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Kenny Blair describes himself as a “failed university student turned entrepreneur.” He’s the Managing Director of Buzzworks, a Scottish hospitality business with almost 500 staff and £16.2 million rev...

Getting your business ready for sale

Selling your business can be a major decision. When you have spent years or even decades building up your initial idea to a business of substance, value and further potential, it can be a real wrench ...

Growing a business is hard (and soft) work

Getting ahead - 8/21/2019

Vistage speaker Balaji Krishnamurthy sometimes describes growing a business as a task that requires ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ work.  So what does this mean? Hard tasks are those you generally associated with ...

'CEOs are never prepared for running a company' - Charles Llewellyn ...

vistage chair - 8/19/2019

Vistage Chairs often have an interesting story to tell – perhaps none more so than Charles Llewellyn. Charles' career includes 16 years in the Royal Navy, a dozen years with a US bank, plus periods in...

'The most enjoyable work you'll ever do' - Life and learnings from ...

vistage chair - 8/19/2019

Harry Marsland is no stranger to business challenges. After a successful career in marketing and advertising, when the opportunity arose to become a Vistage chair, he said yes. Eighteen months on, Har...

10 tips for creating a company culture that lasts

- 8/13/2019

Marie Owen is the CEO of LS Productions, a photo and film production company with offices in Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Bangkok. From humble beginnings working at her kitchen table in Edinburgh...

Leaders: what do they really do?

What do leaders really do? It’s a big question; one which is asked and answered by Vistage speaker and author Jeff Grout. As Jeff puts it, we all understand the importance of leadership, the significa...

The Klopp effect: What can business leaders learn from Liverpool’s ...

Life at the top - 7/16/2019

“I had fourth-division feet and a first-division head”, said a younger Jurgen Klopp in the days when he was managing Borussia Dortmund FC. And since his managerial career began in 2001, he’s shown jus...

Expert advice and 8am raves: Uncovering the life of a Vistage Chair

vistage chair - 7/15/2019

Vistage members provide a valuable source of advice and support for one another, and over time they can develop strong personal bonds. Frank Esson's Vistage group became so close they ended up attendi...

The 5 foundations for scaleup growth

Scaleup Business - 7/9/2019

The bigger something is, the stronger the foundations need to be. Let’s take a look at the tallest building in the world today – Dubai’s 828-metre (2,717 ft) Burj Khalifa. It sits on 192 piles buried ...