Survive to Thrive - Cohort 2

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Brought to you by Supply Chain North East and delivered by Ross Golightly.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has plunged many businesses into crisis – not because they have failed or made poor decisions but because of the challenges thrust upon them.

During the last 10 months, many business owners have lost revenue or clients, experienced a reduction in profitability, had clients defer work or freeze contracts, been forced to juggle home working with home schooling and not been able to (or known) how to grow their business.

It’s very easy to get sucked into collective hysteria around what’s going on and, with strong signs of an economic rebirth coming, there are opportunities for business owners to not only survive, but also to thrive if they are prepared to be agile, think differently and adapt where needed.

Who is it For?

This programme has been designed for business owners running service companies that are generating up to £300k in annual revenue or have no more than 6 x employees.

You’ll join an intimate group of 12 x business owners who will meet weekly for 3 x weeks via Zoom for 2-hours of no-fluff, no-nonsense, straight-talking on growing your business in current times. You’ll also have access to a private forum to engage outside the sessions.

• We’ll provide you with the mindset tools needed so that you can think clearly and with perspective and avoid the “group think” that so easily strangles objective thinking;

• We’ll work on the measures needed to build both pipeline and growth opportunities during Covid-19 and on being ready to shift gears when normal returns so that you can capitalise on the new opportunities that will emerge post-lockdown;

• We’ll help you to get clear on the things you should be doing right now and the opportunities Covid-19 affords you to fix or improve issues within your business;

• We’ll provide you with an intimate support structure and the benefit of 12 x other business owners as your own mastermind to share experiences and collectively solve challenges.

The Proof This Works

29 business owners have participated in this programme so far. One business owner described it as “an incredible five weeks of actionable advice on growing your business in difficult times. Possibly the best programme I’ve been a part of”, another said it was “mentoring on steroids”, whilst another said “this has been amazing for me and has energised me and given me lots of hope in a time when I felt I have been walking through treacle and not known how to get out of it”.

Who Will Deliver it?

Brought to you by Supply Chain North East and delivered by Ross Golightly from Sphera Consulting, this 3-week intensive programme has been designed to help maximise the success of your business during lockdown and emerge commercially stronger with renewed focus to capitalise on the opportunities that lie ahead.

Ross is an experienced Growth Strategist, Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Non-Executive Director with over 22 years industry experience. He works closely with a range of Boards across the UK and Europe to drive aggressive revenue and profit growth.

Eligibility criteria:

Do you have a turnover of less than £300K?

Do you employ less than 6 people?

Are you a Service business (agency)?

Webinar/Workshop Dates

20th April – 1pm – 4pm

27th April – 1pm – 4pm

4th May – 1pm – 4pm

Please note: Inline with our funders requirement companies need to be based in the North East LEP area and meet standard ERDF requirements.

The places at this event are fully funded from ERDF and LGF sources and as such we are required to capture reporting data for our funders on the recipients attending to demonstrate the support and this is reflected in the questions to complete as part of the registration process. Registration data may be shared with our external event partners for the sole purpose of this event. Our privacy policy can be accessed here

Supply Chain North East brings together four key partners to work with over 800 businesses through to 2021, supporting them to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Strategic Economic Plan, that has a vision to create 100,000 more and better jobs between 2014 and 2024. , Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC).

Supply Chain North East is a multimillion programme aimed at revolutionising the way SMEs diversify their offering and embrace new markets. The programme has received more than £3m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund, which is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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