COVID-19... Our Response
During this unprecedented period, it is our aim to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on our clients and members.
So we have opened up full access to our activities online so you can still gain knowledge, solve problems and find the strategies you need to stay on track for success.
For those who currently engage through Acordia, our online platform has proved to be highly flexible and effective. Both our peer group meetings and consultancy sessions continue using Zoom.
So while Covid-19 presents us with many challenges, we can rise up and find new ways to solve problems. That's what being entrepreneurial is all about.
FREE EVENTS PLATFORM FOR LOCAL FIRMS
During the pandemic it is more difficult than ever to interact with other businesses. Acordia has therefore created a FREE MANAGED EVENTS PLATFORM for local firms to highlight their skills, capabilities and value propositions. We help you build your audiance, facilitate and chair your event.
We also help you with preparation and follow-up.
OUR NEXT EVENT
Our next event is Wednesday February 3rd 2021, 9.30am to 11am. Our speaker, Graham Gillen is a local Accountant who has been researching the Benefits of B-Corp for firms wishing to differentiate through a strategy of balancing 'Profit with Purpose'.
The event will be on Zoom and Places are limited as we wish to facilitate a valuable discussion and Q & A session after presentations have been completed.
Click here for full details and to book, and we look forward to seeing you.
Acordia provides business owners and key executives with easy access to quality consultancy services and the benefits of being part of a business peer group.
...Our mission is 'to help business owners and other leaders excel'
We focus on empowering you to see exactly what you can deliver for everyone and everything that is important in your life.
We have carved our niche helping those business owners who want to use smart strategies to accelerate their success. We want you to adopt a new way of thinking about the work you do, and how you do it to achieve much more.
Also, we want you to meet, and learn from others who have already stepped it up, and who not only have a new vision for success, but know what they need to do to achieve it.
- Integrity, ethics & respect
- Collaboration before competition
- Building success through innovative value creation
- Engagement in knowledge & skills enhancement
- Being the best we can
BECOMMING A MEMBER
Acordia membership has grown mainly through recommendation by existing members, however, you can contact us to personally arrange to attend one of our short access sessions (currently on Zoom) so you can find out more about how you can benefit from participation.
Acordia peer groups are designed around a variety of online activities giving participants opportunities to engage positively and gain a range of benefits including;
- Building strong supportive relationships
- Exchanging relevant knowledge and insights
- Problem solving and innovation
- Developing synergistic and collaborative partnerships
- Overcoming isolation, especially during Covid-19
Acordia is highly sensitive to the psychological cost of being an entrepreneur, especially during this Covid-19 era, so we continue to nurture a supportive culture to help our members continue in their businesses. Overall, it is our aim to help you transform your business to achieve faster, stronger results! Click Here and request an invition to our next online access session.
PERSONAL AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
The Acordia approach, is drawn from the latest leading research, particularly in areas of personal and business transformation, and cognition. We have integrated our uniquely designed strategic learning platform 'Business Discovery Labs' and action learning activities into our innovative Acordia Fusion™ methodology. Innovative thinking is foundational in all types of today's successful enterprises, and the Acordia Fusion™ methodology has been designed to inspire innovative thinking to accelerate business transformation.
Our ongoing primary research centres on business owner needs, so we are confident we are able to deliver relevant up-to-date knowledge to our participants. Equally, through our ongoing secondary research, we seek to keep our participants informed of broader perspectives of leadership.
We also facilitate companies through our group Business Discovery Labs. Additionally, we provide an independent chair service for clients who want their board meetings to have objective leadership to enhance strategic thinking and development. We also provide staff training plus coaching and mentoring options for managers and their teams.
Whether you are a small business owner or a key executive within a large corporation, the experience of engagement in Acordia is the same. Our virtual meetings are engaging and productive in the same way as our regular face-to-face meetings were until Covid-19. Nevertheless, we look forward to new events in the future.
