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The Alternative Board Birmingham

Improve your business and change your life with The Alternative Board

Tackle your greatest challenges and connect with other business owners.

Ted Robinson runs TAB advisory boards in Birmingham and loves what he does – helping business owners identify opportunities and solve key challenges they face in their businesses.

Book a call with Ted to discuss your business needs and how TAB might make a difference.


Confidence-driven decisions and accelerated growth.

TAB links you to diverse business owners and leaders who truly understand your distinctive challenges.

Gain fresh perspectives: Challenge your assumptions and uncover hidden blind spots through valuable input from your peers.

Address tough issues: Overcome obstacles and devise effective solutions with the support of a seasoned team of advisors.

Celebrate accomplishments: Share your victories and inspire others to reach new heights of success.

Watch this testimonial video to hear directly from one of Ted's current board members about TAB's transformative impact on her business.

Over 5x

TAB members’ sales growth is 5.5 times the national SME average


Of TAB members said their advisory boards added real value to their business


TAB members report improved ability to address personal and business issues.

Your Birmingham facilitator

Ted first came to Birmingham in the 1980’s, attending The University of Birmingham. He started his career in finance before moving to acquisitions and divestments. His breadth of sector experience is vast, from manufacturing to gaming. It also includes service industries, environmental testing and software development. Across these sectors Ted has held senior management positions from Operations Director to MD.

Ted believes that by using the vast experience sat around a TAB board table, together with one-to-one coaching, business leaders will make better decisions to ensure their businesses deliver what they want.

TAB has been operating under Ted Robinson, business coach in Birmingham, for the last four years. In that time, Ted has helped nearly 50 businesses grow and improve through a mix of peer advisory boards and one-to-one executive coaching sessions.

If you want to meet your business and personal goals, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Discover the benefits of advice from others like you

Start with you

Focus on what you want in life and how your business can help get you there.

Increase profitability

Be held accountable to meet your business targets.

Improve decisions

Take control of your decisions through peer support and proven planning tools.

Make better time choices

Spend your time well by utilising the experience of others.

Become a better leader

Motivate your people with the guidance of peers and an expert coach.

Plan a successful exit

Get the best result for you with tailored, hands-on support.

Our members are stronger together

I have only known Ted for a short period of time, in that time he has already had a huge impact on me and the approach I take to my businesses - I cannot recommend enough working with Ted so if he wants to work with you - say yes! Looking forward to the many months and years to come working together - thank you Ted.

Sarah Radley, Inksmoor

Event Specialists took the risky decision to commence working with Ted (and The Alternative Board) at the height of the Covid pandemic. Working in the event industry as we do this was quite a leap of faith; we see it as a good gamble. Throughout lock down Ted stayed with us, giving us focus and advise from new potential revenue streams through to how to manage the banks. He has provided us with practical advice, strategic direction and not to be underplayed he is a thoroughly nice bloke to work with.

Rachel McGowan-Kemp, Event Specialists Ltd
I had the privilege of working with Ted Robinson as my business coach, and I can't recommend his services highly enough. Ted's expertise in business has been instrumental in identifying core issues and then applying growth strategies around them.

Ted has a great ability to cut through the noise and identify the core issues holding you or your business back. His insights and actionable advice have consistently led to identifying strategies to implement. What sets Ted apart is his genuine commitment to his client's success. You can trust that working with Ted will be a professional experience and outcome-driven.
Tom Bull, Groupbus

While previously sceptical on the benefits of a business mentor, I have now employed Ted's business coaching services for the past 2 years, and I have been proven wrong! Ted has directly and significantly contributed to our success at BoldType during our 1st year, enabling us to surpass many of our goals and targets. His advice, guidance, and most importantly, challenging questions have helped me succeed as a business owner, giving me the strength and confidence to achieve and overcome the inevitable hurdles and challenges. I look forward to the next two years working with Ted, knowing our investment will be repaid many times over.

Ben King, BoldType Marketing

I was initially recommended to Ted by another business acquaintance who had seen the benefits of his advice and mentoring with a view to addressing issues and achieving targets for his business.

Since working with Ted, I have experienced the same level of mentoring and my business has seen significant improvements in several areas of the business. In particular for our sales pipeline and leads management which was an area that we both agreed needed improvement and investment. The other benefit of working with a mentor like Ted is that he helps hold you accountable and helps you set defined actions ahead of future catchups and calls which are usually done over Zoom or over a coffee. I can wholeheartedly recommend to Ted to any business owner.

Robert Stoubos, Odyssey New Media

Being a start-up is an extremely difficult and turbulent time for any business. Through 1-1 coaching, Ted Robinson is extremely approachable, and has helped me navigate my own emotions, and the minefield that is opening a new business. After just 5 months, our business is going from strength to strength in a consistent and managed way, and I feel very confident about our future! The 1-1 coaching has stopped me chasing my own tail, and has also provided excellent business specific ideas and strategies. I look forward to many more TAB sessions!    

Kishan Pankhania, Beans Around The World

Start your TAB journey

Get in touch with Ted using the forms on this page.

He will contact you to arrange an introductory meeting.

 Chat about whether TAB is right for you and your business.

Attend your first TAB board meeting and experience the power of peer support.

There’s no obligation, only an opportunity to find out more.

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