Don’t just take our word for it, here is some feedback from businesses that made that call.

Matt Hardy

“We are extremely grateful for all the hard work MODAL training and the GAIN project has provided for us so far. We have been able to take advantage of the fully funded courses provided to put our staff through IOSH management as well as NEBOSH qualification. Lisa and her staff couldn’t have been more helpful to us and a true credit to the company. We will continue to use them for future projects and strongly advise all SME’s to get in touch. Thank you Lisa!”

Lindsay Linder, Hunts Coaches

“We are grateful to Lisa and the wider team for their advice and assistance in the GAIN project. We found the consultancy provided of real value, and along with some quick wins, we will be using the information within our future planning. Lisa was helpful and willing to look for the right person for our business need. We would encourage SME’s to get involved.”

Lisa Gibson, Eco Heatwave Limited

“The help from MODAL and the GAIN project really opened doors for us, we were able to build new networks and new relationships and ultimately win business.”

We supported Eco Heatwave Limited and have documented their journey, click here to watch the testimonial.

Peter J O’Leary 

“When I was first introduced to Richard Barratt at MODAL Training Centre, Immingham, I never thought I would be introduced to so much available knowledge and skill in one place, both free and paid for, to a small business. For example, the masterclass for Transport Managers, is a refresher course for those who hold this qualification, or a taster for those who wish to enrol on this course at a later date. This is a free seminar for MODAL’s GAIN clients, there is also a masterclass for marketing coming up, again, free.


What sets these apart is the quality of the trainers. The GAIN Project is a great example of funding being used to help, support and offer guidance to local businesses.


Will GAIN help me, will it help you? Yes, sign up and join in. I am new to the Haulage Industry and I feel very lucky to have on-hand quality advice, support and training under one roof.”

Ruchita Green, Owner of Masala Masters


“E-Factor Business and the GAIN Project have been fantastic; I can’t thank them enough. My experience with E-Factor goes way back so for me, when I wanted to start Masala Masters, they were my first port of call.

I worked with Rachel from the early stages and her help and expertise in the area was invaluable.  She was always there with a calm and organised approach, keeping me focused.

When we first looked at my business plan, we wrote out my short-, medium- and long-term goals. Long term was to write my own cookbook, and this became a reality recently with it being published in May 2021. A dream I never thought I could achieve.

If I need business advice, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Alex Scales, Director of Two Spotty Dogs

“Being in retail isn’t the easiest of jobs at the best of times, but during the pandemic & being told we are ‘non-essential’, it was even more difficult and quite scary. However, the advice received from E-Factor Business and their GAIN Project helped enormously. From support on funding, points of law to a friendly encouraging chat has contributed to me now being in a position to re-open confidently in April. they are the ‘go to ‘for business advice, I am so appreciative of the help I get from them.”

Mick Drewery

“We have been involved in the GAIN project for the last couple of months. The Logistics Business Advisor is providing my business with professional support, guidance, advice and the opportunity to network within the industry. This gives me the desire to grow my business.


The masterclasses I found very interesting and beneficial to my business.


A special thanks to the GAIN Team.”

Craig Hepton, Logistics Consultant Specialist

“The team at Modal particularly Lisa and Melissa as part of the GAIN project have been a huge help to me as a new start up business. The advice they offer is friendly, professional and always available.


The team have put me in touch with excellent connections including their business consultants that have particularly helped me with strategic marketing. I’m really looking forward to working with them going forward and can highly recommend their services”

Kevin Wheatley, Director of Ambispace

“Thank you to GAIN and E-Factor Business for the recent support you provided to help with my personal and business development. I was seriously impressed with the efficiency of the process and speed of action; it is a refreshing change. The analysis of my business needs was quick and the matching to a professional mentor was perfect. With his support, I have been able to get a much deeper understanding of my business, and create a set of financial forecasting and modelling tools that are invaluable and will serve me for years to come. I now know I have a positive point of contact for ongoing business growth, and I would enthusiastically recommend E-Factor Business and the GAIN Project to fellow business owners, looking for a lighthouse to provide guidance through the fog of modern commerce.”