Andreas Lindström
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"LTU Business Growth Academy a step in a new direction"

Published: 17 September 2019

Andreas Lindström, CEO of Lindströms Transport, describes how LTU Business Growth Academy gave insights and tools that led to immediate effect. One year after the course, they have appointed an external board and initiated a new strategic framework.

LTU Business Growth Academy aims to give brave leaders and companies new perspectives, practical methods and valuable contacts for their strategic development.

Immediate impact

- Someone in my network advised me about LTU Business Growth Academy. It suited us perfectly because we had already made some strategic choices. I wanted more meat on my legs to continue to develop the company and my own strategic knowledge.

“Lisa and Niklas are incredibly knowledgeable leaders”

The concept is developed and led by LTU Business management consultants Lisa Ek and Niklas Grönberg, both with many years of experience in helping clients create new business opportunities and sustainable profitability.

- The best was the arrangement and the quality. I made new business contacts and got practical tools, but above all, Lisa and Niklas were two incredibly knowledgeable leaders who helped me develop how I handle strategic issues on a daily basis.

"A must to become more strategic"

Gunnar Eikeland, CEO at Sparbanken Nord and board member at LTU Business believes that digitalisation, human resources and long-term sustainability in combination with an increasingly moving environment places demands on companies to have clear strategies and processes to be competitive.

- Concepts like LTU Business Growth Academy are positive because it helps business leaders act more strategically - it is a necessity in order to be competitive in the long term, says Gunnar.

Coming to Luleå, Kalix and Skellefteå

A new round of LTU Business Growth Academy is being launched in Luleå, Kalix and Skellefteå, taking place this fall. Andreas believes that LTU Business Growth Academy is a must for companies that are in a phase of change or want to take the next step in their development. Lisa Ek from LTU Business adds:

- We developed LTU Business Growth Academy because we met many business executives and CEOs who felt that strategy was not a part of everyday business. You know your challenges but lack the time and resources to change the situation. This program is designed specifically to provide the tools and methods to focus on how to begin a change with what you have in front of you.

- The last series of LTU Business Growth Academy had tremendous response - the places were filled immediately and several companies were on the waiting list. It's a clear indication that there is a urgent need, Niklas concludes.