Richard Jeffrey is a master of growth. Not only for his own business, but in helping other entrepreneurs start and scale on a regional and national level. After some turmoil in his early public-sector career Richard was offered the chance to build a business on behalf of The Growth Company (a 1300-strong social enterprise in Greater Manchester). The business he launched - Business Growth Hub - grew to a team of 200 within 10 years and was rolled out as a model across the UK. But this came at a price. Skirting with burnout, a moment of truth came when his daughter said “Daddy, I don’t see you very much.”
In this episode we dive deep into inner-awareness - how your fears are unconsciously shaping your future - and what you can do about it. Learn why Richard stuck his neck out to “grab the space” despite only limited resources. How to deal with it when people laugh at your plan, and why asking for help is a sign of strength. Richard shares the strategic importance of ethics (starting with being ethical to yourself) and the concept of inclusive growth. Hear from an entrepreneur with a unique micro-and-macro view of today’s entrepreneurial landscape.