Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Business support service launches new virtual board initiative

Rob Perks launches Inspire's Virtual Board scheme


A new service aimed specifically at South West SMEs in who need access to high-profile Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) has been launched.

Business support service Inspire unveiled its Virtual Board service to members at Cumberwell Park Golf Course, Bradford on Avon.

Inspire has brought together a group of 18 NEDs that have huge experience in growing businesses at senior corporate level and scaling their own businesses.

Rob Perks, Inspire’s CEO, explained: “Many of our members are at a stage in their growth where access to a carefully selected group of NEDs would be really valuable.

“Our Inspired Board is made up of a dynamic group of NEDs that cover a wide range of skills, including anything from legal experience and mergers and acquisitions to project management and marketing.

“We will identify which of them will match the skillset and experience our members are looking for and bring them to the table at an affordable cost.”

Clare Stantiall, a wealth management professional with 35 years’ experience in financial services, is one of the NEDs on the Inspired Board.

“The Virtual Board is a really interesting proposition and will allow SMEs to acquire the skills they need to fill the gaps and drive their business forward,” said Clare, who has been delivering business transformation for the last 19 years.

“I am passionate about business transformation and ensuring businesses are running in an efficient way and the skills I have are perfect to utilise on the Inspired Board.”

The cost is £2,500 per year per board member and the board will provide an exploratory initial face to face meeting, quarterly virtual board meetings of up to two hours each and phone contact between meetings.

For more information visit www.inspirebiz.co.uk