Rob Hook

Rob Hook

Summary

                                  

Sitting alongside ambitious business owners to keep them on the business flight plan 

The Business Co-Pilot™

Consultant + Coach + Mentor = Business CoPilot

This is the site for ambitious business leaders looking to accelerate business growth, and build long-term sustainable profits.

Every seasoned Airline Pilot knows the value of a good CoPilot. Great Pilots know that they cannot fly their aircraft alone and it is easy to understand why. Today's hi tech cockpits are chock full of dials, switches and levers and no matter how competent the Pilot, they need additional support, advice, guidance and the occasional reality check from their CoPilot.

In many ways, running a business is like flying a plane, let us explain more here

Are you:

  • An established business who is looking to grow further but are unsure about the specific direction to take and whether you have the appropriate skills & resources to achieve this growth.
  • An established business whose market has, or is about to change rapidly, resulting in low levels of growth and profitability. You know you need to make strategic and operational changes but are not sure exactly which route to take.
  • A start-up or new business who is looking to grow rapidly and requires assistance and advice on how best to achieve the desired level of growth. You have the ideas and an outline plan but you could benefit from an experience practitioner working alongside you during this initial set up phase.

If any of these three scenarios sound familiar, we may be able to assist. Contact us by email or by telephone to talk through the issues you are facing. Alternatively why not complete the Diagnostic Lite to identify the more important tasks needing action.

Always happy to talk with you.

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 230 3166 Email: robh@businesscopilot.co.uk Chat on Skype: Click here Web Site: Business CoPilot Blog: Maximising Profits Through Growth | RSS

To read my blog go HERE

Business Model

Businesses and organisations come in many different shapes and sizes, but we believe there are 5 essential components that need to be in place and aligned, if any business is going to achieve accelerated business growth.

THE 5 KEY COMPONENTS

Business CoPilot Model

1.       VISION  - There needs to be a clear destination in mind and a realistic plan to get there.

2.       CREW  - You need to have the right people on board and they need to understand their roles.

3.      INSTRUMENTS - There needs to be systems in place that ensure you operate efficiently & effectively.

4.       PASSENGERS  -  You need to know who your market is, how to attract them and how to keep them on board.

5.       REPUTATION  -  There needs to be an awareness of  how your company is viewed & how you can improve this.

Always happy to talk with you.

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 230 3166 Email: robh@businesscopilot.co.uk Chat on Skype: Click here Web Site: Business CoPilot Blog: Maximising Profits Through Growth | RSS

How we work

Where are you heading?

Flying Blind or On Course

Where ever you are on the business "flight" plan there will be times when you cannot see out of the cockpit window. The partial blindness can be very disconcerting. You cannot get your bearings, you cannot see oncoming obstacles and it hampers your ability to know with any certainty how to alter your current flight path. It is very difficult in situations like this to move forwards with confidence where you cannot be certain if you are either heading in the right direction or just about to hit a major obstacle.

The Importance of your Instrument Panel

In these situations pilots have to rely on their instrument panel to give the correct information. They  also need to have the ability to interpret this information correctly. Senior managers and business owners face exactly the same issues. They too need to understand how the business is performing, what obstacles or challenges are appearing on the horizon, and then devise a strategy for avoiding these obstacles and reaching their end destination.

The quality and structure of the information being received by those at the top of an organisation is a critical element in determining how effectively and efficiently they are able to run the company. The quality of the decision making is directly related to the quality of the information they are receiving. A comprehensive instrument panel, stating both the current situation and potential future situation is not just an optional tool but an essential companion for those tasked with piloting the company.

Where a CoPilot can be of assistance

Since 2006 we have been assisting business owners, senior managers and entrepreneurs who find themselves without the correct and relevant information to operate their business. We sit alongside ensuring the dials and instruments are working and as importantly, ensuring that the key decision makers understand the information and know how best to act upon it.

As a CoPilots our role is to be both collaborative and objective. Collaboration means that we work alongside you and your team, offering practical advice, support and guidance. Our style is part mentor, part coach and part consultant depending on the organisational need. Objectivity means that we tell you what you need to hear rather than what you may want to hear. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes or approach is all that is needed to move the business onto the next level.

Click here to find our 5 stage approach

Could we be of assistance?

If you feel we could be of assistance let's talk. You can contact us on 0117 230 3166 or via any of the other options on our contact page.

