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About us

Be the Business is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, with a single goal: to help business owners and leaders improve the performance of their business.

Our history

The organisation was launched in 2017. Led by Sir Charlie Mayfield, former chairman of John Lewis Partnership, Be the Business is funded and supported by the UK government and a prestigious selection of Britain’s leading companies, including GSK, Siemens, Amazon, BAE Systems, McKinsey & Co and Accenture.

Our vision and purpose

At Be the Business, we strive to make a more productive economy driven by great business leadership. By bringing business leaders together to learn from one another and adopt new approaches to business improvement, we aim to encourage and inspire sustainable business productivity.