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Speaker, Author, Commentator

As an entrepreneur & investor with 25 years experience in conceptualising and building businesses, Pavlo’s engaging content talks to innovation, business and growth

This Week@Work

Each week I share short, punchy video insights into the world of business ownership, through a series called This Week@Work. Subscribe to enjoy content for business owners, by business owners across the globe.

As an entrepreneur and investor, Pavlo offers over 25 years of direct experience in conceptualising and building businesses across four continents. He has developed and brought to market business assets in excess of $400m through a combination of business start-ups, turnarounds, sales and acquisitions.

Using his hands-on experience, business capabilities and relationship networks, he continues to support the growth of business owners through Aurik, an ecosystem of venture capital business growth services working with over 500 established business owners to build their businesses into Assets of Value.

Through Aurik Pavlo has worked with over 3,000 businesses across all sectors of the economy providing him with a cross-continent and sectorial view that serves to troubleshoot growth dilemmas for his clients.

His corporate work with senior executives focuses on crafting and making the most sensible investments into SMB’s that are creating new market segments, services and products that hold the promise of reshaping the sectors in which these corporates currently operate

Pavlo is both an author and keynote speaker. His first, bestselling book, Sweat Scale Sell is a playbook on how any business owner can find growth in a low-growth economy and changing business environment. His second book, Reset Rebuild Reignite shows how you can build a business to thrive in any crisis. Pavlo speaks at local and international business conferences on business strategy, investment and growth, winning business mindsets and innovation.

Recent Events

Aurik Business Blueprint Workshop, London

Aurik UK hosted a Business Blueprint workshop at Wilson Wright in central London on 29 November 2023 for growth-minded business owners looking to scale and grow their businesses. Robust discussion was had around challenges to growth, and how to overcome them, despite the uncertainty in the economy. Delegates tackled their own business valuations, and were challenged on the changes they need to make in their businesses to achieve the valuations they want in the future.

Scale Up Awards – Judge

Pavlo is a regular contributor to Business Leader magazine and is a judge in their prestigious Scale Up Awards. The awards celebrate Britain’s best Scale-Up businesses across a variety of categories. The awards will be presented at a gala event which will bring together many of the country’s best and brightest business owners on 16th November.

Aurik Leeds Event

Aurik UK hosted a boardroom style workshop at the Queens Hotel in central Leeds for 18 growth-minded business owners looking to scale and grow their businesses. The intimate set up fostered robust discussion around challenges to growth, and how to overcome them, despite the uncertainty in the economy. Delegates tackled their own business valuations, and were challenged on the changes they need to make in their businesses to achieve the valuations they want in the future.

Helm – Business Blueprint Workshop

Helm Business Blueprint Workshop on 1 November, London

The inscription above the entrance to a meeting venue in Regent Street, London, read, “No minute gone comes ever back again, take heed and see ye nothing do in vain”.
 
Time spent on factors you have no control over is a fool’s habit, as is time spent in the engine room of your business wrapped up in daily, weekly, and monthly operational activities. Growth needs time and attention, and releasing your time and attention comes from the underlying business model you build to take your business to market and grow it. It was the job we set out to achieve with 18 business leaders and founders over an intense 3-hour work session. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this dynamic group to clarify thoughts on what they want to achieve in the next 3-5 years, along with a business model blueprint to succeed in getting that job done.

Minet: Full day leadership workshop

Minet – co-ordinating and harnessing the power of a multi-location business

Minet is one of the biggest insurance providers across English speaking Africa with offices in 9 countries. This workshop brought together the leadership teams from each country office as well as the global leadership team to identify key strategic interventions that will drive each region, as well as the group, in the next year and beyond.

It was a full, busy day  which started by entrenching a mindset for growth, and then took a very practical approach through a workshop format, to setting country and global actions. The final step was to ensure ‘talk turns to walk’ and a robust discussion on the implementation process for these goals and actions, ensures the teams will be accountable, and deliver on the initiatives unearthed in the session.

Tennant client breakfast

Pavlo presented perspectives and insights on business growth opportunities for the year ahead at an intimate breakfast for Tennant Wealth clients 

“My copy of your book currently looks like a “colouring in” book with notes, diagrams, and thoughts to myself of material I need to remember for the future.”

Oscar Hesketh Mare, on Sweat Scale $ell

“Thank you for the fantastic talk you gave at Novartis. Your message really resonated with the audience, and I can’t tell you how many times we heard ‘and as Pavlo said’ during the Business Plan presentations that followed your talk.”

Rory Scanes, Novartis Sales & Marketing Manager

“You are an absolute natural in front of senior audiences! What a great presentation (again) and inspirational to everyone watching. Great feedback btw – the delegation from the British Army were particularly impressed. Thank you for making the trip and the effort to prepare. For your time, talent and passion – my deep appreciation.”

Matt Smith, Global Chief Architect SoftwareAG

“Pavlo has a gift for listening carefully to many comments, opinions and problems and then succinctly summarising the main, important points from all of the noise. Often resulting in a perspective and learning opportunity others did not see.”

Christina Wrankmore, Absolute Vending

“I want to thank you for penning such an insightful, incisive, entertaining and educating read. Your Asset of Value formula will be forming the base of our discussion at our annual Strategic Planning Day next month – thank you.”

Dylan Ferguson, on Sweat Scale $ell