Meet Olympia London: a business winning thanks to Vistage Chair tutelage

10/30/2019 posted in Vistage

Here at Vistage, we’re incredibly proud to hear how being part of a Vistage group has helped our members to achieve great things. One such member is Anna Golden, commercial director at Olympia London.

The London-based exhibition venue is over 130 years old, having been founded in 1886. Formerly part of a bigger group of venues, the business responsible for running the venue has gone through a vast amount of change over recent years: including being sold to German investors in 2017. 

With so much change and reporting to overseas owners who have very little day-to-day contact with the business, Anna felt that she needed some support outside of Olympia London.

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How to write a business growth plan for acquisition

10/29/2019 posted in Getting Ahead

If you are growing a business with the intention of selling, then you are in the right place.

The first article in this series discussed how to get the foundations right.

Now, we consider how to prepare a growth plan that transforms your business into an asset that’s attractive to investors.

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What SMEs Need to Know About Employment Law Post Brexit - What Happens Next?

10/18/2019 posted in Recruitment, Brexit

With October 31st just around the corner, there is no doubt that Brexit is at the forefront of many business leaders minds. In this guest post, Vistage Speaker Ken Allison offers a view on how employment law may change in the coming months.

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Mike Adams OBE, founder of Purple Tuesday, on why inclusivity makes business sense

10/15/2019 posted in HR

Last year, a new initiative trended at #4 on Twitter, generating 325 pieces of broadcast and print coverage and achieving more than 11 million views online alone. It’s a huge achievement for any launch, made all the more remarkable because its central issue typically struggles to reach the public consciousness.

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6 practical ways to prioritise good mental health in your teams


As we’ve previously mentioned, building a workplace with good mental health (of staff and leadership alike) is a key priority for raising morale, productivity and creativity all round. But how can a time-pressed business leader make this happen?

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How to better your own mental health as a leader when you’re pressed for time

10/9/2019 posted in Mental Health

Stress and pressure are all part and parcel of being a leader. But it’s not difficult for the day-to-day pressures of leadership to become overwhelming. Looking after your own mental health first and foremost will leave you in the best shape to continue to give your all to your business and employees. And as we argued earlier in this series, being honest about the impact stress can have on your health and wellbeing is actually good leadership.

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What does it take to become a Vistage Chair?

10/8/2019 posted in Vistage Chair

We’ve talked a lot about the Vistage Chair role on our blog recently, from why we need you to get involved to reasons to choose the role to what Vistage Chairs actually do. Plenty of useful advice, we hope, that will help you to decide whether the role is right for you as you pare back or completely relinquish your existing leadership responsibilities.

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Investing in mental health – the positive business impact

10/7/2019 posted in Mental Health

Building a workplace with good mental health – of staff and leadership alike – as a key priority raises morale, productivity, creativity, and ultimately your bottom line.

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Business leaders: let’s talk about mental health

10/4/2019 posted in Work/Life Balance Issues, Mental Health

Life at the top can be lonely. It’s definitely stressful. 

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Shaping the next generation of UK businesses

10/2/2019 posted in Vistage Chair

You may have been at the helm of a business (or several) for what feels like a lifetime. But think back to when you first started out in your career. You might have been young and inexperienced, venturing into these choppy waters with an open mind, ready to embrace new challenges and learn the ropes.

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