View Case Study: Client Funding, Haulage & Logistics

Case Study: Client Funding, Haulage & Logistics

Background: The business is a successful leading North Wales Haulage company, a member of a leading pallet network. In 2013, the business was becoming increasingly concerned about its lack of knowledge regarding its commercial performance and frustrated that it could not offer a warehousing solution to its customers due to limitations with its existing site….

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View Case Study: ERP System Implementation and Process Overhaul

Case Study: ERP System Implementation and Process Overhaul

Background: A privately owned SME in the oil and gas sector was becoming inundated with administrators, who facilitated data entry. Operations were slowing down due to cumbersome business processes, that were causing employees to become disengaged. A cottage industry had been created where personnel were more focused on systems and data entry, rather than growing…

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View Case Study: Overhead Cost Reduction

Case Study: Overhead Cost Reduction

Background: The business was going through a period of rapid growth and pressure was being applied to reduce overhead costs to maintain margins. The situation was made worse because this growth wasn’t forecast by sales, causing increased pressure on all departments. This meant we had to be selective on which overheads we targeted. Challenge: The…

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View Case Study: Strategy Formulation and Commercial Engagement

Case Study: Strategy Formulation and Commercial Engagement

Background: The company had some recent success in developing a digital “virtual shop assistant” but its major customer was the subject of a takeover bid and all work had been brought to a halt. The company needed to identify new customers, what it was good at, where the revenue streams should come from and how…

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View Case Study: Creation of Costing Model and Database

Case Study: Creation of Costing Model and Database

Background: The company had recently merged with another international business and was undergoing a major change programme. This was branded a new way of doing work and had a team dedicated to introducing new processes and practice to the combined business. One aspect of this was to standardise the way in which costs could be…

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View Case Study: Fund raising and listing on AIM

Case Study: Fund raising and listing on AIM

Background: This situation presented two objectives for the stakeholders in the company. Firstly the business was growing quickly and required further funds for investment in sales, marketing and product development. A number of business development ideas had been followed and this had created a large pull on resources required to deliver those initiatives. The early…

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View Case Study: Finance and management information

Case Study: Finance and management information

Background: The company had reorganised and introduced Oracle as a new accounting system. Coupled with this, the group had been reorganised into separate business units giving a further challenge to senior management to understand the performance of each part of the group. The information produced from that system was unwieldy and untimely to the extent…

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View Business Process Improvement

Business Process Improvement

Background A business unit within a bank had just undergone a restructure and reorganisation. Challenge However, its operations needed to be reviewed in order to improve customer satisfaction, clear backlogs, shorten delivery timescales, remove waste, reduce costs and improve risks. Solutions Mike directed a project to map business processes across the business unit. The mapping…

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View Funding Proposals

Funding Proposals

Background An international pay-TV operator was underfunded and its business model exposed it to foreign exchange risk. Challenge The pay-TV operator had a complicated shareholding structure with fractious shareholders; further, its lenders did not have equal security for their respective facilities. Solutions Mike arranged a refinancing of the funding structure to remove the liquidity constraint…

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