Level Up Events

Welcome to our upcoming season of training events and development programmes.  We have three programmes of individual training events ;

Small Business Masterclass – designed for small businesses and new and recent start ups employing fewer than 3 people
Momentum Programme – for owners of small, growing businesses, employing 3 – 20 staff
Leader Forum – for owners and leaders within larger independent businesses, employing 15 – 50+ staff.

Additionally we offer two Professional Development Programmes :
Emerging Leader Development Programme and the
Business Development (BD) Academy

We are proud to support The Somerset Fund, managed by Somerset Community Foundation.  Donations to The Somerset Fund benefit from matched funding of up to 80%, and will benefit a range of good causes across Somerset; from youth groups and community centres, to mental health and reducing isolation.  A minimum of £10 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Somerset Community Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1094446)

Date/Time Event
07/03/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Small Business Masterclass - Business Planning Basics
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
07/03/2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Leader Forum : So you want to hire in-house marketing?
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
14/03/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Emerging Leader Development Programme - Spring 2019
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
14/03/2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Momentum Programme : Time Management for Busy-ness Owners
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
04/04/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Small Business Masterclass - Creating a Marketing Strategy
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
04/04/2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Momentum Programme : Building a Sales & Marketing Machine for your Business
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
11/04/2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Leader Forum - Leadership Styles and how to adapt
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
02/05/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Business Development Academy
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
09/05/2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Small Business Masterclass - Using Networks to Grow your Business
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
09/05/2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Momentum Programme - Loving your Numbers : Financial Mastery for Small Business
Level Up Business, Hambridge Somerset
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Testimonials

I was introduced to Level Up through a local business networking group about 18 months ago.  Transitioning from an HR career to Executive Search in 1997, I set up my own partnership over five years ago.  Although loving what I do, I couldn’t help feeling that we needed a bit of a refresh and have more focus on why our offering was different in a very crowded marketplace.

As an HR professional by background, I have met many business coaches; some better than others.  Although admittedly a little sceptical, I met Graeme Crosbie for coffee and soon felt that he ‘got me’ and understood why I was at a crossroads. We talked about how we might work together and what his kick start programme could offer. 

Having spent my whole career In the corporate world, I found I missed having a variety of people to brainstorm with.  Graeme has proved to be a strong business mentor.  The fact he also had a corporate background and had not worked with any other search firms proved to be a real asset.  He challenged my thinking and assumptions; we went back to basics and talked extensively about business and personal goals and how these could be achieved within realistic timelines.  

The kickstart programme was extremely useful.  For the first time in years, I found I actually dedicated quality time to thinking about what it was I wanted Theron to be.  We focused on what actually made us different; I stopped apologising for being a “small boutique” but learnt to embrace the good things about offering a bespoke, personal service to a few quality clients.  Of course I already knew the theory, but having to articulate USP’s and strategy to someone else makes it more ‘real’ and something you do as opposed to just having good intentions and never getting round to it because work takes over.  

Apart from growing revenue, we have had many successes including the redesign and relaunch of the website with genuine USP’s; extending our client base; recruiting a new Partner and maintaining focus and momentum.  

We are now on an Ontrack programme; meetings are less frequent, but they prove a useful medium for staying focused and doing the things I committed to do.  Some things continue to stay at the bottom of the pile, but I’m not sure that will ever change.  

Some of my network did not understand why I needed to see a business coach, especially with my background.  I have found it incredibly refreshing, not least because Graeme has helped me to look at things differently and has help me to add real value to my business.  I would absolutely have no hesitation in recommend him to other business professionals but only on the basis you want to take a cold hard look at yourself and realise that growth and change will only happen if you want it to.  Graeme can help, challenge and give an alternative perspective, but it’s down to you to do it.  

Fiona Makowski Managing Partner, Theron LLP March 18, 2018