BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Take Your Business to the Next Level

We’ll give you a clear picture of:

  • Where you are now
  • Where you want to be
  • How you can make changes that will improve your organisation

We’ll simplify your business processes, wherever possible. This will help you to save money and achieve your business goals faster.

We don’t just manage change, we lead it.

Thinking about your business in terms of data and data analysis is hugely rewarding. The closer you can get to a single source of truth the less you are exposed to uncertainty in your decision making. It is great to be in a Senior Management Team when all your big questions about your business can be answered quickly and reliably – it gives you confidence.

The key part of this is understanding how data flows in your business. You are trying to capture data, enter it once and use it many times. Every time data is duplicated it runs the risk of degrading and having multiple people doing the same thing, wasting time and money and creating confusion.

Great businesses and organisations have systems that are “appropriate”. They are robust enough to support and direct behaviours and actions, but not to the point of creating bureaucracy that wastes time and effort. You know when you have this right, as your people will be positive about the business systems and they will not make basic errors and omissions. ​

Capturing the way you work, testing it and seeing if it can be improved should be a constant task that everyone does all the time. If people understand why they do what they do, they will contribute with ideas to how this can be improved. Mapping these processes and systems will help you keep the organisation lean and fit for the future.

Your estate or property portfolio holds significant value and risk for your organisation. It is, however, in insidious decline and needs to be constantly tweaked and improved to prevent loss of value and increased risk. It needs to be managed nimbly in order to take advantage of new trends or legislation that allow you to maximise its potential benefit.

To be able to make sense of these large assets you need up-to-date critical performance data. This is the management information that allows you to strategically plan the future of your portfolio and critically find value-adding and risk-reducing ideas. Finding the gap between what you have now, where you would like to go and what needs to be done is the primary reason for a robust estates review.

An essential skill in the Senior Management Team is the ability to make the best strategic choices of where to invest or new directions to take. These choices rarely have sufficient information and are often shrouded with ambiguity and uncertainty.

Robust option appraisals are an essential tool for the senior team. They ensure that the starting point and end state(s) are clear, enabling the strategic thinkers to invest their valuable time identifying options and being creative. This can then be followed by systematic and rigorous analysis and evaluation of options. The result being that the chosen path is auditable, defendable and inspiring for others to follow.

In any organisation, the role of people is to get things done. In the best organisations, the senior team lead and deploy these people so that they play to their strengths. Playing the right people, in the right positions, doing the right things. They can do this knowing that their systems and managers then ensure that these things will get done the right way.

People thrive with clear goals, governance and reporting and well-structured businesses have a discipline of getting this right, without creating bureaucracy. Most organisations have some sort of chart or hierarchical representation of how they work, but it is often the case that, in practice, the organisation does not function in that way. An organisational review allows you to test how smartly you are working in the real world and identifies many opportunities to get the best from you and your people.

The best businesses produce a suite of regular management information for use at critical governance meetings. The information is produced, without fail, ahead of the meetings giving all present plenty of time to digest and consider the content. Questions can be asked before the meeting and this ensures highly productive governance.

The Senior Management Team are then able to refine and develop it, enhancing the quality over time. The management information is produced by a few people with minimum effort and ideally automated. Having confidence in the regular reporting then allows the senior team to be more specific about information relating to specific trends, problems or opportunities that they are noticing.

Business plans and appraisals capture the essence of an investment decision. When done well they are the baseline to which you can always come back and check that the path you are on is still correct. They set out the goals, the metrics of performance and the key risks to be resolved.

Clients that use business plans well rarely lose control of an investment. This is because they check it regularly against progress and are able to see early signs of any issues or risks and act quickly. It allows you to work closely with the finance team to ensure that the delivery teams understand the business intent and do their very best to make sure the benefits are realised.

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To make a single project a reality it first needs a brief, a feasibility study, a business case and a budget.

Once it has all necessary planning and building permissions the Project Manager can get the financial approval to build it.

The project is usually under the overall control of a Project Team (or Board) and the details are controlled by a Design Team led by an Architect or Engineer.

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CASE STUDIES SEE HOW WE HAVE HELPED OUR CLIENTS

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Capability Output Costing

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St Johns Hall

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Physics Building

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Key Points for Each Stage

Construction Project Management Key Points for Each Stage
  • In this guide you will discover:

    • Reveals the 8 stages of every project and one when the project is "in use"
    • Highlights the objectives of each stage
    • Details what deliverables you will need to achieve the objectives