A local company sought assistance with the development of a web based tool to manage fleet risks in companies and organisations. Following the successful initial work in the project Les Owen was contracted as an interim manager to assist with the continued development of the product and marketing internationally. This has led to a number of successes in the UK and abroad and the role continues. The fleet risk product reduces costs and incidents with fleet drivers and other employees.
A local carpet cleaning contractor wished to build the business and LOA were tasked to research the markets and provide both a marketing and business plan. Using the research skills we found a new market opportunity and provided guidance in breaking into the market. The business and marketing plans that were provided gave the company the direction to increase their business within the first year.
Another new start-up required help to write a tender invitation to web builders to create a new website being designed by a specialist web designer. We produced a tender document and then were asked to manage the tender process. Tender invitations were sent and we developed a standard for assessing the bids. The responses were assessed in a summary document for the client and 2 were short listed on the client’s known requirements. The project was then extended to use LOA to manage the interface between the designer and builder and manage the development in the client’s timescale, leading to a very successful on-line presence.
Public sector market presence
Using the public sector experience we were tasked to access organisations in the public sector and assist with marketing a software solution for large organisations with multiple networks. This project continues.
Business advice was sought to assist the board of a small company when they were assessing an options paper presented by the Operations Director. They sought an independent view of the paper on the business growth plans. Following the meetings they adopted an option which has seen business grow annually.