Introduction to Gordon McAlpine's Advisory & Mentoring Services


My Non-Exec Director advisory services are grounded in a proven growth model documented in my best-selling book 'Scale Up Millionaire'. I have 30 years of experience in Sales & Marketing and aim to provide true VALUE and make a real DIFFERENCE to clients' businesses. Every business has to make sales (and plenty of them) in order to grow and become successful, but stats show that over 90% of businesses fail to scale up successfully.
As an Entrepreneur myself, I'm passionate about advising & mentoring high potential organisations of all sizes to achieve successful scale ups & lucrative exits.




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“Over the last 2 decades I have worked with many non-exec boards and advisers and in most cases I have not seen a good R.O.I. until now. The Table Partnership is different, from the start they engaged with the utmost professionalism leveraging their combined experience to drive forward. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and have delivered incredible value in the last 3 months. Thank you, Gordon McAlpine & Guy Hipwell, for the contribution of your partnership!” 

Dominic Anschutz,

Director Sales Excellence & Strategy EMEA at Microsoft


Advisory Solutions Overview

Non - Executive Director

  • Full service scale up advice covering all key areas - review, proposition, pipeline, performance, scale up, operating advice, exit opportunities, exit process & sale terms negotiations

  • Specialising in SAAS Tech companies with a B2B focus 

  • Successful NED experience advising resource management technology business Mason & Cook on scale up & successful exit in 2020 to BigHand

  • ​Trusted adviser with the experience & expertise to provide valuable insights, clarity & connections

  • ​Objective advice on strategy, performance, sales & marketing, operations, governance, personnel

  • Uses proven scale up model to benchmark, review & improve business performance 

  • ​Drive, determination and passion to make a real difference to the performance of client businesses

  • Personal style: "Gordon is engaging, passionate, modest yet searingly honest and 100% unafraid to expertly challenge opinionated Founders; indeed he is a pleasure to work with"

Abstract Futuristic Background

Scale Up Advisor

  • 2020 end to end scale up strategic project at Hubshare which resulted in 2021 acquisition by M-Files, who are recognised in Gartner's 2020 Magic Quadrant

  • 2021 scale up review & strategy project at 'enterprise legal tech' rising stars Panoram on 'M365 for Legal' proposition & performance

  • Founder Member of The Table Partnership, a team of experienced experts who offer a fresh take on business growth advisory (

  • REVIEW, Assessment, Analysis, Report (online diagnostic tool to benchmark & flag key areas to be addressed)

  • ​IMPLEMENTATION of Scale Up recommendations 



For professional services firms keen to support scale up clients

Gordon’s Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) service is focused on helping portfolio clients of VCs, PE houses & Professional Services firms to GROW and SCALE UP successfully. This service will help add value to current scale up clients and also attract ambitious new clients. Gordon partners with your professional services business as a trusted adviser – empowered to advise and support your key scale up clients, to ramp up the pace and level of success.

This is a unique scale up service to guide Founders, CEOs and management team on how to supercharge their business growth. A service which will also forge deep relationships between advisers and scale up businesses.

  • Elevate your profile from a passive adviser of your clients (services on request) to an active, supportive, partner of your clients

  • Build trust with clients and prospects with a nurturing, performance approach (not just results focus)

  • Improve probability of portfolio success – laser focus on growth

  • Practical, on point advice flowing to your key clients

  • Differentiation and compelling USP v your competitors

  • ROI many times in excess of cost - extra growth, revenues, valuations, loyalty

  • Putting yourself in the box seat to be instructed for big ticket M&A projects


Keynote Speaker

  • Keynote Speaker​

  • Motivational speaker & MC

  • ​Speaking slots have included Great British Entrepreneurship Awards Scale Up Conference, Strathclyde University Enterprise Awards Dinner, Toshiba National Sales Conference, De Vere UK Sales Kick Off, The Supper Club UK, Smith & Williamson Enterprise events


For further details please get in touch. 


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