Do not stop growing

Don't stop growing

BHP Consulting have designed a bespoke corporate planning process​ for the established, privately owned company. Its purpose is to act as a framework and platform for the Board to grow the company and its value and prepare for such growth by overcoming the current barriers.

what we do

Why do we do what we do?

To help you.

Our experience of enabling clients to increase their company value and their personal wealth means we are well positioned to offer integral advice to develop and support your company’s growth plans.

We love delivering tangible value for clients, and will work with you side-by-side to achieve your ambitions.

What we can do for you

What we can do for you

In the last 12 months we have assisted in increasing the profits of our clients by an average of 66% and we can do the same for you.

With 92% of our clients having referred us to a fellow established company and an average of four referrals a week from major clearing banks to support their customers’ growth aspirations, you can see we have credentials and the trust of those who know us.

Succession planning

Succession planning

As your business grows, you will want to get ready for the future. Often this means passing control from one generation to the next, which can pose challenges which are critical to business’ continued success.

We can work with you to explore how to overcome these challenges, and even turn them to your advantage, to create a cross-generational team which ensures your values are maintained and lived by for decades to come.

Enter new markets

Enter new markets

Have you ever thought about all the markets your product/service may be suitable but you haven’t yet explored? We can help you to understand how you can break into new arenas which will be lucrative to your business.

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A1 Engineering
Gilbert Thompson
Mtech
Leeds Rugby
Walkers
Supplies
H2O
EPMS

"Just like to thank you guys for yesterday, I have to say for me I found in both fascinating and rewarding, so much I can take from it to ensure we continue going in the right direction, was lovely to get the perspective that we are not only doing a lot of good things already but how we can enhance current and future polices with the use of such progressive leadership and management skills. Regards, Stuart Hipkins"

Stuart Hipkins, Operations Director, Stride Supplies Ltd

BHP Management Academy

BHP Consulting runs a Management Academy dedicated to the advancement of senior management teams. 

Skilled senior management will increase shareholder value for external buyers and can act as a full or partial exit tool for owners to extract value and move to Chairmanship. 

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What is the objective?

The goal of BHP Management Academy is to provide existing management teams the ability to further their contribution to the company value. The Academy trains and develops senior management across a broad range of skill sets.

What is involved?

The program takes management teams from different clients with groups ranging from 10-20 people. Management teams gain experience from discussing strategy and commercial issues with clients from differing industries. Company specific programmes are also available. 

To discuss, call us on 0333 123 9191 or email us at consulting@bhp.co.uk

"Just like to thank you guys for yesterday, I have to say for me I found in both fascinating and rewarding, so much I can take from it to ensure we continue going in the right direction, was lovely to get the perspective that we are not only doing a lot of good things already but how we can enhance current and future polices with the use of such progressive leadership and management skills. Regards, Stuart Hipkins"

Stuart Hipkins, Operations Director, Stride Supplies Ltd

Family Business Academy

At some stage, all family businesses will face the challenges and issues presented by succession planning; often with regards to future generations taking partial or full ownership.

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What is the objective?

The objective of the BHP Family Business Academy is to assist both older and younger generations by providing advice, strategies, training and planning on succession. The programme runs for 12 months with bespoke tailored advice aimed to support both the successor and current owner.

The Successor Programme

The Successor Programme contains four full day sessions over a 12 month period. The successors, all from non-competing businesses, gain the opportunity to share ideas and challenges as well as focusing on key areas of development as Directors. 

To discuss, call us on 0333 123 9191 or email us at consulting@bhp.co.uk

Crossing the 'growth chasm'

Many companies face barriers which prevent them growing to their full potential. These barriers can cause a gap in growth, which we at BHP Consulting call a “growth chasm”. To overcome these barriers and to make the “leap” to the next level, companies must consider major challenges to their current growth strategies. 

The Consulting department at BHP guides clients across the “chasm” which acts as a barrier for companies with strategies to grow their business, pass control from one generation to the next, or enter new markets. 

Companies who wish to make a step change in their life cycle face challenges in major areas which must be addressed.

How ? 

We work over a sustained period on a retainer and project basis taking large corporate clients from their current value to a realistic end point and strategic goal.

At board level we operate a pre-designed and bespoke planning process we call “Chasm Planning” covering four areas; Consultation, Review, Solution and Implementation. 

We work with the client as a retained advisor, very often as non-executive chairman. We provide project support from our Consulting team for solution delivery. The planning process consultation and review can take six months with the solution delivery and implementation taking 12 months to several years according to your requirements.

What ?

We assist clients crossing the barriers which exist to their growth aspirations which we call the “Growth Chasm”. We bracket the barriers into four areas; Strategy, Customer, Operations and Human Capital. 

When working with you, we go through the consultation process covering your aspirations and market opportunities. This is done with facilitated off-site board meetings taking between 1-3 days over a period of time tailored to your needs. 

We then provide the business with a strategic review across the four areas, assessing the capability of the business for the growth journey. This can take many weeks and the report and findings are discussed at the board meetings. 

We then provide solutions to the barriers preventing growth, discovered in the strategic review working with our Corporate Finance, Taxation, Legal and Banking colleagues. Your tailored solutions are planned out in the implementation programme which we assist in rolling out at strategic and operational board meetings where we attend, facilitate and chair. 

To further advise on the challenges to growth we provide tailored support to the CEO and board of Directors in areas such as; Communication, Leadership, Time Management, Governance, Stress Management and Elite Performance. Such support comes from individual mentoring, board meetings and tailored academies where Directors work with Directors from other clients and gain benefit from building peer based relationships.

