What the improving economy means for SMEs

Last week the media announced that the “UK economy will this summer overtake the peak level it was at before the 2008 financial crisis” (BBC News). This prediction has come from the British Chambers of Commerce. However, is this currently being reflected in the small...
Strategy & Board Meetings

Strategy & Board Meetings

Strategy is the backbone to every company. Having a comprehensive strategic plan in place allows you to look after the here and now, whilst making preparations for the future of your company. Any business owner understands this basic concept. However, how many of us...

Board Governance

A recent article in McKinsey Quarterly by William George caught our eye due to its focus on boards and the differing roles that individuals can play in them. Board support being one of the main services we offer to clients, the article struck a chord with us. The...

What makes a good strategic plan?

On our travels around different clients, we come across quite a few different formats and versions of something called a “strategic plan”. Some are better than others as you can imagine, some are very readable, and some are packed with useful detailed...