Get your own board

Facing big decisions? Looking for an outside perspective? With our free Boards programme, you don’t have to go it alone.

Over the course of 12 months, you’ll enjoy invaluable non-executive director style support from a group of experienced businesspeople made up of leaders and senior managers from successful firms with specialisms like finance, marketing, operations or HR.

Feel like you'd like to hear more from us directly? Schedule a call back. If you'd like to be a board member yourself, visit our dedicated page.

How Boards work

  • Share some basic information with us so we can tailor your perfect board
  • Get paired with a board to work with over the course of one year
  • Attend 90-minute online meetings every three months to talk through challenges and get support
  • Identify actions to help move your business forward

What to expect from the Boards experience

Introduction to Be the Business Boards

1:47

Find out how our Boards programme has a track record of providing valuable support and guidance for owners and leaders of small and medium-sized businesses.

How Boards can help you

3:02

Hear from some of our Boards participants to find out what inspired them to become part of the programme and how it has specifically helped.

What I’ve gained from the Boards programme

4:00

Looking back on their experience, board members and business leaders reflect on what they got out of the programme – from tangible business improvements to skills enhancements.

Myth busting by SME participants

3:07

Programme participants look back on some of the concerns they had before taking part and explain why, ultimately, the benefits far outweighed any initial reservations.

Finding help as a small business

2:58

Running your own business can be lonely. We often hear from business leaders that they value a sounding board, but here’s some of our cohort one businesses explaining why they got involved.

Stories from programme participants

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Helen Tonks

Co-founder, Hydraulics Online

“Advisory Boards are a superb opportunity to get joined-up thinking across the whole of our business over a 12-month period. Through this strategic level of support, we’ll be able to make some real changes and grow our business.”

There is nothing I wouldn’t want another person to see – even a competitor

Learn about Lisa Smith's Boards experience

Our supporting partners

Well known firms from around the Uk are providing experienced board members to the programme.

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