Alistair brings a passion to the task of business performance development and motivates business owners to achieve their potential. He began his career in retail and wholesale food distribution before gaining a business degree. After university he joined Burroughs (now Unisys) before moving to a major IT training business where he established a new consulting division.
He spent some time with a management consultancy until co founding a specialist consultancy and training business focusing on the implementation of organisation change. He grew this business over a 12-year period and negotiated its sale to a PLC. During this time he met and was inspired by Dr W Edwards Deming whose management philosophy, based on quality and process improvement, drove him to refine the company’s market offer.
Successful organisation development and performance improvement programmes were undertaken with a wide range of clients, including Bank of England, Sainsbury, Royal Mail, Eastern Electricity, Lloyds TSB, Jarvis Hotels and Hertfordshire County Council.
Alistair has spent the last 10 years assisting small and medium sized companies to develop profitability, sustainable revenue growth and shareholder value, with a view to exit at maximum value. He brings the experience of working with large and small companies and a wealth of knowledge from working across a diverse range of industry sectors.
He believes in a client-focussed approach to organisational development and the creation of enthusiastic teams that deliver quality solutions. He supports organisations in implementing structured methods to plan, manage and control all aspects of business performance - with a clear focus on KPIs and the tools to monitor them.
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Valerie brings a focused, pragmatic approach to the development and implementation of HR policies, procedures and systems that enhance operational performance and employee engagement. She is passionate about helping clients realise the full value of their human resources, helping them release their potential to enhance organisational performance, customer satisfaction and profitability. She’s equally at home helping clients navigate the quicksand of employment legislation.
Valerie’s absolute belief in the added value she can bring to clients is based on her experience of how proactive HR strategies have improved the performance of the organisations she has worked for across a range of industries, such as Rank Hovis (now Premier Foods), Securicor and DTZ, a global property company.
At Securicor Valerie worked with several major banking institutions such as Lloyds and Santander on a number of major outsourcing projects. Other notable financial clients include Barclays, Hammerson’s and Prudential.
In bringing this experience to the smaller company she can also call on several years of experience as an employment consultant with Peninsula Business Services, a leading employment advisory firm for SME’s where, amongst many clients she was responsible for the employment audit for a number of the Oxford Universities.
Valerie ensures that HR strategies, policies and procedures are fully integrated with your business strategy and aligned to the changing needs of your organisation. She takes a hands-on approach from auditing the existing situation through to implementing improvements and monitoring that they are being applied properly and consistently across your organisation.
Valerie has a BA (Hons) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies. She is a member of the CIPD and CIM.
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Debbie brings an expertise in credit management with a proven record in improving companies’ cash management performance. She is an experienced Finance Manager, having spent more than 20 years working in both large and small companies from multinationals to one-man operations.
Improvements in cashflow and collections of up to 90% are achieved by using a methodology of process audit, review, staff & procedure assessment, compilation and implementation of full written policies & procedures, review and improvement of debt collection letters, customer service visits and, sometimes, reorganisation of responsibilities or reporting systems.
Debbie's speciality is the ability to collect even clients’ most difficult debt, monies that may previously have been written off. She is keen to train clients’ financial controllers in how to employ these methods to prevent future debts reaching the uncollectable stage.
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John brings an exceptional analytical ability to the appraisal of business performance which, together with his entrepreneurial flair, enables him to quickly identify improvement opportunities. He is a qualified engineer and began his career with Rover Group gaining experience of the entire manufacturing and assembly workflow. His last role at Rover was setting up and running an internal consultancy function designed to facilitate rapid process, skills and organisation change. During this time he pioneered the development of computer based and on-line learning.
He left Rover Group to join a consultancy providing organisation development services to large corporate and government clients. He then co-founded a specialist organisation change consultancy where he applied his experience to delivering hugely successful change programmes with clients that included The Stock Exchange, Hilton, RBS, Tesco, Ford and British Energy. He led a number of improvement activities within the company to develop industry-leading processes that delivered additional speed and value to client projects. John developed this business through to a successful trade sale to a PLC.
Recently John has focused his experience from the corporate sector to assist SMEs. He works with owner-managers to formulate new strategies, plans and ideas, and then goes on to assist them implement any required change. Recent projects include working in the engineering, finance and packaging sectors.
He is an ardent believer in the view that success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration! As a result he brings levels of enthusiasm and energy that galvanise everyone into action, all working towards clear and shared goals.
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