Beyond 2030

Entrepreneurship & Business Development

small business solutionsOffering tailored small business solutions that fuel entrepreneurship, business start-up, development and growth. From large companies and recognised brands to small, local organisations delivering niche and high end services and entrepreneurs starting and developing fledgling businesses our team have years of combined experience developing and delivering bespoke and customised training solutions to help organisations realise the latent potential and identify the untapped talent in their business.

As a specialist talent and skills organisation we’ve worked with employers across the country. Developing vision and values, engaging employees through service excellence to developing senior leaders and their future talent pipeline.

From entrepreneurs starting new ventures, new and young entrants to team leaders and senior managers, driving service excellence to developing current and future leaders,  our expert team design and deliver tailored solutions to meet business needs.

We create challenging and stretching small business solutions to help individuals develop their ideas and plans to start their new business, help organisations revitalise their brands, revisit their vision and values and super charge their service proposition.

We help to enhance engagement of teams and colleagues and drive new levels of performance from business managers and leaders with new and vibrant programmes to help businesses stand out from the crowd.

Filmore and Union

Filmore and Union. Working with the founders of this young, vibrant and fast growing brand we designed a multi-level leadership development programme, providing the foundations for their ambitious growth plans. From developing senior leaders at their new HQ, to developing the talent pipeline of the future, and engaging the fast growing frontline workforce by sharing the companies vision and values, our programmes are making a real impact in helping the founders to focus their time on growing the business.


Aesthetic Response

Aesthetic Response offer a unique service to cosmetic surgeons and other medical professionals by providing patients with exceptional personal service, acting as patient advisors for their clients inside and outside of normal practice hours.  Again a family run business looking to grow their customer base and increase productivity and turnover. We were recommended to this company by another one of our clients who were so impressed by our offer and the impact of our programmes on their business.   Our first intervention took place with the owners and senior management team, from which we developed a bespoke package of support, which after successful completion resulted in them engaging in our Customer Service Apprenticeship scheme involving the majority of their staff.


Choc Affair

Choc Affair is a small, relatively new family run business, specialising in high quality chocolate products. They are very focused on not only offering a high quality product but also ensuing that the business is ethical in its working practices.  They have strong links with a number charities in Uganda and also support the cocoa farmers.  Since engaging in our development programmes, which involved all members of staff from the Senior Management. Team to the production staff, their business has grown exponentially both locally and nationally.  Our programme focused on leadership and management. Cutting edge psychometric testing was used and also incorporated bespoke workshops addressing the needs of individual teams. Areas covered included self-esteem, assertiveness and raising confidence.


Grays Court

Grays Court is a family owned boutique hotel and historic heritage property in the exclusive Minster Quarter in York City Centre. Beyond 2030 has facilitated a Leadership programme with the owner and senior management team and individuals who had been highlighted for talent development.  The outcome of the programme resulted in a company restructure both of their staff and their resources.  Since completing the senior management development, the majority of their staff are now engaged in our apprenticeships spanning a number of occupational areas, for example Team Leadership, ILM Diploma in Management and Customer Service.

Why Choose Us

I wanted a better financial quality of life and to stop plodding along, parts of success can be measured by fast cars and assets! I knew a woman like Toni Eastwood wouldn’t put her name to an average programme. I found the Visionary Women’s Programme different and much better to any training programme I have previously done. I really enjoyed the peer support of the other business women in my group.

Keely McBride, Founder, Face Perfect Clinic, Leeds

I didn’t think I needed it but boy Beyond 2030 proved me wrong! The Visionary Women’s Programme created clarity and the reassurance that what I am doing is the right journey. The programme gave me the confidence I needed and showed me the importance to take every opportunity that comes.

Lisa Dryden, Owner, Erase, Goole

The programme has been really useful in giving me confidence and renewing my determination as well as gaining clarity and prioritising activities at work and at home to achieve my goals.
I have already implemented many of the changes needed to move our business forward including accelerating my original five-year plan. I feel a much stronger person for taking part in Visionary Women.

Tarnia Hudson, Director, Hudson Moody, York

I wanted to thank you for the Spearhead Training initiative you have helped us with, delivered by Pauline Stewart.

The team have really enjoyed the sessions. Each person has shown that they have absorbed the training and feel valued. From a business perspective, we now have some tangible tools to use in the business. I am confident that this will help us improve, innovate and tackle problems quickly and effectively. Do please pass on my thanks to Pauline. She really did take time out to understand our needs, and then delivered the training in a bespoke way, that exactly matched the brief.

I would definitely recommend Beyond 2030 to anyone considering training for their organisation.”

Chris Wilson

Beyond 2030 were extremely helpful in pushing me to formalise many of my existing processes, forcing me to address areas of my business that I had been ignoring and improving my personal mind-set in relation to my own business persona. The time taken away from my work to attend the course and complete the folder was indeed time well spent; I feel that it has actually improved my efficiency quite significantly.

Claire Davies, The History Girls York

I had the privilege of being invited to meet the ‘Beyond 2030’ group and to talk to the ladies about career’s with Sainsbury’s. I shared our Company Values and Vision to give some context around our business strategy. I then went on to talk more specifically around what it’s like to work for Sainsbury’s, how we want our colleagues to feel that it is a great place to work and the sorts of things we do to enable this. Finally, I outlined our recruitment process and what we are looking for in colleagues who are looking to join us. The group had a range of both personal and professional experiences, which they freely and confidently shared, and I was impressed at their candid yet professional approach to the discussions. What was particularly refreshing was their real desire to learn and develop so they could move on to the next stage of their career journey. Beyond 2030 is a great initiative and the development opportunity given through Karen and her team, as well as the mutual support they are getting from each other, should give everyone the confidence to move forward, go for a job which best suits their skill set and be the best they can be in their chosen career path.

Jennifer Marlow, Sainsbury’s, HR Business Partner

I had the pleasure of meeting a group of ladies last Tuesday who had been through the Beyond 2030 programme. I took them through how we recruit, what our process looks like and what we would be looking for as a business. These ladies are customers of Greggs, and understood really well what we are looking for. They asked some great questions about the business, some challenging ones at times, but it showed me the depth of their ability to understand that it’s more than ‘just bread and cakes’. I made the comment at the end that none of the ladies would have any difficulties with an interview, as I they all came across as keen, interested, enthusiastic and confident. They said that the programme had helped them with these areas, as they lacked confidence at the start. They recapped what they had done from the programmes, some of which are points from leadership programmes that I have seen delivered to senior managers, and they really understood how this fitted with their aim of getting a job. I was delighted to help and see this as a great programme which has really added value to the participants.

Karen Walker, Greggs Family Bakery, HR Business Partner