Blog

From insights come answers.

A series of articles from the Insider Pro consultancy team.

Real examples that show how we orchestrate supply chains and operations to remove constraints to growth, eliminate risks and improve profitability.

A Virtual Christmas - Team Spirit in Action

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

If 2020 has taught us one thing, it's the importance of team spirit.  And Insider Pro demonstrated this clearly at our Christmas jumper charity event last week.  Since March, everyone has been forced into a position of uncertainty and isolation and being part of a team has become even more important.  It was critical to decide quickly on the best ways to hold the team together, communicate, connect and maintain important relationships. 

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Topics: Best Practice, Our Team

Brexit - the last struggles of 2020

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

On 5th December 2018, we published a blog  https://blog.insiderpro.co.uk/7-things-to-do-now-to-prepare-your-supply-chain-for-brexit

It's time to re-visit and assess whether those 7 things are still relevant today.  Now, exactly two years on, UK and European businesses await final the Brexit terms, amidst dramatic newspaper headlines which talk about a deal "hanging in the balance" and threat of "catastrophe at the borders". Meanwhile, professionals in industry continue to assess the potential impact on their supply chains across the continent.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management

5 ways to accelerate enterprise value growth

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Companies that have surpassed the £20m turnover mark have already worked hard to structure their business in a way that maximises business growth and the value of their enterprise;

They’ve been focused on driving sales

They've negotiated costs to the best of their ability

They’ve reviewed and optimised their operational processes.

In short, they’ve already examined each area of the business.

Yet many CEO’s and investors that I speak to know that they could do even better. They’re just not sure how.

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Topics: Procurement Consultancy, Enterprise Value

5 secret sources of EBITDA lurking in your supply chain

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

One of the most common questions I am asked by CFO's and Financial Controllers is; "How much can we improve EBITDA from our supply chain?"  My answer, is always the same; "More than you think. Probably about double."

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Topics: Enterprise Value

Enterprise value webinar recording

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

In economies like these, growing the business and its enterprise value can be challenging.  In fact, it’s always challenging!  

Increasing EBITDA and the multiples needed to increase company value, requires a laser-like focus on certain high-impact levers available to you.   

As a Finance Leader, an Executive or Business Owner, you have many stakeholders to keep happy and challenging targets to meet. As the conscience and steward of the business no doubt, you will face questions around:- 

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Topics: Enterprise Value

The Finance "Wheel of worries" and growing Enterprise Value

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

As the key person responsible for governance and stewardship of the business, most CFOs are losing some sleep in these troubled times. There are plenty of balls to juggle and people to answer to, but whatever the pressures, a clear focus on Enterprise Value can provide an immediate improvement in cash flow and set the business up for future growth.

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Topics: Enterprise Value

What does it take to create £3m enterprise value in a year?

Posted by Mike Dunlop

1 YEAR - 5 CUSTOMERS - £3M IMPACT - AVG 20% SAVINGS

It has been 1 year since I joined Insider Pro Ltd and I can safely say it has been the best decision of my career so far.

I remember receiving advice from colleagues, my professional network and family that it would be unwise to give up a secure senior position in a large blue chip corporation and move to a boutique consultancy. Yet here I am today with a huge smile on my face due to my current lifestyle and my achievements to date.

£3m impact to my customers within the first year is more than I could ever have imagined and I didn’t have to reach ‘burn out’ to achieve it!

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Topics: Our Team, Enterprise Value

Speed to value  for a healthy future

Posted by Jeremy Bowley
Covid-19 is accelerating business transformation in the Healthcare and Lifescience sectors. The businesses which will be successful in this period of uncertainty are those which are able to embrace innovation and bring new propositions to market despite challenging headwinds on funding, working capital and supply chain integrity. Even before the pandemic, both sectors were facing a compelling need for change. The pressures on the NHS were well documented and the social care sector required new thinking. Drug regulation and long sales cycles created complexity and the fast pace of innovation added further challenges. Businesses involved in developing or producing pharmaceutical, medtech or digital health products faced many questions linked to patient experience including:
  • new technology such as robotic surgery
  • improving clinical trial outcomes
  • ensuring greater participation including women, minorities and older patients
  • and ensuring improved access to and better use of data.
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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

What is disruptive procurement?

Posted by Jeremy Bowley

Disruptive procurement is the process of creating real business value and competitive advantage by:

  • deconstructing what the business really needs,
  • challenging established business processes,
  • leveraging knowledge from outside the normal points of reference, and
  • designing, assembling and managing the supply chain in new and innovative ways.
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Topics: Disruptive Procurement

Reduce your marketing budget whilst increasing effectiveness

Posted by Darin Crosby

Different businesses have different objectives and priorities. Some are focused on reducing debt and improving short-term cash flow whilst for others, top line growth is what it’s all about. But all seek to do more with less.

The focus is not just on saving money but maximising Enterprise Value (EV) for the future. In many growth businesses the team responsible for Marketing is lean and there is more reliance on 3rd party support. The CMO will typically have a broader remit beyond the traditional focus of promotion / marketing comm’s. This will include the CMO having direct input and responsibility for pricing, product innovation, business strategy & customer experience (CX).

The CFO needs to understand the path to value and when assessing how your business currently operates, we suggest you ask the following 14 key questions;

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Topics: Disruptive Procurement, Procurement Consultancy, Marketing