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Driving Business Growth Through Performance Management Culture20240415110427

Driving Business Growth Through Performance Management Culture

“When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates.”- Thomas S. MonsonHere ...
Client Spotlight: Baerlocher UK20240328095658

Client Spotlight: Baerlocher UK

Developing a performance management cultureBaerlocher UK (BUK) represents the Baerlocher group of companies within the UK PVC markets. Located in Bury, Lancashi...
The Strategic Role of Technology Systems and Processes in Unlocking Your Business Potential20240312135529

The Strategic Role of Technology Systems and Processes in Unlocking Your Business Potential

“Innovation happens at the intersection of people, process, technology, customers, and business ecosystem.”- Pearl ZhuStrategy is at the heart of all busine...
How To Create Sustainable Growth20240312094338

How To Create Sustainable Growth

“Be the change you want to see in the world”- Mahatma GandhiFor over 30 years, I have been involved in people and business growth, working for both large co...
Client Spotlight: JUMP20231206142310

Client Spotlight: JUMP

Working together to unlock the full growth potentialJUMP is a brand, creative, digital, and marketing agency based in the North of England. Founded in 2007 by R...
The Crucial Role of Cash Management and Forecasting for Business Success20231124141654

The Crucial Role of Cash Management and Forecasting for Business Success

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”.– Bobby UnserEffective financial management plays a vital part in a company's success.  Cash manageme...
Unleash the Power of Digital Marketing to Drive Business Growth20231107202223

Unleash the Power of Digital Marketing to Drive Business Growth

"You’ve got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it."– Kate MossThe rapid advancement of technology and proliferation of the internet has provide...
Client Spotlight: McBryde & Co20231017151020

Client Spotlight: McBryde & Co

From Mentor to Business PartnerMcBryde and Co are a Newcastle based PR boutique who were awarded small PR agency of the year in both 2022 and 2023, founded by R...
Overcoming Change to Realise Business Growth20230915125713

Overcoming Change to Realise Business Growth

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got"– Henry Ford.As humans, we are creatures of habit. We tend to stick to routines a...
Are you realising your full potential? What’s stopping you?20230828141029

Are you realising your full potential? What’s stopping you?

"It always seems impossible until its done."– Nelson MandelaWe work with many inspiring people. People who are committed to their dreams, who don’t accept t...
Client Spotlight: TGA Consulting Engineers20230807103357

Client Spotlight: TGA Consulting Engineers

Create the right foundations to accelerate business growth and realise long term vision and goalsTGA are a privately owned, expert provider of consulting engine...
Are Your Middle Managers Being Squeezed?20230727212324

Are Your Middle Managers Being Squeezed?

“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.”– Agha Hasan AbediI...
Client Spotlight: Black & White Engineering20230620123422

Client Spotlight: Black & White Engineering

Using leadership development to build capability for growthBlack & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2...
The Importance of Having A Marketing Plan20230607200906

The Importance of Having A Marketing Plan

“Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction”– Kenichi OhmaeIt’s that time of year again for 360 Growth Partners, where we...
5 Things To Consider When Thinking About A Re-Brand20230428104745

5 Things To Consider When Thinking About A Re-Brand

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room”– Jeff BezosYour brand is a valuable asset to your business, it determines ho...
Client Spotlight: Centre For Life20230426142728

Client Spotlight: Centre For Life

Moving IT from a supporting to optimised business serviceLife has a purpose of inspiring everyone to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to ...
Client Spotlight: NPH Group20230328205433

Client Spotlight: NPH Group

Using brand to compete in a global marketplaceNPH Group are a leading occupational health and wellbeing provider. Their services include health surveillance, em...
Top Tips on Client Evaluation20230320194907

Top Tips on Client Evaluation

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”– Michael LeBoeuf‘I’m glad I’m working with you!’, ‘We’ve made the right choice!...
Change is inevitable – how we react to it is not20230303135334

Change is inevitable – how we react to it is not

"People don’t resist change, they resist being changed"– Peter SengeWe are habitual animals and change doesn’t come easily.  Organisational change involv...
New Year, New Look, Same Us!20230207200350

New Year, New Look, Same Us!

“A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or se...
When did you last look in the mirror?20230113154002

When did you last look in the mirror?

