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Join the private community for high-growth leaders.

Business Leader is a highly-vetted membership community for CEOs and founders of mid-sized UK companies.

We help ambitious leaders turn their mid-sized organisations into giants.

Our mission is to double the number of large businesses in the UK from 7,500 to 15,000.

Our founder Richard Harpin took his company HomeServe from humble beginnings in 1993 to a sale for £4.1bn.

But like all successful business leaders, he suffered many setbacks along the way. But failure is often the key to unlocking success.

That’s why we have created our peer-to-peer membership, where CEOs and founders can learn from and challenge each other in a safe and confidential environment.

Will you come with us on our journey? If you’re ambitious, motivated and willing to share your expertise with others, apply now to join our Founders 250 and form the bedrock of our community.

Member Benefits

Personal Forums

Join a peer group with up to 9 other likeminded founders and CEOs and exchange first-hand insights. This is a safe and confidential space to share ideas with people who truly understand the challenges you’re facing.

One-on-One Coaching and Mentoring

Book time with Business Leader approved coaches and mentors.

In-person and Online Masterclasses

Learn from experts and network with peers at our exclusive events. These include workshops, needs and leads sessions, site visits to businesses, and an annual summit.

Exclusive Digital Platform

Access our private community platform, your exclusive hub for connecting with fellow members. Forge meaningful connections, share insights, and explore collaborative opportunities in a space tailored for your needs.

Business Leader Magazine

Enjoy full access to our high-quality magazine, and online content, with interviews and columns from some of the nation’s most inspiring business voices. You can help shape it too, by letting us know about the issues that truly matter to you and your business

Your Questions, Answered

Who can join?

Membership of Business Leader is exclusively for Founders and CEOs of UK-registered companies with £3m+ turnover. You must also have a growth mindset and a willingness to help and learn from other leaders.

How does it work?

From day one, we actively engage with your growth ambitions, doing everything possible to help turn them into reality. You join a forum and gain access to a wealth of expertise to support your business growth. Our growth experts provide advice and ensure accountability as you elevate your company to the next level.

How can I become a member?

Simply fill out our two-minute application form or book a call to find out more.

Our C.E.O. principles

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to speak openly with a group of peers who truly understand the challenges you face, underpinned by our three core C.E.O. principles.


Our members understand the importance of confidentiality to create a trusted environment to understand and resolve issues. Discretion is the cornerstone of our community.


You get out what you put in. Members are expected to participate in the activities of Business Leader, including attendance at your regular forums.


Share your experiences openly and honestly to assist others in avoiding mistakes, saving time, and scaling their businesses. Our goal is to foster a collaborative environment for mutual growth.

Member requirements

• Founder or CEO
• Business with genuine growth potential
• £3m+ turnover per year
• UK registered company