Major expansion of  Aberdeen’s The Alternative Board (TAB)

Helen Mill (Director of TAB North East Scotland)

EXCITING expansion plans have been revealed for the Aberdeen arm of peer-to-peer advisory and networking organisation The Alternative Board (TAB). 

TAB boards meet monthly with support from a facilitator and each comprises up to eight business owners, directors or company decision-makers. These boards provide a trusted space for experienced entrepreneurs to share their experience and knowledge.  

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Currently, TAB Aberdeenshire East covers the Aberdeen area, from Peterhead to Stonehaven. However, this will now expand further south, servicing the Angus, Dundee and the Perth areas and will become known as TAB North East Scotland. 

This will provide businesses in the extended area with a powerful combination of advisory boards, one-to-one business coaching and exclusive access to a suite of bespoke business tools – which provides a practical approach to creating and implementing a strategic plan, helping business owners focus on the activities that will have the greatest impact.  

Helen Mill, Director of TAB North East Scotland, spoke of the “exciting development” for the organisation and for businesses in the area. 

She said: “The Dundee, Angus and Perth area is full of exciting opportunities and this expansion offers the chance to create a whole new, thriving community of motivated decision-makers to share expertise and radically improve their companies. 

“We will bring together busy entrepreneurs committed to giving and receiving the candid guidance that can only come from peers following the same path. There is no doubt that gaining insight from others is better than going it alone. It can be lonely at the top but this programme will empower leaders to move their businesses forward.” 

Free sample boards are being held across Aberdeen, Dundee, Montrose and Arbroath until December to introduce the programme into the expanded area. 

Helen, a former director of commercial innovation at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University, will also offer a bonus, complimentary coaching session as part of sample board registration. 

She added: “I would encourage business owners, partners or key decision-makers to sign up for our sample boards. They will be able to experience how the simple idea of sharing business experiences can help take their business to where they want it to be. 

“They will leave this board with ideas, strategies, or actions that will have an immediate and positive impact on their business.” 

The Alternative Board started more than 30 years ago in the United States and there are now TAB boards across 24 countries and 500+ boards globally. There are around 450 members across UK TAB boards. 

Since 1990, TAB has helped over 25,000 business owners worldwide run their businesses more strategically. UK TAB board members reported revenue growth 3.2 times higher than the national average. Gross revenue of companies working with TAB totalled nearly £24bn. They cover a broad range of sectors including energy, engineering, finance, manufacturing, health, software, transport, retail and marketing.   

TAB helps business owners and leaders to confidently see new opportunities and achieve strategic goals, by offering busy entrepreneurs a powerful, streamlined programme that includes peer advisory boards, one-to-one business coaching, workshops, expert speakers, robust strategic business tools and invaluable international TAB connections.   

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