Who is your Academy Group Chairman
Name of your business
One sentence to describe your business
We work with many of the global automotive manufacturers and their franchised dealerships, and through a wide range of learning and development programmes we help them to create world-class automotive retailers.
Three speakers you can’t get enough of
Alvin Law, Grant Leboff and Marcus Child
Five words to describe your experience so far with the Academy
Enlightening, Supportive, Learning, Stretching, Supportive
What’s your best takeaway/clarity moment from a group meeting or coaching session?
Working with Alvin Law – he removed any excuses I had for not talking about my emotions in business, family and relationships – and that was a huge step in my life. I was a very typical English Male who was brought up not to ‘do’ emotions…somehow this brash loud mouthed Canadian just cut through all of that and quite literally changed my life.
Where do you want to be in five years’ time?
My business is on its way to doubling its size and I see me working ‘on the business’ rather than ‘in the business’ – there is a difference. If I can do that from a warmer country, then I will be a happy man.
If you didn’t spend a day a month with the Academy what would you be doing instead?
There are always a million reasons we can find to fill a day and if it is looking empty at 9 am then issues and problems always seem to find their way to you. So having a day a month blocked out parks those issues and give me a clearer perspective on the business.
Your best management book and why
The K.P.I. book by Jeff Smith – it is for the automotive world, but simple and powerful
…And finally- your plug- why should we use your business?
Apart from being proud about being really good at what we do we place integrity at the heart of our client relationships: if we do it we will do it well, if we can’t do it well enough we will tell you and if we make a mistake – we are honest and fix it.