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Campfire

Time to focus on what matters most

As a founder, you need to carve out time to maintain perspective.

All too often you’ll be grappling with a plan, a decision, or an opportunity, but it may be difficult to find somewhere to properly think it through.

A Campfire Circle gives you a way of carving out this valuable time. It’s a chance for you to work in a close-knit group with other founders who might share similar challenges, but who can offer smart and objective input.

Over time, your group will give you a trusted place to take stock, with regular meetings in the diary you’ll have peace of mind that this crucial space is set aside every month.

As part of a Founders Circle, you will find:

  • Time to focus on what’s important - for your business and you
  • Somewhere to realise important goals, to get a clear sense of direction and purpose
  • Somewhere to bring difficult decisions and vet solutions, to reduce uncertainty
  • Smart minds to bounce ideas and brainstorm; helping you to make better decisions
  • Clarity from feedback that's free of bias or conflict of interest, broadening and challenging your thinking
  • A space to think out loud; to be listened to, recognised, challenged, inspired
  • A shared understanding with peers who know what it takes to run a business
  • Somewhere to share experiences, ideas, contacts and resources; to build relationships and partnerships

The combined wisdom of a group - stronger than the sum of its parts - offers you a unique space to focus on what matters most, and the support and resources to move towards it.

Email andrew@campfire.cc if you'd like to find out more.

Read below for how it works...

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How it Works

  • Members: 5 founders of non-competing businesses
  • Meetings: 2 hours each month (all meetings on Zoom)
  • Hotseats: each meeting members will take turns in the “Hotseat”, presenting a specific issue to the group
  • Accountability: set goals at each meeting, report on goals from previous meeting
  • Group channel: connect and share progress, resources, etc. via Slack between meetings
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Pilot price: £900
  • One-to-one coaching: optional monthly 60-minute session, either as an initial strategy discussion or ongoing alongside the group (£150 per session)

Dates

  • Introductions: Thursday, September 30th 2021, 4pm-5pm BST
  • Meeting 1: Thursday, October 14th 2021, 3pm-5pm BST
  • Meeting 2: Thursday November 11th 2021, 3pm-5pm GMT
  • Meeting 3: Thursday December 9th 2021, 12pm-2pm GMT
  • Meeting 4: Thursday January 6th 2022, 3pm-5pm GMT
  • Meeting 5: Thursday February 3rd 2022, 3pm-5pm GMT
  • Meeting 6: Thursday March 3rd 2022, 3pm-5pm GMT

Email andrew@campfire.cc and we can talk through the group in more detail and see if the fit feels right for you.

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Is this for me?

This is a group for founders of businesses established for at least two years with revenue of between £500k and £5m.

You will work alongside founders of businesses that are non-competitive, from sectors that provide a complementary and stimulating mix. The group is about focusing on what’s most important for your business and for yourself; and supporting others in doing the same. It will suit people who appreciate the value of thinking alongside others, prepared to give and receive in equal measures.

About Andrew

I introduced fantasy football into the UK in 1991, leading Fantasy League for three decades, building products and partnerships with major media owners and brands around the world.

Over the years I’ve seen how valuable – and vital – it is to reach out for advice and support from people outside the business. Whether it’s about sanity-checking a plan or help in thinking through a major decision or opportunity, I’ve always found a fresh pair of eyes hugely valuable.

So now I’m bringing founders together to find that support from peers who know what it takes to run a business, but who have the objectivity to be able to offer a fresh perspective.

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Testimonials

"Campfire was an unanticipated resource I used to develop my thinking and planning around commercial projects. I have not done anything like this before, but this was well curated, structured and practical. It added significant value and I strongly recommend it".
Casimir Knight, Co-Founder & Board Advisor, Warriors Development Agency

“I found it incredibly though-provoking and useful and have already moved my business forward as a result of the group's input. Andrew is fantastic at making everyone feel safe and at ease, which helped to create an environment where we could all learn from each other.”
Whether you are looking for ways to turn an idea into something concrete, you have a problem or challenge that you are trying to resolve or looking for new ways to develop and grow, you will gain huge benefit from the programme and make some great friends and extend your network along the way.”
Katherine Lambert, Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach

“Campfire was a great opportunity to pause, reflect and get feedback on my plans. The other group members were similar enough to understand each other's lives, but diverse enough to give fresh perspectives on our thoughts and plans. I highly recommend Campfire for those who need to reflect and take stock.”
Ben Legg, Co-Founder & CEO, The Portfolio Collective

“Being part of a hand-chosen group of people with diverse backgrounds working on similar issues of personal development and business growth has exposed me to new ideas and perspectives that would have been difficult to replicate through other formats. The need to prepare for hotseats and set regular goals provided the accountability I'd been seeking. Most of all, I enjoyed meeting and working with a lovely set of people and I feel invested in their futures as well as my own.”
Pete Domican, Founder & MD, One Tree Less

“I found the sessions really valuable and it helped me to gain clarity on my next steps. I would definitely recommend Campfire for anyone looking to get the benefits of a group programme whilst also having guidance from Andrew himself.
Eleanor Turner, Head of Events, Bulgari Hotels

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