Can Medical Doctors Succeed in Business?

Enterprising Doctors Workshop

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On the morning of Saturday the 12th of March while I drove into the City towards the Enterprising Doctors Workshop. I wondered about this question and why our Business (Great Business Platforms) had agreed to sponsor this event.

I  arrived, walked into the Enterprisingdoctors conference venue at Cass Business School and  was pleasantly surprised.

These are my observations of the day:

  • Meet and greet at the door was with a big smile by Dr Abeyna Jones, who is also the Co-Founder.
  • I found the mix of speakers, who were well experienced and diverse excellent. ( This included Doctors in the private sector, public sector, student doctors and importantly non-medical professionals from marketing to accounting.
  • The amount of time given to delegate Doctors to receive quick coaching, rehearse and present an elevator pitch was spread out and managed.
  • Q&A, Networking time was sufficient
  • It can only get better.


I thought to myself in this  very disruptive  environment; it’s only a matter of time before the most risk adverse “Employee minded” Doctor comes out with a thirst for Enterprise.

The day was extremely well balanced and, in my opinion, a great place to start thinking of Business.

Did I think it was worth sponsoring?  YES

Was the event value for money for doctors in attendance?….the truth It was a steal!

Who were the organisers?

Dr Abeyna Jones,  Sara Sabin and Dr Charlie Easmon


Proud Sponsors  “Great Business Platforms.”

This is what happened at GBP NW London Business Club “SELF PITCHING”

Persistent and Consistency are truly keys to success, Thursday gone was an opportunity to witness this saying in the flesh as first generation Property guru Bims Aaron Akingbade, shared consistent insights into the UK property market. The Icing on the cake was when he Introduced his young dashing Son Reggie. Reggie Akingbade  quite simply shared how he was able to sell a £1.6m  property in one day! (With the mastery of Bims Akingbade)


Fashionmixers, Founder Caroline Akorita, was second to pitch on the evening,  Caroline a rookery to public speaking endeared the audience with her story of persistence and how she reduced from a dress size 14 to an 8. Importantly she shared the how!

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If one thing happened on the night,it was the audience got “PITCHED”  Don’t keep missing out!

If you want to receive empowering business coaching in a dynamic business environment or you just want to be part of a fast growing business club, take action and join us right now. Email

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Thursday 25th Feb, GBP Business club presents How to SELF PITCH


What business are you in?  wait can I answer that! I would say you are definitely in the business of pitching and Marketing Yourself. Think of it is there any Business or Investment you can imagine where you will not seek your self-interest? of course alongside delivering your promise to your clients.
Just remember you are your number one client! so if its about keeping your reputation and  name or about creating wealth untold. It ends with you delivering on the assignment.

So Join GBP Business Club on Thursday the 25th of February at our North West London Meeting at  Mama Africa 27, Watford way, Central Hendon London  NW4 3JH.
Time 6.30-8.30  with Networking after.
Date Thursday the 25th of February,2016
Entry: Free for Members and yes, Members can bring a guest to this event.

As per our  usual  custom we will have a few surprise presentations on the night.

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What happened at the SELF MARKETING Event

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GBP Business Club started off with the roar of a Lion, on Tuesday the 26th of January,  3 billed speakers and one last minute additional.

The first item on the agenda was a surprise 90 second Introduction from everyone present as Sam stated. You have to be able to express your value to anyone anywhere in 90 seconds!

The house was filled with Property Investors, Financial Advisors, Big chain Business owners ,fashion designers, authors and Technologists. You can only get that type of mix at GBP Business club

The  official night started  with the unveiling of the Business club vision  quickly flowed by a Global economic outlook for 2016 by Dele Ojomo.

GBP Founder, Sam Onigbanjo,FCIM  Shared on SELF MARKETING, Swiftly followed By Barrister Godwin Okri.

For more Information join us at GBP Business club , simple email



Start your 2016 with a SELF MARKETING Strategy!

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Join GBP Business club on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 at ESQ Bar , Old kent Road, Next to 805 Restaurant, as we :

  • Network
  • Talk and
  • Share tips on SELF MARKETING

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TIME: 6.30PM TILL 8.30PM

ENTRY: Free for GBP Members and their guests


HOST: Sam Onigbanjo, FCIM

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Starting 2016 with PROPERTIES-Landlords

Robert Kiyosaki’s Cashflow quadrant is at the centre of many business models including part of my cash flow coaching model.

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Cashflow Quadrant

Today, I want to answer a question I get asked a lot, not because I know it all but because I am a Business coach and a “Go to Person”

So, the question is how can I make money? So, one of the answers is simple, focus on quadrant 4, Be an Investor, particularly in Property.

