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Dave Christophi

Business and Marketing

With a strong commercial background in helping companies achieve significant growth phases, through to buy out, strategic development and budget planning, Dave Christophi is a senior board executive with over 30 years’ experience in operational proficiency.

The Co-founder and Executive Director of ‘Your Guardian’ and ‘The BodyMapper’, Dave has a wealth of front-line exposure at the helm of vocational training institutes within the Active Leisure sector, supporting Start-ups and SMEs to achieve success and drive engagement through innovative education.

Initially serving 14 years in the RAF before embarking on a career within Education Management, Dave has helped to prepare and steer two private UK Training Providers through successful acquisitions, totalling over £33,000,000, as well as a career in Australia for Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Clubs.

A keen sportsman and family man, Dave’s love of sport, operational background, and sheer desire to help others succeed, has also led him to roles as Non-Executive Director on the board of England Touch Association, Committee Secretary for the RAF Servicing Commando & Tactical Supply Wing Association and Champion within Koi Sports CIC international ‘Power of 5’.

CPD Courses by Dave Christophi

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Filling your Strategic Gap
In no time at all you can explore some fundamental marketing topics for your business in this bite-sized course. Learn the Strategic Gap Model and use it as a prime tool for business decision making. We’ll look at the three elements of this model – diagnosis, prognosis and vision – and how to use it for maximum impact in your business.
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The 7 Steps of Effective Selling
Want a framework for your business that creates a smooth sales process? In this bite-sized course you’ll get just that – a framework for you to use in a sales situation with a potential client. We’ll focus on a sales process that requires human interaction and not an online or e-commerce sale.
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The Foundations of Running a Business
Looking to set up your own fitness business but not sure where to start? Or maybe you need a bit of business grounding to underline your existing idea-filled enterprise? This course focuses on the building blocks of business thinking to help shape your understanding of the fundamental principles of operating a business. Covering four topics, this course brings real-life practical context to commercial theory. Long-standing business theories have been given a new lease of life with simple-to-understand models, concepts and resources that focus on applying business practice rather than simply imparting commercial principles. The models and resources here are used in the working commercial world and are practical and easy to use.
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The Business Acumen Planning and Skills
Work through the five elements of this course to land with a working business plan specific to your business. The Business Acumen Planning and Skills course helps bring real-life practical context to commercial theory, making complexity of business simple to understand so you can apply it effectively. Long-standing business theories have been given a new lease of life with simple-to-understand models, concepts and resources that focus on applying business practice rather than simply imparting commercial principles. In the course we discuss vision, the marketing process, clients, products and services, financial consideration, and promotion and sales. The models and resources shown here are being used in the working commercial world and can be revisited at any stage of the business lifecycle.

Blogs by Dave Christophi

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Critical thinking: Making better business decisions
The ability to make good business decisions is critical to success, says Dave Christophi. Here,...