About Orchard Business Development

Here at Orchard Business Development we work with small and medium sized businesses to provide guidance and the knowledge needed to run a business successfully.  Many of our clients have moved out of corporate careers to start working independently or have turned a hobby or interest into their own business venture.  Often clients are experts in their field and there is little we can advise them about their product or service, however they may have never run their own business before and this is where we can help.  For more established businesses, we can illustrate ways of working smarter rather than harder and we would encourage you to identify and explore the opportunities available, to develop and grow your business.

Over the years my work has required me to seek advice and guidance from individuals with additional knowledge and expertise.  This has been a fantastic way of establishing a reliable network of specialist business associates, several who now work with Orchard Business Development on a regular basis.  

Working with us, you will experience a small business, personal and professional approach, but will benefit from the experience and expertise of a larger marketing and business development agency.  Our aim is simply to deliver an affordable, quality and enjoyable client experience, one that will make a real difference to you and your business! 

Best wishes,


Founder of Orchard Business Development


The Team

Karen Heap

Founder, Marketing &

Business Development

Having had experience of running her own businesses and several years as a qualified business adviser, Karen is able to add value to any business. With a personable approach and an eye for opportunity, she is able to develop not only the business, but the people too.  Marketing is often a key part of the business development work that Karen does.  Working smarter and not harder is the key philosophy at the heart of Orchard Business Development.  


Joanna Pickles
Rebecca Jones


Graphic Design &

Website Development

With more than 18 years in the graphic design industry, Rebecca brings creativity and expertise to meet all of the print and online design needs of your business.  With a good ear to listen and an eye for detail, Rebecca takes a real pride in her work.

New business start-up packages, corporate rebrands, digital media and web design are just some of the professional services offered by this talented graphic designer.


Emma Kavanagh
Maxine Nicholls


Personal Assistant &

Client Manager

Maxine provides support to ensure projects run smoothly and regular client work is delivered and managed efficiently.  

Often undertaking research, SEO and accounts work, Maxine takes a lead on the back office work that is needed to meet the client's needs. With more than 25 years experience within the banking industry and having run her own business, Maxine's experience, makes her a valuable member of the team. 

Kate Keene

Illustration, Branding

Creative Design

With a degree in marketing and having worked in the industry for more than 12 years, Joanna is able to combine this experience with her design skills to help small businesses stand out from the crowd. Joanna's capabilities range from pattern design & illustrations, to branding, graphics, full brand identity work and writing copy.  Also confident in web design and content creation, Jo is super talented and a real asset to the team.  

Marketing Strategy

& Social Media

With a background in retail management and a degree in marketing, Emma's knowledge of sales and marketing is excellent.  This coupled with several years experience of being self employed perfectly places her to support other businesses with their marketing activity.  Specialising more recently in social media, Emma works in partnership with Kate to offer social media planning, content creation, full social media management and training either on a one to one or group basis. 

Social Media &

Online Advertising

Having over 10 years Customer Service Management experience, Kate has been working in the world of Social Media since 2012.  Extremely knowledgeable in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn platforms, she is able to provide social media training on a one to one or group basis.  Social media advertising is another area of expertise.  With the ability to create quality content and to closely monitor results, Kate also delivers a full social media management service for several clients.

Get in touch...

Call: 07790 154227

Email: hello@orchardbusiness.co.uk

Orchard Business Development

Studio 5, The Priory,

Priory Road




© 2020 Orchard Business Development

Orchard Business Development

Blyth Close, Rugby CV22 7GY

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