 

Flying Blind or On Course

flying blind

Where ever you are on the business "flight" plan, there will be times when the view from the cockpit window becomes obscured or  diminished. This partial blindness is very disconcerting. You cannot get your bearings, you cannot see oncoming obstacles and you  won't know which way to turn. It hampers your ability to grow or to climb out of your current flight path. It is difficult to consider taking off  or moving to the next level if you cannot be certain about what is going on.

So we have developed 3 products which allow you to locate your current position & performance as a company. Please feel free to try these out.

OK, so now you know whether we maybe of assistance to you in your quest for growth, let us explain in more detail the specific services we offer

Our services fall into 3 broad categories: (1) DIAGNOSTICS (2) SUPPORT (3) IMPLEMENTATION

for each area we have a range of individual services details of which are outlined

Always happy to talk with you.

Telephone: +44 (0) 117 230 3166 Email: robh@businesscopilot.co.uk Chat on Skype: Click here Web Site: Business CoPilot Blog: Maximising Profits Through Growth | RSS

Some Testimonials

" Rob is one of those truly amazing people who combine competence with integrity. He is a clear thinking and thoughtful as well as being a source of endless fun! For anyone looking for a truly competent advisor to help them grow their business, develop their brand and set the direction of their business, you would be well advised to speak to Rob." — Mark Eaton

"Rob was one of the people to step up and support me as a new member of Ecademy and to my great pleasure has kept up that support ever since. I had known of Rob before I'd meet him, even on line. He'd been recommended to me as a man of integrity, warmth, good commercial mind and a great trainer. When I met him I immediately knew if he made a promise he would deliver. In fact he has since exceeded my expectations. Meet up with Rob and be consistently delighted ~ I am" — Bob Hayward

"A really supportive person who enjoys helping and connecting people." — Sharon Stiles

"Rob is one of the most relaxed, informative and professional presenters I have seen, and his detailed knowledge of networking and how to maximise opportunities and relationships through networking are essential for anyone in business who wants to quickly, effectively and enjoyably increase their contact sphere." — Chris Street

Go to my website for more details WWW.BusinessCopilot.co.uk

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Ramesh Shankerlal

"Dear Rob Hook! Wish you a journey full of Success in 2009! I feel Glad and Honoured to be connected with you and thank you for being in my network. You are one of my valued contacts Please keep in touch. I look forward to network with you. Best Wishes Ramesh Shankerlal +91 9413063021 ramesh.shankerlal@gmail.com Ransae Exim http://ransae.webprosperity.com Join Now and explore your way to an Unlimited, monthly residual Income.....The fastest Growing Internet marketing Business. I recommend you join now to be on top of others. Launched 13 January 2009! "

Victor Marques

"You care and love the right wine,,, You are great and always fine,, Navigator of dreams, you love the fresh air... Your smile is kind and fair... Thanks dear Rob for being in my network... I Wish abundance for you and the ones that you love.. Big hug from Douro Valley. Victor Marques "

Jon Hunt

"Rob offers good sound and prompt advice to budding networkers trying to get the most of their experience on Ecademy. Mangy thanks. Jon"

Ellise Ng

"Rob had been so very helpful and had alsmost immediately responded to my queries and helped my "groping" around Ecademy easier! Thanks Rob! You are cool ! "

J William (Bill) Moore, HFTC

"Rob is a super person who is willing to take time to help others. I really appreciate the thoughtful reply given when asked for an opinion. Smiles and best wishes, always Bill Moore"

Toni Farrington

"Rob is a very kind and helpful member of my network...I look forward to working with him soon :)"

Richard Mojel

"Thoroughly recommended. Spent a very pleasant couple of hours with Rob today and found him to be a very decent fellow indeed. Clearly a networker who is very happy to 'give' and to support others. Gave me some very useful and pragmatic advice without any pretension whatsoever. Look forward to keeping in touch Rob, and also to be able to return the favour one day."

