D52ltd – The Business Toolkit

Managing Director

Dawn Crossingham FIOEE

WINNER – UK Top Business Adviser 2018

Enterprise Nation & Experian ( Finance & Funding)


WINNER Venus Women’s Awards 2018

My name is Dawn Crossingham and I am the owner and founder of D52 – The Business Toolkit.

I have worked with business owners just like you for over 13yrs and have seen the value of realistic and honest business advice.

Focusing on your business growth potential and seizing opportunities is the key to business success. Many people understand this philosophy however fail to set time aside to plan for growth and often lack the ‘tools’ to do the job.

Again and again I see business owners who have not only allowed their business to dictate their future direction but have additionally grown to resent the business they own because they have not stopped to reflect on where their business is destined, nor the purpose for which they started out initially.

By engaging with me, you can be assured that tried and tested methods of helping you to reach you goals are utilised. I do not engage a one size fits all approach, and certainly am passionate that you ‘make your business work’ for you.

Whether through one-to-one support or group workshops, you will gain invaluable insights about your business in order to take the correct steps toward business growth.

With my support you will chart a course of action and be accountable to someone who will offer measured, firm and practical advice.

I care about your business’ success, enough to outline any pitfalls and encourage you to consider the final consequences of your plans. I will supply the relevant tools for you to run your business effectively whilst directing you to the additional support you need


I have worked extensively with new and established Businesses for 13yrs to offer independent and honest business reviews (references adjacent to this page).

Business Qualifications:

  • ILM 5 Business Support
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (SFEDI accredited)
  • NVQ 4 Advice, Guidance & Advocacy

Client Feedback

Dawn is a passionate professional who’s experience for creating business growth strategies are invaluable to take your business forward. Quick with ideas and solutions and a unique energy that is a pleasure to work with

Sarah Mills – Regional Vice President, Arbonne Int. Portland 2018

Dawn has been amazing at giving me advice and helping with my business. Worth talking to her if you have the opportunity. Impartial, practical help, enabling you to get to the nub of your business concerns and implement a realistic plan.

Bev Hepting – Owner, Discover Your voice. 2017- Blandford, Dorset

Dawn is a fantastic business adviser who provides clients with significant and insightful support which makes a real difference to business owners at all stages of their business journey and that support always has a positive impact.

Dawn is the best networker I have ever had the pleasure to work alongside and will always find time to help clients who in turn benefit from her excellent advice, guidance and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of running a business.

Dawn is also one of those special people who will go the extra mile to help and I have no hesitation in recommending her.

David Pitfield – Project manager, Dorset Growth hub. 2017 – Poole Dorset

It was inspiring to watch Dawn transition, what was, a staff and retail business that had grown tired and whose customer base was declining.

She is a rare kind of visionary who can do it all – she can define a long-term strategy and then break it down to the day-to-day to make it communicable, and then inspire others to run with the vision and make the necessary changes to completely turn a business around.

I meet many outstanding people in my profession; but Dawn’s optimism and insight, dedication and integrity are second to none.

David Borg – Area manager 2015 – Surrey

I managed to pin Dawn down and seek out some fruitful business seeds!
Dawn just has that way of nurturing with keeping you focused, yet excited about the future. She has a wealth of knowledge & contacts.

Sally Allan- Owner – Sally’s Fish Camp. Weymouth 2018

Dawn has worked with Greenborough in helping to deliver the SME Business Growth and Finance business support project in The East Midlands. She is very well connected, experienced in the delivery of business support linked to demonstrable need, and is an empathetic and committed professional. If Dawn hadn’t relocated to the south we would have no hesitation to use her again.

Russell Copley MD. Partner at Economic Development Partnership LLP