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A Fireside Chat – Business Planning For 2021 – with Gavin Preston

It’s a meeting of masterminds today as The Business Mastermind Podcast’s Gavin Preston meets the Scale Up Your Business Podcast’s Nick Bradley, for a reflection upon the year that was 2020 in business, and the opportunities and trends that will make the biggest differences in 2021!


  • 2020’s effects, for many, showed how many people use different mind-sets in order to deal with change. This has led to a sense of exhaustion in some, but the results have been worthwhile.
  • The upheaval of 2020 has also demonstrated the resilience that many have, but may not have been aware of. It has displayed the strength of will and purpose that many of us had not embraced until it was really required.
  • There is a sense that the world has changed irrevocably forever in terms of business operation and remote working. But in the new world, although remote working will become far more common, there will never be a substitute for face-to-face dealings. It will have its place.
  • Businesses that will leapfrog ahead in 2021 are those with increased adaptability. These are businesses with clarity of direction, flexibility of cost-base and capacity, and creating a pro-change culture.


‘We were just laughing about how wrong we were at the turn of 2019/2020!’

‘I think we saw so many examples of how people deal with change’

‘We can do more than we’re capable of when we’re focussed’

‘What are the things that we can do to make sure that the people in your organisation run towards change and embrace it and accelerate it’


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Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.


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My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds – with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

I’m passionate about personal and professional development – showing up and being the best version of myself … every day.

My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations – so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms – utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.


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