Philip Dyer – Founder and Executive Chairman

Philip has a business career which has spanned 30 years and a broad range of sectors. Whatever the business sector his focus has always been people, identifying the barriers to personal growth and development and how this impacts on organisational aspirations and ambition.

Whilst Philip’s experience extends to international businesses with profits in the billions his passion lies with owner managed businesses; often referred to as the backbone of the British economy. A recent article written by Philip and published in the International Business and Economics Review (IBER) focused on the complex nature of marketing and how it (marketing) is often misunderstood within small businesses.

Philip also combines physical and mental wellbeing as a critical part of the growth process; having seen too many negative examples of the impact of running your own business – excessive stress; lack of time – his emphasis is on taking care of the best assets you will ever own – your brain and your body! Philip is a Black Belt in Karate and a former British Karate Champion; making physical wellbeing a lifestyle choice, he still competes internationally in the sport of indoor rowing.

2011 appointed as the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Central Lancashire and became a Chartered member of the international business network TiE and is the current Chairman for TiE Lancashire.

2014 invited by Dr Ian Ashman (UCLAN) to contribute to a joint paper for the Leadership Capacity Conference on Existentialism and the Entrepreneurial Leader (to be published).

2015 awarded the UK Top 10 Business Advisor Award through Enterprise Nation.

2016 nxo was finalist in the E3 Business Awards for High Growth Small Business of the Year and has been shortlisted by the Chamber of Commerce for the BIBA awards for Micro Business of the Year.

Favourite quote: ‘We are what we repeatedly do; then excellence is not an act but a habit’ – Aristotle

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