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Leadership Capacity

Impact for scaleups


International community of members


Faster growth rate than non-participating SMEs


Future Leaders participating in Leadership Development Programmes


Annual events and webinars on key scaleup challenges

Key sectors

Healthcare Impact ventures / Social Impact Life Sciences & Biotech Building & Construction Manufacturing / Advanced Manufacturing Creative, digital, film, games & media Professional services Defence & security Technology & Communications Engineering / Advanced Engineering Transport & Logistics Environmental Science & Technology Farming, fisheries & forestry Finance Food & drink

Vistage has 60+ years’ experience running confidential peer advisory groups for scaleup leaders. This sits alongside one-to-one executive coaching sessions with accomplished business leaders. 

Vistage members meet once a month in select groups and focus on what makes the best leaders. Each group is steered by a Vistage Chair recruited for their business background, scaleup knowledge and experience. The Chair also acts as a personal mentor and coach, meeting each member monthly on a one-to-one basis.

Group meetings form a safe and non-competitive environment for business leaders to help each other solve challenges, evaluate opportunities and explore strategies, while outside speakers share new and innovative ideas. Vistage has a network of accredited expert speakers and thought leaders in the UK. 

Members report improved skills and confidence and marked improvements in business efficiency and growth. On average Vistage member companies grow 2.2 times faster than other small and medium sized businesses and they are ambitious expecting their profitability and employment to increase in the next year. However they still remain tentative on opportunities for AI adoption, with just 37% testing solutions. 

This year, Vistage has invested in its small business programme, recognising the unique challenges faced by this segment of the economy to build the pipeline of future scaleups.  This includes developing new resources specially tailored to meet the needs of smaller businesses. 

“It is not just the advice and support you get from solving or anticipating an issue that makes Vistage so special – it’s the moral support you get from your peers. You never feel alone.”
Mario Van Poppel, CEO, Leftover Currency

 “We’ve been able to draw on the group’s experience for help in scaling and  funding for growth.”
– Darina Garland, CEO, Ooni

“You get people with different businesses, operating on different scales but everyone has something useful and unique to share. I certainly don’t think I’d be here today doing the things I’m doing to this degree of success without Vistage’s help.”

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