East-Anglian Business Coach launches dedicated programme for ex-Forces Personnel

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East-Anglian business coach Stuart Allan plans to extend his support work as a mentor to British ex-forces personnel with the launch of a dedicated coaching programme for the UK armed forces.

These are candidates who have had some of the best training in the world, are operationally outstanding, and who have unparalleled discipline and natural leadership. Their potential to play a leading role in commerce is enormous

Stuart’s work with the MOD Career Transition Partnership (CTP) ‘Role of a Corporate Director’ programme prompted Project Leader Peter Atkinson to write “There is no doubt, easily testified by the feedback from every course in which you have taken part that those programmes have greatly benefitted from you being there. Your ability to communicate at this level and to respond so professionally to officers from all three services is clearly of considerable value to each individual.”

Every year, more than 20,000 people leave the UK Armed Forces to return to civilian life. The latest figures from CTP show that 84% of ex-military personnel are in employment within six months of leaving the Armed Forces; a higher rate of unemployment at 16% than that of the UK forecasted rate in 2016 of 4.8%. The figures though, are inconsequential to the real story says Stuart Allan, with many talented ex-service personnel simply not realising their potential in the open market.

“The senior officers I have worked with through my support of CTP have been inspirational,” says Stuart. “These are candidates who have had some of the best training in the world, are operationally outstanding, and who have unparalleled discipline and natural leadership. Their potential to play a leading role in commerce is enormous and its often just a case of being able to explore ideas around what is possible”.

Before becoming a business coach, Stuart founded in own food manufacturing business and, over 26 years turned it in to a multi-million-pound operation by the time of its sale in 2013.

“I have developed a tailored programme for ex UK Armed Forces personnel to recognise and exploit these qualities and explore commercial possibilities with them. They may already have chosen to be self-employed and want to be more profitable, or are in a career that’s ‘just a job’ and aspire to do more. Either way, the results can be transformational and it’s work I deliver with absolute pleasure and pride.”

To find out more, contact Stuart on 01206 523394 or visit http://www.stuart-allan.co.uk

Stuart Allan is a business coach and mentor based in Colchester, Essex and works with companies throughout the South-East of England. Stuart founded Essex-based premium dessert company Indulgence Patisserie Ltd in 1987, turning it into a multi-million-pound international operation by the time of its sale in 2013.

Stuart is a Business Mentor for senior personnel with the British Army, was a Consultant for GrowthAccelerator and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and joined the board of Tastes of Anglia in 2015.

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