Peter Brill

"Rob is someone who combines enthusiasm, drive and common sense in equal measure. Always willing to share ideas, he also tempers them with a realistic, measured and balanced approach. "

Airships & Zeppelins Ute Christopher

"Rob and I met a few days ago and my head is still buzzing with excitement. I'm not sure if Rob realises exactly how beneficial this meeting was for me - 'immensely' sums it up, Rob! - but I certainly want to take this opportunity to shout it from the mountain top for the rest of the world to hear: Rob is passionate about relationships and contributing - connect with him and you could have a co-pilot and friend for life! Thank you, Rob - and I sincerely hope I can return your generosity some day soon. Ute putting airships to work for you visit - zeppelintours.com skype - zeppelintours call - 08704 798 373 "

Prudence Renders

"I am so glad to be networked to Rob Hook, he has been my inspiration not only on declaring my faith but in the way he presented my recipe for success… that to me meant that no excuse could stand and that when the suggestions are applied as instructed a result comes through. My communications with Rob have been stimulating and motivating and have made me look forward to the mammoth project that I have set for myself. Thanks Rob and keep up the good work. Shalom"

Mark Lee

"I have a very enjoyable 1-2-1 with Rob recently and having seen a blog posting by him just now I realised I had yet to post a testimonial to thank him for his time and insights. I think his Business Co-pilot concept is an excellent way of summing up the value he can bring to any business that has issues and I learned a great deal about business coaching just from spending an hour or so with him. I look forward to sharing more time with him in the future. What a lovely, genuine and sincere guy."

Thomas Power

"An interesting and sensitive character. An observer, a thinker, a wonderer, an analyser, a ponderer. Rob is on a journey of personal renewal and making huge strides forward. Well worth spending time with. Truly delightful. Highly talented. Much still to reveal. "

Paul Maisey

"Hi Rob I've just read your chapter on " vision " in BusinessWise - and wanted to say I liked both the content and style - thanks and well done Paul"

Sam Weller

"Nice guy.Know him from my Army days. 30 years ago."

Nick Heap

"I like and respect Rob. He is sound, which is a rare quality indeed. You just know you can trust him and he won't ever let you down."

Rory ROR Murray

"I couldn't believe it when I realised I hadn't already given Rob a testimonial! Rob has so many personal and professional qualities that I'm unsure where to start or how to capture them in a few lines here....... Suffice it to say that he's a man I would trust implicitly in every way and would have no qualms about relying upon or recommending. He has excellent business insight and an ability to convert a problem into a clear solution and deliver on his promises. In fact, he would never make a promise or commitment that he couldn't deliver on at least 110%. If you're reading this whilst considering whether to do business with him, my advice is simple - pick up the bloody phone, talk to him and get on with it!"

Mark Eaton

"I can't believe I have not already written Rob as he and I have become firm friends since we met through Ecademy. Rob is one of those truly amazing people who combine competence with integrity. He is a clear thinking and thoughtful as well as being a source of endless fun! For anyone looking for a truly competent advisor to help them grow their business, develop their brand and set the direction of their business, you would be well advised to speak to Rob."

David Walters

"Rob responded to my unsolicited request for advice within minutes and the counsel he provided was spot on. Thanks Rob, you've helped me get my thoughts straight."

Ian Plumbley

"Balanced, considered, worldly wise, caring and genuine... Not much else to say other than, meet him and buy him a beer it will be worth it."

Alexander Holt

"As a new BlackStar, Rob's advice has been spot on. And with regards to connections, it's a very small world. As an owner of a 'Marcomm' company myself, I can understand why and how his very personable style gets the results for his clients. Alexander Holt Digital White"

Darius Baria

"Rob is a very passionate and enthusiastic professional. He is also very supportive of our business ventures and offers great ideas for growth. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for business owners who need help in growing and eventually exiting their companies. "

J William (Bill) Moore, HFTC

"I look forward to meeting up and seeing how I can work with Rob. I say this because I see from his blog writing that he is a man of intelligence, wit and balance that I respect. Further, he demonstrates great Ecademy style... that being helping others. Best wishes, Bill "

Michelle Jones

"I have met Rob several times at the Bristol NRG lunch and always find him helpful and positive. Today I put a request out on the bristol ecademy club for a telephone number for Dyson....... Wow is all I can say! Rob called me (within the hour) to give me a contact & number of a Senior HR person in Dyson who gave me all the answers I needed. Not only did he give me the contact details he also called them 1st so they were expecting my call!! Perfect, thank you very much."

