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Foundations: It is time to give your business a health check

“Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture…” Dan Thomas, Founder, AUTUS Commercial Solutions Ltd

A Quick Service

No matter where you are in your financial year, this is the time to give you and your business a quick check over. We can help.

We will work with your business to identify improvements targeting efficiency, compliance, and cost savings. When you get these sorted, you can turn your eye to growth.

By letting us support you, review your plans and current activities we can, together, make sure that your business is on a stable footing. This will make sure that all of your time is not spent stopping the wheels falling off and is focused on stability and growth.

Check, Challenge, Change

What gets measured, gets done… It’s an old management adage and one that is undoubtedly true. But the wider challenge is making sure you are measuring the right things.

How is your business performing against your targets? How do you measure up against your competitors? What steps do you need to take to improve?

Too many businesses focus on things that are the ‘here and now’ and lose sight of the bigger picture. Making sure the money comes in is most critical in all businesses, but sometimes knowing where the profit is coming from can be overlooked.

We’ve all heard that “an important customer needs something, quickly.”, yet often the question “but is his custom actually making us any money?” remains unasked.

  • Diane is one of the best commercial managers I have worked with - always on the ball, aligned to customer needs and wants and therefore very effective in finding mutually beneficial solutions. Her wide ranging cross functional experience and insight means that all angles are covered.Michaela Jarvis, Category Marketing Controller, UNIQ plc, Swindon.
  •   “...he is pro-active in his approach and communicates well with suppliers, colleagues and clients. He is always keen to understand the requirement and looks to consider other solutions that may provide better performance or are more economic. He is a pleasure to work and I would recommend him to others.”Robert Thorogood, , Chief Technical Officer, hurleypalmerflatt, London.
  • Being a SME, we had been burnt in the past with consultants charging high fees for little results.  After meeting Dan through the GrowthAccelerator programme our faith was quickly restored that there are actually professionals out there that can help push your business forward.  Working with Dan has been a breath of fresh air, my business partner and I are now extremely focused and moving our business forward in the direction we want it to go.Felicity Griffiths, Director, , CHB Global Limited
  • We hired Daniel as a consultant to our business, to provide additional senior management expertise. He has provided excellent assistance in the areas of strategy, global account management, administrative processes, and structure. He continues in that role with our Company.Ross Kennedy, CEO, QHi-Group Ltd, Harpenden.
  • “Dan has an usual blend of qualities - a clear incisive mind, good aesthetic judgment and the ability to know when something isn't working and when it's time to stop, make a decision and change direction. People often value 'drive' too highly; knowing when to come off the gas is a depressingly rare trait in my experience. In addition he is both good humoured and a pleasure to work with. I recommend him very highly."John Matchett, Owner, SJM Photographic, Bristol