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Blog written by Rebecca Broad:

Momentum South West began February with a bang by inviting a select few contacts to discuss potential partnerships.

Ten local business owners who have supported Momentum South West’s growth were welcomed to Deer Park Country House Hotel, winner in The South West Tourism Awards, to share good food and great ideas.

Recent estimates suggest that in around ten years’ time, over half of the workforce in developed countries will be freelancing in some way.  Renowned people-person and Momentum South West founder Rachael Howourth already sees the opportunity in this trend: a chance for collaboration.

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Over 50% of the US and UK workforce are predicted to be freelancing by 2027

Her sales, leadership and personal development business has been asked by customers to provide training, consultancy and provision for an even wider range of business topics, from marketing to teambuilding.

The freelancers and business owners listened to Rachael’s ideas on how they could work together to provide clients with an unsurpassable suite of services.  Businesses are reluctant to spend unnecessary time, energy and therefore funds on finding and screening providers of services; recommending providers via a partnership would streamline these processes.

Key to Rachael’s vision is a network of partners who share her core values: honesty and integrity in particular.  She acknowledged that the South West can be a tough area in which to sustainably grow business, but that we often need to think with more ambition.

The formation, opportunities and challenges of such a collaboration were discussed in small groups before being shared with and debated on by everyone.  Ideas for actions and next steps, all of which keep client needs at their core, were collated and emailed out following the event.

Future partner Rebecca Broad described the partnership evening as

“incredibly exciting – the passion of local freelancers and business owners to provide the best possible services for their clients is fantastic.  It was refreshing to experience so much honesty and trust, allowing everyone to ask questions and share their views.”

Momentum South West founder Rachael Howourth said “I’m so glad to have found people who share my dedication to customer-centric business.  The Momentum South West business model is evolving based on client demand, so whilst we’re following our instincts, it’s great to have the partnership team around me to share the success.  Their support means that our Instant Boardroom proposition can really start to add significant value to the businesses we work with – helping them grow and flourish”.

Planning for the potential partnership network continues ahead of the next meeting in May.

To find out more about becoming a partner, send your CV and a brief bio to enquiries@momentumsouthwest.co.uk

Growing Team, New Events… you could say we’re building Momentum

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It’s certainly been a busy start to the year here at Momentum South West….

Our director, Rachael Howourth, has been busy meeting new clients and delivering seminars and workshops on the subjects of Building a Sales Pipeline, Consultative Selling and the Essentials of Leadership.  We’re celebrated some significant milestones with our monthly clients, which is a real joy to be part of – two clients are enjoying an all-time monthly revenue record and we’re so proud of them.

Sales growth is vital
Sales growth is vital for business momentum.

So, what else has been going on?

We are delighted to have welcomed Laura Campbell to the team.  Laura – we’re thrilled to have you. Laura is an expert in Operational Excellence and has a long list of career successes to her credit. Laura will be delivering workshops on how small business owners can overcome the growing pains of expansion – these will be open courses as well as tailored to individual clients.

In addition to this, Laura will also be supporting our own growth and lending a much needed hand to Sarah, our Business Manager. Both Sarah and Laura will be working closely with Rachael and our team of Partners to accelerate our growth in 2018. We’ve got lots to look forward to.
We’re really excited about kicking off our 4 month Mentoring Programme with the students of Plymouth University. Together with mentors from Babcock International, we’ll be training on great Mentorship and supporting the 1:1 programme until the celebration dinner on 9th May.

Our quarterly Partnership Event is a real milestone for us. We’re getting together to discuss the challenges that SMEs face in doing business in the South West, exploring ways we can help and drive growth for each and every one of them. Working with a network of experienced Partners means we can deliver our projects faster, in an more tailored way and of course, with bigger results for our valued clients.  If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Partner, get in touch.

And there’s more….some new events are coming too.

We’ve got our usual line up of Consultative Selling and Essentials of Leadership plus numerous public speaking engagements across Devon. But we’ve added 2 really exciting and high demand topics…

“Business Gamification and How to use it to drive Employee Engagement”

and

“How to Convert the Leads who didn’t Enquire”

Employee engagement is a huge priority for most businesses, small and large. We’ll be tackling the key contributors to high engagement in a collaboration with Aptus UK and specialists in Gamification, Green Hat People.
Green Hat People, our sponsors, deliver events and conferences all over the world, showcasing the latest technology in business games. Want to know exactly what that is? Come and join us and you’ll enjoy a live demo and the chance to ‘have a go’ at gamification yourself.
Aptus UK will be sharing some insight in how vision and values at the recruitment stage is vital for attracting the best talent and how maintaining engagement across the team drives loyalty and staff retention.
Lastly, our very own Rachael Howourth will be talking about High Performance Leadership and sharing an easy, yet highly effective, leadership tool with everyone.
Every attendee will receive a 20% discount off a Business Game with Green Hat People.

