Make time to save time. Slow down to speed up.
Share shortcuts. Avoid dead ends.

Build confidence, competence and motivation.
Achieve more success with less stress.

Be an even better leader.
Run an even more successful business.

Forthcoming speaker workshops

october 2021

wed20oct9:30 am11:00 amThe connected clientShelley Walters9:30 am - 11:00 am

wed20oct4:00 pm5:30 pmPick Fights! How to make your business stand out in a crowded marketplace and set yourself apart from your competitionMark Blackmore4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

november 2021

tue02novAll Daywed03Retreat to advance(All Day)

wed03nov9:30 pm11:00 amWhat's the value of a Platypus?David Abbott9:30 pm - 11:00 am

tue09nov9:00 am12:30 pmNo going backJon Wilks9:00 am - 12:30 pm

wed10nov9:30 am11:00 am12 key traits of world class managersWayne Clarke9:30 am - 11:00 am

wed10nov4:00 pm5:30 pmWhat will the post Covid-19 economic recovery look like?Graeme Leach4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

wed17nov4:00 pm5:30 pmLittle big bangs for service: increase customer retention, lower support costs & innovate your service (with little effort)Julie Holmes4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Managing Director to Managing Director

To qualify for MD2MD you must be a Managing Director or similar operational leader.

You must 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 now 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 must be interested in MD2MD because you are ambitious to achieve more success for your business with less stress for yourself. Whilst competent and confident you have the humility to realise you can be even better and the desire to be so. Whilst revenues are important to your business, your role is to lead not to generate leads from fellow members and whilst knowledgeable you have as much to learn from them as you have ideas and insights to offer them.

Read more about MD2MD business leader members here.

Structured private conversations for you

The essence of MD2MD is our peer challenge board meeting.

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.

Professional speaker led workshops for you …
… and your team

Complementing this, are 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)

Click here for details of membership options

Members speak

The catch ups have been a highlight of the week.  It has been so useful to share experiences, understanding of the ever-changing regulations and receive sound advice from fellow Managing Directors.  It’s enabled me to deliver clear and confident direction to the staff and fellow directors.
Justin | Managing Director | Lockhart Garatt

I found the online meetings very useful. Good advice and pooling of knowledge as to how Members were coping and initiatives taken to protect and save their Businesses
Andrew | Senior General Manager | Village Hotels

It’s been extremely useful to share thoughts and experiences with fellow business leaders during a period of unprecedented challenge.
Adrian | Managing Director | Triad plc

The online meetings have given me the big picture view. Opinions from other sectors have been very useful in checking ideas before planning our future actions.
Rick | Managing Director | Inventive Creations

Our weekly online meetings proven to be a fantastic sounding board to sense check day to day business decisions I am having to make.
Ian | Managing Director | Care and Independence Ltd

I feel being blessed to be in this group, be accompanied and inspired through this unprecedented turbulent times.
Grace | Managing Director | CityRooms

The online weekly meetings help me get a grasp on what’s going on in the business world in a qualitative way – rather than relying on impersonal statistics.
Val | former Managing Director | The Rooflight Company

The online meetings have provided a welcome space, during this unprecedented time, to share experiences, discuss the issues affecting my business and be reassured that everyone else is struggling with the same things.
Alison | Managing Director | Independent Living Solutions Ltd

MD2MD meetings are a great, safe place to test out your options for a difficult problem and approach it from a range of viewpoints from people of equal stature, that helps you steer a course that you will feel more comfortable with than when you started just 20 minutes before.
Chris | Head of Business Strategy | Satellite Applications Catapult
former Managing Director | Cella Energy

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