Satellite Saturday

Perhaps unusual to be investing the Saturday of a Bank Holiday weekend in a meeting with no agenda.
But you have heard me declare the benefits of “shooting the breeze” – just a good conversation.
I’m not asking for any medals – but want you to know that I made no charge for facilitating this day – it was just “added value” for some good friends and clients who have demonstrated their support and loyalty in a variety of ways over the last year or two.
Our subject matter was “how best should I expand my business over the next 3 years?” and the variety of practices present ensured a stimulating result.
We began formal conversation at 10:30 (after a good night out on Friday for some) and ended at 17:00 with real clarity in the room about choices.
From left to right:

  • David Boulton – Penistone Dental Clinic, Yorkshire
  • Yours truly
  • David and Dawn Cunningham – Spring Grove Clinic, Glasgow
  • Alex Jones – Penistone Dental Care
  • Mark Whetstone – Whelby Health, Essex
  • James Hamill – Blueapple Dental, Northern Ireland
  • Daz Singh – Ollie and Darsh, Liverpool

We have agreed that this should be a more regular event – perhaps twice a year.
The message here is that we all need peers to bounce ideas and fears around without judgement.
Everyone, myself included, came away with a clear focus on next steps.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.