Top business tips from our clients

Posted 23.10.2017

We asked 25 of our clients to share the best piece of business advice they’d ever been given and here’s what they told us…


Nothing is impossible if you work hard and believe
Sally Munday – England Hockey

Don’t be disheartened if you find it frustrating working for others, you’re probably a natural entrepreneur
Anabel Sexton, Boudavida

If in doubt, make a decision
Martin Franklin, Les Mills

Always manage expectations. Don’t feel under pressure to commit to something that is unrealistic
Lucy Johnson, Polar

Always treat business decisions with the same level of care, attention and due diligence that you would your own important life decisions
Joanne Martin, Parkwood Leisure

Just because you’ve failed, doesn’t mean you’ve reached your limit. Failure’s not a sign that it wasn’t 
meant to be. Failing is a great starting point for something even more meaningful.
Stephanie Mitchell, Gymbag

If people always turn right, try going down the left path every so often. It’s better to try and fail than never try at all, as long as you learn from your mistakes along the way
Martin Symcox, RLSS

Try and view everything from all angles and don’t simply stick to your own opinion
Tom Crampton, Wattbike


Find a job you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life – life and work advice combined
Helen Rowbotham, British Rowing 

Do what you love and enjoy, and the rest will follow
Stephen Parkes

Strive to be the best at what you do – the money will follow
Gavin Wheelan, TRX

Follow your passion. You work for a long time so might as well enjoy what you do
John Wilson, Wattbike


Don’t burn bridges. You never know who you might be doing business with in the future.
Andy Brownsell, Protectivity

Keep it real, be genuine & remember when dealing with others that you never know when you might cross paths again
Clare Donald, Purple Patch

Take advice, digest & never give up
Lee Myall, Jumptastic


Make the main thing the main thing!
Steve Parry, Total Swimming

What got you here won’t get you there’ – don’t rest on your laurels but keep pushing yourself and take every opportunity to learn more and develop yourself
Ross Perriam, EMD UK

My first piece of sales advice, simple but so many people forget it. Know who you are selling to. How do you sell fitness? Depends who you are selling it to
Paul Dorkings


People are the greatest asset of any business
Sandra Dodd, Places for People Leisure

Find good people to work with and truly value them
Jenny Patrickson, ActiveIQ

Always employ people that are more talented than you
Rich Baker, Wattbike

Build a strong team around you who you trust – a business will not be scalable without a great management team to share the load
Kimberlee Perry, ((BOUNCE))

The greatest competitive advantage any business can have is its people
Nick Henwood, The Gym Group

Hire people that are smarter or better at something than you
Robert Lepone, Studio Lagree

Be confident in what you know and what you don’t know. There are always smarter people to help 
Justin Mendleton, MoveGB

Try to walk a mile in everyone’s shoe’s; empathy is very powerful
Barney Harrison, the Gym Group

Develop others to be the best they can be
Kate Fearon, YMCAfit

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