Press Release: UK SME growth experts Advocate Business Services partners with Dent Global to support the rise of entrepreneurialism across Asia
Surrey-based SME growth experts and business mentors Advocate Business Services Limited have partnered with Dent Global, the worldwide leaders in strategy and technology for entrepreneurial businesses, to support the rising numbers of entrepreneurial teams across Asia.
As newly appointed Chairman of Dent Asia, Martin Norbury, founder of Advocate Business Services, will initially focus on Dent Singapore and build on his experiences of Dent’s comprehensive training programs, as well as his own learnings as an ex-CEO, a best-selling author and via his own Scale Model™ programs that he’s delivered to entrepreneurs across fifty-five plus UK industry sectors.
“I’m thrilled and proud to announce our partnership with Dent Global; we’ve been working closely with the Dent team for over three years and having been through their Key Person of Influence, 24Assets and CDE programs first-hand as a business owner, I know the mountain of value entrepreneurs are sitting on, yet they simply don’t know it, or aren’t exploiting it.
“At the centre of everything we do at Advocate Business Services is balance; and giving business owners a choice of balance. Thanks to the success of our own Scale Model™ philosophies and methodologies, we are now in the unique position to support entrepreneurs and SMEs in both the UK, Singapore and across Asia – and at such an exciting time with the rapid growth of entrepreneurialism across Asia.”
Daniel Priestley, Co-founder and CEO of Dent Global commented:
“Singapore is rated by the World Bank as the easiest place in the world to start a business. And when you add to this the presence of more than 3,000 multinational corporations in the country, we need to make sure that entrepreneurs and leaders are being fully supported and have access to world experts, influencers and mentors that can help them stand out and scale up. Martin and his team at Advocate were a natural choice for us to partner with thanks to the synergy of our focus on inspiring and accelerating business success of entrepreneurs and business leaders”.
Ex-CEO Martin Norbury is founder of Advocate Business Services, an award-winning business mentoring company that helps SMEs grow to the next level, and provides personal development training to senior leaders of global corporations. Norbury went from a start-up entrepreneur, to SME business owner and onto CEO in a multi-million-pound corporation in just ten years. During his time as CEO, he managed the acquisitions of various million pound investments, and turned a loss of £250k per month to celebrating its first £1 of profit in just a matter of months. Since then his programs based on his Scale Model™ have helped SMEs in over 50 industry sectors across the UK scale up or exit. In 2016 his book, I don’t work Fridays, became a #1 bestseller. In 2017, he was voted by peers in the top 25 of the Smith & Williamson Power 100.
Dent Global are worldwide leaders in strategy and technology for entrepreneurial businesses. In the last six years, they’ve built their global small business, with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Australia. Dent have worked directly with over 2,500 businesses to help them become more visible, valuable and scalable. They’ve launched three best-selling books on business, won major awards, and raised more than £350,000 to charities around the globe.
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From left to right: Monty Hooke, City Leader, Dent Singapore | Martin Norbury, Founder of Advocate Business Services & Chairman of Dent Asia | Daniel Priestley, Co-Founder of Dent Global