All businesses and organisations can benefit from external support at some stage in their development. The ability to bring new vision and fresh thinking and the necessity to challenge assumptions can result in huge benefits. External support is also vital in providing additional resource particularly if it is used to ensure the fundamentals are operating effectively and efficiently and that the customer facing profile is totally professional.
Traditionally business start-ups are the main beneficiaries requiring consultation and assistance over a wide spectrum of activities. Often these companies are founded around a single service or indeed a single or dominant customer, and this progress in the formative period can be rewarding. With this success the business in question will start to build overheads and in so doing the challenges of increasing revenues will be very apparent and indeed critical. At this stage the company would be well served to adopt good practice and embark on the early stages of corporate governance. The company would need to simultaneously assess and develop its product or service, undertake a market share analysis and put a business development strategy in place. Assuming these measures are delivered successfully the company will ultimately move onto a higher level of trading and become a maturing SME. Beyond these initial stages the company will inevitably progress to a point where it is intent on becoming a significant force. Change management, evaluation of systems and procedures, enhanced levels of corporate governance, development of the brand, systematic business development and strategic marketing will dominate the new agenda.
OBM Consultancy has been constituted to provide quality business support at each of these key stages. The principal has over twenty five years experience at senior management positions with a multi-national organisation, as a co-founding director of an aggressive new business start up, as the proprietor of an established business that required strategic engineering and finally as the regional managing director of an AIM listed company. This is first-hand experience where the hard knocks of business have been experienced and the lessons unquestionably ingrained.
OBM Consultancy will offer pragmatic advice with real value. The delivery can be project based or on-going where the principal can act in a part-time capacity within the company. General management, business development, sales management, training and marketing are all function that can be undertaken.
Bruce Morris FCIM, MCIPR
Tel: 01656 662985
Mobile: 07973 284140
12a Parklands, Corntown,
Vale of Glamorgan CF35 5BE