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Success at the Business Excellence Awards 2017

L-R: Ray Jarvis and Peter Boolkah

Ray Jarvis, owner of recruitment company Ackerman Pierce, recently won the title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Business Excellence Awards, hosted at the Harrogate International Centre in April.

Ray founded Ackerman Pierce in 2013 to provide recruitment services in the public sector. Ray's focus was to provide the personal service you would expect from a small recruitment company, whilst being large enough to meet clients’ needs. It has proven to be a successful formula and in just three years turnover has grown to £7.2 million.

Fluid Business Coaching’s multi-award winning business coach, Peter Boolkah, first met Ray when he was just 16 years old and instantly inspired him to take a step into the world of business. Peter was on hand to congratulate Ray on his achievement, commenting: “Ray’s focus on innovation, creativity and vision for the business and the culture held by his team is what led to this recognition. The fact that he plans to create 40 more jobs within the next three years shows his drive and ambition.”

Ray added: “Being a business owner can be hard with times of self doubt and sacrifice but it also brings huge rewards. I want to inspire young people to consider starting a business to create their own success.” – Congratulations Ray!

During the two-day event, Peter’s hard work and dedication was also recognised as he walked away with two well-deserved awards for the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa) region: Best Client Retention and Most Community Impact 2017.

Peter has been working with businesses to achieve success for 12 years and has won many awards. He is the Levels certified, as well as achieving certification from Gazelles International, ActionCOACH and Talent Dynamics.

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FBP 077: Are Your Systems Holding You Back?

In this episode of the Fluid Business Podcast Andy Sleet and Ray Moore discuss the internal and external influences on your business’s systems. The emergence of new technology accelerates the pace of change. But, have you considered how internal systems could be holding your business back?

Our team of professional business coaches share their expert knowledge and experience every single week, empowering you, the business owner, to develop and grow your business the right way.

Join us as we cover core subjects areas in our unique and relaxed way, including: Rapid Growth, Family Business, Team, Efficiency and so much more.

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FBP 064: The Structure of Business with Andy Sleet

 

In episode 064 of the Fluid Business Podcast Andy Sleet discusses the structure of business. Do you struggle with enough hours in the day? Listen to this episode to find out what you could be doing differently.

 

Special Announcement – the Fluid Business Podcast is going on a short hiatus whilst we are working on something exciting to bring to you. We will be back with you shortly.

 

 

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FBP 062: Who Are the Keepers of Your Culture?

Have you ever worked with companies where you walked into the reception and they had these words behind the desk; words like trust, respect, integrity, or maybe in their brochures or on the website?

Then when you started working with them you were wondering, “What do these words mean?” Because none of the actions that the companies were doing in the relationship with you showed those values.

Maybe your company is the same?

Maybe years ago you came up with some culture points for your company. Maybe you did a core value exercise and now years on, maybe you don't feel like it anymore.

That means that your actions are not aligned with the words that you have on your website, with the words that you have in your brochure. That means that the people are going to see something different from what you want them to see, which means you are not aligned with your own values.

How do you deal with this?

Well, there's a couple of things that you need to be absolutely clear about;

The first step is, of course, to review those values from time to time; are your actions aligned with the culture, with the values, with the rules of the game?

First of all, you need to find out if you still believe in those rules, in those values because you didn't even come up with them.

Maybe you thought that you needed to have those because you read it in a book!

First of all, you need to revisit from time to time to establish if those values are actually describing you because only then your actions can be aligned with what you say they are.

Over the years, as a business coach, I have worked with many companies just addressing this issue.

I worked with a managing director, a business owner and he clearly was not aligned with the core values that he once came up with.

When we did the exercise to find out what really rocked his boat, what really drove him, we got those values clear and it was much easier for him to align his actions with those values.

What we saw was that in the rest of the company people started to believe in those values.

  • That was what they could sign up to.
  • That was what they could buy into.
  • The atmosphere in the company got much better.

Productivity went up and eventually, of course, that led to improved profitability.

I am sure that you can relate to this in your business and I can assure you that problem will not go away by itself, so if you want some help overcoming this problem, become productive and get more profitable, book in a free 1-hour coaching call and see how we can help you to overcome this problem.

To your success!

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FBP 057: Scaling Up – Cash with Peter Boolkah

Episode 057 is the final instalment in the Scaling Up series with Peter Boolkah. During the series we are covering the 4 major decisions every business must get right, according to the popular business book Scaling Up by Verne Harnish. This episode covers cash.

Our team of professional business coaches share their expert knowledge and experience every single week, empowering you, the business owner, to develop and grow your business the right way.

Join us as we cover core subjects areas in our unique and relaxed way, including: Rapid Growth, Family Business, Team, Efficiency and so much more.