Business Review

A business review provides a working snapshot of a business at that point in time and usually includes:
  • Customer survey
  • Business process identification
  • Financial and operational analysis
  • Productivity and benchmarking analysis
  • Key issues identification
  • Recommendations for improvement

External or part time CFO (Chief Financial Officer) services

An external CFO provides all the experience and skills of a corporate CFO for your business customised to your ongoing requirements. These typically include:
  • One-off to on-going arrangements to suit client needs, whether its three days a week or once a year. Typically the time required to assess, analyse and implement improvements is higher than on-going requirements once an owner is confident with the improved systems.
  • Business analysis, improvement & productivity measures
  • Unified approach using your existing professional network (accountant, solicitor, banker, etc.) to ensure every expertise is utilised for a common goal.
  • Analyse the business from a management perspective, rather than just a tax perspective.
  • Improve overall efficiency to maximise profits
  • Systems & Processes - Improve key business indicators and systems with plans to reach goals and objectives through one-on-one training, analysis and planning as well as ongoing monitoring
  • Negotiations, Mergers & Acquisitions - to purchase or sell assets or develop new business partners and contracts
  • Project management – assist planning and delivery of projects
  • Suggest measures to boost productivity, cut operating costs and create plans for growth and a profitable exit strategy.
  • Assess ownership structure to protect assets and family
  • Training management to understand key reports and have the necessary skills to continue business improvement.

Commercial Feasibility Study

A commercial feasibility study concerns the viability of an existing or proposed new process or plant and may include:
  • Researching the market for the new product
  • Identifying potential suppliers of raw materials
  • Identifying potential suppliers of equipment
  • Determining the technical, operational and financial feasibility of appropriate technologies
  • Formulating a project plan
  • Implementing the plan
  • Performance monitoring
An industrial feasibility study is about ensuring that your decision to develop a new process or plant is soundly based.

Business Development

Business development identifies and implements plans and processes to increase sales and market penetration and often includes:
  • Analysis of existing development and marketing processes
  • Identification of new markets and networks
  • Develop processes to increase market penetration and diversification
Business development is about improving an enterprise’s presence in the marketplace.

Strategic and Business Planning

Strategic and business planning concerns decisions about the future of your business and typically includes:
  • Your vision, mission, basis for growth and sustainable competitive advantage in key markets
  • Policies to guide decision making in all areas of the business
  • Action plans to support the policies
  • Key performance Indicators
  • Monitoring progress
Strategic and business planning is about ensuring the future success of your business.


Benchmarking concerns comparing the performance of your business with industry best practice and typically includes:
  • Planning what is to be benchmarked and how data will be collected
  • Analysis to determine performance gaps
  • Integration of benchmarking findings into your business
  • Development and implementation of action plans
  • Monitoring progress
Benchmarking is about aligning your business processes with industry best practice.

Environmental Management

Environmental management concerns how you manage the environmental impacts of your products, services and processes and may include:
  • Assessment of current negative environmental impacts and countermeasures
  • Development of an environmental management system
  • Third-party certification of the system
  • Monitoring progress
  • Auditing of practices against procedures to improve compliance and reduce incidents
Environmental management is about ensuring your business complies with environmental regulations and benefits from improved waste management procedures.

Management Training and Development

Management training and development concerns how you improve management performance and may include:
  • Identification of required skills
  • Measurement of skill gaps
  • Career path planning
  • Succession planning
  • Development of training programs
  • Provision of specialised training
Management training and development is about ensuring that management capability meets the needs of your business.

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