"The course was life-changing. The quality of the lecturers and the cohort was excellent. I also really valued the opportunity to speak to other women in business."
"This was the best learning experience I’ve had. Highly recommended."
"Discovering new, creative and challenging techniques, tools, inspiring case studies and best practice through the programme is one thing, but discovering yourself has taken the gift of this programme to a whole new level."
"Whilst there are other forms of executive education available out there, no other option I have experienced so far has delivered the same impact to my business as GAP. A key differentiator is sustainability. By delivering the inputs over a nine month period, the Hunter Centre has facilitated 'bite sized' learning and an element of peer support/pressure that ensures that the cohort are able to apply the learning in their businesses immediately and feedback on progress to the group at the next session. Where problems are encountered, they are shared and worked through as a group."
Several GAP participants have blogged about their experience – Claire Kinloch of Genoa Black, Alistair Cameron of Scotmas, Ryan Longmuir of Regis Banqueting and Billy Lyle of Redspire – whilst others have gone on camera to talk about their experience:
- David Frame
- Jennifer Hallwood
- Iain Hutchison
- Bob Keiller
- Claire Kinloch
- Emma Marriott
- Joyce Onuonga
- Robin Smith
- Jane Wylie-Roberts
This really does work.
Highlights from the 2017 Growth Advantage Programme
The impact of the Growth Advantage Programme on 2017 participant Wendy Pring and her Ayrshire based engineering company KCP Environmental was profiled in The Herald on 19 October 2018 - https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/16993773.gap-year-pays-off-for-ayrshires-kcp/. Wendy spoke passionately at graduation about falling in love with her business again and her growth continues at pace with new contracts UK wide and recorded this piece - https://youtu.be/xnGJZ8bTmec
When Graeme Gordon joined the 2017 Growth Advantage Programme his stated aim was to learn from and with others to help him take his long established Aberdeen business IFB from good to great and great to exceptional. After 10 months in his own words "the key change for the business has been clearer communication on our purpose, proposition and conduct around how we behave toward ourselves, our clients and our partners. Some of this has come from the program content itself and a considerable amount from reflecting how my peers on the course have picked up and implemented different elements and components from the learning journey we have been on." Here’s what he said to camera - https://youtu.be/oafDH89WRac
Colin Wilson chose to come up to Strathclyde Business School from his base in Kent to help him to scale up his business Totally Natural Solutions. Here he describes how he got the growth mindset - https://youtu.be/bPc7I2Vm-N0
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