Business Leaders Briefings

The CEO’s Guide to Delivering Growth in Challenging Times

The world has emerged from an unprecedented two years of pandemic. Lockdowns across the globe fundamentally changed the interaction between buyers and sellers and how business is conducted. Everyone has had to engage with virtual communication, however reluctantly.

To compound this, the new reality is one of compromised supply chains and intense cost pressures that are being aggravated by the situation in eastern Europe. The impact of huge prices increases on demand in the economy has yet to be fully realised.


Andrew Milbourn

A former PLC board director, Andrew is an acclaimed public speaker (he has been keynote speaker at conferences for Canon Europe, Pure Electric and Groupon PLC) and a very experienced trainer and coach. He has authored a unique Sales approach titled  customer curious selling” and he specialises in strategic leadership and business growth.

In 2017 his company Kiss the Fish Ltd started to oer on-demand strategic Sales Directors to SMEs – solving sales problems fast and building ongoing strategy for successful growth. Since then, the business has worked successfully across a wide range of market sectors in the UK and Europe. Andrew is supported by hand-picked regional teams throughout the UK with unique but complementary skills and experience.

How will you retain customers and grow?

Join Andrew Milbourn with other CEOs and business owners to learn more about how your business can meet and overcome the sales challenges we all face.

Topics Andrew will cover include:

  • Why you are the sales leader in your business
  • Why the shape and size of your sales team should be reviewed
  • What placing the customer at the core of your business actually means
  • Why joined-up sales and marketing is vital
  • Recruiting good salespeople in a tough recruitment marketplace
  • How the “6 Pillars of Sales Growth” can transform your results

On the day


Mazars, 5th Floor, 3 Wellington Pl, Leeds. LS1 4AP


8:.30 am – Registration.
9.00 am – Presentation starts

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to register?

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Please note that this event is by personal invitation only, and substitute attendees cannot be accepted.

Who should attend?

This event is exclusively for CEOs, MDs, owners and key decision-makers of ambitious mid-market businesses.



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