business growth

Could your business do with a leg up?

Through the development of a strategic vision, employee engagement, and the implementation of systems, I can help your business become “investor ready.”


But what do I mean by “investor ready” and how can I help?

Over the years I have been fortunate to work in both profitable, enjoyable, systemised workplaces and non-profitable chaotic “house on fire” workplaces.

No prize for guessing which were “investor ready”?

The former were methodical, well organised companies who knew exactly where they were going. They knew how they were going to get there and ensured that their employees were not only part of the journey but they also profited from it.

The latter however had no plan, had no idea if they were profitable, had no systems in place and of course had very high staff turnover.

So, to me “investor ready” is a profit making machine of a business. One which delivers a consistent, reliable rate of return on your investment of time and resources. It’s not a business you slave in hoping for the best; that’s nothing more than a job.

With a background in “Methods” I have fine tuned my business improvement skills over the years, adding Lean Manufacturing, Benchmarking, Strategic Planning Workshops, SWOT & PEST Analysis tools to my repertoire. As the years progressed, I realised the gains to be made from employee buy-in as we all want to be appreciated and feel a part of something important.

I have considerable experience managing manufacturing companies in industries such as Oil & Gas, Marine, Precision Engineering, Heavy Engineering and Construction. Therefore I am confident that I can help you take your business to the next level or indeed the level after that.

Whether you are just starting out, looking for your exit strategy or anywhere in between, I have enough experience to be of assistance.

Saying that however, I work especially well with the business owner who knows that they need help to get to the next level.

I would suggest reading thru the “5 critical steps” to determine your current position.

What I propose is an initial (complimentary) introductory session with you and your team to work out how best I can help. In most cases a strategic planning workshop is the best starting point (which I facilitate) and we go from there. We begin with a SWOT & PEST analysis before proceeding to setting the vision & KPIs. From there we can begin to develop strategies as well as a realistic schedule of their implementation.Of course without employee buy-in none of this is possible so we also agree on (and communicate) a daily, weekly and monthly meeting rhythm. This meeting rhythm is the key to changing the culture through empowerment, transparency, two-way communication (or 360 degree feedback) and ideally open-book management.

Then we look to the future and what it can hold for you?

Expansion? Acquisition? Retirement? MBO?

Once you have a profit machine of a business instead of a job, you probably won’t want to sell but you will have a highly valuable asset which generates income without you.

What are you waiting for! Call me on +61 425 781 752 for a complimentary chat to see what I can bring to your business.

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