The Alternative Board Edinburgh West


Helping forward-thinking business owners grow their businesses in West Edinburgh.

The Alternative Board (TAB) Edinburgh West helps forward-thinking business owners and leaders to grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their personal lives.

We do this by bringing business leaders together in a group setting.
Similar to a board of directors – where we help each other to identify opportunities and solve the challenges we face on a monthly basis. In addition, we provide business leaders with executive coaching sessions.

Steve Cook owns and operates the Alternative Board for Edinburgh West, covering Falkirk, West Lothian, Penicuik, and surrounding areas up to the Edinburgh city bypass.

If this sounds interesting, why not contact Steve?


How does TAB help business owners?

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Steve Cook

Edinburgh West


Following an early career in the agricultural industry, Steve has spent over 20 years in the technology sector, with a focus on retail, training, go to market, operations, marketing, events, and team development.

Including building his own Field marketing business to support clients in the technology sector, he created award winning field teams and unique solutions across many sectors to drive products in retail and beyond, across the UK and Europe.

He has a passion for getting the best from people. He loves helping them provide the best service to their customers via operational planning, training and development, and customer focus. He understands the many benefits of selecting the right staff from the start, building their skills and knowledge, and retaining them to help improve your business stability and costs.

With experience engaging with all levels of both local and global business, a strong operations background, a people centric work ethic, and the experience of what is involved in building your own company, Steve appreciates the opportunities and challenges business owners face.

If you are interested in how Steve and TAB can help you and your business, please get in touch.

What others say...

  • “It’s given me coaching sessions, focusing on the positive elements of my business and helping to grow and develop during what is probably the most difficult trading period we have encountered. TAB has also invited me to a monthly board meeting where I joined 6 existing members, all of whom have extensive business experience and have provided me with some invaluable advice, guidance and accountability.”

    Kelly Smith, Juice Personnel

  • “When I was asked to join a TAB board, I’d heard a lot of good things about it from my sister, but I wasn’t 100% sure how it would work for me.

    But now… I look forward to the meeting each month. Its a chance to share my business issues with other like minded business owners I listen to their impartial views, and ideas and use their advice to move forward in the right way for me.

    Its a business meeting that enables you to problem solve with many different options. It’s also great to air your issues to a board outside of your business, fresh ears let’s say, not your usual sounding board at home!”

    Jayne Cave, Stackhouse and Cave Ltd

  • “During my time I have realised that a large percentage of business failures could have been due to the fact that business owners had no guidance and lacked planning through accountability. I have maintained for years that every business owner should have support ether from a business coach or other business owners. I am therefore practicing what I preach and have joined TAB. Business owners can let things drift and the accountability that TAB provides is already helping me stay on track for the vision I have for my business. I’m really excited about the future and the support I will get from TAB”

    Tim Calverley, Laurus Business Advisory Services

Events

  • Virtual Taster Board Event – Scotland

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