Boom or Bust? Time to Invest

I’m delighted to be able to introduce David Croydon of Hilltop Consultancy as a guest contributor to my blog.  David is a fellow member of The Lamberhurst Corporation Consultancy Network, who specialises in helping businesses with growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions.  If you are interested in what David has to say and would like an […]

Embedding change following a systems implementation project

If you have been following my blog series on managing technology and systems change you will have read about the importance of considering the change process both before and during a systems implementation or upgrade project.  Unfortunately, that was just the easy bit! Implementing a new piece of technology is relatively easy, yes it can […]

M&A – how to find the perfect deal (part 2)

In part 1 of this M&A article I described why you may want to consider an acquisition.  Here are some of the reasons: Reaching a wider customer base and increasing your market share Diversification of the products, services and long-term prospects Obtaining quality staff or additional skills Reducing your costs and overheads Accelerating your business […]

Mergers & Acquisitions – how to find the perfect deal (part 1)

First, a question: What do Apple, Amazon, Pearson, Virgin, B Sky B, Bloomsbury and ITV all have in common? Answer: They have all acquired other businesses as a means to develop their own corporations.  This is not just in the media sector either.  Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) is a route for business development in any […]