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Business Transformation Programme: a rare and unique opportunity for businesses in BCP

Posted on: 22/06/2021

Dorset Chamber is delighted to announce a new business transformation programme offering businesses in the BCP Council area a very rare and unique opportunity to gain bespoke advice and support on business transformation from former Sunseeker and Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham. This includes a masterclass and three follow up 1:1 meetings.

Phil is the former CEO of international luxury yacht builder Sunseeker and most recently Lotus Cars and was responsible for driving major business transformation programmes within both businesses. Prior to this, Phil was responsible for global Marketing Sales and Service for Jaguar Land Rover as a member of their Executive Committee that oversaw a period of unprecedented growth.

This highly unique opportunity for businesses comes as a result of grant funding awarded by BCP Council to Dorset Chamber after it demonstrated how this Transformation Programme can offer a new and exciting way to support and accelerate post COVID19 recovery for businesses in the area. This means this support is totally free for participants.

Ian Girling, Chief Executive at Dorset Chamber said: “This is a fabulous and extremely rare opportunity for businesses to have fully-funded one to one advice and support from the former CEO of Sunseeker and Lotus Cars. In his 30-year career Phil has acquired an astounding amount of experience in transforming businesses and this represents a rare opportunity to learn from the best.

Business owners, directors and senior managers of businesses based in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole can register their interest to attend one of three 90-minute virtual workshops covering:

  • Why transform?
  • The drivers of transformation
  • Key elements of a robust business plan
  • Emerging considerations resulting from COVID19, flexible working requirements, acceleration of technology and the changing requirements of leadership

20 businesses attending a workshop will then have the opportunity to have three virtual 1:1 follow up sessions with Phil at board level; the initial session will focus on fact finding and identifying areas for change, with the two further sessions taking a sleeves-up and hands-on approach to those specific areas.

Ian Girling adds: “Demand is likely to be very high for this programme and we’d urge businesses to book quickly to secure a place at a workshop and then register their interest for the bespoke one to one support from Phil.


Companies are invited to register for one of the workshop dates which each run from 9.30 to 11am on:

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