Business Growth Strategy Seminar

Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 – 8.00 am – 10.30 am
Venue: Reed Hall – University of Exeter

The Oakwood Partnership is running an event for business leaders on developing and implementing a successful business strategy to achieve your goals.  We will be sharing ideas on how strategy can be used to increase the value and performance of businesses.

A talk will be given by David Garman discussing:

  • The differences between strategy development and business planning
  • Selecting the growth engines to drive your business forward
  • What makes businesses attractive and valuable to potential investors
  • Why most business strategies fail and how to avoid the pitfalls

What will I learn?

  • How to evaluate your business and develop a strategy that fits your goals
  • A proven strategy development process that has delivered tangible results
  • How to identify capability gaps and fill them

What are the challenges that The Oakwood Partnership address?

We help business leaders who:

  • Work very hard but are not getting the results they deserve
  • Have ideas for improvements but don’t have the time to make them happen
  • Want to initiate change but lack the required resources
  • Want a breakthrough to the next level of success

There will be opportunity for informal networking with tea, coffee and pastries provided.

To register for the event contact:


Benjamin Didier

Benjamin has 15 years business experience across a range of disciplines. After graduating from the University of Exeter he has worked in a number of commercial and operational management positions. Having gained a diploma in accounting Benjamin has run his own business for 7 years providing consultancy to small and medium enterprises in effective management of finance, analytical elements of commercial performance and driving business growth.

David Garman

35 years’ executive management experience (latterly as CEO of Allied Bakeries and TDG plc) plus 10 years as a non-executive director and business advisor (at amongst others Carillion plc, Phoenix IT plc and Menzies plc). In 2010 he formed the Oakwood Partnership to provide advice on strategy, the alignment of business and operating models, performance improvement, process development and leadership coaching services to senior executive teams.