Over 1000 business owners and coaches from all over Europe gathered in Harrogate in April for the 2017 Business Excellence Forum and Awards. Attendees enjoyed 2 days of world class speakers and a prestigious awards ceremony, where top level business performance was recognised and celebrated.
This year’s conference speakers were:
Professor Steve Peters, author of the best-selling personal development book, ‘The Chimp Paradox,’ a simple yet innovative method for understanding how the brain functions. He has worked with Liverpool Football Club, England Football, Team GB Cycling, England Rugby and snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan. Visit Steve’s website
Baroness Michelle Mone, entrepreneur, mentor and adviser to the UK Government on start up businesses. In her 20 year career, she has gone from designing lingerie to becoming a global entrepreneur and public speaker. Visit Michelle’s website
Richard Maloney, the pioneer behind the Engage & Grow programme, designed to activate employees and business teams to become fully engaged and more profitable. He leads a team of employee engagement experts across 52 countries and is also personally associated with 8 elite sports teams throughout Australia. Visit Richard’s website
Brad Sugars, founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH. Recognised as the world’s number 1 business coach, he has a string of best selling business books to his name, and it is his mission to deliver education and training to as many people as possible, with the ultimate goal of a coach in every business. Visit Brad’s Profitmasters website
Dr Marshall Goldsmith, a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better. He was recently recognised as the world’s number 1 leadership thinker and the number 7 business thinker and is the million selling author/editor of 31 books and a the leading expert in his field. Visit Marshall’s website
Matthew Syed, one of the world’s most influential thinkers on the science of high performance, having advised the likes of Google, Goldman Sachs, Arsenal FC and the Harvard School of Government. In addition, Matthew is a columnist for the Times, the author of two acclaimed books and won Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games for table tennis. Visit Matthew’s website
Philip Hesketh, extremely entertaining professional speaker on The Psychology of Persuasion and Influence. He sold his own advertising agency after 16 years of consecutive growth, with the agency billing £48 million and employing 150 people. Visit Philip’s website
To join us for the 2018 Business Excellence Forum in Liverpool, you can secure your tickets here: BOOK NOW
Business coaches Kevin Stansfield and Colin Harding from ActionCOACH Solent have both just published their first business books! Kevin and Colin have spent the last 5 years working with business owners in Hampshire to grow and improve their businesses, and with the publication of their new books, will be able to help even more business owners to take their businesses to the next level.
Kevin’s book “Profit Builders” is available to buy now from the ActionCOACH Solent offices for just £10. Contact us to secure your copy!
Colin is currently looking for local business owners to provide case studies for the second edition of his book, “Up Your Business Profits.” If you’d like to help Colin by having a 45 minute meeting with him to review areas of your business where profitability can be improved and allowing him to use the results in his book, please contact Colin at the ActionCOACH Solent offices on 02380 560833.
Kevin’s second book “The Big Dipper” will be published later this year and is available for pre-order now!
ActionCOACH was awarded as Best Franchise in its category at the recent 2016 Best Franchise Awards, which followed the UK Best Franchise Conference sponsored by RBS. This is the third year that ActionCOACH have been successful in these awards.
The Best Franchise Awards are unique, because they based on the satisfaction of current franchisees. Franchisees are asked to rate their franchisor on everything from training and support, to shared goals and how the experience of being a franchisee has compared with their expectations.
Steven Frost, CEO of Smith and Henderson who are the founders of the awards, said:
“We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists, recognised in the 2016 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by RBS. What makes these awards unique is they are based on feedback from the real experts, thousands of actual franchisees. 2016 had a record number of entries into the awards with the winners recording record levels of franchisee satisfaction.”
Congratulations to the ActionCOACH UK team for their achievement!
ActionCOACH Solent hosted its annual BIG Festive Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Keats Restaurant, near Romsey on December 12th. More than 30 clients joined the coaching team to celebrate the successes of the past year, and look forward to the year to come.
Clients were awarded for their performance in 6 areas, and an overall BIG Business of the Year accolade was awarded to the business that had made the best progress across all areas. The award winners and runners up were as follows:
Most Improved Team and Culture:
The winner was A H Freemantle Funeral Directors.
James Keen from A H Freemantle accepted the award from Kevin Stansfield .
Most Improved Entrepreneur
The winner was Simon Garber from 2020 Financial.
