Darren Lewitt​ just2Achieve Academy

Welcome to my website

I am Darren Lewitt, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the East of England and a great role model of how someone can start at the bottom and rise to the top using pure determination, self-belief and an abundance of creativity.

In 1991 after eight years in the Royal Air Force, I decided to join a £10 million IT Norfolk distributor and after a few successful years in sales I was given a new challenge to evolve the company.  The next 20 years saw an evolution process that would turn Midwich into the world’s largest specialist Audio Visual Distribution Group, acquiring 13 companies, operating in seven countries. Today the company is listed and has a turnover way above £500 million.

I set up my just2Achieve Academy which allows me to selectively mentor and coach business leaders and individuals. In addition I volunteer my time.  As an Academy advisor I inspire young students, some under privileged and some with complex care needs.  As a Grandmentor for the charity Volunteering Matters, I mentor young people leaving the care system.  I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to inspire you and your business.

Darren Lewitt​ just2Achieve Academy

Welcome to my website

I am Darren Lewitt, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the East of England and a great role model of how someone can start at the bottom and rise to the top using pure determination, self-belief and an abundance of creativity.

In 1991 after eight years in the Royal Air Force, I decided to join a £10 million IT Norfolk distributor and after a few successful years in sales I was given a new challenge to evolve the company.  The next 20 years saw an evolution process that would turn Midwich into the world’s largest specialist Audio Visual Distribution Group, acquiring 13 companies, operating in seven countries. Today the company is listed and has a turnover way above £500 million.

I set up my just2Achieve Academy which allows me to selectively mentor and coach business leaders and individuals. In addition I volunteer my time.  As an Academy advisor I inspire young students, some under privileged and some with complex care needs.  As a Grandmentor for the charity Volunteering Matters, I mentor young people leaving the care system.  I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to inspire you and your business.

Welcome to
my website

I am Darren Lewitt, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the East of England and a great role model of how someone can start at the bottom and rise to the top using pure determination, self-belief and an abundance of creativity.

Darren Lewitt​ just2Achieve Academy

In 1991 after eight years in the Royal Air Force, I decided to join a £10 million IT Norfolk distributor and after a few successful years in sales I was given a new challenge to evolve the company.  The next 20 years saw an evolution process that would turn Midwich into the world’s largest specialist Audio Visual Distribution Group, acquiring 13 companies, operating in seven countries. Today the company is listed and has a turnover way above £500 million.

I set up my just2Achieve Academy which allows me to selectively mentor and coach business leaders and individuals. In addition I volunteer my time.  As an Academy advisor I inspire young students, some under privileged and some with complex care needs.  As a Grandmentor for the charity Volunteering Matters, I mentor young people leaving the care system.  I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to inspire you and your business.

“My goal is to motivate a million people by helping them to refocus their minds after months of lockdown. ⁣

Many of us either have businesses that need restarting or are looking to start a new business, possibly after losing work thanks to the current pandemic, and may not know where to start.”

free digital book

Dream, Create, Believe, Achieve; your bible for business, available now.

I wrote my book for you, to help prove to you that anything is possible if you work hard enough, care enough and are determined enough. I start at the beginning, inspire you throughout and like most success stories, there is a happy ending.

Nominated business book of the year by these 5 titles…

My goal is to motivate a million people by helping them to refocus their minds after months of lockdown. ⁣

Many of us either have businesses that need restarting or are looking to start a new business, possibly after losing work thanks to the current pandemic, and may not know where to start.

Dream, Create, Believe, Achieve; your bible for business, available now.

I wrote my book for you, to help prove to you that anything is possible if you work hard enough, care enough and are determined enough. I start at the beginning, inspire you throughout and like most success stories, there is a happy ending.

Nominated business book of the year by these 5 titles…

Dream, Create, Believe, Achieve; your bible for business, available now.

I wrote my book for you, to help prove to you that anything is possible if you work hard enough, care enough and are determined enough. I start at the beginning, inspire you throughout and like most success stories, there is a happy ending.

REVIEWS

“I will be buying all my managers a copy”

Chris Lake

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“You need to read this book!”

Andrew Horton, MD Exmoor Trim

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“Inspirational”

Royce Lye, MD BenQ

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“Absolute must for your bookshelf”

Garry Newnes

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“The absolute best business book I have read!”

Serena Fordham CEO Her Business Revolution

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“You inspire me Darren”

Kevin Rush

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“Fantastic Inspirational Book”

Suzanne Austin-Brown

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“This booked empowered me”

Davina Bamber

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“An excellent book for young aspiring people”

Richard Aves

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REVIEWS

“I will be buying all my managers a copy”

Chris Lake

star

“Inspirational”

Royce Lye, MD BenQ

star

“The absolute best business book I have read!”

