A Common Start-Up Story Many small business are run by one or two original founders. They often emerge from an employed role and decide they can be their own bosses doing the same service as when they were employed. Possibly the founders are work colleagues and plotted their grand scheme before handing in their notice. […]Read full story
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We work predominantly with medium sized businesses, from a wide range of sectors, predominantly employing between 10 and 100 people.
You know the saying, ‘it can be tough at the top’. When you own a business, making all the decisions, being responsible for everything, yet wondering if you are making the right decisions – adding value. Plus, this situation can be worsened when you feel on your own with no-one to talk to. This case […]Read full story
The Context: Foundation is a charity, based in Leeds. It works with people who may face social exclusion such as offenders, the homeless, domestic abuse victims and young people at risk. Many of its staff work out in communities delivering service at the sharp end. The charity has a three year strategic business plan, updated […]Read full story
The Context: Three small businesses in Bradford, specialising in market research, wanted to collaborate on winning work that they couldn’t win individually. Therefore, they had been brought together by Bradford University School of Management and encouraged to explore opportunities. The Issue: The business owners had held several meetings to discuss how they could work together. […]Read full story
The Context: An IT software company selling its unique product into the public sector. The business was led by two directors who knew the sector and engaged IT experts to deliver the product. The business had grown slowly after an initial growth surge yet the market appeared to be ready to buy more of the […]Read full story
The Context: A small greeting card wholesaler and distributor employing local merchandisers to sell to and re-stock retailers across the UK. The head office warehouse holds stock and prepares cards into bundles for delivery to merchandisers. The Issue: The management knew that the business held too much stock (in the warehouse and at merchandisers’ homes […]Read full story
The Context: Safe-Move is the source provider of the Con29DW drainage and water search for the Yorkshire region. A drainage and water search provides information on about 20 standard questions. Safe-Move handles between 70,000 and 100,000 search requests each year, depending on the state of the region’s housing market. The Issue: The problem in Safe-Move […]Read full story
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