Pti Worldwide’s 2018 Highlights

Here are some of the stand out moments for us over the past year.  We look forward to continuing to build on these throughout 2019.

There are some particular parts of 2018, which stand out for the team at Pti Worldwide as being highlights, from unlocking people’s potential, to partnering with a charity to help build businesses in developing countries.  Here are some of the stand out moments for us over the past year.  We look forward to continuing to build on these throughout 2019.

We partner with GVC Group on a Global Leadership Programme

At the start of 2018 we partnered together with Ladbrokes Coral Group, to develop and deliver a European Leadership Programme. 140 participants across 4 countries went through the ‘Management Development Programme’ in 2018. Here is just some of the feedback from delegates:

  • 100% saying the content was interesting and relevant to their role
  • 98% said they would recommend this programme to another manager
  • 100% said they would do something differently after attending.

One of the biggest success stories and return on investment, was from one of their Regional Retail Managers, who within 2 months of attending the programme, attributed the following successes to the training:

  • KPI country ranking – moved from 143rd to 50th (out of 147)
  • KPI London ranking – moved from 27th to 3rd Area Manager (out of 29 in London)
  • Now ranked 20th in the country for the yearly average 4 weeks and in line for an award.

On 28 March 2018, GVC Holdings completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC. This created one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming Groups, with c.28,000 people and 3,500 bookmaking shops, becoming the UK’s largest high street bookmaker.

The successes of the ‘Management Development Programme’ were recognised by GVC Group and our COO Luke Hall was invited to spend time in their Vienna offices to work on integrating the programme into the wider organisation.

Following a successful pilot in December 2018, the programme was signed off and is ready to roll out globally, delivery planned in London, Vienna, Gibraltar, Bulgaria, India, Philippines and Australia throughout 2019.

We join forces with GK Apprenticeships 

With the Apprenticeship Levy challenging employers to invest in their people, Pti Worldwide and GK Apprenticeships saw an opportunity to join forces and support businesses in developing their people, in alignment with the Apprenticeship Levy standard.

After months of hard work aligning our flagship Inspirational Leader programme to the Apprenticeship standard, by June 2018 we were ready to go to market.

By entering into the joint venture, our mission of ‘growing businesses and unlocking people’ doesn’t change. In fact, strategically we are now able to deliver this to an even wider audience.

Shortly after launching our joint venture with GK Apprenticeships, we successfully agreed our first project with McKesson UK.

Having worked with McKesson UK for the last 4 years delivering their ‘Leading Everyday’ Programme, we were able to maximise our joint venture with GK Apprenticeships and create alignment with the existing programme and the Levy Standard.

The result is a programme that is funded and supported by the Apprenticeship Levy. In 2019 we will be working with our clients to help them maximise the benefits from the levy funding, whilst at the same time unlocking their people potential.

RISE: Start living the life you were meant to lead is published

Our CEO, Royston Guest, already best-selling author of Built to Grow, wrote RISE: Start living the life you were meant to lead, which was published on 10th January 2019.

RISE puts you firmly in the driving seat of your own life, as the architect of your own destiny. It will help you to identify precisely where you’re going in life, understand how you’re going to get to where you want to be, and most importantly, help you to become who and what you want to be along the journey. RISE is your blueprint to a compelling future.

One of the common traits of life’s high achievers is that they are constantly learning from the past; but they don’t live in the past. RISE shares a plethora of ideas, strategies and practical tools that enables you to become more self-aware – unpacking your relationship with your past and understanding your present in order to make the conscious choices that will help you unlock your potential, unleash your success and create the future you want.

We will be re-launching and re-branding our personal growth corporate programme, Living Your Future, to RISE. Helping businesses unlock the potential within their biggest asset, people.

RISE: Start living the life you were meant to lead is available to buy on Amazon in hardback, kindle and audio versions.

Download your free chapter; Why success is not an accident <HERE> and starting living the life you were meant to lead.

The Business Growth Pathway™ was launched in 2018

‘Businesses fail every day. They fail to reach their full potential. We want to change that. So we’re creating a new breed of business leader. One that doesn’t have to learn from trial and error, One that’s informed, knowledgeable and confident. And together, we can change the way the world grows businesses, one business at a time.’

That’s the mission of The Business Growth Pathway™ and its founder Royston Guest, CEO of Pti Worldwide.

The Business Growth Pathway™ is a simple, easy way to help business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs determine which stage of business growth they are at, how they may be thinking, feeling or acting at a particular stage and more importantly, what they should focus on and what they should avoid.

It gets right to the heart of their business and creates a unique data-led pathway that identifies where their business is today, and the accelerated route they need to take to get their business to where they want it to be.

  • Online Platform
  • 10 Growth Enablers
  • Interactive 360-questions insight tool
  • In-depth reporting with targeted actions and growth accelerators
  • Unique data-led pathway for growth
  • Access your free trial at

Working with the charity, Just Small Change to help build a pathway out of poverty

We are proud to have been working with the charity, Just Small Change, for over 18 months. Their mission is to enable those who are very poor in developing countries, build a pathway out of poverty, through supporting them in developing small businesses.

Our purpose is to build businesses and unlock people potential, so there is a natural synergy with Just Small Change. We are pleased to have been able to help make a difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

In 12 months, we covered the cost of providing 10 women with a 5 day business and financial skills training programme, a loan and on-going mentoring. The focus is on helping them create a sustainable business enterprise, that will unlock their potential and provide them with a sustainable income for the future.

We will continue to support Just Small Change and we will keep you updated on the difference being made.

Our Marketing team has expanded

In line with our own business growth and ambitious plans for the future, our marketing team has almost doubled in size. The team’s growth will enable us to have more of a focus on our digital presence.

In 2019 and beyond, there will be a much greater emphasis on connecting with people through our social media platforms and blog, with thought provoking, engaging content that really adds value. This will be linked with changes to the website, to enhance our digital communication and showcase our business offering.

Key marketing activities planned for 2019 include:

  • Living Your Future corporate personal growth programme, re-developed and re-launched as RISE
  • Thought provoking blog and social media communications
  • Attendance at key events
  • Branding changes, in line with us being part of the Growth Pathways group of companies.

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