Nicole Bachmann

"Rob Hook is an amazing presenter - anyone who saw him at the last National Day would agree to that, I think. As a person who does quite a bit of Presentation Skills training, I really enjoyed watching a master at work. - AND there are his 7 Ps of Networking... if you have missed them so far, visit his profile and read up on them - extremely useful stuff! Looking forward to getting to know you better , Rob - best - Nicole Nicole Bachmann Brook & Mann Business Developement Coaching"

Anna Thomas

"Rob took time out of a busy schedule to introduce me to Ecademy. As a result I joined and now I feel I'm on the edge of endless possibilities. Rob is an inspiring and friendly networker who I am grateful to have met. Many, many thanks Rob Anna Thomas Creative Marketing Services"

Bob Hayward

"Rob was one of the people to step up and support me as a new member of Ecademy and to my great pleasure has kept up that support ever since. I had known of Rob before I’d meet him, even on line. He’d been recommended to me as a man of integrity, warmth, good commercial mind and a great trainer. When I met him I immediately knew if he made a promise he would deliver. In fact he has since exceeded my expectations. Meet up with Rob and be consistently delighted ~ I am. God bless ~ Bob (Internal Communication) Hayward "

Martin Shepherdly

"Rob is a very perceptive and helpful person with a highly intelligent approach to business. He is also an expert networker and well worth getting to know."

Sharon (Hypno) Stiles

"I have met Rob quite a few times now at various networking events and am impressed with how many people he knows so well. He makes sure that he knows about the real person - not just what they do for a living. A really supportive person who enjoys helping and connecting people. Sharon Stiles"

Neal Parkinson

"Rob is a great networker and I had the pleasure of attending one of his excellent training sessions with NRG in December. Thanks for the top tips! Neal Parkinson Business Trans4mation Ltd Icon Business Solutions"

Jonathan Palmer

"Rob is always positive and helpful without being frightening on modern networking."

Marie "Photoshop" Bowdler

"I attended one of Rob's seminars on business networking last week in Cambridge and was impressed at his insight into the subject, as well as his enthusiasm and clarity of delivery. Many of those who attended were not avid networkers, but I believe their curiosity was stimulated and I am sure that, as a direct result of Rob's talk, they will explore possibilities of joining a wider networking group, and very possibly ecademy. Anyone who hasn't yet attended one of Rob's seminars should make try to do so. Marie Advantage Computer Training Ltd"

Bob Foster

"Rob, our session last week was just what I needed. I'm a typical 'ideas' person who finds it difficult to focus on one thing at a time. Not only did you help me to do this, but you helped me to place the immediate action needed in the context of a bigger, mptivating, career picture that hadn't occured to me. Thanks again, and I look forward to more fruitful and enjoyable meetings, Bob"

Chris Street

"Having attended Rob's seminars on networking, it is clear that he is one of the best exponents of how, why and where to network effectively. His presentations are delivered with passion, humour and experience, and he clearly has information based on much valuable lessons. Rob is one of the most relaxed, informative and professional presenters I have seen, and his detailed knowledge of networking and how to maximise opportunities and relationships through networking are essential for anyone in business who wants to quickly, effectively and enjoyably increase their contact sphere. His Consultancy Carbon 6 will be a name to watch out for in 2005, without doubt."

Nick Ingram

"I have only recently met Rob, and attended one of his presentations. He has been very helpful and supportive while i get up-to-speed on this networking malarky, and he has changed the way I look at promoting myeslf and my business. I will be attending a second presentation by him at Bristol Golf Club on 31st January to learn even more."

Heather "Making the difference " Bond

"Rob is an excellent man, a fantastic networker and a good presenter. He is a pleasure to know."

Robert Quaranta

"Rob was one of the first in Ecademy to get in touch in a meaningful way, he is kind, generous and deftly intelligent."

Warren Cass

"Rob has a very natural style of delivery when he speaks/trains and is therefore easy to learn from. Extremely professional and I am proud to have his quality in my network."

Dave Clarke

"Rob may not know this yet, but he is the Networking Guru for the practical stuff that everyone needs in this new 'Networked' economy. He walks the talk in this and in the way he conducts himself at all times."

Kim Sharman - NRG

"Rob is, simply, the best Trainer I have met on Networking. Not only is he very accomplished at what he teaches, but he also walks the talk with a generosity of spirit that is to be admired. I can thoroughly recommend his services to anyone who has need of training. Kim Sharman, NRG Business Networks"

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