ould you benefit from a refreshingly pragmatic consultancy, focused on helping you achieve your goals?
We are not like the accountants and business consultants you already use; we are Growth Consultants, a new breed of advisers. We use our extensive knowledge of finance and accountancy and combine it with our extensive knowledge and experience of other business disciplines to give you support that makes a difference.
Our hands on, no nonsense and agile approach helps us identify your needs, balancing quick wins with lasting transformation.
Our initial consultation is free and with no obligation and we will work together for as long as you need us.
By cleverly combining strategic thinking with intuitive financial planning we provide you with the information you need to make smart and effective business decisions. These will deliver improvements that will give immediate impact and allow you to start looking at the medium to long term future of your business. Instead of constantly fighting short term fires!
Every business needs to know where it is going. And to do that it needs to understand where it is starting from. It needs to know who its customers are, now and in the future, what it needs to do to meet their demands and how it will grow. We help you plan for this growth by building a robust business strategy and road map based around sound finances.
Often businesses are frustrated by lack of pace, growth or both. Without a workable plan valuable time is wasted. Customer service levels fall and stagnation, a “no growth cycle” sets in. We provide you with the information, tools and advice so you can work more efficiently, see where the successes and problems lie. And achieve sustainable growth.
Using our services and systems gives proven results. By watching and monitoring key business metrics and benchmarking these against industry and competitor performance we can deliver business success. We can help you develop and maintain the business infrastructure you need to deliver results in all areas of your business.
"I would have no hesitation recommending Kaizen to other businesses and frequently do. They can help you grow your business, as they integrate themselves into your team, rather than someone who just does your accounts."
"Kaizen are our trusted partner. The strategic and financial advice they are providing is helping us enter new national and international markets. Darren, Phil and the team look after our group of companies providing a first class service which is professional, practical and effective."
"We are a rapidly growing business and needed support to manage the growth. Kaizen came highly recommended and I have been delighted with their down to earth approach; the advice and support is making a huge difference to the way we operate and it is reassuring to have someone from outside the business to turn to."
"Darren has been an integral part of our business providing FD advice and financial training which has been invaluable in our successful growth."
"We have worked with Phil & Darren at Kaizen for over 7 years and they have helped us grow our business to a turnover of £1m".
How to grow into a mid-size construction firm while maintaining our family values and high quality of work.
How Kaizen helped
Developed a clear vision and a focused action plan.
Freed up the directors time from working on operational issues to working strategically.
Re-branded the business.
Implemented robust and efficient financial processes enabling informed decision making.
Ensured the directors focused on what was important to facilitate sustainable growth.
500% Increase in Turnover.
27 more staff.
AWS are Hull based specialists in Residential & Commercial building work. Established in 2008, we have grown from a partnership with particular experience and skills in kitchen manufacturing and installation to a well organised building company in Hull that offers not only a range of services equal to most large construction outfits, we have also developed specialist skills in property renovations.
Martek Marine is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of marine equipment across the globe. They have their headquarters in South Yorkshire. They have a staff of over 50 employees worldwide and annual turnover of £7M plus.
Martek Marine were going through a rapid period of growth and this had put strains on its finance team. The Finance Director left the business and the brief given to Kaizen was to provide an interim CFO to work with the existing finance team to ensure continuity.
How Kaizen helped
Darren initially spent 3 days per week with Martek to establish a more disciplined approach to financial reporting and integrated himself into the senior management team. The capabilities of the finance team were assessed and new staff recruited to boost the team. The assignment lasted eleven months and ended when a new full-time Finance Director was recruited.
The flexibility provided by Kaizen enabled the Company to continue to operate smoothly through a challenging period in its development. During the assignment, Martek were:
• Awarded a substantial Regional Development Grant
• Obtained a substantial VAT refund
• Made successful Research and Development tax relief claims
The relationship continues and Kaizen provide support when required.
“Darren did exactly what he said he was going to do and more. Something of a rarity in this day and age!”
"Kaizen were recommended to me when I was looking to set up my own business 2 years ago. Engaging with Kaizen was undoubtedly the best business decision I made".
Start-up to £700,000 turnover in 2 years.
2 more subsidiary businesses starting.
GRP Building Solutions Ltd is a privately owned business specialising in GRP (Fibreglass) Composite Mouldings to the caravan, leisure and construction industries throughout the UK.
They needed to establish themselves quickly to take advantage of a gap in the market.
How Kaizen helped
Kaizen worked closely with the directors helping to set up the business, companies house registration, VAT registration, arrange bank accounts, secure funding and grants, implementing systems & processes, setting up cash flow management systems and accounting functions as well providing invaluable experience and advice on facilitating and sustaining high growth.
Rapid growth with projections exceeding £1m turnover in year 3.
17 jobs created with 10 more projected.
Successful Regional Growth Fund application.
Clear business vision and growth plan
Outsourcing of financial functions allowing directors to concentrate on the business.
Establishment of 2 subsidiary companies.
Specialist architectural practice in York.
"Working with Phil has opened our eyes to what we want to and can achieve".
To develop a plan for business growth and release the 2 partners from working in the business to working on the business.
Being good at what you do does not always guarantee business success. We found ourselves in constant 'fire-fighting' mode, sometimes working long hours on certain projects that did not necessarily inspire us or utilise our talents just to keep cash coming in.
How Kaizen helped
Working with Phil we were able to re-focus on what we wanted from the business and how best to use our specialist skills. We reviewed all aspects of our business from the types of clients we work with, cash flow management, KPI's, marketing and our roles and responsibilities. We developed a clear and focused plan for growth, which changed our view of the business and gave us renewed inspiration.
Increase in turnover and profitability.
Clear and focused business plan.
2 staff recruited freeing our time up to work strategically.
Marketing plan targeting our specialist areas of expertise.
Renewed confidence and enthusiasm.
"We value the 'outside pair of eyes' that Phil brings and the discipline and support he gives to get actions done which improve and grow our business".
With Kaizen consulting you can rely on an expert team, that is 100% focused on the growth and improvement of your business.