Serena Fordham CEO Her Business Revolution

star

“You need to read this book!”

Andrew Horton, MD Exmoor Trim

star

“Absolute must for your bookshelf”

Garry Newnes

star

“Fantastic Inspirational Book”

Suzanne Austin-Brown

star

“You inspire me Darren”

Kevin Rush

star

“This booked empowered me”

Davina Bamber

star

“An excellent book for young aspiring people”

Richard Aves

star

TESTIMONIALS

Clare Hutton, Sales and Marketing Manager – Maurice and Maude

‘Darren’s enthusiasm for product and people shines through; a thoroughly enjoyable person to be around who always goes the extra mile”.
Darren Lewitt
‘Darren’s enthusiasm for product and people shines through; a thoroughly enjoyable person to be around who always goes the extra mile”.

Joe Seaman

"Darren came to our college & talked for an hour.  He inspired me so much that I got a part time job; he was different just different creative & full of energy, because of his energy I’m please to say that I am now doing a ski instructors course abroad in my GAP year; for years my granddad talked about this inspirational local businessman he knew who only turned out to be Darren; unbelievable”.

 
Darren Lewitt
"Darren came to our college & talked for an hour.  He inspired me so much that I got a part time job; he was different just different creative & full of energy, because of his energy I’m please to say that I am now doing a ski instructors course abroad in my GAP year; for years my granddad talked about this inspirational local businessman he knew who only turned out to be Darren; unbelievable”.  

Iley Morgan – At School

“I didn’t think I could achieve a lot but I’ve proved myself wrong an a lot of this is down to Darren.  He gave me the motivation providing a lot of pep talks so I can’t thank him enough”.
Darren Lewitt
“I didn’t think I could achieve a lot but I’ve proved myself wrong an a lot of this is down to Darren.  He gave me the motivation providing a lot of pep talks so I can’t thank him enough”.

Sarah Bowen, Li’l Spa – Tacular co

"Through creativity and inspiration Darren has personally helped me transform my business and we are working on some exciting long term new ideas and projects".
Darren Lewitt
"Through creativity and inspiration Darren has personally helped me transform my business and we are working on some exciting long term new ideas and projects".

Taka Takeuchi, Sales Strategy & Operations Manager – Google / Chief Digital Office – Casio

“Darren was one of the first in the UK in seeing the business opportunity in solid-state projectors and helped Casio get the necessary distribution in the UK to disrupt the traditional projector business. I am grateful for his foresight, as well as his vision, which enabled a 'value-add' distributor in the true sense of the word. Hope you had as much fun as we did”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren was one of the first in the UK in seeing the business opportunity in solid-state projectors and helped Casio get the necessary distribution in the UK to disrupt the traditional projector business. I am grateful for his foresight, as well as his vision, which enabled a 'value-add' distributor in the true sense of the word. Hope you had as much fun as we did”.

Phil Jones, Managing Director – Brother UK

“Darren has a razor sharp instinct, backed up with quantifiable, robust action, he makes things happen.”
Darren Lewitt
“Darren has a razor sharp instinct, backed up with quantifiable, robust action, he makes things happen.”

Phil Ashby, Account Director – Midwich Group

“Darren is quite simply the Godfather of the Audio Visual industry!  Having spent over 10 years working with Darren at Midwich I got to witness his desire, passion, wisdom and his creative (and often whacky) ideas first hand.  He was the driving force in Leading the team to huge growth, dozens of industry awards and becoming the number one Audio Visual distributor in Europe.  Many years after he left, I still ask myself, “what would Darren Lewitt have done in this situation”.  All can say is that it was a pleasure to work alongside him.”

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is quite simply the Godfather of the Audio Visual industry!  Having spent over 10 years working with Darren at Midwich I got to witness his desire, passion, wisdom and his creative (and often whacky) ideas first hand.  He was the driving force in Leading the team to huge growth, dozens of industry awards and becoming the number one Audio Visual distributor in Europe.  Many years after he left, I still ask myself, “what would Darren Lewitt have done in this situation”.  All can say is that it was a pleasure to work alongside him.”  

Steve Durkee, President – Milestone AV Technologies

“Darren is a passionate and energetic business leader and entrepreneur!  During our time working together, he was always focused on his customers, team and competitors as he developed strategies, partnerships and plans. Given his energy, it's no surprise he's now successfully helping others do the same”!
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is a passionate and energetic business leader and entrepreneur!  During our time working together, he was always focused on his customers, team and competitors as he developed strategies, partnerships and plans. Given his energy, it's no surprise he's now successfully helping others do the same”!

