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Management consultancy provides business owners resources and expertise which enables their business to grow and develop. Our management consultancy services provide businesses with the resources that enable them to do more, quicker and more effectively than traditional approaches to employing new staff. Accelerating business growth, from idea validation, to researching new ideas and project design and delivery management consultancy services enable dynamic business growth.

Delivering growth as a management consultant by Richard Gourlay
Management Consultancy can enable your Busienss to Grow

With over 30 years in business and a background in business development from research to delivery we aim to improve the direction and effectiveness of their business strategy. Projects can range from organisational performance and operational processes through to market research and development. Management consulting covers great diversity in disciplines, but starts with good project management scoping and the ability to hit the road running as an experienced management consultant.

S7 model of leadership assessment delivered by Richard Gourlay to businesses in #Sheffield and #Chesterfield.
Management Consultancy Provides Leadership with a complete business assessment,: S7 Model

Our typical management consultancy programmes break into three service areas. 

  1. Strategy Consulting: the specialisation that focusses on strategic and board room advise. Where to be playing in which market, including:-
    • Strategic Direction Setting: where is the market going and how to benefit from that direction.
    • Business Planning: developing a robust business plan that enables a business to succeed.  
    • PESTLE analysis: Understand the macro drivers of a market. 
    • 5 Forces: Understand the micro drivers of a market, who’s is doing what and why. 
    • Competency Assessment: where are you and what does that mean in terms fo opportunity
    • Culture: how to create and sustain eh right culture for your organisation.
    • Market research: Identifying and validating opportunities to enable market entry or penetration.  
  • 2. Operational Consulting: which focusses on improving the management and operations of organisations, including:
  • Process Development: Revising and reviewing existing processes too modernise and ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Marketing & Sales Processes: Redefine how to find, engage and convert target audiences into lifetime customers. 
  • Efficiency Improvement in processes and operations: remove wastage and inefficiency to add value at every step.

  • 3. People Development: focused around human capital consulting services aimed at improving the results of the HR function.
  • Leadership: create and develop the leadership within your organisation.
  • Succession Planning: Developing the next leaders within your organisation.  
  • Management Development: developing competencies within the managers to deliver results.
  • Mentoring: supporting senior people in their roles to develop and deliver their full potential.
  • Change Management: How to create and manage change throughout an organisation.

What does a management consultant do for you?
Management consultancy provide senior decision makers advise on business strategy and organisational matters. We provide services which include developing a new strategic plan to enable the business to find new areas of growth. Often commissioned to advise on innovation or unique projects, we identify the scope and full remit in understanding the customer’s precise requirements before establishing our working plan to deliver those goals. 

Another key role is in implementing the proposed solutions providing a practical and cost-effective execution of innovative new solutions.  Assignments vary from improving the efficiency of business processes, the implementation of new systems and processes. We typically remain involved until change transitions are complete and new ways of working have become embedded inside the operations. The handover is often when ‘business as usual’ is being seen within operations.

Non-Executive Director Role

The role of being a Non-Executive Director (NED) can be a formal or informal role working with business owners and directors. Acting as extra pair of eyes and ears to discuss ideas, advise on the forward strategy and deliver the resources the company needs to enter new markets. Working over the long-term allows us to become embedded within the organisation and able to support at the senior level decision making and the shaping of the business over an extended period of time.

  • A non-executive director is a member of a company’s board of directors who is not part of the executive team.
  • A non-executive director typically does not engage in the day-to-day management of the organization but is involved in policymaking and planning exercises.
  • A non-executive directors’ responsibilities include the monitoring of the executive directors and acting in the interest of the company stakeholders.
Richard Gourlay often acts as a Non_executive Director (NED) advising directors and leaders on business direction, #strategy and #leadership in #Sheffield, #Chesterfield, #Derbyshire and #SÇR, £D2N2
Acting as a Non Executive Director we can provide the expertise you need.