Your Challenges

The life of a business leader is exciting, rewarding, and sometimes challenging. MD2MD membership provides you with the opportunity to examine your biggest and most sensitive challenges in confidence, with a diverse group of independent peers.

Typical topics of conversation include:


  • Considering goals or strategy
  • Looking to exit
  • Concerned about succession
  • Looking to grow quickly
  • Plateauing or not growing fast enough


  • Realising that external funding is needed
  • Unsure how to approach investors or financers
  • Having cash flow difficulties
  • Growing too quickly and need to manage cash
  • Won a big contract but can’t fund working capital


  • Questions about acquisition
  • Has been approached to sell the business
  • Thinking about retirement or exit
  • Involved in a shareholder dispute
  • Parting company with a co-shareholder

Suppliers, Customers and Operations

  • Supply chain problems and let-downs
  • Important upcoming pitch or presentation
  • Losing customers and losing pitches
  • Difficult negotiations
  • Major project(s) gone or going wrong

Products and Markets

  • Sales have started to decline
  • Product range becoming irrelevant or outdated
  • Facing an aggressive new competitor
  • New competitor is disrupting the industry
  • Marketing is not getting results


  • Staff are not committed or empowered
  • Dealing with a difficult or sensitive staff issue
  • Needing to build a management team
  • Lost a key member of staff
  • Having difficulty with recruiting


  • Has taken on a new role or responsibility
  • Feels stressed and this is causing problems
  • Life difficulties due to long working hours
  • Having trouble with micromanagement
  • Has had a personal hit or medical problems

Find your group

Forthcoming events

june 2020

mon15jun8:30 am4:30 pmGreat Answers to Tough QuestionsMichael DoddOxford

tue16jun8:00 am4:30 pmRecruiting, Retaining, and Retiring Great Employees –Managing Employee Engagement through the Career CycleSue ArmstrongSwindon

wed17jun8:30 am5:00 pmRecruiting, Retaining, and Retiring Great Employees – Managing Employee Engagement through the Career CycleSue ArmstrongBishopsgate, London

mon22jun(jun 22)6:00 pmtue23(jun 23)4:30 pmHow to win 2 out of 3 tenders and proposalsDavid HarrisonLeicestershire


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.