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Scaling Up Summit

The Scaling Up Summit is less than two weeks away!

Don’t miss your chance to join us on this inspiring event at the farm. It’s already September and our kids are back to school. It’s time for us to be back to work, back to GROWTH!

In our Scaling Up Summit, you and other business leaders will spend a day working on your business, being inspired to think differently, and building momentum into 2021.

The Summit will be a high impact mix of fast paced, energising 20 minutes talks, followed by 45 minutes workshops, so you can go away with the practical knowledge to take your company forward. This event will help you pivot your business and inspire you to get the energy back into your team.

Join us for this inspirational day at Foundry Farm, near Salisbury, on the 15th of September.

Working with Dominic has highlighted that no matter how much prior experience you have, or think you have, you always need an independent sounding board and someone that challenges you.

David Howson, CEO, Six Degrees


We have carefully curated 9 inspirational speakers that our current clients have found incredibly valuable for their businesses. Be ready…

on how to engineer your organisation’s growth.

to build a positive environment and increase productivity in your business.

to pivot your business and start building momentum into 2021.

how to navigate changes and emerge stronger from the adversities.

Meet our speakers

Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 14,000 members worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today. Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scaleup. He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is translated into 9 languages; and along with the editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times,” for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. His latest book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book. Verne also chairs the annual ScaleUp Summits in collaboration with Bloomberg and serves on several boards including chair of The Riordan Clinic; co-founder and chair of Geoversity; and board member of the Million Dollar Women’s movement. A private investor in many scaleups, Verne enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Verne has been a guest on our Melting Pot Podcast, where he talked about how lonely it can get for entrepreneurs, offers advice on scaling-up, and how identifying constraints can actually help a company grow. Click here to listen to his interview with Dom.

Justin Roff-Marsh

Justin Roff-Marsh

Justin will show you how to exploit the enormous unutilised capacity in most sales environments to double the rate of new-account acquisition. His radical plan revolves around division-of-labour and the centralisation of scheduling. He proposes an environment where each salesperson performs four appointments a day, five days a week – and where all other activities are performed by a central sales-support team. The end result is a smaller team of field salespeople and a larger support team; no net change in costs, but a massive increase in the volume of sales activity. Justin’s appearance on The Melting Pot is still one of the most listened to episodes of all time (click here to listen) and his book, The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function is one of our favourites.

Justin’s Talk

Justin will provide you with his “Three rules for aggressive sales growth”. He will challenge you on how to engineer your organization for aggressive growth (and why a standard business model makes anything other than incremental growth impossible).

Nic Marks

Nic Marks

Nic is the founder of Friday Pulse. Due to his unusual combination of ‘hard’ statistical skills and ‘soft’ people skills, he was once described as a “statistician with a soul”. He has been working in the field of happiness, wellbeing and quality of life for over 25 years with a particular emphasis on measurement and how to create positive change. In 2008, Nic and his colleagues created the Five Ways to Wellbeing for the UK Government Office of Science. They were designed to be the mental health equivalent of five fruit and vegetables a day. They have since been used very widely in the UK and globally as a framework for promoting positive mental health. In 2010, he gave a TED talk that has now been viewed over 2 million times. His interview with Dominic Monkhouse was so good we released it twice! Click here for the rebroadcast.

Nic’s Talk

Nic will join us to talk about the future, how it’s certainly uncertain but possibly positive and how happiness and our emotions can help us deal with the unknown.

Jim Bowes

Jim Bowes

Jim Bowes is the CEO and co-founder of Manifesto, and Founding Partner of The Panoply – a group of digitally-native technology services companies assembled to meet the needs of the fourth industrial revolution.

Jim set up Manifesto, the London based agency in 2011; an agile agency of creatives, coaches, strategists and technologists who design digital services and products around the needs of users, for charities, culture, and third sector organisations. Jim has worked in digital or digital content for over 20 years, including companies such as Cancer Research UK.

Jim is a regular speaker and presenter on the impact technology and co-hosts a monthly technology podcast called AlexaSTOP! focussing on how technology is changing our lives, joined every month by a special guest from the industry and supported by Disruption Magazine.

Jim’s Talk

At the Summit, Jim will be giving an honest account of success and failure, the importance of action and decisions, breaking things down to their essence so you can crack on.

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

Alex Barker leads Be More Pirate, a global social movement and (anti) consultancy that began life as a book by entrepreneur Sam Conniff. She has since grown a network of thousands of individuals and organisations who have turned ‘pirate’, and co-authored a sequel, How to: Be More Pirate, which captures all their mischief. She previously worked at think tank, The RSA (Royal Society of Arts).

Alex’s talk

Alex will talk about Pirates, from both the Golden Age of Pirates and also some more modern day pirates and how having a pirate mentality isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a pirate mentality can be a catalyst for positive change and business growth.

Daryll Scott

Daryll Scott

Daryll has enjoyed a wildly diverse entrepreneurial career, from business leadership and executive coaching to neuro-linguistic programming, hypnosis, and neuromarketing. The thread that joins these seemingly disparate dots is a deep fascination with human systems and a disruptive approach to change, whether it’s technological, cultural or personal. Daryll has founded 5 companies – all of which are still trading -, and has consulted to brands such as Apple, Barclays, Deloitte, Pret-A-Manger, and Virgin Atlantic.

Daryll’s Talk

Daryll is going to pose (and hopefully answer) the question: why do people really do what they do?

Brendan Hall

Brendan Hall

In 2009, Brendan Hall skippered a racing yacht in the ultimate long-distance challenge, The Clipper Round the World Yacht race – a 35,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe, contested by amateur crews in identical racing yachts. Although Brendan was the youngest and least experienced skipper in the race, his team won the race in a convincing fashion. They didn’t win because Brendan was the best sailor or strategist, but because he created the most engaged and empowered on-board culture, with a compelling vision, strong values and a continuous-improvement mindset.

Brendan’s talk

Brendan’s talk will focus on the positive behaviours and learning mindset leaders need to equip their teams with, to successfully navigate change, emerge stronger from adversity and find opportunities where others can’t.

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis

Alex Lewis inspires people to see life differently, take every opportunity that comes their way, and live life to the full.

Aged 34, Alex thought he had ‘man flu’ but collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, he was given just hours to live and a 3% chance of survival. In fact, he had contracted Strep A, followed by Septicaemia which led to him having all four limbs amputated. As well as losing his limbs, Alex also lost his lips and nose. Surgeons have since grafted skin from his shoulder into lips leaving him – he jokes – looking like a Simpsons character and with a nose that constantly runs. Instead of spiralling into despair and retreating into a state of self-pity, Alex took a truly inspirational approach to what happened to him. The story of his positivity and adjustment to a new life is truly remarkable and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary “The Extraordinary case of Alex Lewis”.


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Where am I going?

Our Scaling Up Summit will take place in an amazing Geodesic Dome, specially built for the occasion, here at Foundry Farm on the outskirts of the New Forest.


Where to Park?

The car park will be located at The Ridge Woodfalls in Salisbury, SP5 2LW. We will pick you up and drive you to our farm, just in time to enjoy breakfast.

Please, arrive at the car park between 8:30 – 9:30.

Planning to stay locally?

Don’t worry. We have created a list of fantastic local places for you to stay.

Click here to view our list of recommended accommodation if you plan to stay the night locally.


September 15, 2020

  • 8:30 – 9:30 – Arrive at the car park between
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
  • 12:00-13:30 – Lunch
  • 17:00 – 19:00 – Drinks and networking at the farm

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