Why a non-executive may be just the tonic your growth strategy needs

Non-executives can help with factors such as boardroom cohesion

Non-executives can help with factors such as boardroom cohesion

Alex Arnot, a non-executive board advisor to a range of SME organisations, outlines six reasons why you can’t afford NOT to appoint one.

What makes a successful CEO?

City Hall was the location for the meeting of 100 CEOs with investors

To find out what characteristics contribute to a world-class CEO, GrowthBusiness visited the CEO Summit and posed the question to select members of the new CEO 100 Club.

Improving the supply chain through support and advice

When a company's supply chain stretches across all four corners of the globe, helping them to improve is an important challenge.

The art of growing a family run professional services firm

Family firm: Peter Petyt is looking to take Kain Knight to the next level

Growing any business is rarely a walk in the park, but coming in as an outsider to grow a 35-year old, family-run legal services firm is even harder still. 

How the skills of Manchester United's Alex Ferguson can be used to construct a winning business team

By looking at the skills and leadership qualities of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, Simon Swan, co-founder of Hiring-Hub.com, looks at how this can be applied to the business world and the success of growth companies.

How non-executive directors can help with business development and succession

Outside perspective: Non-executive directors can advise on growth and exits

As non-executive directors play a progressively more influential role in how businesses grow, Caroline Belcher, partner and head of the exit planning practice at Cavendish Corporate Finance looks at what they can bring – particularly to the sale process.

Barclays - a lesson in leadership

Stephen Archer, business analyst and director at UK-based business consultancy Spring Partnerships, looks at how the fall-out of the Barclays Libor scandal impacts on the role of leaders in business.

How to avoid ‘group think’ in established companies

Two dimensional: 'Group think' can lead boards to miss out on big direction changes

The ability to make big strategic decisions is an important part of any company board. Mike Robson, director at advisory firm Azure Partners, looks at how business must avoid the 'group think' mentality.

An uphill march for the manufacturers

British manufacturing has come under increasing pressure to help boost the UK’s economy, writes Mike Norfield, CEO of Team Telecom Group.

Effective board attributes

Attributes for boardroom leadership

For any board to be effective there are some prerequisites that its members need. 

Identifying a fragmented board

A lack of agreement or, worse still, outright conflict at board level is one of the biggest barriers to success that a company can face.

Reducing the risk of bad debt

A good credit control system can be considered the lifeblood of a business. Terry Irwin of TCii Strategic and Management Consultants explains ways to reduce the risk presented to your business by bad debt.

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