Neil Hartigan, General Manager – NEC

“I have known Darren for many years and can honestly say that he is one of the most dedicated people that I have met. His work ethic rubs off on others, which reflects in the number of his reports who have developed successful careers whilst working alongside him. Darren is a very creative guy who has an eye for opportunities which he will give 100% of his focus to ensure their success.”
Darren Lewitt
“I have known Darren for many years and can honestly say that he is one of the most dedicated people that I have met. His work ethic rubs off on others, which reflects in the number of his reports who have developed successful careers whilst working alongside him. Darren is a very creative guy who has an eye for opportunities which he will give 100% of his focus to ensure their success.”

Leo Prozument, International Director – Wexler/Peerless/AIUVIX

“Darren is one of the most professional people I have encountered in business.  He was instrumental in growing business of Midwich, as well as one of the key influencers in the UK Pro AV industry”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is one of the most professional people I have encountered in business.  He was instrumental in growing business of Midwich, as well as one of the key influencers in the UK Pro AV industry”.

Tim Grimshaw, Sales Director – Panasonic UK

“Darren’s original pitch was the best I’ve ever seen, it just blew me away; we were 99.9% convinced we didn’t need him or his company but then we had to find a way to work together.  He then delivered on everything he promised”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren’s original pitch was the best I’ve ever seen, it just blew me away; we were 99.9% convinced we didn’t need him or his company but then we had to find a way to work together.  He then delivered on everything he promised”.

Daniella Sharman – Cre8tive Design

“Sometimes all you need is for someone to believe in you to get you started, thanks Darren.
Darren Lewitt
“Sometimes all you need is for someone to believe in you to get you started, thanks Darren.

Neil Colquhoun – Vice President – Epson Europe

“I worked with Darren for many years, enjoying much mutual success. He consistently achieved outstanding results by thinking creatively, not accepting 'good enough' but always pushing for consistent profitable growth. There were few problems that Darren was unable to solve due to his persuasiveness and positivity along with his ability to assess options and deliver beneficial outcomes for all”.
Darren Lewitt
“I worked with Darren for many years, enjoying much mutual success. He consistently achieved outstanding results by thinking creatively, not accepting 'good enough' but always pushing for consistent profitable growth. There were few problems that Darren was unable to solve due to his persuasiveness and positivity along with his ability to assess options and deliver beneficial outcomes for all”.

Gordon Dutch, Managing Director – Peerless EMEA

"I worked with Darren at Midwich for a number of years and in that time found him to be a great ally. His business knowledge is exceptional.  We developed a great relationship and the business continues today.  I have always found Darren to be extremely straight forward to deal with and have no doubt he would be a major asset to the right business".
Darren Lewitt
"I worked with Darren at Midwich for a number of years and in that time found him to be a great ally. His business knowledge is exceptional.  We developed a great relationship and the business continues today.  I have always found Darren to be extremely straight forward to deal with and have no doubt he would be a major asset to the right business".

Royce Lye, General Manager – BenQ UK & Ireland

“Darren led the Audio Visual channel with his ability to not only strategically plan his business 360 degrees, but also to tactically implement this planning to the visible success of market share, profitability and revenue”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren led the Audio Visual channel with his ability to not only strategically plan his business 360 degrees, but also to tactically implement this planning to the visible success of market share, profitability and revenue”.

Andy Mackay, Vice President & Managing Director – LG Electronics Europe

“Darren, in his Midwich Director position - was always a strong and detailed Partner for LG Electronics to work with... very experienced and strategic in his approach”.

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren, in his Midwich Director position - was always a strong and detailed Partner for LG Electronics to work with... very experienced and strategic in his approach”.  

Andy Horton, Managing Director – Exmoor Trim Ltd

“In short, Darren is the most dynamic and creative thinking individual I have had the pleasure to meet in over 20 years of working in a sales environment”.
Darren Lewitt
“In short, Darren is the most dynamic and creative thinking individual I have had the pleasure to meet in over 20 years of working in a sales environment”.

Dionne Walton, Project Manager (Mentoring) – Volunteering Matters

“Darren has a natural affinity to empowering young people and he does so with a focus on personal development and a motive of kindness.  His success to date as a Grandmentor is incredible and we are proud and grateful to have Darren helping us to carve out and establish great foundations for the project in Ipswich, and in the development of the project nationally”.

