Monday, 25 January 2016

"Get Ready to Break Big in 2016" - CIMA Event in Walsall on 9thFebruary at 6.30pm

Attending this seminar will help you to assess where your business is right now and take you through ten strategic steps to get you to the next level of growth. 

What you can gain: - 

Find out about the 10 practical steps to realise the full potential of your business and help you achieve your business vision. 

1. Ditch the business plan.

2. Understand why you want it.

3. Build on firm foundations.

4. Understand what business you are in.

5. Get ready to break big.

6. Know your market.

7. Look in the mirror.

8. Stand out from the crowd.

9. Create a sales plan.

10. Press the RESET button.

Date/Time: 9 February 2016 starting at 18:30

Location: Holiday Inn, Great Barr, Walsall B43 7BG (M6 Jct 7)

Price: No charge.  Buffet served on arrival


Speaker Details: - 

Harvey Gora, Director, Business Doctors, spent more than a decade transforming his family’s clothing manufacturing company into a successful pet accessories company by forging loyal relationships with SMEs and focusing on delivering what customers need. 

'When I joined the family business, I got involved in every single aspect, from sales and procurement to admin and finance. It was quite an experience. I turned it from a loser into a winner that currently employs around 17 people.' 

After graduating from the University of Manchester in economics, Harvey worked for a few large organisations in telecoms, financial services and business development. Then faced with a tough and challenging decision decided to carry on the mantle of the family business. The business was in the red after a huge bad debt but Harvey battled on and a couple of years later managed to turn the business and repay the debt. He subsequently changed industries, took production overseas, deployed a structure for LT growth and financial sustainability and ten years later built a hugely successful business, which still remains in the family. 

During this time Harvey also qualified as a CIMA management accountant, secured several investments, ran a property portfolio and started up an e-commerce business, which was successfully resold. 

Matthew Levington, Managing Director, Business Doctors - Intelligent, talented individuals who enjoy fast-paced, challenging environments make ideal business consultants and advisors. Matthew certainly fits the bill. A veteran of the highly-competitive and rapidly evolving media industry, Matthew started his career in sponsorship and promotions at Piccadilly Radio. He quickly moved up the corporate ladder at EMAP and was soon displaying his talents in a series of senior roles. 

Matthew became managing director of Crash FM in Liverpool after its failed launch and managed to reverse its fortunes by attracting the valuable youth market and the advertising revenues that follow. Matthew moved to Chrysalis stations Galaxy 105 in Yorkshire, followed by Galaxy 102 in Manchester, one of the UK’s largest radio markets. Matthew revived the underperforming Manchester station with bold, carefully calculated strokes that included the appointment of a senior management team, relocation to the city centre and a determined focus on building a profile amongst the city’s advertisers, businesses and communities. 

Matthew’s relevant business experience and talent for turn-around led him to found Business Doctors Ltd. This unique opportunity to promulgate his hands-on style and to have a major impact on clients' bottom lines made Business Doctors the ideal venue for Matthew’s many competencies and talents.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Peter Milligan to speak at CIMA/CIPD Event, 'Organisational politics and power: How to work with it, earn respect and make a positive difference' on 27th January at Newcastle-under-Lyme

Venue & Time

Holiday Inn at Junction 15 of the M6 Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 4DL
6.30pm for 7pm
No charge.  Buffet served on arrival 

What you can gain

The session will be interactive and will include: 
  • What power and politics really are. 
  • Why you need to understand basic psychology, and how to apply it. 
  • The two emotions that can make or break you. 
  • What you need to be able to read a room effectively.
  • Understanding and dealing with different agendas. 
  • Working with the ‘hidden’ side of organisational life.
  • Stakeholder relationship management. 
  • Building immunity from the political game playing of others.
Participants will leave the session with: 
  • a better appreciation of organisational dynamics
  • a deeper and useful insight into human psychology
  • some practical actions they can apply to improve the way they think, act and influence at work.  

Speaker Details

Peter Milligan is a corporate psychologist with more than 21 years of international experience in developing business leaders and teams.  
After moving to the UK in 2000, Peter became a director of Europe's largest and longest running executive coaching firm.  He was a contributor to the book, ‘10 Things That Keep CEOs Awake’ and regularly writes and speaks on leadership, communication and career success.

Peter has worked with leaders at all levels including managing directors and other board members. In 2005, he established New Generation Leaders in line with his passion for accelerating the awareness, confidence and contribution of emerging leaders. He is currently writing a book designed to help these people learn and grow more quickly on their leadership journey.  

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Shaylor Group FD, Paul Hooper-Keeley (with Deep Six), to play The 100 Club, London, for The Teenage Cancer Trust

Shaylor Group's Finance Director, Paul Hooper-Keeley is to help raise funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust via the March Of The Mods events that are happening all over the country.

Paul's band, Deep Six, will be joining Squire, The Scene and The Chords UK at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street on Friday 11th March. 

Shaylor Group Plc have been supporting The Teenage Cancer Trust themselves for several years and have several more fundraising events planned throughout 2016.

Deep Six have a Facebook page so please visit it and give us a 'like' : -