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Vistage [2021]

Leadership Capacity

Impact for scaleups


Annual job creation

25,000 (1,500 UK)

International community of members


UK Vistage members are scaleups with a further 20% actively planning to scale


Accredited expert speakers/thought leaders within the UK


UK-wide events

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 been running private peer advisory groups for business leaders for more than 60 years through confidential peer advisory groups and one-to-one executive coaching sessions with accomplished business leaders. 

Selected members meet in groups of around 12 and spend a day a month focusing on what makes the best leaders. Each group is led by a Vistage Chair recruited for their business background, scaleup knowledge and experience. The Vistage Chair also acts as a personal mentor and coach, meeting each member monthly on a one-to-one basis.

At the group meetings business leaders help each other solve challenges, evaluate opportunities and explore strategies in a safe and non-competitive environment. Outside speakers share new and innovative ideas.

During a challenging period over the last 12 months, Vistage CEO members reported that the programme had prepared them to cope with the impact of the pandemic and enabled them to make effective decisions with advice and support from their peer groups. Many are reporting record revenue growth despite the impacts of the lockdown while members in hard-hit sectors have said that they are now set up to survive and then thrive once restrictions ease.

During the pandemic Vistage supplemented peer group meetings with insights from world-leading experts as well as regular economic and research updates.

Vistage [2021] website