Phil Smith is the facilitator and business coach for The Alternative Board Milton Keynes region. For the last twenty years he has been an SME Owner/Director where, with business partners, he launched and grew two companies within the Professional Audio Industry, the second culminated in a successful trade buyout exit.
With the benefit of working within in a close-knit team of owner/directors – where mutual support and encouragement were critical factors in the growth of the business – Phil offers a wealth of experience and that same support to other business owners in the SME community, enabling them to develop and achieve their vision for themselves and their business.
Phil’s varied career covers single-location businesses through to large multi-site international companies across the Manufacturing, Distribution, Banking and Retail sectors. His skill-set is Operations and Systems Thinking and roles have included Marketing, IT, Project Management, Production Management, Product Development and Operations. Phil has an Honours Degree in Engineering Science and Industrial Management from The University of Liverpool and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has also been an HSBC Business Thinking national finalist and is a TEC award winner!
But how do we differ from a traditional business coach and mentor or small business coach?
They may concentrate on improving your sales, sorting out your HR or helping you with your finances but that’s where it often ends. At TAB Milton Keynes, we’ll look at these too of course, but we’ll start with you, the business owner, as a person.
Why not find out more about our business support services? Our members come from a wide area in Milton Keynes including: Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Woburn, and Leighton Buzzard.