4 October 2016
Graduates of a mastermind development programme for those working in the East Midlands construction sector have praised the course after experiencing a range of business benefits.
Keith Rodgers, MD of Newark-based Guy Taylor Associates
Participants have opened new branch offices, drawn up plans to take on extra staff, and put in place other expansion proposals as a result of attending the Construction Leaders Club Mastermind Programme.
Now they are highlighting to others within the sector the importance of taking time out of the day-to-day running of a business to focus on continuous development.
“Taking part in the Mastermind programme allowed us to talk about where the company was going and what we would like from it and use it as a framework for decision making,” said Keith Rodgers, managing director of Newark-based architects Guy Taylor Associates.
“In fact, it was so helpful that we finished writing and implementing our five-year business plan within a year, leading to us opening additional offices in Sheffield, Derby and Manchester. It’s worked out very well. We have expanded our client base and we have expanded the regions we are working in, so we have a bigger spread and less of a risk.
“It was definitely worthwhile going on the Mastermind Programme as it helped to consolidate thinking and helped to focus on what matters to the business, and what doesn’t. I particularly liked the peer mentoring too.”
Phil Plant, a Nottingham-based health and safety consultant working within the construction industry, hopes to soon begin taking on his first employees after attending the Mastermind Programme.
“I’d recommend the programme to anyone who’s thinking about doing it because it helps you to focus, it helps you to come out of the mundane day-to-day running of your business, and it is good for the morale,” he said.
“One of the best things about it was that you are a group member, you are a team player and any issues you may have in business there are generally people around the table who have experienced that and can assist you and can give you answers to your questions.”
Phil, who heads up Integral Safety Management, which operates across the country, said he had learned valuable lessons from the course, in particular how to recognise and focus on his firm’s market.
“You can start to target everything and come back with nothing but if you know your market it’s best to focus on that and set your goals,” added Phil, who, with business booming, is hoping to reap the benefits of the course after he takes on his first staff members within the next couple of months.
Designed for business owners and senior decision makers working within the construction sector who have the opportunity to set or re-set the direction for a brighter future, the CLC Mastermind Programme features a programme which brings together a group of like-minded committed individuals who want to achieve sustainable growth and want to develop themselves both professionally and personally in order to drive their business forward.
The nine-month programme is run by construction industry and business management veteran Terry O’Mahony, founder and CEO of The Construction Leaders Club, together with his associates Peter Jubb, a Chartered Marketer, and Andrea O’Mahony an executive education specialist; all of whom have a successful track record in business growth and development within or associated with the construction industry.
Sessions generally take place at Risley Hall Hotel, Risley, between Nottingham and Derby.
For more information about the next course, visit http://www.constructionleadersclub.com/ or email [email protected]