I want to Introduce you to one Business and its Managing Director that can help this happen, especially if

  • You want a confidential and practical property expert on your side, then I would like to Introduce Mr Bims Aaron Akingbade. MD of LINK UP PROPERTIES.Tel:
    01895 814145


LINK UP PROPERTIES, deals in the following

  • International Landlords for Property management
  • Local Landlords (Particularly West/North west London properties) for letting and sales
  • Landlords seeking advice.

When you call  01895814145, mention you saw this write-up and I bet you it will be the beginning of a great experience. LINK UP PROPERTIES always prioritises customer service before anything else. So enough said join other happy Landlords in 2016.


2015 GBP Business club and Women4Africa Business summit

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On Friday 6th of November 2015, the GBP Business Club and Women4Africa hosted the 4th Annual Business Summit. The event was held at the British Council Headquarters, Trafalgar square in London. The Business summit started 10 am sharp, with registration, networking and people energizing themselves with tea and coffee in preparation of the eventful day ahead. To kick start the Business Summit everyone gave a brief introduction of their occupation and who they were, there was an array of professions Introduced during this part, from builders to barristers. Not only was there a variation between professions but the locations people had travelled from was also widespread. Delegates who travelled from nearby north London to participants who travelled all the way from Nigeria. The Core theme was inward investment for Africa by Africans. This included Health and gender Infrasture as well as the all-important Wealth creation.

The Summit was led by GBP’s founder Sam Onigbanjo, who welcomed the speakers and commenced the event. Sam created GBP Business club as a platform to attract Senior level Professionals interested in transitioning to Investors/Business owners. The Social focus of the club is to increase the internal circulation of wealth within the African community.
The first speaker for the event was the Global head of equality and diversity for the British Council, Dr Fiona Bartel-Elis, OBE. Fiona, made an official welcome speech on behalf of the British council and went on to engage the audience with her speech on the importance of women in Africa and how women play a crucial role in building the continent of Africa. She drew inspiration from her own story as a woman with Ghanaian heritage. Her presentation fundamentally demonstrated the pivotal role African woman could play and have played towards the progression of Africa.

The second speaker Otunba (Dr) Wanle Akinbobye, the founder of La Campagne Tropicana, gave attention to what Africa can offer and his vision for the continent building. He demonstrated the potential of Africa by giving examples of his own business ventures within the security,tourism and entertainment sectors in Africa.

Dr Monica Alabi, followed Otunba with an energetic speech, which brought awareness to the amount of money Africans were spending on medical tourism which helps sustain foreign economies and depletes African resources. Dr Alabi, highlighted the opportunity in the health industry and opportunites to invest, create employment and huge returns on investment


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There was also talks by, Mo Wellington, the Co-founder & Global Recruitment Director of JobTrolley Recruitment Consultancy, who talked about starting her business and the different sectors the recruitment consultancy recruits people for employment. Steve Rapley from United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), gave a brief talk about the opportunities there were for African businesses to export to the UK and how the UKTI could assist those businesses. Finally, the day rounded up with a talk on security by Temitope Olodo an expert in Preventive Terrorism.

In between talks there was a chance for more networking and participants were re-nourished by flavoursome refreshments provided by IJESHOP and the British Council.

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All in All, the Business Summit was a success. It will be great to see what the next Annual Business Summit will offer!

Some Comments on the business summit:

Adepeju Onamusi: Didn’t know what to expect, im mind blown , my sister said gosh I can’t believe I almost missed this, fantastic summit thank you Sam!

Abiola Oni-Sakpere: Thank you to Sam and Tola for such an inspiring GBP…business summit.
Bims Akingbade: The Great Business Platform was an eye opener for me on Friday, sometimes we may think we know all the answers but it’s not correct we need to continuously refuel ourselves with knowledge in other to succeed or take us to the next level. Thanks to Sam Debo Onigbanjo and Tola ‘WiseTola’ Onigbanjo team and numerous speakers sharing valuable opportunities, ideas and secrets. I am buzzing and excited so much to share but please watch this space.

Eryca Freemantle: Great Afternoon, Very Inspiring event well done.

Seye Aina: I loved it, all the people, the energy , the speakers, well done.

4th Annual GBP and Women4Africa Business Summit


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Dr Monica Alabi MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH Pg Cert Med Ed

She has practiced medicine for 15yrs since qualifying as a doctor at the University of Lagos. She has practised in various capacities, starting with hospital medicine and then on to primary care.

Dr Alabi has been in healthcare leadership through her training days. In the last 5years, she has helped manage a health budget of 250million pounds. She is currently Clinical Director for Maternity, children and families and also Vice chair of the organisation.