Overall, our business transformation methodology is designed to align with the individuality of the person and the uniqueness and scale of their business.
Acordia is led by our CEO Gerry Prior who has been supporting business owners in building successful businesses for over 25 years.
He has significant experience in financial management, corporate strategy and strategic marketing, He has also practiced as a Chartered Marketer for over 15 years in diverse corporate settings across the UK and Ireland.
He is an entrepreneurial mentor for a leading high street bank as well as being an experienced mentor of university masters degree students. He has worked on multiple Government economic development projects in up-skilling business owners to transform their personal and business success, for which he is a UK Beacon award winner.
He is highly qualified practitioner, in both business and in leadership education.
At the heart of Acordia, and its methodology, is the principle that an organisation can only transform if its people are empowered to transform.
Everything we do in Acordia, stems from recognition that empowered individuals have the capacity to solve their own problems, to be self-inspirational and to be masters of their own success.
Equally, we recognize that whilst you can tap into your ‘self ‘ it is also beneficial to tap into the capabilities of others when needed.
Our approach is designed to see your problems through your eyes. From there, we work to help you think differently about your business, to rethink your capacity for success, and to re-envision your potential for a future at a significantly higher level.
All business owners need time to work ‘on‘ their business so they can chart the course for the future, and understand what actions they need to take to get there. The uniquely devised Acordia Business Discovery Labs methodology empowers participants to be fully engaged in personal and business transformation actions, to make sure they are doing the right things, for them, at the right time.
At the core of successful enterprises, is a clear vision, a well thought out strategy with clear goals and a powerful implementation plan. Acordia designed business analysis, strategy and planning tools, help business owners identify, and then focus on the critical success factors that will turn their vision into reality. Involvement in our programs is the first step to raising your business to the next level.
Being recognisable in the market requires a strong brand. Through an Action Learning and discovery methodology, Acordia will facilitate you in identifying how you can build a strong brand both at a corporate and personal level. Brand transformation will enable you to project a stronger image in the market and communicate the powerful messages that will draw your prospects towards your business.
Innovative and creative leadership is a must in dynamic markets. Consequently, Acordia have developed highly effective personal development tools so our participants have the internal strength to drive their businesses forward. It is our aim to develop strong leaders with the capacity to engage others in their vision, and to access the resources they need to define and control their own future.
It is widely understood, the application of MBA principles in business contexts, can significantly transform the ability of the business owner to increase profits and sustainability. So, beyond our unique Acordia Fusion™ research-based modules, our training incorporates MBA thinking and principles, with clear guidance on how to apply new learning into daily business practice to improve results faster.
Competitive advantage is most sustainable when using knowledge-based strategies rather than short-term tactics. Through our uniquely designed Business Discovery Labs methodology, we facilitate you in developing sustainable competitive advantage and sustainable profitability. Additionally, through our high engagement practices, we support you in building a team of strong connections to fortify your capacity to deliver to your customers at the highest levels.
In our fast changing and competitive markets, simply working to improve is no longer enough. Instead, we need continuous transformation, which in turns requires business owners to be in a continuous learning state. With the outcomes of each Acordia Fusion™ session feeding into the next, participants can grow their capabilities exponentially leading to real personal and business transformation. We aim to make you more agile, adaptable and smarter to accelerate your performance and growth.
Direct approach, cuts to the point. I really appreciate the direct and simple style
BUSINESS DISCOVERY LABS
VISION, STATEGY, GOALS
The aim of Acordia is to help Business Owners, Key Executives and Directors 'do business better'. So we have opened up access to Acordia materials and methods to others. You may curretly lead a business group, or intend to start one and would benefit from adding value to your meetings.
Acordia has an extensive library of quality business presentations and workshop materials.
Please email us to find out more.
Access an extensive library of specially designed training modules & workshop materials.
Training on the Acordia methodology so you can help add value to business peer group meetings.
Be part of a wider alliance of business owners and executives who help each other develop and grow.
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