It’s a double celebration for The Alternative Board (TAB) as they celebrate their 5th anniversary in the UK and 4th annual members' conference board - TABhost their 4th annual members’ conference.

TAB was officially launched on 5th June 2009 at the Yorkshire International Business Conference. Over the last five years, TAB’s network has grown and the UK network now has 277 members, 26 facilitators and 600 UK SME business leaders have taken advantage TAB’s services.

The 4th annual members’ conference was held last month at Oulton Hall in Leeds. The conference is designed to be educational, engaging and inspiring and gives members the opportunity to come together from boards across the country. The aim is for them to take away information that can help them in their businesses.

TAB is the world’s largest peer-to-peer support and business advisory franchise. Their franchise owners run dynamic, membership-only board meetings to facilitate peer-to-peer support and offer one-on-one coaching for business owners. TAB empower business owners to achieve more; more profitability, productivity and personal fulfilment!

This year, 13 franchisees attended the conference and 55 members from all over the UK attended to share their knowledge and experience with fellow members. The conference also gave TAB an opportunity to celebrate the success of their members with an award ceremony to finish off the day’s events. The Member of the Year award went to Philippa Keith, MSP Secretaries, and recognises members who have really excelled over the past year. Winners also included Adrian Inman, Afinite, who won the community award for being involved in everything that TAB has to offer, and Richard Fuller, County Battery Service Ltd, who won the ‘Riding the Wave’ award for using his board to prepare for the year to come.

“What a powerful day! This has been my third members’ event and for me it has been the best day by far, especially as all of the content was delivered by TAB members or facilitators. This demonstrates the depth of knowledge and experience present in the TAB membership. Book me onto next year’s please,” Tony Miles, Milestone Management Solutions Ltd.

Since 1990, TAB franchisees have helped over 13,000 business owners achieve their personal and professional goals. They have close to 25 years’ experience in the SME sector and their worldwide network of over 200 franchisees are supported by a team of experts in all essential business disciplines. TAB are an associate member of the British Franchise Association, promoting ethical franchising.

There are almost 5 million businesses in the UK with a combined turnover of £3,300 billion. In 2013, SMEs accounted for 99.9% of ALL private sector businesses. Using exclusive TAB planning and development tools, franchisees unlock the real world experience and skillsets of their board members to deliver an invaluable and inspiring service. Franchisees enjoy a regular and predictable income stream with significant opportunity for additional revenues.

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