10 April, 2015
By Harvey Gora
Having learnt a great deal in business over the past 20 years the most important lessons come from my parents who have been in business all their lives.
These include; positive engagement, respecting people as you wish to be respected, working hard, working ethically, learning to step back and learning from other peoples mistakes.
As a Certified Business Doctor, registered Growth Accelerator and MAS Strategy Expert I am supporting owners of small to medium sized businesses to achieve their vision.
Working with a number of clients across industry sectors
I grew up in a manufacturing environment and always used to say I won't end up in the family business. After graduating from the University of Manchester in Economics I worked for a few large organisations in telecoms, financial services and business development and guess where I ended up, in the family business.
The business was in the red after a huge bad debt but my parents endeavored to carry on and that's when I joined. A couple of years later into it and the debt repaid I carried on the mantle. Changed industries, took production overseas, instigated a structure for LT growth and financial sustainability and 10 years later built it to a multi-million pound turnover business.
During which time I also qualified as a CIMA management accountant, managed a property portfolio and started up an e-commerce site, which was successfully resold.
After taking some time out, I found myself supporting local businesses to pave their way forward. I implemented bespoke solutions by focusing solely on the 3 most important opportunities for growth and making them happen. This naturally led me into my current role as a Business Doctor where best practices and solutions are shared across the network.
As a Business Doctor I am dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their vision.