Latest News | 12 January 2021

Business mentoring firm welcomes new additions

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Business mentoring firm The Alternative Board Derby and East Midlands is set to expand with the recent addition of four new staff.

Phil Hughes, Phil Dobson and Paul Male join the TAB team as partner-facilitator-coaches, bringing with them a wealth of business experience.

Meanwhile, Laura Wright has joined as membership marketing manager, to drive the strategic expansion of the team within the region.

TAB has been established in the region for more than a decade and has helped over 150 business owners and leaders to date.

Laura Wright

It offers a combination of peer advisory boards, as well as one-to-one sessions and a comprehensive business toolkit.

Speaking about his new role, Phil Hughes said: “I have grown businesses from the ground up and understand the great pressure this can bring and the need for a sounding board.

“TAB’s combination of peer advisory boards and one-to-one coaching is pretty unique and powerful combination.”

Phil Dobson joins the team with over 30 years of sales and business management experience within SMEs, continuing as secretary of a local golf club.

Phil also spent five years as a TAB member himself and knows first-hand the value it can bring.

He said: “Running a business can be a lonely place, and the support TAB offers is immeasurable. I can’t wait to bring that to other business leaders.”

Paul Male has a background in procurement transformation and complex transactions, having worked in a mixture of corporate and consulting roles, during his 24-year career.

He continues his procurement consultancy business alongside his coaching role.

He said: “I’m excited to be joining the TAB team to bring my own experience of running a business, especially aligning personal and business vision, to others.”

Laura, who has more than 14 years marketing experience across all disciplines, will help the team to promote the brand regionally.

She said: “I’m excited to be working with the team at TAB. The value they bring to their members is so clear to see.”

TAB owner Max Crosby-Browne said: “We’re really excited to be expanding in the Derby and East Midlands region.

“Our members get so much out of the TAB offering, both personal development and bottom-line business growth, and now we are able to support even more businesses in the area.”

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