Team Massive Results scale-up coach Ian Kinnery has been working with the Entrepreneurs Forum, to help launch the first Scale-Up Leaders’ Academy.
Aimed at established, fast growing businesses who have ambitions to scale-up quicker, the academy helps by taking business leaders through a mix of role model led events, practical workshops, peer to peer monitoring along with Ian’s individual brand of business scale-up coaching.
Team Massive Result’s Ian Kinnery, said: “A large number of great businesses around the region are in a great position to scale-up but aren’t sure how to do it successfully.
“With the Scale-Up Leaders’ Academy, I bring a ‘how to’ approach. I want to make sure businesses are in a secure position to make the transition as they grow themselves as business leaders. I provide the advice, support and practical steps they need to take to enable sustainable growth.”
This first Scale-up Leader’s Academy is being run as a pilot with Newcastle University Business School conducting an independent evaluation of the programme. Following the results, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum hope to learn from, build on and hopefully, expand the Academy so it can support even more North East entrepreneurs.
Gillian Marshall, chief executive at Entrepreneurs’ Forum said: “The very core of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum is to support the scale up ambitions of North East businesses.
“Ian has both led and scaled up a number of businesses himself – and is one of just four Gazelle International Scale-up coaches in the UK. Ian was the obvious choice for us when we decided to create a Scale-up Leader’s Academy.
“Ian’s an excellent coach and shares his experience in a way that allows group discussion to flow easily. He is able to draw on his time as an entrepreneur to offer tangible examples and illustrations of how a focus on people, cash, strategy and execution can bring huge benefit to growing businesses.
“This kind of business growth is what many more North East entrepreneurs need to strive for if we are to unlock the social, economic and employment potential that scale-up can offer our region.”