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren has a natural affinity to empowering young people and he does so with a focus on personal development and a motive of kindness.  His success to date as a Grandmentor is incredible and we are proud and grateful to have Darren helping us to carve out and establish great foundations for the project in Ipswich, and in the development of the project nationally”.  
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TESTIMONIALS

Taka Takeuchi, Sales Strategy & Operations Manager – Google / Chief Digital Office – Casio

“Darren was one of the first in the UK in seeing the business opportunity in solid-state projectors and helped Casio get the necessary distribution in the UK to disrupt the traditional projector business. I am grateful for his foresight, as well as his vision, which enabled a 'value-add' distributor in the true sense of the word. Hope you had as much fun as we did”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren was one of the first in the UK in seeing the business opportunity in solid-state projectors and helped Casio get the necessary distribution in the UK to disrupt the traditional projector business. I am grateful for his foresight, as well as his vision, which enabled a 'value-add' distributor in the true sense of the word. Hope you had as much fun as we did”.

Sarah Bowen, Li’l Spa – Tacular co

"Through creativity and inspiration Darren has personally helped me transform my business and we are working on some exciting long term new ideas and projects".
Darren Lewitt
"Through creativity and inspiration Darren has personally helped me transform my business and we are working on some exciting long term new ideas and projects".

Steve Durkee, President – Milestone AV Technologies

“Darren is a passionate and energetic business leader and entrepreneur!  During our time working together, he was always focused on his customers, team and competitors as he developed strategies, partnerships and plans. Given his energy, it's no surprise he's now successfully helping others do the same”!
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is a passionate and energetic business leader and entrepreneur!  During our time working together, he was always focused on his customers, team and competitors as he developed strategies, partnerships and plans. Given his energy, it's no surprise he's now successfully helping others do the same”!

Andy Mackay, Vice President & Managing Director – LG Electronics Europe

“Darren, in his Midwich Director position - was always a strong and detailed Partner for LG Electronics to work with... very experienced and strategic in his approach”.

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren, in his Midwich Director position - was always a strong and detailed Partner for LG Electronics to work with... very experienced and strategic in his approach”.  

Daniella Sharman – Cre8tive Design

“Sometimes all you need is for someone to believe in you to get you started, thanks Darren.
Darren Lewitt
“Sometimes all you need is for someone to believe in you to get you started, thanks Darren.

Neil Hartigan, General Manager – NEC

“I have known Darren for many years and can honestly say that he is one of the most dedicated people that I have met. His work ethic rubs off on others, which reflects in the number of his reports who have developed successful careers whilst working alongside him. Darren is a very creative guy who has an eye for opportunities which he will give 100% of his focus to ensure their success.”
Darren Lewitt
“I have known Darren for many years and can honestly say that he is one of the most dedicated people that I have met. His work ethic rubs off on others, which reflects in the number of his reports who have developed successful careers whilst working alongside him. Darren is a very creative guy who has an eye for opportunities which he will give 100% of his focus to ensure their success.”

Clare Hutton, Sales and Marketing Manager – Maurice and Maude

‘Darren’s enthusiasm for product and people shines through; a thoroughly enjoyable person to be around who always goes the extra mile”.
Darren Lewitt
‘Darren’s enthusiasm for product and people shines through; a thoroughly enjoyable person to be around who always goes the extra mile”.

Gordon Dutch, Managing Director – Peerless EMEA

"I worked with Darren at Midwich for a number of years and in that time found him to be a great ally. His business knowledge is exceptional.  We developed a great relationship and the business continues today.  I have always found Darren to be extremely straight forward to deal with and have no doubt he would be a major asset to the right business".
Darren Lewitt
"I worked with Darren at Midwich for a number of years and in that time found him to be a great ally. His business knowledge is exceptional.  We developed a great relationship and the business continues today.  I have always found Darren to be extremely straight forward to deal with and have no doubt he would be a major asset to the right business".

Dionne Walton, Project Manager (Mentoring) – Volunteering Matters

“Darren has a natural affinity to empowering young people and he does so with a focus on personal development and a motive of kindness.  His success to date as a Grandmentor is incredible and we are proud and grateful to have Darren helping us to carve out and establish great foundations for the project in Ipswich, and in the development of the project nationally”.

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren has a natural affinity to empowering young people and he does so with a focus on personal development and a motive of kindness.  His success to date as a Grandmentor is incredible and we are proud and grateful to have Darren helping us to carve out and establish great foundations for the project in Ipswich, and in the development of the project nationally”.  

