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South West Growth Academy

A collaboration between South West Growth Service and Dafferns LLP Business Leaders and owners often feel isolated in the top job, all the more so with COVID-19. We have found many are looking for an environment to discuss their business in a confidential yet informal environment, supported by experienced business facilitators and business peers. We’re… Read More

Growth Spurt May to July 2020: The Survive-Pivot/Adapt-Thrive trilogy!

With the advent of the COVID-19 crisis we pivoted our Business Leader Groups (BLG) model to a series of one-hour monthly webinars. In this challenging period, we stimulated critical discussions required between leaders to share best practice as they navigate through this period of surviving, pivoting/adapting and thriving during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics and strategies… Read More

Survive, Pivot, Adapt, Thrive Webinar 3 – How your business can thrive in 2020

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Survive, Pivot, Adapt Thrive Webinar 1 – Leading successfully through the crisis

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New business Bounce Back Loan scheme

The government has announced a new scheme of micro loan funding which will be launched on 4 May to assist businesses adversely affected by Coronavirus. The Bounce Back Loan scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. The scheme is capped at 25 per cent of turnover and promises a… Read More

Lockdown offer – 2 complimentary online training courses

Now is a time of huge potential change. So how do you improve your probability of change success? One of the biggest factors is the capability of your organisation and the people who work in it. To support you and your team members during these challenging times we are pleased to offer access to two… Read More

Business Leader Journey – a guide to navigating this difficult crisis

Navigating your business is difficult at the best of times. We may know our desired destination, but changing currents and weather often mean we need to correct our course. But what happens in a perfect storm? How do we react when it seems that our compass no longer points North? To help businesses who may… Read More

Charities – What action can you take in time of crisis?

Many charities are facing a significant reduction in their income at a time when the demand for their services for the needy and vulnerable is at its highest. So can you, and how do you, weather the storm? Are you able to draw down on reserves? Some charities may have unrestricted reserves that they can… Read More

Growth Spurt February 2020: Fast tracking implementation

In the final Growth Academy, before its evolution into Dafferns Business Leader Groups in June 2020, we focussed on: Authentic leadership and implementing plans in 2020, injecting new thinking about leadership high performance. Attendees took the opportunity to discuss day-to-day strategies with peers and left with practical tools to make an immediate difference back in the… Read More

Growth Spurt November 2019: People performance

Dafferns Growth Academy round 4, 2019: People performance – how to do less but get more from your people in 2020 In our latest thought-provoking workshop, we looked at emerging trends in people performance and took time to problem solve a real-life challenge facing each of our attendees. Achieving peak people performance is a never-ending balance… Read More

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