This is the tenth in the series of interviews with business leaders in the ‘customer’ space, leading authors, thought leaders and general all round good guys and gals, that I think that you will find interesting and helpful in growing your businesses.
Previously, I spoke to Professor Patrick Barwise of London Business Schoo about his new book, Beyond the Familiar, creating long-term growth and change in a business, customer focus and Net Promoter Score (NPS) amongst other things.
Today, I want to introduce you to Duncan Cheatle, founder of The Prelude Group, The Supper Club, ThanksTo and one of the founding team behind StartUp Britain, which is a new campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launched on 28th March 2011 that is designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.
Duncan has a great ambition to “Make Britain the most enterprising nation in the world” and in the interview we talk about StartUp Britain as an exciting new venture, why it’s a great time to start a business, what it takes to succeed and what he would advise entrepreneurs of growing businesses to do grow yourself and your business.
He ends the interview saying that if you are running a fast growing business and would be liked to be mentored through the next stage of your growth then you can apply to be mentored (for free) by members of The Supper Club, which include some of the best known and successful entrepreneurs in the UK. You can apply here.
Following an accounting and corporate background with PWC, Duncan was Group FD at a VC backed publishing group and marketing agency and has been involved in a number of turnarounds, start ups and high growth businesses before moving onto his current projects.
Founder of The Supper Club an invitation-only club for the founders/CEOs of high growth, innovative businesses over £1m sales. Members represent some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Britain. They join The Supper Club to meet, mix with, learn, share and give back to like minded, successful entrepreneurs.
Founder of ThanksTo.com – our mission is to give public recognition to all the unsung heroes in our communities by encouraging people to say thank you at www.ThanksTo.com
The Prelude Group – Making Britain the most enterprising nation in the world through a range of innovative services online and offline focused around learning and dissemination of best practice to entrepreneurs and anyone with an interest in enterprise.
Let me know your thoughts and comments about the interview below.