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What's my experience? I’ve spent over 35 years working within many corporations of different sizes and sectors. I’ve made positive changes to the likes of Aston Martin, Unipart, CPL, Air Ambulance, RSPCA, plus many more.

What does it entail? I'll join board meetings. I'll also provide immediate access to all my knowledge and expertise. It's the perfect option if you're seeking the greatest impact on your company. I will help clarify your company's long and short-term goals. We will shape the mentality of your business culture by using my 8 Pillars of Progression strategy (find out more below).

Hiring an experienced and independent NED may be exactly what your business needs. Whether finding its feet or well-established, it could always learn from other perspectives.

Do you feel that your business needs a bit of guidance in its business strategy? Want to ensure you’re making the correct decisions to meet your targets?


Non-Executive Director

Stephen NED

What exactly are the 8 Pillars of Progression?


Focusing on people involves getting the most out of your employees by investing in their development, well-being, and work-life balance. By creating a supportive and nurturing environment, businesses can enhance employee engagement, productivity, and loyalty, ultimately leading to improved performance and customer satisfaction. When employees feel valued, they are more likely to deliver exceptional service and contribute to a positive work culture, which can have a direct impact on the bottom line.


Effective planning is crucial for business success. It involves developing well-thought-out strategies, setting clear objectives, establishing timelines, and implementing efficient processes. A comprehensive plan provides a roadmap and framework for the organisation, ensuring that resources are utilised effectively and goals are achieved. By having a structured plan in place, businesses can minimise inefficiencies, mitigate risks, and capitalise on opportunities, ultimately leading to improved profitability.


In today's world, sustainability and environmental responsibility are essential components of a successful business. By prioritising sustainable practices, such as reducing emissions, minimising waste, and supporting environmental initiatives, businesses can not only contribute to a healthier planet but also enhance their brand reputation. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of the products and services they use, and businesses that align with their values stand to gain a competitive advantage and potentially attract a larger customer base, positively impacting their profitability.


The product pillar focuses on delivering the right product, at the right place, at the right time, and in the right quantity and quality. Businesses that offer high-quality products that meet customer needs and preferences are more likely to build a loyal customer base and drive sales. Additionally, effective product management, including innovation, differentiation, and continuous improvement, can lead to increased market share and competitive advantage, ultimately contributing to higher revenues and profitability.


Place refers to a business's position in the market and its approach to marketing and technology. By understanding the market landscape and leveraging marketing strategies and technology, businesses can reach and engage with their target audience more effectively. This can lead to increased brand awareness, customer acquisition, and sales, ultimately driving revenue and profit growth.


Performance is about establishing and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) that align with business goals. By measuring and analysing performance metrics, businesses can identify areas for improvement, optimise operations, and make data-driven decisions.


The presentation pillar emphasises delivering exceptional service by focusing on all aspects of the customer experience. By considering the six senses - sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and intuition - businesses can create memorable and immersive experiences for their customers. This can result in higher customer satisfaction, repeat business, and positive word-of-mouth, ultimately driving increased sales and profitability.


The profit pillar represents the potential outcomes in a business when it is used as a by-product. The financial results stem from effectively managing the other seven pillars: people, planning, planet, product, place, performance, and presentation. It signifies a business's capacity to generate positive financial results, sustainably maximise revenue, and achieve strong profitability. By integrating and optimising the interconnected elements of the other pillars, such as employee engagement, operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, and sustainable practices, the profit pillar reflects the culmination of holistic and strategic management. Ultimately, it drives the long-term financial health and success of the organisation.

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