The tough years of honing my business skills, combined with my love of nature and the environment, have come together in offering this service. I keep costs low, offer sensational value, and have a ball. My customers are really happy or I just wouldn't charge them.
London, UK (PRWEB) April 19, 2006
Entrepreneur and adventurer, John Simnett, is offering a new service to senior business executives that helps them keep their company together whilst they go on an adventure of a lifetime.
Many CEOs are so trapped into their business, or just loving it, that they never experience real adventure outside their working lives. Taking several weeks out of their business to walk the Arctic wastelands, or to cycle the mountains of Europe, is an impossibility for most. An experienced businessman, John offers an executive life-line in both keeping the business together, and planning the Great Trip.
Working closely with the client business, getting to understand key areas, John provides a low-cost professional service that enhances peoples' lives and improves their business.
The services, including costs, are outlined in the website http://www.simnett.com.
John Simnett describes how the business works:
"Over recent times my bread and butter business has come from bog standard business areas and consultancy. These might be project management, interim and crisis management, forensic accountancy or competitor investigations.
"In between these roles, I've enjoyed months off, even up to two years, living the life outside the daily grind. I've pulled a sledge 400 odd miles to the North Pole, sailed to the Arctic and back, written a book, self-built a house, run a marathon in Antarctica and all sorts. It struck me that a change in tack on working with businesses might enable one or two CEO and senior executives enjoy something special outside their regular routines.
"Although I've worked with some pretty large organisations, I cut my business teeth running smaller companies (SMEs). It might be enjoyable running an SME, but it's tough work. Having an outsider come in and add value might seem a tall order but it can be done in several ways that works well. Trust is essential, and that's best gained through first working together on small projects and building the relationship.
"By offering regular business services, when the time comes for an executive to take the plunge of a great adventure, I'm there to organise it and to help in any area of the business that might need a watchful eye in the executive's absence.
"Recent clients have included a multinational oil company, a film company, an education supplier, a publisher and a polar expedition business.
"The tough years of honing my business skills, combined with my love of nature and the environment, have come together in offering this service. I keep costs low, offer sensational value, and have a ball. My customers are really happy or I just wouldn't charge them."
Today, many people are eager to experience something well beyond the routine of daily work, that an annual holiday just does not provide. For someone who is running a business, they have a responsibility to their employees as well as their future livelihoods. Just think how a business would regard its responsibility to the environment, after their CEO returns from several weeks trekking through mountains and clean air.
John is Chair of Trustees of Kidney Research, (http://www.kidneyresearch.org), a writer, artist and sailor. He lives in a houseboat, built by himself and friends, off the Thames near London. He has 15 years experience as a CEO and has worked across a variety of industries.
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