The runner up was Dr Tom Stringer from Bodyworx Health Clinic.
Best Business Improvement & Growth
The award winner was Climbers Way Tree Care. Tom Bunday from Climbers Way accepted his award from Kevin Stansfield.
HJS Accountants were highly commended in this category.
Most Effective Marketing Campaign
The award went to Commercial and Specialised Diving. Phil Richards accepted the award from Kevin Stansfield.
The runner up was Hamptworth Golf Club.
Most improved Systems & Efficiency
Runner up in this category were superyacht recruitment business, Yotspot,
Best Customer Experience
Highly commended were Debtcol, debt collection specialists.
BIG Business of the Year
The overall winner was Kitchen Living. Aimee Logan from Kitchen Living accepted the award from Business Coach Colin Harding.
Congratulations to all the worthy winners and runners up, and indeed all of our clients, for the hard work and dedication they have shown in 2016 to improve their businesses and themselves. We look forward to working with you all in 2017!
Serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, investor and the world’s greatest business coach Brad Sugars came to the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on Monday 7th November on the first date of the UK leg of his new Billionaire Tour.
Continue reading “Did You Catch Brad Sugars Live in Southampton on The Billionaire Tour?” »
On 27th October 2011, the ActionCOACH Solent offices in Eastleigh were officially opened for business by the Mayor of Eastleigh. Many of our clients attended the opening ceremony, and happily, we are still working with a number of them today!
Our mission was, and still is, “To ensure that every owner of a SME in the South of England has the skills, knowledge, values and beliefs to be the most successful that they can, not only for themselves but for their family, friends and all who come into contact with them, so that they may all benefit from the abundance that success brings.”
Since 2011, we have coached and trained individuals and teams from approximately 240 businesses, ranging from charities and educational establishments to franchisees and large corporates. Over the years, we have developed a range of programmes to suit all business types and budgets.
Why not give us a call to discuss how business coaching could help you take your business to the next level?
They might not have been up to the world-beating standard of our British champion Andy Murray, but their tennis prowess still served to impress!
Nearly 30 competitors took part in the annual Solent Property Professionals Tennis Tournament, held at Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club. The event brought together property professionals from an array of regional firms, including lawyers, accountants,commercial property agents, developers and investors.
Organised by independent commercial property consultancy Hughes Ellard, the doubles event saw competitors vying for league table points over four hours in sunshine and a biting wind.
Kevin Stansfield, the Managing Director of ActionCOACH Solent, and Tim Clark, the retail space director at Hughes Ellard, beat Russell Mogridge, a director at Highes Ellard, and Helen Thorpe from the Winchester office of accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy, in the final.
Russell said: “It was an excellent event, combining fitness, networking and good-natured rivalry, and a presentation raffle raised £165 for Smiles4Wessex, which supports the superb work at the Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton.”
Congratulations on your win, Kevin and Tim!
In July 2016, ActionCOACH UK commissioned an independent research agency to carry out a Client Satisfaction Survey of coaching clients. Some of the headlines from the survey results are shown below:
100% of clients in the financial services sector agree that their ActionCOACH is worth the investment
92% would recommend ActionCOACH to a friend or business associate
94% said their ActionCOACH makes a positive difference to their lives
100% of retail clients believe that ActionCOACH has helped to improve their businesses.
Following on from the client satisfaction survey, we are proud to announce that ActionCOACH Solent were awarded a Five Star Trophy for achieving the best client ratings in the South Central region! Continue reading “ActionCOACH Solent Scoop Award for Best Client Feedback!” »
“In just one night, Brad Sugars is going to change the way you think about money, wealth, business and property forever!”
We are delighted to announce that business guru Brad Sugars will be returning to Southampton in November, the first stop on the UK leg of his brand new global Billionaire Tour. The focus of this tour is to share his wealth creation strategies, which are helping to make millionaires all over the world right now! Continue reading “Brad Sugars returns to Southampton on “The Billionaire Tour”” »
ActionCOACH held their 2016 Global Conference and Awards Ceremony in Sun City, South Africa in August 2016. The top business coaches in the world came together at this event to exchange ideas and learnings, hear from some great business speakers and celebrate their own and their clients’ successes. Continue reading “ActionCOACH Solent Wins Prestigious Global Award (Again!)” »