This month a delegation of business coaches, advisors and consultants from eleven different European countries spent the week visiting the High Growth Coach Network.
The aim of the Transversal Study visit was to learn about how to support the growth of small medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
The delegates who travelled from Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Poland, Turkey, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania got more than they bargained for as they were treated to a true British cultural experience. Not only did they attend a Bonfire Night Firework party, they dined at a traditional English fish and chip shop and had a traditional ploughman’s lunch with a sample of ales and beers.
In addition, they learned about Leicester’s multi-cultural population and the significance of Diwali before ending the week long Transversal Study visit with lunch at one of Leicester’s finest traditional Indian restaurants – Mem-Saab.
During their visit, the delegates learned about the UK’s strategy for management development and how SMEs are supported as well as how business coaches are trained and developed in the UK. During their stay, delegates visited Pera Consulting where they learned how the GrowthAccelerator and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) are being delivered.
Delegates learned about how the GrowthAccelerator is available for companies with genuine potential for rapid and sustainable growth and how MAS is designed to help manufacturers to streamline their processes, reduce waste, become more energy efficient and generally improve and grow their business.
As a result of the visit, several of the delegates have expressed interest in partnering with the High Growth Coach, Exponential Training & Assessment, Pera Consulting and Perspectives 360.
John Moore from the High Growth Coach said, ‘It is imperative in these challenging economic times that likeminded businesses work together in new ways – I think it was Einstein who said “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” In my mind, I see the future needs to be much more about collaboration and joint ventures as no single organisation holds all of the answers.’
Throughout December and January, John and his team team will be continuing discussions with potential partners seeking to drive economic growth through the development and application of innovative skills and business support strategies. At the end of January, a small delegation of business growth coaches will be visiting Sweden to link up with ten other partners looking at the development of an on-line experiential platform for entrepreneurs as part of the Bizlearn project.