She has been involved in hospital reviews and reorganisations to help deliver better quality and more effective outcomes for patients.

Her passion is Healthcare in Africa. With the increasing trend of Health tourism outside the continent, Dr Alabi is working in collaboration with partners to help Health systems improve care provided to their patients and making Africa a world class Health destination.

Otunba (Dr) Wanle Akinboboye, Founder of La Campagne Tropicana beach resort and. Otunba Akinboboye is a leading figure in African tourism, entertainment and security. He has taken on the Noble task of mapping out a Pan-African strategy that requires multiple partnerships and investments to revolutionalise and catapult Africa to become the tourist destination of preference worldwide.

Mo Wellington is the Co-founder & Global Recruitment Director of JobTrolley Recruitment Consultancy. Having spent the last decade within different capacities of Human Capital Management, we decided to invest some of our time in something of interest and created JobTrolley.

At JobTrolley, we do five things excellently;

Executive Hires
Search & Selection
HR Consultancy and Outsourcing
Training & Development
Our interest now lie in the acquisition and retention of talent, while focusing on issues that are critical to organisational change and workforce strategic development.

Mayowa Oluyede, Is the Co-Founder of MS Estates, he is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a first degree in Estate Management. MS Estates is currently expanding across the country as a leader in real estate .

He is proficient in multiple streams of income via property including

Multiple occupancy
BMV and more

Dr Fiona Bartels-Ellis OBE is Global Head of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at the British Council, the UK’s principal cultural relations organisation. In this role she sets and drives the strategic direction of equality and diversity across the organisation’s offices in 110 countries and territories.

Fiona’s long professional journey has included the private sector in the Eastern Caribbean and social work practice and management in different local authorities, with roles as an adoption and a fostering panel member and Chair of a sickle cell anaemia fostering panel. It has also included roles in social work education as a senior lecturer leading a Masters in Advanced Social Work at the University of Westminster and leading a range of qualifying courses for professional social workers to develop their skills in teaching social work students.

Fiona has undertaken varied social work and equality and diversity consultancy assignments and made contributions to new developments led by government bodies and others. For example, in 2000 she was a Health and Welfare task force member of the 2000 Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain.

Sam Onigbanjo, is the author of 37 Business Thoughts, and 98 Business Thieves. Business books that are currently buzzing in the “Entrepreneur circuit.”

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, at the time of his election he was one of the youngest Africans ever to become a fellow in 2006. An expert business communicator and coach. Sam has successfully delivered multiple, million pound public sector contracts in the UK. With his Wife Tola he is the Founder and Conveyor of the largest and most successful African Awards event in the UK. A strong public speaker and passionate advocate for Africa and African development. Sam also strikes a cord as a conveyor and networker amongst key leaders and Influencers.

With over 20 years commercial experience in marketing and business development Sam is at home in Business.

In 2014 Sam was recognised as one of the one hundred most Influential Nigerians in the UK at the Nigerian Centenary Awards, presided over and signed by the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK ,His Excellency Dr Dalhatu Tafida and Mark Simmonds MP, Minister for Africa.

In March 2015, He was also recognised as on the one hundred most Influential Africans in the UK, at the House of Commons, at the African Achievers Awards. Hosted by Rt.Hon Sir Gerald Kaufman,MP for Manchester.

In August 2015, He was Invited as a Speaker and panelist at the 7th Annual Nigeria diaspora day, the first ever to be held in the State House Abuja, otherwise known as Aso Rock, he later had an audience with the Vice-President , His Excellency Professor Yemi Osibajo.


Temitope Olodo is an expert in Preventive Terrorism, a Diaspora Analyst and a Public Policy Strategist based in the United Kingdom. One of Africa’s foremost diaspora security experts in Europe and a subject matter expert on Boko Haram

Temitope, worked for Her Majesty’s Government in many sensitive strategic roles including the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) managing de-radicalisation projects aimed at vulnerable youths attracted to Al-Qaeda doctrines; Community Engagement Consultant for London 2012 Olympics, managing Cross-Border Crime Project; Equality & Diversity Adviser in the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Assistant Director in UK Border Agency. Also, he served as a Special Police Constable with the Kent Police.

Temitope is an author of 8 books and a regular guest on radio/TV programmes providing commentary on security and Nigerian national matters. In addition, Temitope the British born- Nigerian is the recipient of GAB’s award on Security. He holds two bachelor degrees in Political Science (BSc) and Law (LLB), a postgraduate qualification in Employment Law as well as a Master Degree (MSc) in Human Resources.

This Summit is sponsored by:

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