Challenging and supportive confidential conversations with fellow business leaders, helping members achieve greater success by sharing the highs and lows of leading a business.
MD2MD enables business leaders to respond to the Coronavirus crisis quickly and effectively
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
Private Meetings Managing Director to Managing Director
Grow your business, develop your thinking and build your team through private challenge and support from others like you.
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.
Find your group
South Central (Oxford)
Managing Directors from Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire, and Berkshire. The beautiful Cotswolds, the educational heritage of Oxford, and the global mega-projects of Science Vale.
London and Home Counties Group
Managing Directors from Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex. Also serving the global business hub of London and the surrounding counties.
South East Midlands (N’hants)
Managing Directors from Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire. A growing population in the automotive and motorsport corridor, with lots of manufacturing and distribution.
Upper Thames Valley (Swindon)
Managing Directors from Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Serving the Upper Thames, Cotswolds and the west through a partnership with Village Hotel Club Swindon.
Request a guest invitation
To those who wish to learn with and from fellow business leaders, we extend an invitation to attend a MD2MD meeting as our guest. This is an opportunity to start fruitful relationships, enjoy useful conversations, and gain valuable business insights.
Who joins MD2MD?
Our members are operational business leaders responsible for tens or hundreds of staff, and they regularly make decisions worth tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds. Whether their title is Managing Director, Chief Executive, CEO, Chairman or Owner, they can also make critical decisions worth many millions. For example, when dealing with major contracts, investments, acquisitions, exits and other such big-ticket deals.
You can read more about our members here.
What happens at MD2MD meetings?
A typical meeting consists of two main parts:
- Confidential peer challenge board discussion, where you will debate real business challenges with your fellow business leaders
- A practical workshop led by a top professional speaker, to develop a specific aspect of leadership best practice
You can read more about the structure of MD2MD meetings here.
MD2MD meetings typically include a workshop, led by a world-class speaker. These top calibre experts are rarely available to SME business leaders in such small groups.
You can read more about out speakers here.