I started my TAB Business in North Leeds in 2009. Previously I had worked for a large corporate plc for many years and led increasingly larger business within the group. The training, mentoring and overall experience of all aspects of business gained during my career was first class. I then moved into the private SME sector and become a Director of two privately owned family businesses and these experiences gave me great respect for the pace and challenges experienced by SMEs. I became CEO of a venture capital backed technology business and it is in this role that I first experienced the powerful benefits of high quality impartial advice gleaned from a talented board of Non-Executive Directors.
Ultimately I wanted to run my own business and when I learned about TAB and the Business Owner Advisory Board Model, I could see how it could provide a terrific service for business leaders. While family members, employees and advisers can provide a useful sounding board only business owners can truly appreciate what other business owners are going through. I believed that TAB provided a model to allow me to leverage my experience and passion to help business owners to make a real difference to their companies and their lives. It felt like the perfect fit.
I have been operating TAB boards for just over 5 years now and I feel now is the right time to expand the business within the North Leeds. Lisa has joined me to run more boards in the area, she has many great qualities to offer and I strongly believe her future board members will be in great hands. Working with Lisa will strengthen the TAB Leeds North team and it will give us the best chance of fulfilling our aim of running 7 TAB boards by the end of the year.