Globinar Global Chamber London Summer Business Series – Scale-Up Challenges

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July 1 2021

Further Information

John will be discuss the 16 key challenges makes it easy to identify key areas you need to tackle in your business. Use it as a checklist to focus on areas of weakness. Packed with strategies and tactics to help achieve scale-up success.

Just some of the topics covered will include:

  • Strategic direction – what exactly does this involve?
  • Tools you can use to define your strategy.
  • See how to develop your smart growth strategy.
  • Essential metrics needed to make the right decisions.
  • Funding options and where to start.
  • Developing your profit improvement strategy.
  • Tackling day-today management & operational challenges.
  • How to create your exit strategy.

Speaker Background

John Courtney, Founder and CEO of Boardroom AdvisorsJohn is highly ranked in the Top 100 UK Entrepreneurs list by City AM and is winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from techSPARK.

He is Founder and CEO of which has 100 senior people as part-time Executive Directors (finance, marketing, sales, operations, IT even managing) plus NEDs/Chairs which they provide to scale-ups and growing family businesses in the UK, Europe and India and have plans to expand to the USA and the rest of the world.  John has been a Board Director himself for over 40 years and first started placing Non-Executive Directors over 25 years ago. John founded and ran six of his own businesses including a Management Consultancy for 10 years, a Corporate Finance offering for 10 years and a mid-sized Digital Agency for another 10 years.

He is also a very experienced business Mentor, with Microsoft Ventures then Microsoft Accelerator (now Microsoft Scale-Up), Pitch@Palace, SETsquared (scale-ups spinning out of the Universities of Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Surrey and Southampton) and Entrepreneurial Spark (now NatWest Accelerator). He is also on the Advisory Board for the Oracle Start-up Cloud Accelerator (OSCA). Having trained as a Strategy Consultant, John has run strategy training in the UK, Holland and West Indies and advised over 100 scale-ups, family businesses and SME’s in strategy. He has also been conference speaker at Tech For Britain, Digital Marketing, LikeMinds for Entrepreneurs and others. John is Chairman, NED or Board Advisor to several scale-up and SME businesses in both London and Bristol.

John is a lifelong cricket lover, has captained Gloucestershire Seniors and is a proud Ashes winner with the full England Seniors side. He has recently been Chairman of The Lord’s Taverners (West), a national charity focused on helping disabled and disadvantaged children through sport.

Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world… connecting member businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. It’s the only chamber of commerce in the world operating in hundreds of locations that helps exporting, importing and investing members to connect through warm introductions to clients, partners, projects and resources.

This event is part of the Global Chamber London Summer Business Series:

3rd June – Growth Strategy to Maximise Opportunities Coming out of Lockdown

17th June – Strategy for the “New Normal”

1st July – Scale-Up Challenges  

22nd July – Building Boards & Advisors


Thursday, 1st July at 4pm (London Time)

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Written by: Kath Dawson