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Change Management

Change Management

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
– Charles Darwin (English Naturalist)

Wikipedia Definition
“Change Management” is an approach to transitioning individuals, teams, and organizations to a desired future state.

Whether it is ‘Transformational Change’ or ‘Small Incremental Change’ e.g Continuous Improvement (CI), businesses that are not doing it won’t be operating for much longer! Competitive advantage is necessary in whatever sector your business operates in, you cannot wait to react to commercial pressure, proactivity is the key.

With many years of experience in change management, dealing with all of the unions (GMB, Usdaw, BFAWU, and the CWU, not to mention the AEU, EEPTU and TGWU before they became Unite), and having the formal credentials of a lean sigma black belt qualification, change projects are initiated with confidence and vigour.

Let us ensure you stay one step ahead of the rest.

Non Executive Directorship

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”
– Steve Jobs (American Entrepreneur and Businessman)

Wikipedia Definition
“Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) provide independent oversight and serve on committees concerned with sensitive issues such as the pay of the executive directors and other senior managers; they are usually paid a fee for their services but are not regarded as employees. All directors should be capable of seeing company and business issues in a broad perspective. Nonetheless, non-executive directors are usually chosen because of their independence and initiative, are of an appropriate calibre and have particular personal qualities.”

As an effective NED, you should advise a business independently, giving them unbiassed recommendations, often providing an unpopular, but necessary, voice to an executive board. It is important to ‘challenge the status quo’.

The best managers coach their teams; the best leaders can coach businesses. After over 30 years’ of experience, there is a wealth of expertise that can be given to food industry and related businesses, as an NED.

Non Executive Directorship
Non Executive Directorship

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice”
– Steve Jobs (American Entrepreneur and Businessman)

Wikipedia Definition
“Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) provide independent oversight and serve on committees concerned with sensitive issues such as the pay of the executive directors and other senior managers; they are usually paid a fee for their services but are not regarded as employees. All directors should be capable of seeing company and business issues in a broad perspective. Nonetheless, non-executive directors are usually chosen because of their independence and initiative, are of an appropriate calibre and have particular personal qualities.”

As an effective NED, you should advise a business independently, giving them unbiassed recommendations, often providing an unpopular, but necessary, voice to an executive board. It is important to ‘challenge the status quo’.

The best managers coach their teams; the best leaders can coach businesses. After over 30 years’ of experience, there is a wealth of expertise that can be given to food industry and related businesses, as an NED.

Due Diligence

Due Diligence

“Diligence is the mother of good luck”
– Benjamin Franklin (American Politician)

Wikipedia Definition
“Due Diligence” is a term used for a number of concepts, involving either an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care.

Prior to any M&A deal, a thorough DD (Due Diligence) should be carried out – it is essential this happens, no argument.

Having both UK and European experience, we are able to carry out both operational and commercial DD on the target acquisition. No matter how tight the deadlines, a full report will be delivered on schedule detailing an operational and commercial recommendation.

Leadership

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile”
– Vince Lombardi (American Football Coach)

Wikipedia Definition:
“Leadership” has been described as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, although there are alternative definitions of leadership. For example, some understand a leader simply as somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others, while others define leadership as “organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal.

All teams need Leadership, but not all Managers are Leaders.

Whether the current manager is off on long-term sick, or has been fired, or a little less dramatically, he/she just needs coaching, we can help.

Leaders cannot command respect, they have to earn it. As an Interim Manager called into a business to cover an unexpected gap in an organisational structure, it is important that he or she ‘hits the ground running’. Within a short period of time we guarantee respect will have been earned. 3 month contracts are often extended to a 6 months, sometimes to between 1-2 years. Yes, it is a relatively expensive solution, but the benefits are often up to threefold in financial terms.

If you don’t believe the value we can add to a business, check out our Linked In page.

Leadership
Leadership

“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile”
– Vince Lombardi (American Football Coach)

Wikipedia Definition:
“Leadership” has been described as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”, although there are alternative definitions of leadership. For example, some understand a leader simply as somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others, while others define leadership as “organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal.

All teams need Leadership, but not all Managers are Leaders.

Whether the current manager is off on long-term sick, or has been fired, or a little less dramatically, he/she just needs coaching, we can help.

Leaders cannot command respect, they have to earn it. As an Interim Manager called into a business to cover an unexpected gap in an organisational structure, it is important that he or she ‘hits the ground running’. Within a short period of time we guarantee respect will have been earned. 3 month contracts are often extended to a 6 months, sometimes to between 1-2 years. Yes, it is a relatively expensive solution, but the benefits are often up to threefold in financial terms.

If you don’t believe the value we can add to a business, check out our Linked In page.

Programme / Project Management

Project or Programme Management

“Project Management is like juggling three balls – time, cost and quality. Programme Management is like a troupe of circus performers standing in a circle, each juggling three balls and swapping balls from time to time ”
– Geoff Reiss (Project Management Guru)

Wikipedia Definition
A “Project Manager” is a professional in the field of project management. Project managers can have the responsibility of the planning, execution and closing of any project, typically relating to construction industry, architecture, aerospace and defense, computer networking, telecommunications or software development.

Arguably everything we do is a project; life is a project!

Being trained in the methodology of Prince2 and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) allows the right solutions to be delivered, on time and within budget. They are generic, tailorable, and simple to follow procedures covering how to organise, manage and control projects / programmes.

Allow us to deliver the challenge in your business, whether it be the ERP project, the factory build, the refurbishment, or the line installation, all will be treated with the professionalism they deserve. Being engineering qualified also gives an added competitive advantage.

All projects are managed in MS Project.

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