Deva Premal and Miten: For ten years Bells has been supporting the renowned Mantra musicians and spiritual healers Deva Premal and Miten, in developing their business to reach audiences round the world. Interest in their work has grown fivefold during the period – with Bells enabling every aspect of their international touring and music sales. Deva and Miten spend 9 months of the year taking their music and work on tour, hosting sold-out events all over the world. Bells’ mission is to empower Deva and Miten so all they need to do is arrive on time and play. www.devapremalmiten.com
WildQuest: Based in Bimini in the Bahamas, WildQuest is the best place in the world to connect and play with joyful, wild and free dolphins. The central aim of the business is to re-establish the connection between man and nature via innovative, nature-based self-discovery programmes. Bells has provided a full service business support to WildQuest for five years, enabling the business owners to consistently focus on delivering outstanding customer experience – and service the ever-increasing demand for their unique offering, over the 38 week Bahamian season. www.wildquest.com
Tanmaya Honervogt offers holistic trainings (Reiki healing) and Bells fosters the business at board level, as well as providing marketing and back office services to facilitate bookings and venue hire. PR outreach for Tanmaya has achieved widespread TV and radio appearances, magazine coverage and a substantial fivefold growth in business over just 3 years. In addition Bells supports Tanmaya in negotiating publishing contracts – which enabled her to create the first color-illustrated books on Reiki to be distributed worldwide. Her books have sold over 500,000 copies to date. www.tanmaya-reiki.com
Triodent is a major New Zealand based international manufacturer of patented dental products. Triodent chose Bells to enable its European business via the provision of warehousing and distribution capability, eventually seeing an in-depth transfer of skills and personnel develop between the two businesses. Activities also involve a range of European administrative support services, unburdening Triodent from the complexities of running a global business. These include company secretarial and company directorship to facilitating banking arrangements. www.triodent.com
NST Health: Neurostructural Integration Technique is considered by many leading health authorities to be the world’s premier technique in spinal and structural therapy. NST initiates safe, natural auto-regulation to occur within the spinal column, rapidly eliminating pain and symptoms while restoring vitality. Bells has enabled NST in the business areas of licensing, international business structure, accounting and product fulfilment services, and energising the creation of a video programming product. www.NSTHealth.com
Osho Leela is one of the UK’s leading personal growth centres. Well-known for its festivals, parties and celebrations, it is run by a vibrant community in a beautiful house in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Since 2006 Bells has supported Leela with business and management services, including accounting, financial planning and community structure advice, enabling the community to relax, stabilise and grow. www.osholeela.co.uk
Labyrinth: Bells was invited to find a funding solution for a small and successful publishing business based in Florence Italy. They had produced the first illustrated book on the predictions of the mystic Nostradamus and were looking for a partner to scale the business in a controlled environment. The business was moved to London, renamed and a development plan put together which enabled a turnover increase from £300k to £7m just 5 years later. The funding solution morphed into building a team of 30 and acquiring 5 other publishing businesses in books, magazines and video.
Maia: Initially asked to assist in marketing technical authoring services, Bells enabled internal identification of an educational software (speed reading) product, and set out to realize its hidden value in the marketplace. After developing the product, Bells repositioned the brand in the UK, bringing a single-pointed focus to the business that had been missing, and staged a successful product launch. The work involved brand definition, creating marketing materials and developing partnership arrangements with lead players in the educational software industry in the UK and US. www.maia.co.uk
Lotus Air: Working with a General Aviation business associate and pilot, Bells became aware of a commercial opportunity to import second-hand single engine aircraft from the USA to Europe for resale. Market research indicated that there was an attractive margin in such transactions due to the Forex rate and relative market values. Bells / Lotus Air successfully imported, marketed and resold several aircraft.
Osho Ko Hsuan was the name of a private international boarding school based in the UK. Its vision and ethos was inspired by the eastern mystic, Osho. Bells were invited, with the support of a UK government grant, to create a clear strategy to reinvigorate pupil intake and clarify the mission of this ground breaking educational offering. This involved developing revised positioning, creating marketing materials and training school staff in the process of advertising and conversion of parental interest into pupil attendance.
In Touch: Bells acquired the assets of In Touch – a ‘what’s on’, free, advertising-driven magazine covering the Merseyside region of the UK. We relocated to new offices in central Liverpool and developed the business over an 18 month period to the point where it was taken over by local staff.
Network Medical Resources (NMR) Limited provided an international locum (temporary hospital doctor) placement service. Over 50 NHS Trusts throughout the UK used the service. Bells assumed the business from the previous owner and pioneered its conversion to an internet based ‘requirements matching’ service – the first of its kind for the medical sector in the UK.