Why Budgets/AOPs Fail

Why Budgets/AOPs Fail

As we rush towards fall and Q4, every business enters budget season. Large and small businesses alike, we dive deep into the annual ritual of agreeing an operating budget. You’ll see a million blog posts on how to create them. So instead I thought I’d...
Integration Success – The M&A Holy Grail

Integration Success – The M&A Holy Grail

Acquisitions are often a disappointment in the eyes of the acquirer (forget what the seller thinks for a moment). The deal objectives are often not met. The strategic benefits fail to materialize. Acquirers buy what’s up for sale instead of what really fits their...
Staff Engagement – Some Questions To Ponder

Staff Engagement – Some Questions To Ponder

I’ve always been fascinated with what motivates someone to jump into their day! There were plenty of Glaswegians born in 1959 but not all chose a path of education to become a Scottish CA, run to London as the ink was drying on their CA qualification to take up...
Transforming Private Company Values  

Transforming Private Company Values  

If you are in a leadership role driving the agenda of a private company, trying to significantly increase shareholder value and especially if the shareholders are considering a sale in the next three years, then this post is for you. Our team have run businesses as...