Mentoring best treatment for torn Achilles

Tom Raftery, Director, Active Building Control

The PEM team are Mentors registered under the Mentorsme web portal and earlier this year received a call from business owner Tom Raftery who was having a pivotal moment. Tom had torn an Achilles tendon, after playing squash and he was going to be in plaster for weeks. He seized the opportunity to start thinking about a bigger picture for the company he had been running since 2008 with business partner Mike Wood.

Building regulation and fire consultants, Active Building Control (ABC) had let their success get the better of them. Both directors were completely immersed in day-to-day operations with no vision. Then Tom found the Mentorsme web portal and decided to pick up the phone and call PEM for some mentoring.

Tom and Mike’s recommendation on LinkedIn sums up their experience with one of PEM’s Mentors, Chris Greenhalgh: “Chris quickly understood our business and was able to make suggestions that will no doubt help us to make good progress with our business development and marketing.

We enjoyed the process of working through our business plan and actions for the next 3 years and in addition Chris provided good advice on issues we were wrestling with understanding - as a relatively new business.

We would recommend him to any organisation to help them clarify their business plan and how to implement the necessary action plans. We will definitely use him again for advice on recruitment and mentoring.”

Chris concluded “This is just one business that PEM mentor and I always feel it is a privilege to be involved in shaping someone’s business and share their success.”

Read more about PEM’s progress with Mentorsme.

This article appears in PEM's Autumn Newsletter along with lots of other features focusing on business growth. Why not follow the link?

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