Spectrum Research Report: The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses

Much has been written about the role of the Board chair within publicly listed (PLC) organisations, but much less so in the context in which we primarily work: i.e. with fast growth, privately held businesses.

Spectrum’s report: ‘The role of the Board Chair within privately held growth businesses’ is research based.

Its purpose is to facilitate a greater understanding of the role and contribution of the Board Chair amongst key stakeholders, and to optimise the contribution of the Chair to the private, growth company.

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Television’s $30 billion battlefield

Traditional media segments – music, newspapers, magazines, and radio – have faced major disruption as a result of new digital pathways, formats, devices, and changes in consumer behaviour. All media segments, that is, except for television.

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The Board’s Role in Strategy in a Changing Environment

As change in the business environment accelerates, companies and their boards of directors must follow suit. Given the greater variety of business environments and the growing importance of non-competitive forces, corporate strategy is becoming more complex — and an increasingly important driver of performance. Furthermore, directors are facing calls from other stakeholders, including management and investors, to be more deeply involved in setting strategy.

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Maximising value and managing risk on a Tech Buy-out deal

It’s currently a sellers’ market for founders and management teams of growth companies in the Technology sector. With the number of private equity funds in the UK at an all-time high, the opportunity for a sale and roll-over to create a PE-backed platform company has never been better.

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Spectrum Quarterly Update – Summer 2018

Welcome to the Summer 2018 issue of the Spectrum Quarterly. Stay up-to-date with Spectrum’s latest news and views here: Quarterly Update. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive future Quarterly…

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Non-Executive Chairman Survey

We are currently drafting a guide for Non-Executive Chairmen of growing, privately-held technology ventures and canvassing valued opinions from those with relevant experience.

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How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

“Hire a chief innovation officer.” “Change the culture.” “Look outside your industry.” There’s no shortage of advice about how companies can become more innovative. The catch is that most of that advice is based on anecdotal evidence. But there’s one step companies can take that does have some data behind it. 

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AI in the UK: ready, willing and able?

The House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence concludes that the UK is in a strong position to be among the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence during the 21st Century.

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Linking talent to value

Getting the best people into the most important roles does not happen by chance; it requires a disciplined look at where the organization really creates value and how top talent contributes.

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