SMEs

Guides for the Journey for Entrepreneurs

Over the last decade our consultants have successfully worked with over 100 SMEs developing growth strategies, improving performance and developing their leadership capacity. We have a special expertise in working with technology based SMEs at different stages of their life cycle.

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This is an amazing story of a niche meat business whose business was in export quality beef prior to the outbreak of BSE in 1996. At a stroke Donald Russell's entire export business was wiped out. Their recovery is a story to inspire others, how identifying new growth markets, supplying industry leading quality, learning from others and providing inspirational leadership to people can be the basis of success even in the harshest and most hostile business environment. It was my privilege to work, as an adviser, with Hans Baumann, Donald Russell's Swiss CEO during the formative years building the new business.
Renaissance & Company offers a blend of practical management in identifying options to move beyond the status quo. This ensures the development of an international strategy that is both ambitious and achievable. More than 50 companies have produced and executed successful international growth strategies through a process led by Renaissance consultants.
Holland & Sherry is a world famous cloth merchant based in Peebles, Scotland. Premium quality cloths are distributed globally and the company has successfully expanded into the interiors fabrics sector in the USA. The international development strategy delivered significant increased sales adn profit through increased focus and improved personal and team performance.
Graham's Dairy has been one of the UK's fastest growing food companies, reaching a turnover in excess of £70m in 2013. The Müller acquisition of Wiseman created opportunities for Graham's to further consolidate their growth. Renaissance & Company were asked to facilitate a number of strategic conversations for the Graham's family owners and colleagues on the Board
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews wished to move from the era of the Secretariat to a modernised executive structure, where the senior managers were focused on performance of their functional areas.
Rémy Cointréau and Bols merged in 2000 to form one of the world's leading drinks manufacturers. The integration of these French and Dutch companies was a potentially challenging process. Kevin Parker and Alistair, then with Genesis developed an innovative process to engage the executives of both companies to prepare an execution plan for the merger and successfully achieve the goals of the merger.
Our client was a newly formed business division of a major international food group. The new company was experiencing difficulties with its new product development process in terms of resource bottlenecks, projects being stalled, failed initiatives, and no successfully commercialised products in market. Through a radical review of the processes we enable the company to develop successful new product streams in a relatively short period of time. This in turn transformed their relationship with major retailers
We conducted a series of High Performance workshops for the leadership team of the Irish subsidiary of a leading pharmaceutical multinational.
Genesis’ partnerships consultants worked with Odeon to create a unique sponsorship platform for RIAS, a specialist insurer for over 50s, to engage with potential customers. Odeon ‘Senior Screen’, a season of films for mature guests, was launched in October 2006 and RIAS began sponsoring the initiative in May 2007. This first time sponsorship provided a unique opportunity to create a long term and relevant presence in a cinema environment. Our consultants managed the logistics and sponsorship content of the partnership.