Print Company –Mentor to the principals and board advisor. Turnover £4 m.
Critical Issues – Reorganisation of board from joint to single managing director while retaining both directors (sales and production) within the business. Introduction of improved financial controls, management information and costing systems.
Bakery Manufacture and Supply Chain Management. Major customers include Compass, Co-op. Tesco and Costa. Turnover £50 million.
Critical Issues – Restructuring the company from a manufacturing company to a technology based supply chain management company, with extraction of significant value for shareholders. Two manufacturing units sold to AIM plc for £11 million and a third to a MBO. Group turnover reduced to £25m, profits increased.
Electronic Manufacturer – Designed and installed radio broadcast facilities. Clients included the BBC, Virgin and Al Jeera. Also operated a recording studio for production of advertising commensals. Turnover £2 million.
Critical Issues – Two distinctive businesses restructured into separate operating companies. Subsequent disposal for cash of loss making company enabling value return to external shareholder.