"I believe it's absolutely key to create a business strategy that differentiates and engages all your people."
BSA Guns Developing Export Markets
BSA Guns was initially founded in 1861 and is famous for the Lee Enfield .303 rifle, of which 1.25m were manufactured during World War Two.
Having had a long history of producing armaments, BSA Guns has an extremely strong brand name in the UK, but had poor penetration into export markets. The key challenge was to determine how the business could grow profitably in both the UK and worldwide markets.
Diamond Engineering Back into the Black and Thriving
Diamond Engineering is a family run business. In 2010, it had undergone some restructuring to reduce its overhead, everyone was very busy, the margins were poor and the business was struggling to grow.
The management team recognised that change was necessary and that they needed a more effective business strategy which could deliver growth, long term security and greater profitability.Read More
Allett Winning with Differentiating Products
Allett today is most recognised for its brand of lawn mowers, which are sold all over the world.
In 2010, the company was very different from where it is today. The business decided to undergo a facilitated strategic review in November 2010 and hasn't looked back.
How Is Strategic Mentoring Delivered?
Because every business is different, I use a 3 step process to tailor support for your business.
This is an informal discussion centred around your business goals and aspirations.
One of the primary objectives of this discussion, rather like a first date, is to determine whether the chemistry works.
Some businesses have well defined strategies that are shared and owned by the management team.
However, usually the business opts to have a strategic review, in order to either bring their current strategy up to date and/or to include the management team in the process.
A level of support is agreed with the MD and the initial priorities are agreed.
Depending on the individual needs of the business, I then get to work supporting the strategic development process.