Mentoring

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Safety products manufacturer sees huge increase in output!

on Introduction Centurion Safety Products Ltd experienced a sudden increase in demand for its respiratory products due to a competitor withdrawing from the marketplace.  This was putting their traditional manufacturing process under unsustainable strain.  WLP were asked to help them overcome their capacity constraint. What We Did: trained key members of the manufacturing team in relevant lean Read More...

Sustaining Profitability in Poor Market Conditions

on A client specialising in the manufacture and installation of window blinds came to us for assistance. The home improvement market in which they operate has been hit hard in recent years, and it was our consultant’s job to advise and minimize the impact these market conditions had on the company. Our consultant provided mentoring to help Read More...

Developing a Business Plan for Growth

on Our client had successfully developed an intense driving course approach in Norwich. Finances were stretched when the company expanded the concept into London, Manchester and Peterborough, and they required assistance in budgeting and structuring staff. Our consultant provided business advice and mentoring, established financial disciplines and developed a business plan for the growth of the business. As a result, Read More...

Why Should I Use a Business Adviser/Mentor?

on Would your company consider using external business support or advice? A large proportion of SME’s would say no before even looking into the idea, despite the fact it could be the better option. Here’s a quick example… I have just returned from a client in Norfolk. They were experiencing problems with their reception team, such as Read More...

Producing an Action Plan to Reduce Costs

on 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 the next twelve Read More...

Family Business Problems Resolved

on 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...

Business Plan for Veterinary Practice

on The owner of a veterinary practice admitted that he lacked focus and had “lost his way”. Together, with his senior staff we prepared a business plan which we communicated to the staff to gain their support as we were looking to make a change. The results were excellent with proactive support from the staff with Read More...

Mentoring for a Landmark on Marketing Plan

on A significant landmark has unique characteristics as a conference and food facility, located in central Norwich. The scope and potential for business is extensive and the business, which is a charitable trust, wished to have assistance mentoring the Marketing Manager to define potential, establish scope, prioritise and implement new marketing initiatives. We focused on a Read More...

Credit Crunch: Family Business Succession

on A well established family business had gone through a succession change and suffered the resultant challenges. The Managing Director needed an independent source of advice and guidance to enable the company to avoid decisions being influenced by family or emotive issues. We mentored them through this transition. We provided pragmatic advice and solutions, such as Read More...