Meet Our Development Director
Stu Locke, BS in Accounting, CAPM
Stu joined our firm on July 24, 2013 as our Project Manager for the B2B Network. He holds a B.S. in accounting. He has a diverse background in software development, banking, accounting, small business ownership, church administration, and athletics.
He has also been heavily involved (both past and present) in volunteer activities for the Middletown Rotary Club, Middletown Area Senior Citizens Inc., American Heart Association, Abilities First Foundations, Butler County ESP, and the Kingdom Youth Foundation. Personally, he enjoys and is committed to his family, his church, and building relationships with friends.
An outsider looking at Stu understands that what Stu really wants to do is to help people. Feel free to contact Stu directly to learn more about the B2B Network and its advantages.
Gross & Company are licensed business professionals. Gross & Company offers a wide range of services to individuals, businesses, and industries. Under their umbrella of clientele is manufacturing businesses, professional corporations, builders and contractors, insurance brokers, retail and wholesale businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as individuals! There is no limit to the variety of accounts they can manage. The Gross & Company highly-trained staff work continually to embrace technology and improve services for their clients. That means electronic tax filings and communication with the IRS, portal technology, and electronic cash management functions of wire and ACH transfers. They are also proud to be a paperless office environment!
Learn about the B2BNetwork Code of Business Practice.
We are committed to maintaining the highest degree of integrity in all our dealings with potential, current and past clients. Both in terms of normal commercial confidentiality and the protection of all personal information received in the course of providing the business services concerned. We extend the same standards to all of our customers, suppliers and associates.
We always conduct our own services truthfully, honestly and honorably, and expect our clients and suppliers to do the same. Our advice, strategic assistance and the methods imparted through our training, take proper account of ethical considerations, together with the protection and enhancement of the moral position of our clients and suppliers.
Duty of Care
Our actions and advice will always conform to relevant law, and we believe that all businesses and organizations, including this consultancy, should avoid causing any adverse effect on the human rights of people in the organizations we deal with, the local and wider environments, and the well-being of society at large.
Conflict of Interest
Our services are open to competition from all categories of businesses involved with our network; however, we will always strive to eliminate any conflict of interest regarding business to business practices.
Our clients are encouraged to provide detailed proposals, including aims, activities, costs, timescales and deliverables. The quality of our service and the value of our support provide the only true basis for continuity. We always try to meet our client’s requirements and expect our clients to provide the same to each inquiry for service. Our services are free to our clients and we require no formal contracts for services provided.
Fees and Services
Our b2b network services are totally free to our clients. To join the network you must provide services to other businesses or advocate a charity in your line of work. (Example: a restaurant might advocate Shared Harvest Food Bank) We do require that our clients provide competitive fees for what they provide, which is high quality, tailored, specialized services. We require our clients to propose solutions which accommodate their customer(s) available budgets and timescales. Wherever possible, our clients agree their fees and basis of charges are provided clearly in advance, so that customers can plan reliably for what lies ahead, and how it’s to be achieved and financially justified.
We expect that the aim of our clients is to be as flexible as possible in the way that their services are charged. Some customers may prefer fixed project fees, others are happier with retainers, and we try to fit in with what will be the best for the consumer. We expect that payment for service provided be prompt and made within terms agreed upon in the contract signed.
Intellectual Property and Moral Rights
We retain the moral rights in, and ownership of, all intellectual property that we create unless agreed otherwise in advance with our clients. In return, we respect the moral and intellectual copyright vested in our clients’ intellectual property.
We maintain the quality of what we do through constant ongoing review with our clients, of all aims, activities, outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of every activity. We encourage regular review meetings to provide regular progress reports. This consultancy has been accredited under a number of quality assurance schemes. Further details are available on request.
We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to be completely objective in our judgment and any recommendations that we give so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of our clients.
Equality and Discrimination
We always strive to be fair and objective in our advice and actions, and we are never influenced in our decisions, actions or recommendations by issues of gender, race, creed, color, age or personal disability.
If, after reading our values statement, you agree to abide by these values and wish to join the B2B Network you can click here for the application to join.