With a little help from your course we managed to triple the size of the company…If you could thank the team that takes the course it would be appreciated! The change in thinking towards running the business has been a result of some of the great tips picked up on the programme.
Though we had a great foundation and knowledge in construction, we knew little about business or running a company. The course enabled me to take a step back and view my business from the outside. Since starting the course, our company has seen a growth in turnover and profit, we have employed more staff and put into place better procedures which is making all of our lives a lot easier.
The programme uncovered and exposed my weaknesses and then it gave me the tools to rebuild and ultimately improve the structure, culture, enjoyment and turnover of the business.
The course content was excellent and surpassed my expectations. Our turnover increased by 30%, the business team blossomed, structure & strategy were created, implemented and resourced.
The programme has helped us to recognise that we cannot do everything ourselves. By using our leadership skills, communicating with and placing trust in the team, we have been able to free up valuable time to continue to grow our customer base. We are set to turnover £250k and for next year the targets will increase again to £350k.
I have to confess to be a little skeptical at first, but I am so glad I decided to take part - it was the best thing that I have undertaken in a long time. After running my business pretty much single handed for almost nine years I was feeling a little jaded. This programme was an eye opening, invigorating, fantastic, amazing experience.
The timing was excellent in joining the course, we had been trading for just over 12 months and we were not getting the anticipated traction. Several key lessons were quickly learned and are part of the business ethos today. We are seeing results and the fruits of the effort involved: over the last 12 months we have seen a 100% increase in turnover and 20% increase in profits.This programme had a profound effect but how do you value priceless…
In business it is vital to understand yourself and how you influence your team, as a leader. I definitely feel that the programme gave me the ‘time out’ to look at our business in this way. We are more creative as a company as a result of this learning; a professional team, which has grown in the last 18 months by 40%.
One of the most important lessons I learned through Lead Wales is that you should effectively aim to make yourself redundant through delegating all day-to-day responsibilities to the capabilities of your staff. This gives you the mental space to direct your business.
I felt the need to focus more on how I ran my business. The programme gave me the time out of the business, thinking about various aspects and deciding what was working well and what needed improving. I feel so much appreciation for what I have achieved so far and this drives me to achieve more.