M1 M40 Business Leaders Group

Members from Buckinghamshire and parts of Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire


Great businesses are built by great leaders.  But even natural leaders need to work constantly in order to develop themselves. Great leaders never stop learning and never cease in their endeavour to improve the performance of their business by developing their own competence, confidence, and motivation as a leader. And the purpose of MD2MD is to enable you to do so too.

The Kaizen* leadership approach used by MD2MD is carefully constructed to help you raise your game as a leader. And in addition to enabling you to enjoy more success with less stress, we aim to help entrepreneurial ambitious medium sized businesses, in our view the workhorse of  ‘UK plc’, to scale up and revolutionise the country’s performance just as the Kaizen* approach has revolutionised Manufacturing industry since the 1960s and 1970s.

Our aim is to ensure you leave every meeting inspired to make at least one improvement to your business immediately. And although we respect that it is your choice, we and the group are there to encourage and support you in making that happen such that you can feedback to the next meeting your success story and also what more you’ve learnt from implementing that action.

So who is the M1M40 group for, when and where does it meet?

The M1M40 business leaders group is designed specifically for Managing Directors like you. The group meets approximately monthly at members premises in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns between the M40 and the M1 as far south as the M25 and as far north the A43.  This entrepreneurial area includes a wide variety of towns and a wide range of business sectors, including:

  • The home base for most of the world’s motorsports’ industry around Oxford, Brackley, Banbury and Silverstone.
  • The distribution centres of Rugby, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Banbury
  • The manufacturing heartlands of Rugby, High Wycombe, Northampton, Luton, Aylesbury and Banbury
  • The hub of the global pharmaceutical industry around Amersham and Chesham
  • The market towns of Tring, Buckingham, Brackley, Leighton Buzzard, Princes Risborough and Banbury

All blended in the South of the area with a large number of London commuters and with the beautiful Chiltern Hills area of outstanding natural beauty.

Do you lead an organisation of 10-500 people in this area?

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What happens in a business leaders’ group meeting?

Most meetings of the M1M40 group start at 8am and after briefly comparing experiences of the current trading environment spends the morning learning with and from each other through an interactive workshop led by a top professional speaker. After lunch and a catch up and feedback session, the group works together in confidential session as a peer challenge board for the remainder of the afternoon, departing by 4:30 to avoid the traffic.

Whilst all meetings of the group work to the ethos of leaders learning with and from leaders, a few variations complement this normal format of which the most notable is our annual conference LeaderFest. For more detail of the various meetings, click here.

Group Members