Neil Colquhoun – Vice President – Epson Europe

“I worked with Darren for many years, enjoying much mutual success. He consistently achieved outstanding results by thinking creatively, not accepting 'good enough' but always pushing for consistent profitable growth. There were few problems that Darren was unable to solve due to his persuasiveness and positivity along with his ability to assess options and deliver beneficial outcomes for all”.
Darren Lewitt
“I worked with Darren for many years, enjoying much mutual success. He consistently achieved outstanding results by thinking creatively, not accepting 'good enough' but always pushing for consistent profitable growth. There were few problems that Darren was unable to solve due to his persuasiveness and positivity along with his ability to assess options and deliver beneficial outcomes for all”.

Andy Horton, Managing Director – Exmoor Trim Ltd

“In short, Darren is the most dynamic and creative thinking individual I have had the pleasure to meet in over 20 years of working in a sales environment”.
Darren Lewitt
“In short, Darren is the most dynamic and creative thinking individual I have had the pleasure to meet in over 20 years of working in a sales environment”.

Royce Lye, General Manager – BenQ UK & Ireland

“Darren led the Audio Visual channel with his ability to not only strategically plan his business 360 degrees, but also to tactically implement this planning to the visible success of market share, profitability and revenue”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren led the Audio Visual channel with his ability to not only strategically plan his business 360 degrees, but also to tactically implement this planning to the visible success of market share, profitability and revenue”.

Joe Seaman

"Darren came to our college & talked for an hour.  He inspired me so much that I got a part time job; he was different just different creative & full of energy, because of his energy I’m please to say that I am now doing a ski instructors course abroad in my GAP year; for years my granddad talked about this inspirational local businessman he knew who only turned out to be Darren; unbelievable”.

 
Darren Lewitt
"Darren came to our college & talked for an hour.  He inspired me so much that I got a part time job; he was different just different creative & full of energy, because of his energy I’m please to say that I am now doing a ski instructors course abroad in my GAP year; for years my granddad talked about this inspirational local businessman he knew who only turned out to be Darren; unbelievable”.  

Phil Jones, Managing Director – Brother UK

“Darren has a razor sharp instinct, backed up with quantifiable, robust action, he makes things happen.”
Darren Lewitt
“Darren has a razor sharp instinct, backed up with quantifiable, robust action, he makes things happen.”

Leo Prozument, International Director – Wexler/Peerless/AIUVIX

“Darren is one of the most professional people I have encountered in business.  He was instrumental in growing business of Midwich, as well as one of the key influencers in the UK Pro AV industry”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is one of the most professional people I have encountered in business.  He was instrumental in growing business of Midwich, as well as one of the key influencers in the UK Pro AV industry”.

Iley Morgan – At School

“I didn’t think I could achieve a lot but I’ve proved myself wrong an a lot of this is down to Darren.  He gave me the motivation providing a lot of pep talks so I can’t thank him enough”.
Darren Lewitt
“I didn’t think I could achieve a lot but I’ve proved myself wrong an a lot of this is down to Darren.  He gave me the motivation providing a lot of pep talks so I can’t thank him enough”.

Phil Ashby, Account Director – Midwich Group

“Darren is quite simply the Godfather of the Audio Visual industry!  Having spent over 10 years working with Darren at Midwich I got to witness his desire, passion, wisdom and his creative (and often whacky) ideas first hand.  He was the driving force in Leading the team to huge growth, dozens of industry awards and becoming the number one Audio Visual distributor in Europe.  Many years after he left, I still ask myself, “what would Darren Lewitt have done in this situation”.  All can say is that it was a pleasure to work alongside him.”

 
Darren Lewitt
“Darren is quite simply the Godfather of the Audio Visual industry!  Having spent over 10 years working with Darren at Midwich I got to witness his desire, passion, wisdom and his creative (and often whacky) ideas first hand.  He was the driving force in Leading the team to huge growth, dozens of industry awards and becoming the number one Audio Visual distributor in Europe.  Many years after he left, I still ask myself, “what would Darren Lewitt have done in this situation”.  All can say is that it was a pleasure to work alongside him.”  

Tim Grimshaw, Sales Director – Panasonic UK

“Darren’s original pitch was the best I’ve ever seen, it just blew me away; we were 99.9% convinced we didn’t need him or his company but then we had to find a way to work together.  He then delivered on everything he promised”.
Darren Lewitt
“Darren’s original pitch was the best I’ve ever seen, it just blew me away; we were 99.9% convinced we didn’t need him or his company but then we had to find a way to work together.  He then delivered on everything he promised”.
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Why should you consider becoming a Grandmentor? Two of our volunteers told why you should get involved!

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