Dorset-based Aspirin Business were recently re-engaged by Douch Family Funeral Directors – a family owned & run Funeral Directors with 8 branches across Dorset. Read more
ASPIRIN BUSINESS LEADERS ACADEMY – ‘Leading Through Digital Disruption’
Aspirin Business Leaders Academies are held quarterly and are great times of learning, challenge and connectivity for our clients.
Yesterday, with our peer group of top UK Business Advisors, we reviewed the capabilities we’d need in 2025! No one knows what the world will look like – especially in terms of technology, in 2025. Sounds bold – but in 2000 could you have predicted where we are now, especially in terms of smartphones, apps and the cloud? Read more
In a competitive world where customers are at a premium, surely our highest priority is to get as many as we can..or is it? What if one or some of your customers don’t fit with your business ethos and/or values? What if, in real terms, they cost you more in time & effort than the financial return……would you have the bravery to walk away? Read more
For any of you that have seen the movie ‘Flash Gordon’, you will know there are two stand out quotes. The first comes from the national treasure that is Brian Blessed with that booming voice declaring :-
“Gordon’s alive!!” Read more
At her debut Mindshop UK Conference for Business Advisors at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London, our Susannah Brade-Waring was asked to deliver a presentation on ‘What motivates you to drive change in 2016?” Read more
We might not know exactly what the future will look like, but we can equip ourselves to be ready. At our recent Business Leaders’ Academy, our members shared their insights into the challenges and opportunities for 2016 – including Brexit, technology and being agile.
Then we shared the Top 10 Insights from our partners at Mindshop, who surveyed 128 business leaders around the world to gather feedback on emerging business trends, training needs, opportunities & challenges.
The full report from Mindshop, along with a short video from Mindshop’s James Mason, can be found here: Top 10 Business Leader Insights.
As partners with Mindshop, Aspirin Business Solutions can support you and your business with prioritising these Insights to meet your business goals, and developing and implementing solutions.
Well, we certainly didn’t but at our recent Aspirin Business Seminar, where guests were treated to another behind-the-scenes insight into a very successful business, we were soon to find out…
With 28 farm focussed vets, Synergy Farm Health offer a holistic approach to the health, welfare and production of dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and camelids.
Like many businesses, they’re challenged by market pressure and prices. For Synergy these are to reduce antibiotic usage and decreasing milk prices.
They’ve adopted a proactive strategy to their challenges and have been successful in winning both the regional TB testing contract and in becoming a training practice for the Royal Veterinary College – providing both accommodation and education for up to 10 veterinary students at a time on a rolling two-week basis.
Juggling these strategic projects whilst maintaining their fee-earning income has caused the Senior Team lots of headaches. They reached out to Aspirin Business Solutions to help the team refocus both their strategy and the way they manage their business.
Andrew Davies, Managing Director, at Synergy Farm Health says “We’ve identified the critical factors to strengthen and grow the business, and are now focussing the team and their resources to achieve them.
Susannah’s ability to gain the team’s trust and establish the essence of our business, has enabled us to create a clear strategy everyone will work together to achieve.”
Managing Director of Aspirin Business Solutions, Susannah Brade-Waring, says, “The Senior Team generate the majority of the income for this large practice. Taking time out to work on their business, together, was probably the biggest challenge they faced. Their investment has paid off as they are now a focussed, agile and cohesive team. I commend them.”
The tour of their premises sparked a brainwave for Lee Dredge, Managing Director of IT Support Business (ITSB). Lee realised Synergy’s pharmaceutical dispensary has overcome a challenge common to IT support companies. He’s planning to adopt a similar policy.
The next seminar takes place in September with Janine Pattison Studios – winners of the New Homes and Gardens’ Landscape of the Year and Best Urban Garden Award Winners for 2014.
Janine Pattison Studios first reached out to Aspirin Business Solutions in 2011, to help structure and growth their business and team. Hear the story and secrets of their success, as we go behind-the-scenes of another very successful local business.
It’s a while since our last update, so what’s happening in the Aspirin Business Studios?
Cheryl O’Brien-Pettett has joined our team as Business Support Manager.
Cheryl is our chief-organiser, responsible for ensuring both clients and team members receive everything they need in our work together.
Read more about Cheryl on our About Us page.
We’ve been busy delivering work to our clients, including four new clients:
- Testlink Services
- New Milton Advertiser
- IT Support Business (ITSB)
- Tenants Dream
This evening, 24 June, Synergy Farm Health are hosting the Aspirin Business Seminar. Directors, Alan King and Andy Adler will providing a behind-the-scenes insight into their business, strategy and the growth challenges they’re overcoming.
Our free seminars are just one of the ways we make being successful in business easier and more enjoyable, by providing a different perspective into business, sharing ideas and building a support network of business leaders.
Tomorrow, 25 June, is the Motivational Map Summer Conference – featuring Bevis Moyhan, James Sales and myself.
I’ll be sharing why I’ve chosen to build a team around me, rather than continuing as a solopreneur.
Bevis will be speaking about NLP and Motivational Maps, and James Sales will be sharing the latest Mapping tool – the Organisation Map.
We are delighted to welcome Paul Kinvig into our growing and talented team.
With a background in media and economic development/ sector growth, including 11 years at MD/ Chief Exec level, Paul is passionate about being a catalyst for change, asking killer questions and seeing awareness and excitement grow in individuals & teams as they realise their potential for growth.
As Facilitator & Coach, Paul’s key role with Aspirin Business Solutions will be creating that awareness and belief through key note speeches, group workshops and occasionally one to one coaching to release the potential in both people and businesses.
Paul combines his coaching and listening skills with his extensive experience of business and local economy, to create powerful results in leadership development, presentation skills and adapting for change.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Aspirin Business Solutions team and work with businesses who are excited and committed about achieving sustainable growth,” Paul says. “Where businesses that have a clear vision, strong leadership and great teams are allied with motivated and committed staff, their potential for growth is significant and exciting,” adding, “I am really looking forward to working with them and supporting them on their individual journeys”.
Susannah Brade-Waring, MD of Aspirin Business Solutions says, “We are very excited to welcome Paul into our team. Not only will he bring added strength to the business, both in terms of the capability to win and deliver work, he’s already made a valuable contribution to developing the business strategy.
Selecting the right person based on their values, motivation and skill was crucial for this appointment because it reflects not only the credibility and USP of the business, but also our continued ability to deliver the same high quality of work and experience for our clients as we grow”.