View Case Study: Media

Case Study: Media

SECTOR: Media CONCERN: Pricing BACKGROUND: The company wanted to make sure it was making a target return on each project they successfully quoted for. CHALLENGE: The client uses a project management system which was tracking external costs adequately but not internal costs and time spent on individual projects by in house expertise SOLUTION: Working with…

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View Case Study: Design and Manufacturing

Case Study: Design and Manufacturing

SECTOR: Design and Manufacturing CHALLENGE: Converted a low volume, labour only, paper based organisation into a medium volume, turnkey, design and manufacturing organisation SOLUTION: The first step was to identify potential customers wanting a turnkey supplier. By means of direct selling (telephone and engineering meetings) a number of new customers were won. Having gained the…

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View Case Study: Manufacturing

Case Study: Manufacturing

SECTOR: Manufacturing CONCERN: Set up of new uk operation (for a german company- krauss maffei) BACKGROUND: The client, Krauss Maffei manufactures separation equipment in Germany and has been subject to an MBO. Its UK business is a division of a company that is not included in the MBO CHALLENGE: Krauss Maffei needed to set up…

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View Case Study: Retail Automotive and Engineering Business

Case Study: Retail Automotive and Engineering Business

SECTORS : Retail automotive and engineering business BACKGROUND : Client was a privately owned Property Group operating two trading subsidiaries (a franchised motor dealer group and an engineering business.) CONCERN : Both subsidiaries were trading at a loss which was severely impacting the Group’s cash flow and potentially threatening the viability of the Property Company…

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View Case Study: Property Closure Cycle

Case Study: Property Closure Cycle

SECTOR: Property CONCERN: Closure cycle BACKGROUND: The company is a global commercial real estate services firm, which offers advice to landlords, tenants and investors across a range of activities, including management of large property portfolios CHALLENGE: The company had several issues regarding the lengthy closure cycle, the robustness of the various monthly reconciliations and the…

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View Case Study: Wholesale and Distribution

Case Study: Wholesale and Distribution

SECTOR Wholesale and distribution CONCERN Lack of effective business processes following a period of rapid expansion and conversion of the business from sole trader to limited company. BACKGROUND The client company imports and warehouses ranges of household furniture which it sells to traditional and on-line retailers. CHALLENGE The client is an owner managed business that…

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View Case Study: Foreign Currency Broker

Case Study: Foreign Currency Broker

SECTOR: Foreign Currency Broker CONCERN: Cashflow/Credit Control BACKGROUND: The client company provides a platform to its European clients to buy and sell currencies speculatively. CHALLENGE: The client had no control over its suppliers invoices many of which came from overseas. Individual staff members would make or authorise payments, and finance would process payments sometimes more…

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View Case Study: Professional Services

Case Study: Professional Services

SECTOR: Professional services CONCERN: The client was struggling to understand its financial systems and model. BACKGROUND: A sales and marketing consultant, working for a vehicle convertor needed help in understanding and carrying out some of its key finance activities. SOLUTION: Over a period of 9 months Maurice: – Helped the Directors understand the fundamentals of…

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View Case Study: Clinical Waste Disposal

Case Study: Clinical Waste Disposal

SECTOR: Clinical waste disposal CONCERN: Performance BACKGROUND: A non-core subsidiary was reporting losses and absorbing a disproportionate amount of senior management time. CHALLENGE: The division had several issues revolving around operational losses and the level of customer service. Senior management was anxious to rectify the situation before reputations were damaged, whilst their attention needed to…

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