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional”– John MaxwellAs we start the new year now is the time when a lot of our clients are reflecting on the progress ...
Why customer feedback is important for business growth20221202094422

Why customer feedback is important for business growth

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”– Peter DruckerNo matter how confident you are in how you run your business, there will always be poten...
Business Coaching and Mentoring In The Spotlight20221114194713

Business Coaching and Mentoring In The Spotlight

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”- C S LewisCoaching and mentoring both exist for the same purpose: helping individuals g...
Business planning – How to write a business plan and turn it into action20221020095659

Business planning – How to write a business plan and turn it into action

“Good business planning is 9-parts execution for every 1-part strategy”- Tim BerryWriting a business plan is an essential part of building a successful busi...
Leadership Styles: Why It’s Important to Know Your Style or Where You Fit20220818171709

Leadership Styles: Why It’s Important to Know Your Style or Where You Fit

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”- Albert EinsteinWe all know that strong leadership is central to business success. To motivate team...
Are you leading your business to growth? The importance of having a growth mindset20220729092609

Are you leading your business to growth? The importance of having a growth mindset

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”- T.S. EliotMany leaders aspire to grow their businesses, but in fact it...
Managing People and Performance Post Covid-1920220506114005

Managing People and Performance Post Covid-19

"Leadership is an action, not a position"– Donald McGannonWhat with Covid, the rising living costs and a whole load of other socio-economic issues flooding th...
Top tips for effective time management20220227221053

Top tips for effective time management

“The lost time is never found again”– Benjamin FranklinThanks to the emergence of hybrid and remote working opportunities, as well as several four-day wee...
2022 Leadership and Business Growth Trends Report20220117140820

2022 Leadership and Business Growth Trends Report

'Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.'– Alice WalkerIf you own or manage a business or hold a le...
6 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Your Brand20211125204222

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Your Brand

'Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.'– Steve Forbes, Editor-in-ChiefAt 360 Growth Partners, we spend a lot of ti...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Sophie Milliken20211117083420

Ask the expert – our conversation with Sophie Milliken

"Hiring the right people takes time the right questions and a healthy dose of curiosity."– Richard BransonOur passion is to partner and collaborate with like-...
Top tips for implementing a Hybrid working model20211029090613

Top tips for implementing a Hybrid working model

'One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.'– Bryant H. McGillThe CIPD’s recent ‘Flexible Working – Less...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Michelle Minnikin20211019214330

Ask the expert – our conversation with Michelle Minnikin

'Rulebreakers are like great artists, sometimes we don’t recognise what they give us until it’s too late.' - Sam ConniffOur passion is to partner and collab...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Sam Spoors20210928202706

Ask the expert – our conversation with Sam Spoors

'You don't build a business. You build people and then people build the business.' - Zig ZiglarOur passion is to partner and collaborate with like-minded folk w...
Embedding Values & Behaviours20210826202059

Embedding Values & Behaviours

‘The sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create’- Mahatma GandhiValues and Behaviours are enablers of perform...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Jo Darby20210820102518

Ask the expert – our conversation with Jo Darby

'If you have the words, there's always a chance you'll find the way' - Seamus HealeyOur passion is to partner and collaborate with like-minded folk who have a p...
How to be more productive at work20210709002528

How to be more productive at work

'If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.'- Bruce LeeOne of the most common requests we get during our one-on-one business...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Peter Neal20210609124927

Ask the expert – our conversation with Peter Neal

'If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it.' Marcus Aurelius (Stoic Philosopher) Our passion is to partner and collaborate with like-m...
Your role as a leader – re-energising an exhausted organisation20210517114231

Your role as a leader – re-energising an exhausted organisation

‘If you’re actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’John Quincy AdamsProlonged pandemic isolation is t...
Ask the expert – our conversation with Rachel McBryde20210420123336

Ask the expert – our conversation with Rachel McBryde

'When setting out on a journey, do not seek advice from those who have never left home!'RumiAs we ease our way out of lockdown and start to activate the learnin...
The Power of Partnering20210309105225

The Power of Partnering

‘Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success’Henry FordIn our experience of working with entrepreneurs and SME...
8 Business Leadership Tips for 202120210203121358

8 Business Leadership Tips for 2021

The only certainty is uncertaintyHaving supported our clients throughout the pandemic, now, as the light at the end of the long tunnel begins to flicker it is t...
Top tips for building a strong business in 202120210107110256

Top tips for building a strong business in 2021

When it rains look for rainbows! 2021 is not getting off to the best of starts, however here at 360 Growth Partners, we do feel that following a bumpy start it...
3 ways to grow your business in 202120201202221644

3 ways to grow your business in 2021

2020 has been a year like no other!At 360 Growth Partners, our team of business, finance, marketing, HR and technology specialists have stayed close to our dive...
Client Spotlight: Vida Creative20201030134244

Client Spotlight: Vida Creative

What is Vida Creative all about?Vida Creative is a creative agency based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, specialising in bespoke website development, branding, design a...
Planning in an uncertain world20200921222250

Planning in an uncertain world

‘A goal without a plan is just a wish’ but in these times when even tomorrow seems uncertain how much time should we dedicate to planning? When the only cer...
Bringing Your Team Back Together20200904122058

Bringing Your Team Back Together

As we start to realise this pandemic might be here for the medium, rather than the short term, we inevitably need to look at ways to bring our colleagues back t...
Time to Re-Group, Re-Set and Re-Imagine20200811102158

