“The Academy put us on the right track in terms of thinking about the business holistically,” Ben says. “The structure forced me to look at everything across the business and learn so much more, even on subjects that I thought I knew.”
Ben adds that, on a personal level, attending the Academy helped develop his confidence to talk to other business owners that are in a similar position.
“Peer-to-peer learning is the best part, it is good to hear their experiences and it puts you on the right path, gives you the right mindset,” he says.
For anyone interested in joining the next Academy cohort, Ben’s top three takeaways are that your perception towards business will change, and any Academy graduate will find that they can look at the bigger opportunity; to stay connected with people from the group as peer-to-peer learning is a great asset; and to get hold of the amazing reading list provided by Ian Kinnery.
The Entrepreneurs’ Forum is made up of 300 business leaders with a combined turnover of £2.6 billion. To register your interest for the next Scale Up Leaders’ Academy cohort complete the application form.