Strategy Case Studies


Strategy services

Marketing Facilitation Organisation Strategy

International publisher

Worked with the CEO and senior team to design the strategic planning process for the group of businesses. Facilitated at key meetings including a pivotal workshop involving the non-executives and executive team. Also provided “technical” advice on aspects of the “content” of the strategy.

Government executive agency

Assisted the Chief Executive and management team of a new executive agency to develop the agency’s first business strategy. Practical help with implementation covered, for example: design of the organisation structure; brand development; internal communications; launch of the agency; and assistance with new service development and income generation.

International bank

European subsidiary of an international bank: facilitating a strategy workshop with the CEO and senior management team.

Estate agency

A prestigious firm of estate agents commissioned a strategy review following a number of years of declining profits. Within a year of our review the firm had taken actions which resulted in doubling profits to achieve record levels; and this high performance was sustained. Our recommendations had covered management/organisation, human resources and marketing.

Firm of solicitors

Advised a multi-office firm of solicitors on the development of its strategy. Key outcomes included: closure of an unprofitable office; a new management structure; new initiatives on business development and marketing; and enhancements to internal communications.

Professional services group

The strategy development work with this multi-disciplinary and international professional services group led to a re-organisation of the Group, improved financial performance, including the development and launch of a new highly profitable line of business.

Major UK charity

Advised on the strategy development for a major UK charity. New direction, priorities and performance measures have seen the charity grow successfully in terms of numbers of clients, geographic coverage, profile/campaigning and funding.

Major trade association

Worked with the association’s independent Chairman, Director General and a Working Group of members to design and facilitate a strategy review for a major trade association. Work involved: environment analysis; staff consultation; management of a programme of member and other stakeholder consultation; financial and cost analyses; identification of core activities; mediation with another collaborating association; and drafting of a summary of the strategy for consideration by the association’s Council.

Leading quality printer

Advised the Chairman and Board of a privately owned printing group in Ireland on corporate and business strategy. Also assisted with organisational and management development (the company was awarded a training excellence award).

Professional institution

Guided a professional institution (with about 30,000 members) through the process of reviewing its rolling 5 year strategy. Working closely with the President and Chief Executive, the work included advising and supporting a number of member-led working groups focused on key issues facing the institution. Also mediated in discussions with an associated examining board on the future relationship between the two organisations.

Company promoting the UK

Assisted the management team of a high profile company responsible for the international promotion of the UK as a location for a specific industry to prepare a new five year business strategy. The plan was successfully used with funders to secure ongoing financial support. It also guided the refocusing of the organisation’s global activities.

Small trade association

Designed and facilitated a workshop with the Council with the objective of reassessing the association’s strategy. The output identified three themes on which the association needed to focus. A strategy steering group was established to drive the implementation of an initial action plan.

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