Boo Coaching & Consulting join the Octagon Family

Boo Coaching & Consulting join the Octagon Family

The Octagon are thrilled to announce a new corporate partner has joined the Octagon’s Corporate Supporters

The Octagon Networking Enterprise (ONE club) is a corporate membership programme run by the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. The club aims to provide companies with networking opportunities and access to the new state-of-the-art space in the heart of the town where best business practice can be shared within a creative environment, as well as providing financial support for the theatre which is a registered charity.

Boo Coaching & Consulting are a Bolton based firm who run coaching, mentoring and leadership programmes. The company has joined the growing members of the Octagon’s ONE club which will help support the theatre through a challenging year.

The theatre was due to open after a major redevelopment this summer but this has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic with a new opening date of December announced last month.  With the delay to the opening and uncertainty of when full audiences will be able to be housed safely has led to the biggest ever challenge faced by the theatre in its 50 year history.

Roddy Gauld Chief Executive of the Octagon comments “I am delighted that we’re establishing a partnership Boo Coaching & Consulting. The Octagon faces an unprecedented challenge to survive the effects of this pandemic, and it’s with the support of local communities and companies that we’ve been able to survive so far and plan our recovery. The Octagon and Boo Coaching & Consulting share many similar values and I cannot wait to welcome them to the theatre when we open later this year, and I hope this will be a long term and fruitful relationship for both organisations.”

Becci Martin, Founder and Director of Boo Coaching & Consulting comments:

“We are a business with national reach and global ambitions, but my goodness are we proud of our hometown! The Octagon is such a treasured local landmark, unique to Bolton. We’re keen to help support and preserve it for generations to come.” 

Other ONE Club members include: William Hare, Carrs Pasties, Ideal Corporate Solutions, Chancellor Financial, KBL, Handelsbanken, Bruntwood and Eric Wright Group.

Head of Development Danni Fearnley adds “We are so grateful to all of our supporters, it is thanks to their generosity that we have made it this far in such a difficult year. We hope that our ONE Club will continue to grow as we approach the fantastic new building opening, and we aim to provide a really exciting and unique opportunity for the business and arts worlds to come together as a force for good to build a stronger community here in Bolton.”

If you are a company and interested in finding out more about the ONE Club please contact Head of Development Danni Fearnley on