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Become a corporate partner today

We are galvanising business leaders to join us in the movement for productivity and competitiveness. Play your part by supporting small and medium sized-businesses as they go through this time of continual challenges, change and uncertainty.

Learn about and build relationships with SMEs

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Learn about and build relationships with SMEs

Corporate partners sponsor our programmes and regional work with SMEs – enabling more to feel the benefits of our products and programmes. Through our mentoring, executive learning and peer group programmes, you can develop close one-to-one relationships with business owners to support them in their strategic decision making.

Collaborate across industries and sectors

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Collaborate across industries and sectors

We work with a range of your peers to solve key productivity challenges, such as technology adoption, through collective action. We also offer tailored support to specific networks or sectors, such as the hospitality industry in Cornwall, or family businesses in the North West of England.

Share practices to build a better economy

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Share practices to build a better economy

Bring the best of your business to the table and help diffuse best practices across the UK economy – by increasing leadership and management capabilities increasing leadership and management capabilities within your supply chains and the wider economy.

Develop your own internal leadership capabilities

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Develop your own internal leadership capabilities

Our programmes are designed to upskill and improve the management and leadership capabilities of both SME leaders and members of larger organisations. Bolster your company’s internal personal development opportunities by contributing to our mission at a time when it’s never been more needed.

“Productivity matters. No growth for over ten years means people are poorer and the UK is weaker, competitively, than we should be. We want to change that and we know it can be done. We’re stepping up, as businesses, to support a movement across the UK. With this support we will work with businesses, with sectors and in places right across the country to build a better decade.”

Sir Charlie Mayfield
Chairman, Be the Business

Who are our corporate partners?

Proudly leading the movement to support UK business during this time of national crisis, our partners come from a wide variety of sectors.

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Contact Be the Business today to find out how your organisation could support our better leadership for a better decade mission.

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How partners have contributed to our productivity movement

Why 2020 can be the year that changed our trajectory on tech

Since May 2020, our Technology Taskforce comprised of CEOs from Amazon, Cisco, Facebook, Sage, SAP, Openreach and Oracle, has been providing strategic direction on how we move the needle on mass adoption of basic productivity technology across UK.

The CBI estimate that adoption of key technologies could add £100bn to UK GVA while ONS have shown that Enterprise Resource Planning or CRM can create a productivity premium of around 25 per cent. Our recent whitepaper articulates the investigation that we ran with McKinsey & Co, and was overseen by this group.

The UK’s technology moment

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Construction Productivity Group

In 2020 Be the Business established the Construction Productivity Group, focused on testing pilot projects to boost productivity in the construction sector. The group brings together clients and contractors to co-create innovative interventions.

The group, which includes British Land, Mace, Landsec, Lendlease, Laing O’Rourke, Skanska and Sir Robert McAlpine, is looking at practical measures that complement existing industry efforts.

Accenture have partnered with Be the Business and are leading the project. The group have developed three practical interventions to pilot, at speed and at scale, that will serve as proof points for commercial segment initially, and eventually wider sector application. The pilots include:

  • Access to Specialists pilot: a collaboration between Landsec, Sir Robert McAlpine and Mace. The pilot engages specialist designers /installers earlier in the design process, to reduce the risk of rework
  • Productivity Management pilot, a collaboration with British Land and Skanska. The pilot includes early alignment on productivity metrics and a collaborative framework for sharing project performance data
  • Collaborative Contracting pilot will create a new simpler contract that avoids multiple amendments and reduces time to contract, drives innovation and builds strategic relationships through the supply chain

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Contact Be the Business today to find out how your organisation could support our better leadership for a better decade mission.

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