Scale-up Leaders' Academy - Louis Freeman
Louis Freeman, head of operations and business development at The Fun Shack Group, attended the Scale Up Leader’s Academy in 2019 and the course gave him a comprehensive understanding of the areas within the business that needed to be focused on.
Despite being forced to close because of the Covid-19 pandemic shortly after completing the course so unable to implement much of what was learnt in the immediate aftermath, Louis said he came away with a stronger skillset to make people accountable.
“A lot of other businesses have the same struggles, so it is great to chat to other entrepreneurs to hear different ideas and solutions,” he said. “You don’t often get the opportunity to engage with local business owners and there aren’t many forums for open discussions about business.”
Business owners often find that they take on too much, which is something that Louis recognised and found the Scale Up Leader’s Academy helped with.
“Personally, it was a really good experience to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly. I was trying to do too many things myself as I like to be in control, but that is not sustainable so needed different systems. It gave me a stronger skillset to make people accountable.”