The Firecracker Ball

In 2019, the event raised


to help Barnardo’s reach out to vulnerable children.

12 October 2015

Once upon a time… The Alternative Board

Once upon a time… The Alternative Board

… a long, long time ago (in fact 25 years ago this year), TAB was started far, far, far away in the United States of America making dreams come true for many business owners and leaders. These owners and leaders, meet every month to discuss the nasty things happening in their businesses, to share their magical moments and help each other make their business a better and more successful place.

And a long time ago (7 years to be precise), there were two business partners, Paul and Jo, who were looking for their next opportunity and were introduced to a great concept all about helping business owners achieve more from their lives and businesses. This sounded like a magic wand that SME businesses shouldn’t be without! And so, The Alternative Board (TAB) was born in the UK in 2009.

From its Harrogate base, TAB UK’s Fairy Godmother, Jo, was initially busy on all great things operational, while Prince Charming, Paul, started his first TAB board of business owner members. Those members are still meeting each month, 6 years on.

The TAB community grew and grew with facilitators running TAB Boards around the UK, from Scotland to the South Coast, from North Wales to the North East.

We are now making dreams come true for over 350 business owners and all living happily ever after!


2019 Sponsors

  • Evans
  • UBS
  • Stoners
  • Team
  • Source
  • Business Desk