Business Improvement Program comes to Yorkshire

Business Improvement Program comes to Yorkshire

An acclaimed programme created in Melbourne which has helped thousands of businesses grow successfully is to make its UK debut at Wetherby –and comes with a money-back guarantee of success for delegates.

Athletics legend Steve Cram will be among a talented line up of speakers as fifty selected business owners come together at Wood Hall Hotel, where they will learn nine key strategies to make their business more profitable, valuable and enjoyable.

The Business Improvement Program event was created by Alec Blacklaw, who specifically designed it to help owner managed businesses improve their performance. He has been working with Yorkshire business advisers Armstrong Watson to deliver the two-day programme in the UK.

Armstrong Watson's Business Development Director Dave Clarkson told BQ: "We had seen how influential The BIP was in Australia and the difference it was making to entrepreneurial businesses out there, and we knew our Yorkshire businesses would really benefit".

Alec Blacklaw added: "We've got an amazing set of expert speakers who will focus on actively improving businesses as we run through the strategies supported by a combination of business best practice, case studies, and practical exercises – plus we have lots of breakouts to allow delegates to tackle whatever challenges or opportunities they are facing.

"And the cost is all tax-deductable, with a money-back guarantee if, at the end of the event, businesses genuinely feel it didn’t work for them."

The nine Key Success Strategies the businesses will be tackling are

1: The Importance of Passion, Focus & Capability

2: Beginning with the End in Mind

3: Making Your Business Fly in a Digital World

4: Getting the Best out of your People

5: Staying Alive in Business

6: Moving Towards a Larger Business

7: How to Build Your Brand in the Digital Economy

8: Leadership & Culture

9: Building Value & more Options in your Succession/Exit Plan


Speakers working alongside Alec Blacklaw and Steve Cram include Paul Dunn, who was one of the first ten people in Hewlett Packard in Australia and has spoken at the influential TEDx conferences four times; digital guru Simon McCaskill, marketer Adam Gray and Richard Rankin and Matt Osbourne, Business Advisers from Armstrong Watson.

Contact to secure a place or call 01228 690100

As media partners for the UK launch, BQ Yorkshire will be following Yorkshire business who are attending to hear how The BIP has helped them - and we will be giving our BQ entrepreneurs the chance to beat the rush and win two tickets to the next UK event in 2017.

More details of The BIP can be found at