About Us

Since June 2013 We Grow Businesses Ltd has been helping small businesses to achieve rapid business growth throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Our Values

  • No lies.
  • No jargon.
  • No over-promising.
  • No magic formulas.
  • No winging it.
  • No rip-off fees.
  • No tie-ins.

Just simple, measurable and cost-effective support to grow your small business.

Our Team

Francis Hooke

Director and Consultant

Francis Hooke

Francis spent the first decade of his career working in financial services and technology at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Francis grew dissatisfied with the way the bank was being run, and decided that he didn’t want to be a part of it any more – and resigned.

In 2013 Francis founded We Grow Businesses Ltd (WGBL). The aim was to create a new type of consultancy business, led by the values above.

Posy Parsons


Posy Parsons

Posy joins our team from a strong and diverse business background. She has experience ranging from setting up local branches of non-profit organisations, being a certified Financial Advisor, working in sales planning within the retail industry and finally to setting up and running her own e-commerce and manufacturing company.

Posy has always had a passion for teaching and advising others and is excited to be using her wealth of experience to help our clients drive their business forward.

Peter Weir ACA


Peter Weir

Peter holds a degree in Mathematical Sciences from Christ Church College at the University of Oxford. He is also an ACA qualified accountant.

Peter ensures that the financial analysis and tools that we use are exactly as bank managers, investors and accountants would expect.

Peter divides his time between work in the financial services sector, private business ventures and supporting WGBL clients.

Donna Hooke

Growth Support Manager

Donna Hooke

Donna obtained a degree in the arts in the North-East of England.

She quickly decided a life of paid travel was for her so embarked on a nine year career with Qantas working as an international flight attendant in First and Business Class.

Since becoming a Mum to Abi she has clipped her wings and now supports the day-to-day operations of WGBL, and acts as a central point of contact for our clients.

Gareth Edwards

Technology Partner

Gareth Edwards

Technology is absolutely key to the service that we provide at WGBL. We load, calculate and analyse thousands of numbers every month.

Gareth is the founder and managing director of Rapid Information Systems Ltd, based in Welwyn Garden City. Rapid provides the portal software that we use with all our clients.

WGBL and Rapid operate a joint venture, hence we are delighted to include Gareth as part of our team.