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Throughout our 25 years of consultancy, we have helped hundreds of businesses. We are confident that we have the necessary experience to help your business improve.

Success Stories:

Laying Out the Path – Managing growth and business planning

Managing Growth

WLP identifies with the goals of your business and the challenges it faces. We use our expertise to help you produce cohesive, focused, well-defined plans with agreed targets. We can mentor or coach you, or even work as a non-executive director.

We will:

  • Help you develop a clear vision for your business’s future and explain what you need to do to make it happen.
  • Help you recognise barriers to growth and develop strategies for overcoming them.
  • Help you manage cash flow.
  • Help develop a committed and skilled team.
  • Provide strong, confident leadership.
  • Identify the right product/skill mix matched with a strong customer/client base.
  • Suggest innovative approaches to products and processes.
  • Ensure that you are able to sustain and take strategies forward with confidence.

Business plans

Whether you are starting up from scratch, in the development phase or an established business with a record of growth, your company will grow more successfully and profitably if you develop, maintain and utilise a strong business plan.

Not only will this help you manage your pathway of growth, but your financer will also want to see a well-structured, objective, up to date and realistic business plan.
Planning, attention to detail, anticipation and implementing controlled solutions are all part of the WLP approach to the business plan.

We will help you:

  • Know your market, customers, and competition.
  • Identify your potential.
  • Structure your team and operational resources appropriately.
  • Develop a practical and realistic plan.
  • Review and update it continuously.

Examples...

Family Retail Company Back to Profitability

A family retail company operating from four sites in Norfolk was suffering substantial losses. Our consultant conducted a review of the operations and this culminated in a sale of a redundant warehouse and a focused business plan which has returned the business to profitability. A programme of regular board meetings, chaired by our consultant, enables Read More...

Producing an Action Plan to Reduce Costs

The company has earned an excellent reputation as a traditional family retail business with good service standards. Recent expansion has caused a severe increase in borrowed money which the company has not experienced before. Early action was needed to arrest the deteriorating trend. We produced a Business Plan with Action Plan for next twelve months Read More...

Family Business Problems Resolved

A family run business owns and lets timber construction lodges for holiday lets. There were several challenges in terms of family issues ownership, tax, inheritance and land matters. During the previous 3 or 4 years the company had also developed a high level of debt and was in danger of going out of control. We Read More...

Raising the Profile of a Property Consultancy

A leading property consultancy was facing the loss of knowledge and continuity through the retirement of the partner heading up their food business. The new partner had little experience of the sector and needed to get to know the industry and its make-up. A plan was drawn up to redefine the firm’s business proposition, meet Read More...

Family Company Seek Benchmarking and Business Planning

Family company within the construction industry were seeking some benchmarking to confirm they were going in the right direction, this was completed and from that they discovered a need for focus and a plan for which they had little or no experience. A business plan as well as individual action plans were prepared, then agreed Read More...

Marketing Manager Recruitment

As part of their planned growth, a financial services provider needed to recruit a Marketing Manager. After determining our Client’s detailed requirements WLP created job and person specifications, advised on an appropriate remuneration package and reviewed the company’s employment contract. An advertisement was drafted and placed, on very favourable terms, with an on-line recruitment site. Read More...

Printing business grows through IT

A self adhesive label printer was restricted in size because of the owner having to prepare estimates and review invoicing. There was a three week delay in invoicing affecting cash flow. We helped them find a supplier who produced a bespoke computer system who overcame these restrictions. The company grew profitably to more than double Read More...

Improving performance through simple processes

A furniture manufacturer, employing two project managers, where indications of projects not being managed effectively, and using all manner of means to do their own thing. A simple grievance and disciplinary procedure was prepared.  Several jobs were investigated and found examples/evidence of poor performance.  Interviews were held with both Project Managers and issues discussed. This Read More...

New strategy for disposable products company

The company, a wholesaler of disposable products for a range of service industries, wanted to review their future business direction and strategy, following a period of rapid growth. We delivered an innovative strategic business development programme, based around analysis of current markets and customers, strategic customer potential and comparison with both current and future core Read More...

Martin Bonser at football stadium

Getting a new idea to market

Tim Warner has been running a successful van rental business for some years. But alongside that he had another idea for a totally separate business: Tim’s good idea was a replica football stadium kit customized to a favourite team. He had one hand-crafted model and a burning ambition but, realising that he was going to Read More...