Every business owner faces critical moments

Achieving Growth

Every business owner faces critical moments.

Achieving Growth

  1. How do I scale my business?
  2. I need external capital; do I have to give up control?
  3. My directors do not share my growth ambitions; what can I do?
Tackling Challenges

Every business owner faces critical moments.

Tackling Challenges

  1. I am making a loss: what are my options?
  2. How do I turnaround my business?
  3. Sales are up but profits are stagnating: what can I do?
Exit Planning

Every business owner faces critical moments.

Exit Planning

  1. I have just received an offer for my business, should I accept it?
  2. Is my business due diligence ready?
  3. How do I maximise my business exit value?

Getting the right support

Our clients have grown, turned around and sold companies of all sizes, sectors and stages of growth with our support and advice.

Whatever your business ambitions, we want to help you to achieve them and for you to be able to speak as passionately about what that has meant for you, just as our clients in these videos.

“Over the last 18 months we have assessed the various strategic options available to us, established our preferred trajectory and developed comprehensive plans to deliver upon our vision. We are now executing on our plans. Our plans are ambitious, have required a redesign of our organisation and implementation of new business models.”

People Centric Software Solution Company

“I was looking for some structure around the board room table and direction for the senior team. We signed up for phase 1 to deliver a 1yr operational plan that we can work to for the next 3 years. I had done courses in the past but nothing like this where it was solely based around our business with all approaches taken being relevant and factual.”

Flooring Company

“Most advisers focus heavily on the fluffy stuff of planning and vision etc and even though I agree that it is vital, Elephants Child are then able to translate that in actions so we know exactly what needs to happen, by when and by who. Which to me is invaluable. Would recommend without hesitation.”

Accountancy Practice

Cowan Scott, Managing Director, Scott Country International

“ESG… Three letters that meant little or nothing to me just 6 months ago.. are now shaping the way my business is run today.

Purposeful Business

How we can help

We make an impact by delivering clarity, through analysis, in establishing strategic and tailored operational business plans. Enabling our clients to focus on direction, governance and support to grow.

Achieving Growth

Exit Planning

Tackling Challenges

Achieving Growth

Getting real clarity on what is achievable, setting some potential bold targets and ensuring that there is a shared ambition to reach your growth aspirations

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Exit planning

To realise the value of the effort you have put in over the years, we need to maximise the value and minimise the likelihood of that not being achieved

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Tackling challenges

Analysing the challenges whether they are cashflow, sales, marketing, operations or HR is the first step in creating a plan to overcome them

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Our methodology

Elephants Child is a holistic Business Advisory company. We support SME business leaders and their senior management teams in enjoying greater profits through achieving valuable growth, preparation for exit, accessing funding and driving turnaround.

We believe curiosity will open up new abilities, ideas and knowledge. There is a big difference between asking a lot of questions and the right questions.

Drawing on the key components of the Elephants Child story, we focus on solving the who, what, why and how questions to gain clarity, develop a plan and deliver success.

"Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential."

Winston Churchill

"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans."

Peter F. Drucker

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."

Abraham Lincoln

"Mould-breaking strategies grow initially like weeds, they are not cultivated like tomatoes in a hothouse.… (They) can take root in all kinds of places."

Henry Mintzberg

"Strategy is the great work of the organisation. In situations of life and death, it is the Tao of Survival or Extinction. Its study cannot be neglected."

Sun Tzu

"Everyone has a plan... until they get punched in the mouth."

Mike Tyson