nlike business consultants, we provide a full finance and accountancy service. Unlike accountants we deliver clever thinking business improvement.
This common sense combined approach will improve the effectiveness and profitability of your business'.
Inspired by business owners who are hungry for growth we bring experience , practicality and the right set of tools to help you succeed.
We work with our clients on a monthly basis for as long as they benefit from our service. No contract no minimum term.
By combining clever strategic thinking with intuitive financial planning you have the full picture to make smart decisions which deliver improvements that impact immediately and stay with you for years to come.
Fundamentally, to arrive anywhere we need to know where we are going. Businesses often grow without a real plan and without a clear strategy, resulting in constant ‘fire-fighting’ and erratic cash flow.Our proven growth system provides shared vision and renewed focus and vigour.
Frustrated that you can’t grow at the pace you want? Not enough time in the day? Customer service suffering? We provide you with the tools to work efficiently and develop the infrastructure needed to achieve sustainable growth.
Our system of incremental continuous improvement is proven to stimulate growth. Supporting businesses hungry for success following our monthly plans guarantee improvement.
"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.