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  • Product range becoming irrelevant or outdated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

august 2020

wed19aug8:30 am10:00 amManaging distribution through partners and succeeding as a channel partnerStephen Martin

wed26aug8:30 am10:00 amHelping your team become comfortable with building relationships through networkingCharlie Lawson

september 2020

wed02sep8:30 am10:00 amRecovering in a recessionGrant Leboff

wed09sep8:30 am10:00 amBringing Lessons from the BattlefieldChris Robinson

wed16sep8:30 am10:00 amEconomic UpdateRoger Martin-Fagg

wed23sep8:00 am10:00 amThink again! – The strategic role of creativityDavid Hall


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.