We Are 8RC

Business Consultancy and Mentoring

Helping your business be better tomorrow than it is today
At 8RC we work tirelessly to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients. Our approach is based on our 8 Pillars to help you improve the key areas of your business.

Our 8 Pillars


Customer needs and empowering teams


Source, buy, wholesale, retail, design, trends and direct sales


Business key performance indicators and strategy


Visual merchandising, customer services and customer journey


E-commerce and social media


Critical path, tools and processes


Marketing, brand stimulation and driving sales


Return on investment and the 7 Ps delivering profit

Proven Business Experts

Our approach is proven to work and works for any business in any sector. We have many satisfied clients in Norfolk, across the UK and also internationally. Using our 8 Pillar philosophy, we help businesses across many different sectors be better tomorrow than they are today.

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Business Mentoring

We know that some businesses struggle to motivate themselves, however, we’re here to help you dig deep and drive forward, making a difference. Our one-to-one business mentoring sessions consist of motivational advice and tips, as well as reassurance, guidance and business solutions.

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Personal Mentoring

With in-depth experience talking to and helping people from all walks of life, we can provide personal mentoring at all levels. Through our one-to-one sessions, we provide expert advice and reassurance to catapult you forward. Sometimes, you just need someone to bounce ideas off of – here a 8RC we can help you turn your ideas into reality.


Case Studies

What Our Clients Say

“Steve is a brilliant communicator with a great understanding of business needs and someone who quickly identifies opportunities. Providing, hands on help with a strategic thought process and plan to drive profit, Steve and his team are certainly the most experienced retail professionals I know in Norfolk!”

Judy Randon | Insight6

“Stephen and his team are very helpful, knowledgable and personable. I have gained a great deal from our sessions and very much look forward to working with 8RC in the near future. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone running their own business.”

James Archer | Archer's Butchers

“Collaborating with Steve to support some business owners exposed his craft fully to me as a full on and brilliant guru, consultant, mentor and friend. You need to be talking to him right now, if you want to grow yourself, your team and thereby business.”

John Burroughes | Thrive

“Great team. Very professional and accommodating. Highly recommended”

Panos Charalambous | Microshirts

“Stephen participated in our Employability skills event in Norwich and was utterly fantastic. Sharing stories about his own career and listening genuinely to the young people; Stephen quickly established trust and respect within the group. Meaningful interactions with professionals who understand the career challenges facing young people are vital and Stephen was an important part of the success of the event. Thank you!”

Ellen Furguson | Clever Egg

“I am writing to thank you for the quality of service provided by your company. We sincerely appreciate your efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated on each project, and the way you conduct business as a whole.”

Mohamed | Naseej

Our Services

8RC provides support with new ideas and gives businesses across Norfolk and further afield a new perspective which they can benefit from. Not only can we provide top business and retail consultancy at all levels, we can also provide help with the following services:

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Online & Ecommerce

Our experience within the retail sector has given us insight into how the consumer journey differs within the digital space. Whether you’re a new and emerging brand or are simply keen to boost your visibility online, we can develop a bespoke e-commerce strategy that complements your wider business goals.

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Brand & Product Launch

With over 30 years’ experience launching brands, our brand launch consultancy service is the ideal way to get things off the ground. We’ll work with you to build a network of relevant insiders, journalists and influencers, all of which can help to bring your brand into the spotlight. From the very beginning, we focus on getting your brand the exposure that it deserves, boosting awareness and, in turn, driving sales.

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Retail Marketing & PR

How a brand markets itself is crucial to its success. Whether you’re starting from scratch or are eager to bring your existing marketing and PR strategy into the 21st century, we have the skills needed to promote your business in the best possible light.

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Branding & Brand Development

8RC have an exemplary knowledge of branding and brand development, so no matter what size your company is, we are able to help you achieve your business branding goals. We combine branding and brand development with our other services, including online, content creation, marketing and photography, to ensure that your business’ branding is consistently presented in all aspects of your company image.

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Social Media

Social media is increasingly becoming a critical part of any smart communication strategy. Primarily covering Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, here at 8RC we offer cost-effective social media programmes to help raise awareness of your business or brand and to communicate effectively with your customers.

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Content Creation

Content is the means through which your brand becomes visible to your target audience. 8RC can produce a wide variety of content marketing materials, including video, photography, brochures, website copy, flyers, case studies, newsletters and blogs. Everything we do is done in consultation with our clients and geared towards increasing engagement with their target audience.

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