We consciously and deliberately build cross sector groups. Whilst meeting with related businesses is valuable, the value we add is from meeting with different business leaders, from a different background, with different sector knowledge, different ownership structures, different perceptions, different levels of education and different values and goals.  Not only is this necessary for us to be able to create a safe space for confidential discussion away from major customers, suppliers, partners and investors, the diversity of backgrounds helps identify gaps in perception, unwitting assumptions and alternative opportunities.

The common ground in most of our discussions is strategic leadership. Getting more of the big decisions more right and getting a team united and enthusiastic to drive together towards a shared goal. That’s the big challenge if you have tens or hundreds of staff. If you’ve fewer than 10-20 staff your focus is probably doing and selling yourself, not leading others to succeed. And with over 500-1000 staff your focus is probably corporate committees, board, policies and plans – and you probably employ general managers and subsidiary directors to provide operational leadership.

Our members

Return on Investment“Many people think a day a month is too much to invest. My experience is that it makes more time. You come back refreshed, re-invigorated and more focused. I have most of my best ideas at MD2MD meetings. That’s why I am still a member after ten years.”
Managing Director Consumer web retail 20 staff £4M revenues £300k profit

“MD2MD has helped me to be more strategic, and that has delivered improved profit.”
Managing Director UK Manufacturer 70 staff £8M revenues £400k profit

“MD2MD never fails to give me new and valuable ideas – this allows me to really differentiate myself and increase my effectiveness as Managing Director.”
Managing Director Business services 30 staff £2M revenues 100k profit

“MD2MD gives me the opportunity to travel across industries. It is an excellent environment for business leaders to listen, learn and share experiences. The speakers too are a great investment of my time.”
Managing Director Professional Advisor 70 staff £10M revenues £2M profit

“We have met our growth targets in sales and profits over the last five years and being a member of MD2MD was a key contributor to that success”
Managing Director Consumer web retail 20 staff £4M revenues £300k profit

“Joining MD2MD was one of my best business decisions ever. I can categorically say that I have won one contract as a direct result of a single MD2MD meeting. That contract alone generated in excess of £165,000 profit for my business.”
Managing Director IT Reseller 30 staff £3M revenues £300k profit

We have a vast range of other members including:

Managing Director Quotes

Managing Director UK Subsidiary of Japanese Manufacturer £100M revenues 120 staff
Senior Partner Regional Professional Practice 12 partners 300 staff £20M revenues £4M profit
Managing Partner Multi Office Professional Practice 6 partners 60 staff £600k profit
Managing Director International Consultancy 40 staff 6M revenues £600k profit
Managing Director Tech New Venture 12 staff £200k revenues nil profit £3M investment
Managing Director Council Direct Services Business 200 staff £6M revenues
Managing Director UK Subsidiary of German Manufacturer 75 staff £13.4M revenues £1.5M profit
Managing Director Consumer and Construction Manufacturer 100 staff £6M revenues £300k profit
Managing Director International Distributor Automotive Packaging £5M revenues £200k profit 129 staff