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Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor is an events host, broadcaster and award winning business journalist.
He hosted a touring roadshow for GrowthAccelerator in 8 English cities and has fronted major corporate internal events for large corporates, charities and public sector organisations. 
In doing so he has in the last year interviewed senior leaders such as Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Sir Charles Dunstone, Allan Leighton, Peter Salmon and Stephen Hester.
He is a frequent commentator on business issues on the BBC and has media-trained the senior management team of a major firm of accountants and a leading retail property business.
Previous to that he was the editorial director of publishing group Insider and won many awards for his investigative journalism and business commentary.
He also chairman of business lobbying group Downtown Manchester and a non-executive director of Liberty Pensions.
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An Aspiration Budget

GrowthAccelerator is all about removing barriers that stop businesses from growing. And before you can get over an obstacle, or chuck it out of the way, you have to know what it is.     This thought will have been … Continue reading

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March 22, 2013
Michael Taylor

Shared insights – when ideas collide, great things happen

You can’t beat the buzz of a bunch of business owners sharing success stories and baring their souls.  There’s a certain searing honesty and empathy that oozes from those who’ve experienced similar highs and lows. There’s also something uniquely revelatory … Continue reading

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March 15, 2013
Michael Taylor

Anywhere working – is Marissa Meyer right?

Yahoo! chief Marissa Meyer has sparked a debate about how businesses allow remote working, sending out a memo to all staff saying “speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home”. GrowthAccelerator doesn’t dictate policy, or say that one way … Continue reading

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March 1, 2013
Michael Taylor

Anytime, anywhere working

There’s a real revolution taking place, not in where we work, but how. All over the world, in exciting entrepreneurial centres you see an army of innovators with handheld devices, tablets, laptops and smart phones getting on with the business … Continue reading

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February 22, 2013
Michael Taylor

Ten tips on international expansion from Yorkshire

GrowthAccelerator was busy in Yorkshire in February working with the Manufacturing Advisory Service and UK Trade and Investment on three events in Rotherham, Leeds and Hull. The panellists and contributors all came out with some really useful gems of wisdom … Continue reading

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February 18, 2013
Michael Taylor

Confidence is a Preference

Since the financial crisis of 2008, there has been an acknowledgement that the banking system would never be the same again. On one hand, the days of easy access to cheap debt have come to an end. But as the … Continue reading

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February 8, 2013
Michael Taylor

So retail is dead, or is it?

All the recent headlines in the retail world, understandably, have been topping the stories of the collapse of Comet, HMV, Jessops and JJB Sports. It has led to a stream of punditry, all predicting the end of the retail world … Continue reading

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February 1, 2013
Michael Taylor

Four reasons not to grow your business

There’s always an excuse not to go for growth in a business. The main one is fear of what might be around the corner. Goodness me, if the last few years have taught us anything then it’s to actually expect … Continue reading

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January 11, 2013
Michael Taylor

Festival of Business Review

The Daily Telegraph Festival of Business rolled into Manchester on October 19, 2012 with some inspiring words and messages for entrepreneurs and ambitious business leaders. Michael Fallon MP, the small business minister, still getting to grips with his brief since … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012
Michael Taylor

Eight Cities Closing Statement

Eight cities, two different keynote speakers, audiences of up to 250 packed into cool business spaces, civic leaders, panels of wildly different entrepreneurs and one key underlying single message. GrowthAccelerator can help any business with the attitude and aptitude for … Continue reading

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October 26, 2012
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