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Lift off for the Academy for Chief Executives Scotland

The Academy for Chief Executives, the UK’s leading executive coaching and mentoring organisation, reaches an important milestone today with the launch of a new group in Scotland. At the helm of this new group is Academy for Chief Executives Scotland Chair Justin Grace, a former MD who brings with him 20 years of international board […]

Academy for Chief Executives breeds Yorkshire Winners

The Academy for Chief Executives, the UK’s leading executive coaching and mentoring organisation, welcomes the news that two members of the Academy Group 45 for South and West Yorkshire have scooped a handful of coveted awards. Bonmarché CEO Beth Butterwick won Yorkshire Woman of the Year (Larger Business) at the inaugural Barclays Women in Business […]

Keeping the Flame Alive

By Peter Vajda Something that is guaranteed to hit the energy of your business like a lead balloon is if one or more of your people start to act as if they would rather be somewhere else. Underperforming or disengaged employees adversely affect productivity because they impact those around them in many ways – all […]


– An exclusive interview with Phil Jones, MD of Brother UK Originally founded 100 years ago in Nagoya, Japan, Brother is a global electronics and manufacturing company, with sales in over 100 countries. The UK subsidiary, based on the outskirts of Manchester, was originally established in 1968 and provides sales, marketing, technical support, warehousing and […]

Halting The Drift, Antennae Up!

By Lesley Matile  Individuals and businesses often fail if they continue doing what made them successful for a little too long. Why? One reason is that success can make some leaders blinkered “…I know what I’m doing, no need for me to question myself, I’m very successful, after all…” Long-standing leaders – however effective they are […]

Medalling in Your Business

By Phil Jesson The Olympics have been great for sport and great for the Nation! One thing I’ve learnt is that the noun medal has become, in sporting circles, a verb. People can now medal in that they find themselves on the medal podium. Can we learn lessons from the Games that will have implications […]

CAPITALISING on the Olympics…

Ken Allison shares a pentathlon of ideas for engaging your people. By the time you read this article, the Olympic Torch Relay may be somewhere near you.  By Olympic standards we seem well prepared, with none of the horror stories from previous Games about unfinished venues, transportation systems and the like. But, is business prepared to […]

Understand your business stage and prepare for advanced growth

By Darren Shirlaw, Founder of Shirlaws Global “Current conversations are often about surviving the recession, but this misses an important point. It’s too late to think about survival, and just the right time to be planning for economic recovery”, says Darren The Great Recession While the so-called Great Recession focused everyone on survival, many businesses […]

20 Ways to Add Value

By Phil Jesson In the future, there will only be two types of companies:- Those who are perceived as cost creators Those who are perceived as value creators The former are in for a hiding and many of them will not survive for obvious reasons….they will be seen as a “cost”. Value creators will survive […]

Are you a Whinger or a Winner? by Roger Harrop

There is no question – the prospects for the economies of the UK and the rest of Europe are not good BUT there are many sectors that have thrived and continue to thrive throughout the last 3 years. You may have seen my, not exhaustive, list of 31 of these sectors and companies that I […]