At RAS we recognise that local business needs are no less complex than if you were based in London or New York and we are here to support you.
Whether you are looking to grow, get a grip on costs, downsize or break into an entirely new market; businesses have been benefiting from outside expertise since time began. The most successful business owners are not those who thought they knew everything but those who recognised that they don’t!
We all have our fields of expertise, those subjects that we know inside out and we don’t suffer fools who try to tell us what we already know. But we all recognise that there are things that we don’t know, areas where we can benefit from support; A good consultant understands this too. Effectively supporting a client requires mutual respect. When the client’s knowledge of his own business and its operating environment is successfully coupled with the consultant’s knowledge from their own field of expertise; the business will flourish.
It is this philosophy which has helped RAS support its clients through many periods of change and growth. This has driven a level of long term client retention which remains the envy of our competitors. Many consultants will look to the now and the invoice on the table, whereas at RAS, we seek to develop long term relationships and to deliver solutions that keep delivering for the client for years to come.
For one particular client, RAS examines all potential acquisitions as an independent party to the companies own internal considerations; thus, ensuring that an impartial assessment, free of vested interests and with detailed cost / benefits are available. For others, we support them with a fresh strategic focus or, on occasion, a complete rationalisation of services or products. For those times when recovery or rationalisation is not viable, we can offer administration support and wind-down solutions to protect those areas of a business model which are still profitable whilst managing customer and supplier expectation through the restructuring process.
In some cases, we prepare business plans for a completely new enterprise and provide support in arranging finance and/or identifying potential investors. For others, we stress test their own internal plans and assumptions or simply assist in the strategic planning process as another set of eyes and ears. And for a small number of our clients we act as a direct extension of their own in-house team.
In short, every business owner brings their own skill set to the boardroom table and those entrepreneurs that recognise they can’t be the best at everything bring in outside expertise to help the business grow. At RAS we engage with your business at a level that suits you; either offering input around the table, delivering particular projects or overseeing an entire area of your business under your direction.
So, if you are looking for a partner instead of a provider, then call us on
01481 200570 to arrange a meeting with a member of the team.