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Challenging and supportive confidential conversations with fellow business leaders, helping members achieve greater success through (even) smarter strategies, (even) better decisions and (even more) motivated people

As the boss, you are in a position of immense power and responsibility. You can do what you want, when you want, and how you want. That is how it’s seen, but rarely is this the reality.

Growing your business by taking opportunities, building your team and overcoming challenges is what makes the role fulfilling and rewarding.

Putting in place the people, structures and systems necessary to scale your business can sometimes be a challenge, whether you’re the entrepreneurial owner manager, the latest generation taking the family business to the next stage or the former corporate business leader used to having structures and systems already in place.

Who do you consult? Who can you trust to provide independent and down-to-earth advice on the critical judgement calls where analysis doesn’t really help?

MD2MD is built upon the view that business leaders value most the ideas of other business leaders. We exist to help you develop your thinking as a business leader through regular confidential discussions with others like you.

Develop your thinking, build your team and grow your business through private discussion with others like you.

2021 - Brave the new world - A report by MD2MD on the 'New normal' for UK business

In May 2020 MD2MD conducted a survey of business leaders to gain insights into the likely medium term impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis on UK business and produced a report exploring how the business world might look in 2021.

Who joins MD2MD?

To qualify for MD2MD you must be an operational leader. You lead tens or hundreds of staff and regularly make decisions worth tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds, whatever your title.  Your primary role is to engage and enthuse a team in driving towards a shared vision, managing sales, marketing, operations and development to efficiently and effectively deliver the right balance between profit now and investment for future growth.

You can read more about our members here.

Confidential structured conversations for you and best practice workshops for you and your team

The essence of MD2MD is our peer challenge board.  Where business leaders all,  like you, facing the ups and downs of leadership, debate in confidence how best to deal with real business leadership challenges. Providing a useful sounding board for the person facing that challenge as well as a chance for all to develop their thinking on leadership.

Complementing this, to join our very highly rated best practice workshops led by international standard professional speakers. Speakers of a calibre rarely available to SME leaders in small groups.  And, because a key challenge for most leaders is to build their team, your senior management team can join these sessions too, making MD2MD membership a very economic and effective senior management development programme (SMDP)

You can read more about membership here.

Forthcoming open events

november 2020

wed04nov8:30 am10:00 amHow to win 2 out of 3 Tenders and ProposalsDavid Harrison

wed11nov8:30 am10:00 amNo One is Born A RacistRené Carayol

wed18nov8:30 am10:00 amInsolvency Double Feature – Whistle Stop Tour and Tales from the CryptPeter Windatt

wed25nov8:30 am10:00 amAdjust Your Sails – leading in turbulent times.Jon Wilks

How MD2MD enabled business leaders to respond to the Coronavirus crisis quickly and effectively in advance of most of their competitors

The world is changing very quickly.  For business leaders it’s a challenge and sometimes an opportunity as disruption creates winners and losers. But with so much happening time is scarcer than ever.  MD2MD is saving our members time so they can get information fast, make smart decisions and act quickly.  They are now using online meetings to share information and ideas, to debate what’s happening and where we’re heading and to quickly check out the tough decisions they are having to make. If you are interested in the sort of insights that emerge from our meetings see the following informal notes to members posted

On 10th February – Two weeks before the stock market crash
On 14th April – As we addressed the crisis and the lockdown
On 29th April – As we began to look towards the end of the spring lockdown