What Our Clients Say     

"The day assisted me greatly in terms of 'bridging the gap' from A1 today to Newco. You've made my job a lot easier whilst giving the whole team confidence that we have a strong Consulting and financial resource which can be tapped into by us all. Many thanks again, Best Regards, Dean"

Dean Frost – Director, A1 Engineering

"David, Thank you for last Wednesday, I found the whole day and evening very enlightening. As I mentioned on the day, I wasn’t sure what to expect beforehand but found all topics of discussion very interesting and rewarding. I appreciate all advice and feedback I receive so that I can continue to improve, therefore I found it all very useful and look forward to meeting with you and Jess again in the near future. Best regards, Ollie."

Ollie Brown – Projects Operations Manager, A1 Engineering

Case Study

A1 Engineering Solutions

The challenge

The company had remained steady in terms of profit and turnover for several years, enjoying great success with an established team of Directors and the majority shareholder and MD being heavily involved. The majority shareholders wished for significant growth and reviewed the opportunity and market place with BHP Consulting. Significant opportunity existed and in the first 12 months of the Consulting relationship turnover increased by 300% from £3 million to £12 million with growth expected at the same level the year after.

The solution

BHP Consulting joined the company as Non-Executive to assist with their growth. The company undertook the BHP Chasm Planning process. The four areas of the business were reviewed and solutions created. These included training for the Directors to cope with their new demands, strengthening the board with the appointment of an MD, diversification of their customer base and a 24 month operational profit review programme.

The benefits

In addition to David’s role, a new MD was also brought in to assist with the growth and professionalising the current services already offered. We quickly appointed a Board and went on to facilitate a full strategic away day to explain their new roles, responsibilities and aspirations of the owners going forward. www.a1-es.co.uk


What Our Clients Say 

"I wanted to drop you a brief note expressing my appreciation for the excellent work undertaken by you and your team in assisting us in the successful acquisition of Direct Wire. You are well aware of the overall strategic importance of the transaction for the business and I truly believe that the enlarged group will prosper in the coming years.

The team handled the deal skilfully, in the face of tight deadlines, and with a high degree of professionalism to ensure both parties achieved the outcome they hoped for."

Graham Howes, Chairman, Stride Supplies Ltd

Case Study

Stride Supplies

The challenge

David Mitchell, Head of BHP Consulting acts as Non-Exec chairman for Stride Supplies Ltd based in Redditch. Various long and short term projects have occurred during this role at Stride, such as overseeing an acquisition and assisting with a new finance facility.

The solution

BHP Consulting helped the current owner move from MD to a chairman role which included a promotion of Directors to full equity Board members. Part of this included individual mentoring for both the chairman, particularly moving from a manager to a leadership role, and also the Directors in improving their skill sets as leaders of the company, plus managing a team and other new areas including operations, strategy and finance, all of which are key specialisms of BHP Consulting.

The benefits

David was able to provide an independent view on all aspects of the business going forward, in addition he was able to provide a tremendous amount of support to the Board during the transition of the current MD to chairman role.

www.stride-supplies.co.uk

What Our Clients Say 

"I would just like to say how impressed I am with your approach and teaching techniques to which helped me develop a strategic way forward with the business in such a short period. Really looking forward to further discussions and implementation of the overall commercial direction which we are discovering and mapping out together."

Brett Harrop, Technical Director, Clarks Vehicle Conversions Ltd

Case Study

Clarks Vehicle Conversions

The challenge

CVC is a family run business specialising in converting commercial vehicles into high quality working vehicles. 

David Mitchell was elected as non-exec chairman in summer 2014 to assist the ambitious shareholders with their growth plans. They highlighted that they would be unable to achieve their as effectively without BHP Consulting.

The solution

The initial role began with management and leadership training for the current Directors as part of a strategic away afternoon. This led to a review of the current structure of the business and most recently the recruitment of a new Managing Director to assist with the owners’ growth aspirations.

www.van-conversion.co.uk


Case Study

Leeds Rugby

The challenge

Leeds Rugby, based at Headingley Stadium, is home to Leeds Carnegie and Leeds Rhinos. 

Their infrastructure had expanded substantially in 15 years, with requirements due to growth being dealt with in a reactionary capacity. Their existing engineers were working flat out, just to keep up with the demand of new systems & problems in an increasingly complex environment. 

Their Management team were not getting any advice on the direction their systems should take, whether or not more cost efficient methods were available, and how they should best move forward in the most cost efficient way possible.

The solution

BHP Consulting carried out a comprehensive network and systems audit, highlighting key risks, areas for improvement and potential cost reductions. Additional technicians were outsourced, strengthening their technical cover and providing additional technical knowledge. The Server farm was moved to a more secure, stable, environment and implemented an annually tested business continuity plan.

The benefits

A sensible five year plan is in place, improving the infrastructure and maximising efficiency whilst also providing a reduction in costs year on year and streamlined daily processes. Infrastructure is now supported by an IT Department, providing cover all year round. Fully documented, structured systems are stored in an improved environment, backed up by comprehensive SLAs and Strategic advice direct to the Management Board on new solutions and experienced re-negotiation of contracts with third parties. We also re-negotiated their mobile telephony contracts, saving Leeds Rugby an estimated £12K per annum. We managed the tender for a new leased line, ensuring the best possible deal was secured.

www.leedsrugby.com

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