Cambridge Judge Business School - SME Growth Challenge

Cambridge Judge Business School - SME Growth Challenge

This year, the senior team at Munro Building Services decided to join the SME Growth Challenge run by Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre to explore new markets and find innovative ways of working with partner contractors.

The SME Growth Challenge programme which was launched in 2015 and has already trained 10 companies based in the East of England.

“Exposing our senior team to the expertise available on the SME Growth Challenge has given us the thinking space and the stimulus we need to grow differently and significantly” Malcolm Watson, Director, Munro Building Services

Malcolm is clear that, whatever shape the company’s growth strategy ultimately takes, building the right team to develop plans and implement innovation is critical. In fact, just before the programme started, Malcolm and Munro Building Services MD Steve Barry had promoted three long-time company employees to the management Board.

New directors Adam Jeckells, David Clark and Jonpaul Simpkins started as apprentice heating engineers and electricians and have worked their way up from ‘on the tools’ to the management Board. Malcolm is convinced of the benefits participation in the SME Growth Challenge has given all the Munro directors, fast-tracking and cementing an effective, high-performing team: “We’re growing three very senior people who in turn will have a significant impact on the business. Exposing our senior team to the expertise available on the SME Growth Challenge has given us the thinking space and the stimulus we need to grow differently and significantly.

Access to the full article: Looking for that ‘hockey stick’ uplift on the SME Growth Challenge

If you are interested in being considered for the SME Growth Challenge run by Cambridge Judge Business School, Applications are open now.

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