Case studies

Designing and Delivering Stand-Out Results in Exhibitions

Introduction by Lloyds Bank has developed into an ongoing long-term partnership over two and a half years that has:
• Returned a struggling £2m turnover business to sustainable operating profit and positive cash generation;
• Improved profitability by £100k in each of the past two years;
• Introduced simple but effective management information to forecast cash and report on business performance that allows the Executive team to better direct and manage the business;
• Rebuilt trust in the business on the part of its bankers;
• Secured circa £0.5m equity value for the shareholders, with a target value of £2.5m by July 2013;
• Maintained employment for a staff of 20.

"We have never understood our business as well as this", Board Director

Driving Profit and Business Value in Car Retail

Introduction by Lloyds Bank has developed into an ongoing long-term partnership over two years that has:
• Returned a car dealership to sector level profitability following four years of losses;
• Introduced simple but effective management information to forecast cash and report on business performance that allows the Owner Manager to better direct and manage the business;
• Reduced debt by over £1m;
• Developed a very strong relationship with its bankers;
• Secured circa £2m equity value for the shareholders;
• Maintained employment for a staff of 30.


Development of Business Model and Web Site for On-Line Recruiter

Nine month project that directly contributed to:
• A truly differentiated business offering a new and higher quality on-line recruitment experience for recruiters and candidates alike;
• Strong pre-marketing resulting in early adoption by significant clients;
• A compelling investment case that raised £500k from private investors;
• Fast start for the business in 2009.