I started running TAB boards in the Summer of 2014. During the previous 20 years or so, following a career in senior executive management, I worked with the owners of many private businesses, large and small, and the CEO’s of renowned brands.
I have tremendous respect for what they have achieved but I have also observed that the most successful business leaders benefit from independent advice of one form or other. I have seen at first-hand the value that boards of directors provide to the larger businesses that I have worked in and for. But not all business leaders and owners can avail themselves of that independent and objective input, or indeed a fully-fledged internal board.
While consultants, family members and employees can provide a useful sounding board, it is only other business leaders and owners that can truly appreciate what other business owners – their peers – are going through.
So when I learned about TAB and the model of establishing Business Owner Advisory Boards I immediately felt that I had found the perfect vehicle through which to offer the experience that I have accumulated over my career and to try to make a real difference to the lives of business leaders and owners.
Within a few months of starting my TAB business I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. My sense of purpose and fulfilment was and remains enormous.
I launched my first board in 2014 with members from the Guildford, Woking and West Surrey area. I am actively engaged in recruiting members to create more TAB boards.
My board members have one thing in common – even though they have successfully grown businesses they have an open mindset and want to discover what they don’t know from others like them! Their TAB Boards provide this opportunity to share, learn and grow.