98 minutes | Feb 10th 2021

Steve Salter & Ben Laing - GCTUK 37

From Horseboxes to management buyouts this episode.  After Leighton & Eddie catch up for a chat, Eddie is joined by Steve Salter from Salt Club Consulting.  Steve's expertise and specialism is helping clubs with their technology , having been associated with a number of golf clubs and golf destinations he has been sought after in assisting golf club businesses with their technology strategy . Steve shares some key points in the best methods to assess whether golf clubs are investing into the correct software solution.  Steve also shares his recent entrepreneurial initiative with the converted "hospitality horse- boxes" that are starting to provide additional services and revenues for club businesses.  Leighton then catches up with Ben Laing, Managing Director of Branston Golf & Country Club.  Ben is just over year into a recent management buyout of the Club following several years as CEO.  Branston is a multi-faceted club with two Golf Courses and Practice Facilities, strong Health & Fitness offer as well as Conference and Function facilities.  After the excitement of the takeover, Ben found himself quickly thrown into the chaos of the COVID lockdown.  A very shar operator, Ben provides some great wisdom to listeners. https://www.horseboxhospitality.com/ https://www.branstonclub.co.uk/ Big thanks to our sponsor - Xact Group for your H & S and HR needs https://www.xactgroup.co.uk/index.php?id=home
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