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GU6 Dorset
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Business Leader Resilience

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‘Got Your 6’ (GU6 for short) is Dorset Chamber’s initiative to provide support and build resilience amongst business leaders.

GU6 is a peer support network which aims to provide a confidential and approachable environment for business leaders to share the stresses and strains of running a business, give support where mental health may be affected, and to provide relevant signposting where appropriate to a qualified professional provider.

Dorset Chamber is an approachable environment that aims to support the resilience of Dorset’s businesses and the teams that work for them. Particularly at such a pressured time in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health in the workplace has risen up the agenda for most businesses as life returns to normal; what sets GU6 aside is that it focuses on business leaders. Its rare that the boss is asked how they are themselves!

Our AIM is to support business leaders not just in the Chamber network but across Dorset’s business community with a neutral, non-commercially driven, non-judgmental confidential hub where they can talk, share experiences, and discuss anxieties with other empathetic business leaders in order to gain clarity, respite, and control over issues that may be affecting them.

The GU6 initiative comes from a place of integrity and knowledge; we want business leaders to flourish and in turn their businesses to succeed and be strong for the future.

Developed with the boss in mind, who is often carrying the weight of their organisation and their teams’ livelihoods on their shoulders, it has been named after a term used by WW2 fighter pilots where they protected the ‘backs’ of fellow pilots in formation at the vulnerable rear ‘six o’clock’ position. Ultimately Dorset Chamber ‘has the backs’ of those in our business community; member or non-member, who may need some respectful and confidential support.

If you would like more information about our GU6 event on 12th November or would like to book, please click on the link below:

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Our GU6 Mental Health Champions are trained and here to support you…

GU6 Champions can be contacted in complete confidence via messaging direct within LinkedIn or via our dedicated GU6 Co‑ordinator.

Mark Norton

Managing Director

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Warren Munson

Managing Director

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Paul Kinkaid

Managing Director

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Kelly Marsden

Director

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Simon Boyd

Managing Director

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Chris Kane

Co Founder

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Liz Willingham

Managing Director

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Susan Turner

Director of Sales and Marketing

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Emma Starmer

Senior Employment Law and HR Advisor

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Ian Girling

Chief Executive

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Ian Jones

Head of External Engagement

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Elaine Wilkins

Business Development Manager

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Caron Khan

Business Owner

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Tony Brown

Business Owner

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