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Les Murray

The Growth Guy: Consultant, Coach, Facilitator

About Me

Hugely passionate about helping people, both professionally and personally, to achieve their personal and business goals. I work closely with CEOs, MDs, and business owners, helping them move beyond the standard "good to great" growth journey in order to become exceptional leaders, make better decisions, and create more fulfilling lives for themselves and their staff.

I focus on steering ambitious and open-minded business owners and leaders, and supporting and challenging them as they grow their companies by providing fresh perspectives on what is required to "get to the next level" and beyond. I inspire change. I encourage greater clarity on vision and strategy, senior team development, operating culture and organisational structures, to refine business models, establish forward momentum, and sustain performance improvement.

Since 2015 I have invested in developing my skills in coaching and mentoring business leaders. My primary work is with a growing portfolio of business leaders who are determined to "scale up" their businesses in pursuit of 10X growth. I also undertake restructuring assignments for growth oriented large corporates seeking more agility and where "radical candour" is valued.

I’m an open, enthusiastic, “can do” character with a passion for what I do - helping business owners and leaders to define and achieve their goals. My formative years were spent in strategy and marketing roles in the retail and consumer goods sectors prior to leading several operational restructuring assignments for FTSE 100 companies including AstraZeneca, Rolls-Royce, Wood Group.

I only work with high integrity leaders and believe that business, like life, should be fun and fulfilling.


Group Chair at Vistage UK

Aug 2017 — Feb 2020

Chairman at TMMi Foundation

Jul 2015 — Oct 2017

Dublin, Ireland

Director at Collinson Grant

Apr 2005 — Jul 2014

Business Development Director at Littlewoods

Mar 2002 — Feb 2005

Director at IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers

Nov 1996 — Feb 2002

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