Relaunching Maple Leaf Consultants
I first launched myself as a consultant back in 2012 when I had the opportunity to go into a specialist publishing company on the invitation of the CEO to help him propel his business into a new phase of growth. I wrote this blog at the time to describe my excitement in realising that with my experience I could help them to improve their business.
In 2013 I was invited by the president of Samuel French, the specialist theatrical company, to provide some advice on their retail business. I discovered a company with a fantastic brand and history, but whose market share and financial performance had been declining, and whose organisation and culture were simply not fit to compete in their market. This offered a wonderful opportunity to help! I have spent the past six years leading the modernisation and turnaround of Samuel French’s fortunes in the UK. I was part of an exciting global project to rejuvenate the the long-established business and the result was a lucrative sale of the business earlier this year.
This rewarding experience strengthened my belief that I can help companies to realise their potential. I have learned the most important ways to deliver performance: clear strategies and great teams. I have also seen again how creating an open and collaborative culture is essential to success. I am certain that there are others who could learn these things. Maple Leaf Consultants was reborn!