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1. Become a Shirlaws Business Coach

Interactive session for coaches interested in joining Shirlaws

Date: Tuesday 10th May
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Shirlaws UK Training Centre, 2nd Floor, 2-4 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3AA
Contact to register: Lucia Kichenside on 0118 909 0016

We would like very much to invite you to come to the next 'Introduction to Shirlaws" event where you will meet with our experienced, Shirlaws Group Partner, Richard Gigg and members of the Shirlaws team.

This is a lively, interactive and informative event at which you can find out more about Shirlaws and the current business opportunities available in this fast growing international business coaching group.


  • 9:30am - 10:00am Arrival and Refreshments
  • 10:00am - 11:30am Presentation on Shirlaws and Intellectual Property
  • 11:30am - 11:45am Break
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Q&A Session

Who should attend:

  • Experienced coaches looking for more leveragable product and/or a team home
  • Experienced business owners and executives who feel coaching may be their next step
  • Those new to the coaching industry seeking a home or more general industry information


For more information on our Introduction to Shirlaws event, please click here.


Accelerating the Increase in the Equity Value of your Business

And why it makes sense even if you never plan to sell. 

With the recession over and economic recovery gradually gathering momentum, the next few years represent the best opportunity many entrepreneurs will have to generate additional real wealth before selling or exiting their businesses. 

Irrespective of whether or not you're considering an exit either now or in the future, there are a number of key things you can consider and implement now to secure and deliver future growth, accelerate an increase in equity value and increase profitable revenues.

Phil Ives, who specialises in fast growth businesses, will run an interactive, informal and enjoyable session focused on what you can do to increase equity value, why doing this doesn’t necessarily involve increasing profits or revenue and why it makes great sense even if you never plan to sell. 
Please do join us for what promises to be a lively, enjoyable and insightful event.

Date: Tuesday 10th May, 2016
Time: 08:30am - 10:00am, registration at 08:00am, networking from 10:00am - 10:30am
Speaker: Phil Ives, Partner, Shirlaws Group
Venue: Keltie LLP, No.1 London Bridge, London. SE1 9BA
Investment: Free to attend 
Click to register: online registration


Future mapping and succession planning to exit routes

As the economy moves on and confidence grows, for many business owners there is now a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow the value of their business. 

How much is your business worth right now? Do you really know? How can you reliably calculate its value and, more importantly, what can be done to increase that value significantly?

Date: Wednesday 4th May
Timings8:30am - 10:30am
Venue: Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh. EH3 9SR
Investment:  This event is free to attend
Registration: click here

Building your business asset

Whether you’re looking to sell right now, sometime in the future or maybe not at all, attending this workshop will provide you with powerful insights into the following: 

  • Where are we on the economic clock and what this means for you and your business
  • Why making profit is good, but building an asset is even better
  • How to recognise and build assets in your business
  • Understanding the six (yes, there are only six!) growth strategies
  • Why now is the most important time to invest in your business and position it ahead of the baby boomer rush




Sales Influence: Professional Services Business Builder

Bringing in new clients is key to the growth of all businesses – could improving levels of confidence and skill in business development be key to your successful growth in 2016?

To register, click here.

Are you and your business ready to do something different?

And are you open to discovering a better approach?

Then you are invited to attend a new event called ‘Sales Influence’.

We will be looking at the factors that contribute to high levels of success in attracting and winning new business.

Numbers are limited. This event is most relevant to small and medium sized businesses, especially your fee earning teams.

Specifically relevant to those in Professional Services (Advisors & Providers)
Lawyers, Accountants, HR Professionals, IT Services, IFAs, Advertising or Digital Agencies

At this sales workshop you will discover:

  • How to build a more commercial focus into all your relationships
  • The importance of Positioning as Market, Service, Product or Price led
  • Why building Distribution relationships is key to success
  • The incredible value of being ‘Pre-Sold’ into new clients
  • And ‘Six Steps’ - An unbeatable architecture for constructing a natural ‘sales conversation'

Nic Rixon is a successful entrepreneur with a group of companies in manufacturing, property, training and commercial design. As such he knows all about the challenges of being in business and managing people. 

This is why, as a Business Coach, Trainer and Presenter, his philosophies are based on practical experience and finding solutions that work. 

Nic was also one of the few coaches to bill £1 million a year and has closed deals worth multiple millions. 

Three of the business he built were direct sales businesses and he has trained over 10,000 sales people and been a guest speaker at the Direct Sales Association annual conference.  

Nic is one of the Founding Partners of Shirlaws Group and has been responsible for driving the growth of the business.

Date: Wednesday 27th April
Time: 09h30 - 16h00
With: Nic Rixon
Location: The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Investment: £295+VAT (£1000+VAT for 4 delegates)

To register, click here.


Young Professionals Business Skills Programme

Our own research and anecdotal evidence gathered over the years from those involved in the Professional Services sector suggests that Young Professionals are keen to learn more about how a business works.

They also want to learn how to:

  • Get to partner level faster
  • Get noticed
  • Be recognised as effective in their role
  • Develop their own network
  • Be confident and comfortable with Business Development

By the end of these custom designed workshops hosted by Jim Henderson, Partner at Shirlaws Group, delegates will be able to take away and practice: 

  • Building a personal position that gets them noticed
  • Effective communication skills
  • Their own business development system
  • New found Confidence & Courage 

What to expect from these Sessions? 

  • An interactive learning environment
  • Understanding that only comes from our experienced business growth expertise
  • Opportunities for you to make an immediate and positive impact on your business
  • A unique insight into business using somewhat unconventional, tried and tested methodology  
DatesSession 1, 11 May : Session 2, 1 June : Session 3, 22 June
Follow up 1:1 sessions TBA
Time10.00am - 4.00pm (lunch and coffees provided)
Venue: Shirlaws UK Ltd, 1st Floor, 10 Newton Terrace, Charing Cross, Glasgow. G3 7PJ
Investment £275 + VAT per session
Booking: Please email Jim Henderson
Closing date: Monday 25 April 2016
Places limited to 12 maximum.