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Advance Business Performance Ltd
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Paul is a Director of Advance Business Performance Ltd and has over twenty five years senior manager experience developing and deploying business strategy with clearly defined outcome and actionable steps. He has a passionate, challenging and determined style with an excellent track record in driving change at all levels. Combining planning skills with a leadership style that is motivational, consultative and engages team’s skills he is results orientated and uses highly effective interpersonal skills to work with a wide range of stakeholders.

Based in Bristol Paul’s aim is to work with businesses to " deliver sustainable business performance improvements". Whether a business is going through the growing pains of success or dealing with a shrinking marketshare he will help to manage the change process and ensure both bottom line performance improvements as well as a more motivated and focussed team



Responsible for sales income of over £100 million he put in place a clear strategy, effective performance management, and extensive team and individual coaching leading to both increased sales and and a sales orientated culture.


Having taken on the worst performing region ( composed of 14 area managers and 1300 branches ) he adopted a balanced scorecard approach which transformed performance within 2 years and delivered a positive contribution to the bottom line of £ 33 million.


Leading on development of a prioritised and quantified business plan that was actionable at all levels of staff. Implemented a Total Quality model of " Team Route to Excellence " within which the creativity element was incorporated in a case study by Peter Cook in his book " Best Practice Creativity "


He has extensive experience years researching, developing and running training programmes. Specialist areas were leadership (including ISM and NEBSM accredited courses), strategic management and trainer training (ITD accredited courses


A Master Practitioner of NLP he has made explicit use of the relevant tools and techniques to help both teams and individuals increase their ability to create rapport with customers and clients and generate increased sales levels.

Some Personal Stuff ....

He has a Master of Business Administration from the Open University, a Diploma in Training Management, and is a Master Practitioner of NLP.

He is a regular contributor to magazines such as Update ( gwebusinesswest ) and Insider ( south west ) as well as having appeared on " The West Tonight " news programme discussing the Credit Crunch ( ). He has run seminars for the CMI, the CIPD and Open University Business School and will shortly feature on a documentary on Leadership

A Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and Chartered Management Institute.
He enjoys keeping fit ,travel, cinema and theatre, music and was Chair of the Board of Trustees for Avon Scouting Group as well as being a respesentative on the School of Medicine Board for Severn Deanery

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Having served as a Royal Air Force officer for 28 years, Paul has gained significant leadership and management experience both in the UK and Overseas. He has a background in HR and Talent Management, Strategic Infrastructure and Estate Management, Business Development (in the Defence Leadership and Management Centre) and significant experience of change management as an internal Management Consultant. His final appointment was as the Principle Consultant in the RAF’s Business Improvement Team and active member of the Defence Transformation Community of Practice Forum. He has strong inter-personal skills, is energetic, confident and passionate about delivering innovative business solutions to assist decision-making at Board level. Paul has an infectious enthusiasm for creativity and forming an environment to promote the development and empowerment of high performing teams.

He has a Master in Business Administration from the Open University Business School, is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, a Certified Management Consultant through the Institute of Management Consultancy and studied with the UK Coaching Academy to gain accreditation as a Coach.
Profile of Mike Burley

Mike has held a number of senior operations and general manger positions for major international groups both in the UK and Europe. He spent 8 years with Philips Electronics TV manufacturing division, where he had a record of driving operational performance and organisational change. Whilst working in Eastern Europe for an international company in the printing and identification industry he gained significant insight into understanding cultural differences and how to build successful high performance teams in a multinational environment.

Educated at Aston University, Mike graduated as a Material Scientist before moving into industry. He is qualified as secondary school Maths teacher which brings valuable insight in bringing robust learning to industrial situations.


· Excellent business expertise covering electronics and automotive businesses sectors.
· Commercial expertise within CEE region and successfully developing regional sales accounts.
· An outstanding man-manager and motivator, with excellent organisation and communication skills.
· Fundamental understanding of total business system from design for customer requirements to delivery of a total quality solution.
· Significant expertise and experience at working across the supply chain to deliver improved business performance
· An excellent record of building high performance teams focussed on success in delivering business results

As a facilitator and coach, his unique approach, combining enthusiasm and a strong sense of structure, will enable delivery of significant improvements in your business.
His Combination of entrepreneurial experience, with operational discipline makes him well placed to coach and support others to deliver world class leadership and business performance.
He is a strategic thinker, facilitator and knowledge transfer expert who provides coaching and knowledge transfer to management teams, focussing on delivering quality business improvement using well proven techniques, based on his depth of practical experience.

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