Time to Re-Group, Re-Set and Re-Imagine

‘Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself”Johnny Dean In our last blog we talked about a practical guide to ge...
Re-imagining your vision20200716140352

Re-imagining your vision

‘I can’t change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination’Jimmy Dean Whilst perhaps the extreme of the storm has ...
Managing competing priorities20200619112440

Managing competing priorities

‘Trusting that there is a next step is the first step to figuring out what the next step is’Jennifer WilliamsWe are working in times of great uncertainty an...
Planning your next steps20200430144544

Planning your next steps

‘It is a mistake to think that moving fast is the same as actually going somewhere.’In a crisis such as Covid-19 we are dealing with personal and business c...
How are you responding in these changing times?20200416142732

How are you responding in these changing times?

A few weeks ago I didn’t think I’d be sat here writing about how the significant amount of change in our new world has affected us all! Like most, I’m use...
Resourcing your vision20191205151818

Resourcing your vision

"Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people" Steve jobs...But be sure you’re clear about what you need.Start by...
How effective is your decision-making?20191105113557

How effective is your decision-making?

‘When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier’Roy E DisneyIn a very uncertain world our company values, vision and mission can give us...
What Gets Measured Gets Done20191002095041

What Gets Measured Gets Done

...But be careful where you put the spotlight.Do you have a performance management culture in your business? Are people held accountable for their performance? ...
Stand out from the crowd to grow your business20190902080010

Stand out from the crowd to grow your business

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”Charles Darwin.In a world of constan...
When To Change How You Lead20190601151726

When To Change How You Lead

You’re passionate about your business, have been involved in everything and are thriving on being able to make things happen. Growth means you now have far mo...
Going For Growth20190429150537

Going For Growth

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” - Colin PowellBuilding and growing your business is...
How Effectively Are You Managing Your Team?20190401052105

How Effectively Are You Managing Your Team?

"The vacuum created by a failure to communicate will quickly be filled with rumour,misrepresentations, drivel and poison" – C. Northcote ParkinsonWhen was the...
What’s it like to work around here?20190228220702

What’s it like to work around here?

"I’m a large believer in hiring the right people and giving them unbelievable amounts of power and autonomy. " - Blake Mycoskie, Founder, TOMS ShoesHave you n...
Is Technology Driving Your Strategy?20190131114022

Is Technology Driving Your Strategy?

"Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master." - Christian Lous LangeAs businesses transition to the digital economy and move to more agile ways of wo...
A New Year, A New You? Are You Helping Realise Your Business Goals?20181227215936

A New Year, A New You? Are You Helping Realise Your Business Goals?

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma GhandiI was talking to a client recently and we got onto that topic that continues to exercise many...
Are you a good client? Why does it matter?20181210230308

Are you a good client? Why does it matter?

‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ – Helen KellerIn our experience of working with entrepreneurs and SME business owners a regular ch...
Are you fit for growth?20181105090619

Are you fit for growth?

‘Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together' James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenneyYour business is now up and running.  You...
Are your team fit for growth?20181003153238

Are your team fit for growth?

‘What got you here, might not get your there!Alice Ackroyd 360 Growth PartnersThe very DNA that drove you to start your business keeps you focused on success....
What is your why?20180904212539

What is your why?

‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do’- Steve JobsAs you return to work after taking some time out over the summer months it is time to re-e...
It’s lonely at the top20180602160644

It’s lonely at the top

'‘Whenever you see a successful business someone once made a courageous decision’Peter DruckerAs leaders, we are often expected to have all the answers. As ...
Are you leading or managing?20180406111547

Are you leading or managing?

"A leader doesn’t just get the message across, a leader is the message"Warren BennisOr as Mahatma Ghandi put it"You must be the change you want to see in the ...
How agile is your decision making?20180301111547

How agile is your decision making?

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” Roy E. DisneyIn a very uncertain world our company values, vision and mission can give...
Are you exceeding the needs of your customers?20180202213737

Are you exceeding the needs of your customers?

It is all too easy for your customers to switch to your competitors who are only a click away.In a very uncertain world our company values, vision and mission c...
Have you got a plan?20180105225003

Have you got a plan?

A goal without a plan is just a wish. The celebrations are over and a new year has just begun. Will you still be delivering on your new year resolutions at the...
Are you struggling to achieve your business goals?20171205232803

Are you struggling to achieve your business goals?

Clarity of vision and purpose. In a recent McKinsey article the top dimension for high performing teams was ‘alignment on direction’ where there is a shared...
Are your team just turning up?20171106003650

Are your team just turning up?

People are your business. You can have the best idea, market opportunity and limitless funds but getting from A to B is likely to mean working with and managing...
In conversation with Andrew Silver20171017165445

In conversation with Andrew Silver

What were your career ambitions growing up?Actually I wanted to go into the forestry commission due to a love of the great outdoors which has stayed with me eve...
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