Clive WhitegateAbout US
We elected to use only highly experienced battle-scarred “Grey Beards” with a track record of delivering sustainable solutions across the Globe.
We are not the type of guys who will “borrow your watch and tell you the time”. We are a Team of highly motivated professionals with impressive track records of delivering in the real world.
The Way We work
Every organisation has problems but not every organisation has the resources to resolve all these problems. So, our recommended way of working relates to a question, “How do you eat an Elephant?” – One bite at a time.
Mostly, but not exclusively Manufacturers, across a range of Market Sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Print, Security, Paper Making, Rail, Food and Packaging.
Clive Whitegate was formed in 2005 and unlike many Business Consultants that are populated with well qualified but inexperienced and expensive individuals, we elected to use only highly experienced battle-scarred “Grey Beards” with a track record of delivering sustainable solutions across the Globe.
We are not the type of guys who will “borrow your watch and tell you the time”. We are a Team of highly motivated professionals with impressive track records of delivering in the real world. We have “been there” as Managing Directors, CEO’s or Senior Managers and there are not many situations we haven’t seen before.
We cover all business disciplines and are very comfortable working in large or small organisations with a true accountability for delivery and absolute integrity.
Having been operating for several years we have many reference customers who have benefited from our involvement ranging from simple advice on Lean Management or standalone issues to full on business transformation projects as you can see from our Case Studies and Testimonials.
Our approach is sustained by providing packages allowing self-sufficiency through the Management Team and involving the people who know the issues and want to resolve them.
Clients can go from Turnaround mode to award winning and we would be happy to provide references and details of how the awards below were won.
Meet The Team
The Way We Work
Every organisation has problems but not every organisation has the resources to resolve all these problems. So, our recommended way of working relates to a question, “How do you eat an Elephant?” and of course the answer is:
One Bite At A Time
Don’t bite off more than you have capability to complete or can afford to complete. That’s why we have several approaches designed to suit specific business situations.
You may simply need to talk through a problem and go on to solve it yourself after picking some brains or you may prefer a more in-depth engagement which could be a traditional consultancy project through to an Interim Management assignment. All of this is fine by us. You know your business!
Remember, problems are not resolved by producing glossy reports, so we don’t. We believe that problems are resolved by making sure the right behaviours are being shown from ourselves, you and your people. That’s why we like to behave in a consistent and helpful way and demonstrate several key traits.
We discover the behavioural and process root causes leading to the problem. We analyse what is working well and what changes are needed before establishing KPI’s with you which will drive sustainable improvement.
Most importantly, we work alongside your Management Team and Employees. We understand that we alone are not enough and therefore work with your people in a way that allows them to see what change is necessary and how their individual knowledge and experience is an essential part of the future.
The behaviors that will drive success:
- Clarity of tasks and expectations
- Compliance to systems and procedures
- Individual accountability and ownership
- Teamwork and flexibility to share tasks
- Effective communication – up, down & across the organisation
- Working smarter not harder through better practices
- Maintaining pace to overcome barriers
AND ABOVE ALL – DOING WHAT WE SAY WE WILL DO!
In Summary We: –
We will ensure that we understand the specific Business issue to be addressed. The learning tools we utilise range from a simple health check questionnaire, discussions with Stakeholders, through to Team based workshops.
Create a “Big Picture”
We turn what we have learned into a set of goals that the Business needs to work towards.
Work with the People
We recognise that the Team and the people in the business are fundamental to success and as such we build trust and rapport much needed if we are to achieve the set goal.
We use our comprehensive training materials to train the people in the tools they need to support the programme of work. Whether on-line training or bespoke for the situation our no-nonsense style is used to prepare for action.
Using selected tools from our toolbox we execute with your people in an exciting and innovative way that gets results.
Stir Things Up
We constantly explore new ideas and ways of doing things. Whether it is Mega Events or 5 Day Blasts, we are always pushing the boundaries.
Coach and Mentor
We are available post project to coach and mentor you and your Team to get the best out of your investment and drive to sustain and further improve capabilities across your business.
Mostly, but not exclusively Manufacturers, across a range of Market Sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Print, Security, Paper Making, Rail, Food, Packaging, Aviation and covering Foundries, Fabrication, Printing, Maintenance, Coating, Design and Build Engineering and Machining.
Engagement has historically been from Private Equity Houses targeted at improving Return on Investment, Banks protecting against risk through to direct relationships where specific problem solving is key. We also work with other Advisors where they may need specialist support.