About Be the Business

Be the Business is building a movement of businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK who want to improve their own performance and share their advice and experiences to help others do the same.

We provide the inspiration, tools and resources for businesses to get started on their improvement journey. We enable business leaders to identify where there are opportunities for their business to improve and we extract the best advice and approaches from the business community and leading expert analysis to identify practical, straight forward improvement approaches that work.

In addition to the information and tools on this site we are also working with communities of practice across the country to understand what works on the ground, constantly learning and evolving our understanding and sharing that with businesses across the UK.

“This is a moment we cannot miss. For every business to raise its game and in turn transform our competitiveness as a nation. The productivity movement we are building is real and it's a privilege to play my part in it.”

Tony Danker, chief executive, Be the Business

Members of the Be the Business advisory board

  • Tera Allas

    Senior fellow, McKinsey Center for Government

  • Jeremy Anderson

    Chairman, KPMG Global Financial Services

  • Sir Roger Carr

    Chairman, BAE Systems

  • Roger Connor

    President, global manufacturing and supply, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Ian Davis

    Chairman, Rolls Royce

  • Carolyn Fairbairn

    Director-general of the CBI

  • Doug Gurr

    UK country manager, Amazon

  • Dame Fiona Kendrick

    Chairman and CEO, Nestlé UK and Ireland

  • Sir Charlie Mayfield

    Chairman, John Lewis Partnership

  • Sir Richard Lambert

    Chairman, British Museum

  • Juergen Maier

    Chief executive, Siemens UK

  • Gavin Patterson

    Chief executive, BT

  • Phil Smith

    Chairman, Cisco UK & Ireland

  • Nigel Whitehead

    CTO, BAE Systems

  • Olly Benzecry

    Chairman and senior managing director, Accenture UK and Ireland

  • Steve Varley

    Chairman and managing partner, EY UK & Ireland

  • James Stewart

    Vice chair, KPMG

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