients are founders and operational leaders with passion for what they do and commitment to serious growth, seeking a legacy or an exit within five years or less. We work with businesses all over the world and have supported companies between the revenue range of £150k to £70m to solve operational problems and to grow. £10-50m revenue is our sweet spot and we love healthcare and financial services

“Thank you for helping me remember to breathe. And move… through this next stage of my business. And my life.” 

Founder, Marketing (who just took the first two week holiday in 30 years)

we know the hills we’ll die on

Black & Blue won’t be right for everyone. If our values align with yours, we can promise you the most transformational and healing business experience you can imagine. 

We only work with founders and leaders who know they have a challenge that they cannot solve alone (let’s face it: if you could, you would have already, god knows you’ve been trying). To work with us, you must be ready to find the solution and in a state of acceptance that you require support to achieve your goals. . 

If you aren’t ready for a process that finds the true root of the what’s going on, we won’t be for you.

If you are, we promise we can help you breathe again. 

Black & Blue's Core Values

Who are Black & Blue’s Clients Exactly? 

Business owners and leaders who:

    • Are committed to building a saleable asset with an exit plan. 
      You don’t want to be actively working in this business forever. You at least suspect that there is more out there for you. You want to leave a legacy or achieve a sale within the next 5 years. 

    • Desire to grow aggressively.
      Currently, your business is between £10-50m annual revenue. You’re scaling up and you’re stuck, but you’ll never give up. You don’t want to stay here, or in the next stage. You want to go big. You’re hungry.

    • Are stuck and frustrated. 

      You’ve been spinning wheels with this problem for a while, 1-4 years. You’ve tried to solve it and you can’t. It’s killing morale and stalling growth. You need a solution. 

    Why would you choose us as your problem solvers?

    1. We operate on the core principle of ‘radical candour’. This means that you get the truth of the issue and fast. We don’t make assumptions, all our strategies are bespoke and we offer a variety of options. The outcome for you? A fast result and no wasted resources.  

    2. We do accountability a different way to the rest. To us, accountability is loving your people (and yourself) enough to both push them and provide the environment in which they can do their best work. We work with our clients to shift this mindset and the results are extraordinary.  

    3. We’re weird. We don’t do things the way everyone else does, because we deliberately seek neuro-divergent and unusual ways of being and doing. This is how we see the things that you can’t. 

    4. We don’t do consultancy the old school way. There is no silver bullet. There is no one plan. There are a variety of options, between which you can choose, depending on your appetite for risk and change. If you want a lip-service plan to reinforce the board’s ideas, we’re not for you. If you want something different, that you can trust, we might be. 

    5. There are hard standards to be a part of our team – we don’t do mediocre or average. it takes a lot to run with us and our recruitment process is rigorous. Some of our team members have waited 6 months plus to work with us because what we do is special. 

     

    Amy Bingham, Black & Blue

    Amy Bingham – Founder

    The founder of Black & Blue and host of The Aggressive Growth Podcast, Amy is an intuitive problem solver who is categorically obsessed with evolution and transformation. Having started her operational consultancy as the full time mother of a newborn baby, Amy aggressively grew it to over £100k in profitable revenue within 9 months. In 2023, Black & Blue grew by 100% and worked with global clients ranging between £150k – £70m in annual revenues, in industries ranging from sound engineering to healthcare.

    Amy’s favourite topic of conversation is personal accountability, having also been a gym owner and personal trainer for seven years. Nothing gives her more pleasure in business than enabling a client with huge growth potential see that realised, through unleashing the power of the team with the right systems and the accountability they deeply crave.

    Fun facts: Amy was approached and filmed by Red Bull in 2019 for a campaign, she’s at least 30% Nordic blood (read: Viking), and she adores jasmine tea.

    Jules Gregory – Integrator

    Jules is Amy’s Right Hand at Black & Blue, co-creating the vision and managing it’s execution with Amy. 

    Jules has been a successful Project Manager across a broad range of sectors. His career highlights include enabling a manufacturing business to resolve a £2m problem in a project that took just 3 days and supporting the build out of operations for a computer training company that became the first external organisation to run application training for the BBC.

    Jules likes to fix complex problems with elegant and unexpected solutions. He has delivered data training to 200+ client team members remotely and is very able to help those who find data intimidating turn it to their practical advantage.

    Jules uses his skills in the music industry too. A personal highlight was working with Tori Amos for three months and one of his mixes recently made it to the top 100 on the global charts on Mixcloud.