Welcome to the group.
This group meets online eight times a year on Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
We encourage you to download the group meeting dates (links towards the end of this page) to your work calendar and make a point of attending the group meetings as an opportunity to work on, not in, your business for 90 mins but also to be there to support your group colleagues who may need your input on one of their challenges.
MD2MD encourages engagement between members with each other and with speakers outside meetings, if you need to be connected to someone please simply ask your group manager to connect you. We will always connect by email, leaving you to share phone numbers as you choose.
Don’t forget, your membership entitles your senior leadership team to have unlimited access to our online events such as workshops, webinars, special interest groups and trending topics.
Meet and connect with the other members in your peer group.Meet the group members
MD2MD Online Events
Don’t forget, your membership entitles you and your senior leadership team to unlimited access to our online events, including workshops, webinars, special interest groups and trending topics. To find out what events we have coming up and to book a space, please follow the link below.MD2MD Online Events
MD2MD aims to be a helpful source of information and contacts for members so if you need to know something or someone or need some service and think we might be able to point you in the right direction, please ask.
MD2MD also endeavours to be there when you need us. So if you have anything on your mind that you’d like to run past someone independent and detached, yet supportive and experienced, please ask your group manager and if they can’t help you themselves, they will endeavour to connect you with someone who can.
There is no additional fee for the quick, high-value, remote support MD2MD provides for members. It is part of the service.
If you need more in-depth support, our founder Bob is available for business speaking, coaching, mentoring, non exec roles and board facilitation.
Connect with Bob on LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with his thoughts, tips and tools for all things business leadership. Click here to book a no-fee, 30-minute coaching call with Bob.
Beech Meeting Dates 2023 /2024
2023: 12th Jan, 23rd Feb, 20th April, 25th May, 6th July, 14th Sep, 12th Oct and 23rd Nov.
2024: 4th Jan, 1st Feb, 7th Mar, 18th Apr, 13th Jun, 11th Jul, 19th Sep, and 14th Nov.
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Each group has its own dedicated Whatsapp group to share information in between meetings such as questions, insights, links and recommendations so its a great way to keep up-to-date and engaged with the other group members.
This group is run by
Group Manager: Andrew Spink
Prior to his retirement Andrew was a “one Company” individual who has spent all his Career at the De Vere Group now operating as Village Hotels since the break-up of the Company in 2014. Since his first General Manager’s position in 1984 he has managed several Hotels across the Country including The Belfry, the World famous Hotel and Golf Resort, famous for hosting The Ryder Cup. Until recently he was Regional Director accountable for 4 Hotels including Swansea, Cardiff, Swindon and Farnborough. Andrew joined MD2MD as a Group Manager following his retirement. He has been a member of MD2MD since it’s beginning and has extensive experience of guest speakers.
Meeting Facilitator: Duncan Souster
Duncan has been involved with MD2MD as both a long-term member and a member of the team. Previously the Managing Director of a fast-growth automotive training company running pan-European programs for Nissan Europe with extensive experience in services including IT training, Learning & Development and business accelerator coaching. For the last 13 years he has worked as a corporate videographer and photographer. He is interested in the parallels between sport and business leadership & teamwork and what they can learn from each other.
Calendar dates to add to your diary
Insights, books and podcasts
Read an insight from experienced speaker Andrew Pain who shares his top tips on Imposter Syndrome, why it’s toxic and how to beat it.
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone says that the biggest mistake most people make in life is not setting goals high enough. Taking massive action is the only way to fulfill your true potential.
Listen to Personal and Professional Success with Transformational Coach Joan Clark where she discusses some of the challenges women and leaders face today.