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Former engineer sparks regional business growth to make ActionCOACH top 50

An electrical engineer from Leicestershire who traded the toolbox for sparking growth in regional firms has been recognised as one of the top 50 ActionCOACHes in the world.

Mark Jennings, who is based in Burbage, near Hinckley, has smashed one of his own business goals to achieve coveted platinum status from the award-winning coaching franchise, which has more than 1,000 offices coaching 20,000 firms every week across 46 countries.

One Nuneaton client alone has seen their net profits go up by 360 percent since Mark started working with the security specialist in 2013.

Moreover, Mark – who made his own first million within five years – coached his portfolio of clients, based across the region but mainly focused in Leicestershire, so well that, on average, they doubled their net profits in 2017.

On top of this, 80 percent of his clients have been with Mark for over three years, including two winners of ActionCOACH’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, an award reserved for the very best in start-up growth across its clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Winning Coach of the Year for the Central Midlands at both the 2017 and 2018 UK ActionCOACH Awards, achieving platinum status puts Mark in the top six most successful ActionCOACHes out of the 230 franchises nationwide.

Previously an electrical engineer and then an operations director, travelling the UK running large-scale distribution operations for the likes of Tesco, Argos and Nestle, Mark now coaches three days a week and is on course to be made a Global Mastercoach, meaning he can train other franchise owners worldwide.

“If you’d told me seven years ago I’d be where I am today, having never sold anything other than a second-hand car and a motorbike, I’d never have believed it, “ he said. “One of the reasons I am successful is that I went into this franchise with a lot of the same frustrations as my clients. I needed more time with my family and wanted to achieve life goals, but didn’t know how to make it happen.

“My training and experience with ActionCOACH has given me a whole new perspective, which I pass on to my clients while giving them the strategies they need to make more on the bottom line, protect the money and assets they have in their businesses and have better, more productive teams and systems in place.

“As for me, I have achieved some amazing things since starting my own business, cycling 62 of the top 100 highest peaks in the French Alps, for one. I’ve also been able to help my wife start her own business and can take my daughter horse riding and watch her doing stuff that a lot of parents miss out on.

“To be one of the top 50 ActionCOACHes in the world is an absolute privilege and I’m looking forward to growing my clients’ businesses even further.”

James Vincent, managing director of ActionCOACH UK, said Mark, whose personal achievements include raising more than £250,000 for Cystic Fibrosis, thoroughly deserved platinum status.

“It is in recognition of the sheer amount of business Mark is generating, client results and retention. Long may his success continue.”

If you have an SME in the East Midlands and would like to know more about how Mark can help, visit or call 07799 880129.

CAPTIONS: Mark being presented with his platinum award by UK ActionCOACH managing director James Vincent. 

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