Great Business Platforms Partners with ABN @ University of Cambridge

The historic University  town of Cambridge played host to the Annual African Business network at Cambridge. A packed day filled with some of the finest minds in African leadership including.

Professor Pat Utomi

Mrs Bola Adesola

Prof Jochen Runde

More to follow


Saturday the 28th of May 2016

Great Business Platforms is proud to partner with Cambridge African Business network conference. To join this conference see Information below.

Join senior African business leaders, policy makers and professionals for a day of dialogue on African business and finance, energy & infrastructure, governance, technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

For more information and to register please visit:

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Seven out of twelve things Steve Akinboro taught us.


On Tuesday the 10th of May 2016, Sam Onigbanjo, Interviewed Steve Akinboro on his rapid growth in the corporate world.  Here are Seven of his key statements.

  • His Early pain, was a driving factor propelling him forward into his career and destiny.
  • Limitless thinking enabled him to see himself as “The man that Can” despite his humble beginnings and “No money ” syndrome
  • His self-discipline, enabled him to remain the same in the mist of peer pressure. “This helped distinguish him as a future leader”.
  • Mentors/Coaches/Sponsors.Advocates/Promoters : Are  necessary external lifelines everyone needs to grow. Every time he didn’t know what to do, he opened up communication with one of these.
  • Location can determine your promotion, when promotions became stagnant he relocated.
  • It’s compulsory to ask for Increase, It never drops on your lap you need to make demands on life.
  • Build great networks, this was his secret external resource


To listen to the full Interview  and many more great webinars from true business leaders and champions, join GBP Business club. We are here to help you Increase your skills and productivity.

Grow your Business Fast-Webinar with Steve Akinboro


Sam Onigbanjo will be speaking with  Steve Akinboro ( The Man who brought Dominos Pizza to Africa) on Tuesday the 10th of May 8.30pm GMT  on the Great Business Platforms Webinar.

You are invited to log in and listen to Steve share how he made it happen fro himself and for others. A leader from humble beginnings who flew up the corporate ladder in the USA is here to share what could change your business life for ever.

Widely accomplished global senior business executive and change agent who accelerates corporate results in the highly competitive multi-unit branded retail food service industry. A consensus builder and servant leader adept at building high-performance cultures that deliver record-setting improvements in revenue, profits, employee engagement and customer experience.

Mr. Akinboro is the CEO of Global Harvest Consulting LLC U.S.A. and also a Strategic Adviser/Board Member at MCM Franchising Inc. U.S.A. Most recently,the Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations at Domino’s Pizza. He had responsibility for strategic growth and development of the Domino’s pizza corporate business.

He was also responsible for putting multiple McDonald’s regions on the path to unprecedented growth and profitability.

To Join in follow the Instructions below


1. Please join my meeting, 10 May 2016 at 20:30 GMT Daylight Time.

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +44 (0) 330 221 0086
Access Code: 287-578-693
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

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Meeting ID: 287-578-693

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When you are in the storms of business remember this!

When it seems that your coach or advisor is far away, out of reach at this moment what do you do?

Reach out for 37 Business thoughts, it will guide you and help you make the right choice 



Can Medical Doctors Succeed in Business?

Enterprising Doctors Workshop



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!


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

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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.

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Start your 2016 with a SELF MARKETING Strategy!




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

Jan 2016

TIME: 6.30PM TILL 8.30PM

ENTRY: Free for GBP Members and their guests


HOST: Sam Onigbanjo, FCIM

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