“How to Convert the leads who didn’t enquire” is a 2 Hour workshop, explaining how to maximise the outcome of your customers’ journey. You are fully aware of the leads who came through to your enquiry staff, but what about those who didn’t? What about the leads who left your website and didn’t read the bits you’d hope they read? Why did they only visit one page, and why for only 12 seconds?
We’ll be demistifying Google Analytics and encouraging you to get hands-on by bringing along your laptop and building your very own dashboard – the end result should be that you’re armed with all you need to increase your lead generation. Awesome right?

So, you can probably see why it is that we’re so excited…. life at Momentum South West is not slowing down. In fact, you could say that we’re building Momentum.

If you’d like to know more about what we’re up to, get in touch at enquiries@momentumsouthwest.co.uk

Sign up to be notified about the above events here

Check out our other Events here.

Momentum South West are chuffed to bits…

Business Manager South West

If you follow our news, you’ll know we celebrated becoming a Limited Company last week.  And now we have even more news.  We’re joined by a fabulous and highly experienced Business Manager.

“Chuffed to bits is putting it mildly”
We are delighted to welcome Sarah Linnington, who joins our mission of giving momentum to South West businesses.
Business Manager
Sarah Linnington joins us as Business Manager
This partnership signifies a huge milestone for Momentum South West.  In just 10 months, we’ve delivered training, coaching and consultancy services to people in business all over Devon, as well as parts of Bristol, Somerset and Cornwall.  We’ve built up a solid reputation, some outstanding customer reviews and now there’s a need to expand by bringing in a business manager.  Sarah has proven experience of supporting business owners, and shares our vision and passion for growing Momentum South West even further.  As a freelancer herself, Sarah has a wealth of experience that will benefit both Momentum and our clients.  We’re super excited to have her join us.

What exactly will Sarah be doing?

In simple terms, managing the business.  Sarah will take ownership of the Quarterly Events Calendar which you can sign up for here.
She’ll also act as a project manager for clients who work with us on a 12 month consultancy basis, supporting Rachael in delivering significant sales growth for their businesses.
The biggest part of Sarah’s responsibility though, is keeping Rachael’s feet firmly on the ground whilst planning our own future growth.

So, what does our future growth look like?

Well you’ve heard the term sky is the limit haven’t you?  This is how we feel.
Our clients have told us that when they spend time with our people, utilise our practical tips for business growth and embrace the learning we provide, great things start to happen.
We are on the look out for amazingly talented freelancers to join us.  People who put clients FIRST.  People who have valuable experience to share and a passion for real people development.
  • Do you train a subject we don’t yet offer?
  • Do you coach in a way that gets outstanding results?
  • Do you just want to have a chat about how you can get involved in creating Momentum for the South West?
If you want to find out more about the Momentum we’re building, get in touch today.  Meet the rest of the team here.

Training Partnership with RGM for Momentum South West

Training RGM

A new team at RGM

Momentum South West are delighted to be training RGM, Rebecca Garrett Media.  This exciting new partnership supports the continued growth of the Account Management team.  This week alone, RGM has welcomed 3 new staff to the business.

Training RGM Team

RGM work with some of the biggest media brands in the UK, including Cosmopolitan, ITV and Mumsnet and it’s vital that all customer facing staff understand how to offer highly targeted and effective media campaigns, as well as provide an unrivalled customer service.

An exciting training partnership

Rachael Howourth of Momentum South West has joined the RGM team this week to cover a variety of topics.  The training was designed to help get the new recruits off to a flying start.  Topics such as How to Understand Your Customer, Overcoming Challenges and Delivering Customer Value and ROI.

Training RGM

The training has been very practical and interactive. The team have been encouraged to share best practise and learn from each other, ensuring that all of their previous experience will benefit the RGM wider team, and of course their customers.

If you’d like to find out more about joining the RGM team, get in touch with Rebecca here.

To book a free consultation with Momentum South West, you can select a convenient date and time here.  Alternatively, call Rachael directly on 07980 910316 or email enquiries@momentumsouthwest.co.uk