Meet Richard: Accomplished Programme Manager with extensive experience in several industries

Richard is an accomplished Programme Manager with extensive experience in industries such as Utilities, public transportation, oil and gas, and IT. Displaying a proven track record of achievements from start-up phase to revenue yielding results, we are so proud to have him as part of our partner network, offering our clients a truly specialist service - able to meet them wherever their business needs are. Richards has extensive experience in creating success through staff development, customer focus; and profitability across all areas of the business. His influential ability to quickly evaluate, prioritise performance issues to devise and implement improvement through [...]

2018-03-16T12:00:21+00:00March 13th, 2018|News, Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Richard: Accomplished Programme Manager with extensive experience in several industries

Meet Geraint: A Senior leader in IT & Telecoms

Geraint is a senior leader in IT and telecoms. He engages with start-ups and more established technology businesses to increase sales effectiveness, covering sales strategies, go-to-market approaches, target market definition, key account development, partnering, sales organisation structures, measurement and reward, and people development. He is currently a mentor at the Techstars Barclays Accelerator in London helping young Fintech firms to accelerate their growth. Geraint has led major sales functions at firms including IBM, EMC and Colt, including leading teams supporting the largest global accounts, teams of field, desk and outsourced sales professionals covering SME client sets, and teams serving clients [...]

2018-03-13T09:33:05+00:00March 13th, 2018|Partner Profiles|Comments Off on Meet Geraint: A Senior leader in IT & Telecoms

9 ways to uncover hidden revenue streams

The battle is real. Every company is fighting for survival - some already on the crest of a wave, and others just trying to hold on. But survival isn't the reason you started your business. Survival isn't the reason why you chose to lead your organisation. It might be where you find yourself today, but that's not the ideal you had for yourself, let alone your business. And so it comes as no surprise that as you focus on just making it through today, or tomorrow, the prospect of taking a step back and look at where it is you [...]

2018-03-13T09:37:05+00:00March 13th, 2018|News, RE:Focus|Comments Off on 9 ways to uncover hidden revenue streams

Driving Investment: Reaping the rewards through Gender Diversity

It was Stephen Covey that once said: “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”   Business Diversity is more than just a catch-phrase of the current season.  In fact, McKinsey has been examining diversity in the workplace for several years and in a recent report, they examined company data across a number of industries globally - and their findings were clear. Here's a selection of what they found: Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are [...]

2018-03-12T17:39:48+00:00March 12th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News|Comments Off on Driving Investment: Reaping the rewards through Gender Diversity

Understanding Millennials: How to attract best talent for your business

There's a new group of leaders in town. They're ambitious. They're inventive. They're brave. They made up a quarter of the US population in 2017 alone, and nearly half of the US workforce.  The Millennial generation is the biggest in US history, and they're not going anywhere. And for many organisations, this group of people represents a new era of talent;  talent that is tech-savvy and innovative, redefining the workplace as we know it. So, why should you care? In the last 5 years, 87% of millennial workers took on management roles, compared with 38% of GenX and 19% of [...]

2018-03-12T17:06:06+00:00March 12th, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on Understanding Millennials: How to attract best talent for your business

A working example of business turnaround: When it doesn’t cost you much, but loses you a lot.

Business Turnaround is the talk of the town currently. Well, if we’re honest, it has been the talk of the town for many years already – and with organisations trying whatever means possible – be it through acquisition, mergers or adopting new leadership strategies, turning a failing, or under-productive business around appears to be as common as the cold. With more industry giants hitting our headlines, business distress is no longer spoken about in hushed tones, but appear, more and more so, in the headlines over our morning cup of coffee. The CFPro Ventures team has been helping organisations for [...]

2018-03-12T16:31:18+00:00March 8th, 2018|News, RE:Focus|Comments Off on A working example of business turnaround: When it doesn’t cost you much, but loses you a lot.

Growing Positively Through The Silver Economy

It's a fact. Europe (and the UK) has an ageing population, and what may be cause for concern for many, brings its own silver lining. This inverted population pyramid may bring a unique set of challenges. Where the demand on care and pensions places extra pressure on our purse strings, there is an opportunity that exists - and one that many entrepreneurs and innovators are tapping into. As we age, and as our lifespan increases, there will be a growing need for new products and services to keep us mobile, and improve our way of live - opening up new [...]

2018-03-07T09:18:59+00:00March 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Growing Positively Through The Silver Economy

When Corporate Venturing and Acquisition focuses on a much more inclusive consumer cycle.

The story of Merger & Acquisition is not a new one to tell. In fact, it has been happening in our economies for hundreds of years. So, what’s different today? In a world of corporate competition, knowing and understanding your customer journey has been critical to delivering faster than your competition, and gaining in the race for market-share value. But what happens you have exhausted your customer process? From the moment you receive your raw materials, to the point of sale, through to communication campaigns to keep your clients engaged and buying from you regularly, what more is there to [...]

2018-03-12T16:31:43+00:00March 6th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News|Comments Off on When Corporate Venturing and Acquisition focuses on a much more inclusive consumer cycle.

Paying homage to another great Inventor, Trevor Bayliss

Photo: BBC For regular followers of our blog, you will no doubt be aware of the enthusiasm and strong belief we hold in the power of innovation within business. Organisations that are disrupting their markets, traditional processes being thrown out of the window in a bid to move and flex with a changing economy. But when it comes to remarkable innovation, and in particular, inventions, we particularly enjoy shining some light on the remarkable men and women in British history who have led the way for the rest of us. And so, today's blog may be slightly different. [...]

2018-03-06T08:56:15+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Paying homage to another great Inventor, Trevor Bayliss

Evaluating Corporate Venturing as a viable growth path for your SME.

More than 99% of companies registered in the UK are SME’s and represent 60% of all private sector employment in the UK.  "Small and medium-sized enterprises  are at the forefront of the industrial policy agenda owing to their role in creating jobs, stimulating innovation and promoting entrepreneurial skills," says SpringerLink's study on the Drivers of SME growth. For a while now, organisations have realised the value of investing in external businesses - especially when those businesses offer new opportunities to reach new markets, adopt new technology, attract new customer-bases, cross over into new industries. Countless articles document the benefits of [...]

2018-03-12T16:32:01+00:00March 1st, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News, SME Growth|Comments Off on Evaluating Corporate Venturing as a viable growth path for your SME.
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