Business Growth Consulting

Helping you make the BIG changes that really matter

 

Oakwood is a no nonsense business growth consultancy that offers mentoring, consulting and done for you services to support small and medium sizes business who are struggling to reach their full potential.

We specialise in helping CEO’s, Directors and Founders move effectively towards their scale up moment, helping them understand the realities and risks of the growth journey, so they can avoid the pitfalls that so many failed or stalled businesses fall into at key growth moments.

Our consultants have extensive experience across a range of sectors and industries, and have supported thousands of small to large scale enterprises to enable sustainable, impactful business growth that makes a significant difference to the people they serve and support.

Do you need us?

GOALS


Do you have BIG ideas and goals for your business, but no real strategy for how to make it happen?

GROWTH


Has growth within your small to medium size business stalled, and you are not exactly sure why or what to do about it?

RESOURCES


Are you lacking the time, energy, knowhow or capacity to do it all yourself?

SOLUTIONS


Are you too close to the challenges in your business to see the obvious answers?

We can help and here is how...

Oakwood uses a unique combination of real life business growth experience and expertise, combined with our proven business change methodologies and frameworks to move businesses beyond their current sticking point.

We know the true opportunity cost of not growing fast enough, but also the often unspoken about risk of trying to scale too soon.

We work on the premise that nothing solid or lasting can grow with weak foundations, so we start with those core foundational pieces which provide stability that so many fast growing businesses ignore, and then cause issues later on.

Take a look at our successful Adaptive Growth Model™

Oakwood uses a unique combination of real life business growth experience and expertise, combined with our proven business change methodologies and frameworks to move businesses beyond their current sticking point.

We know the true opportunity cost of not growing fast enough, but also the often unspoken about risk of trying to scale too soon.

We work on the premise that nothing solid or lasting can grow with weak foundations, so we start with those core stability providing foundational pieces that so many fast growing businesses ignore, and then cause issues later on.

Take a look at our successful Adaptive Growth Model™

The Adaptive Growth Model™


START UP

STEP IN

STEP UP

SCALE UP

STEP OUT

Business owners don’t always understand where they are in this framework, and therefore can sometimes operate in a space either behind or ahead of where they actually should be, making their efforts and investments not completely fit for purpose.

For each unique business venture there will be an ideal pace to move from one phase to the other, without creating chaos or burnout from going too fast, or alternatively losing the energy and any market position you have by moving too slow.

We have a range of diagnostic tools to help you better understand where in this framework you are, and what structural and creative things you can do to move you forward. We also have a range of consulting, mentoring and training solutions to support you on this journey.

We can help you realign all areas of your business to meet the full spectrum of your success metrics, and ensuring you REALLY are ready for scale up and beyond.

Our Get Business Done Services


We know that as a small or medium size business you don’t want to be part of a long winded talking shop exercise, where you go round and round in circles exploring options and ideas, you just want to get to the heart of the problem, find the right solution and then get the job at hand done.

As a founder or CEO, you may already have a good picture of what the current business growth issues are, but because you are so close to it, you are not completely confident of moving forward in the right way…and so a strategy isn’t in place, the job doesn’t get done, and the progress doesn’t get made.

This is a real shame, as we know the cost of lost opportunity and delayed progress.

With our Get Business Done trilogy of services we have you covered.

Get Business Done In 90 Minutes£750 +VAT

Got a problem that needs an immediate fix, or a project that needs flushing out for viability, then book in a high level strategic call with one of our leading consultants and have them support you to get to the heart of the issue, discover the best solution, and help you plot out an immediate plan of action, we can match you with a specific high level expert in Marketing, Sales, Branding, PR, Strategy, Finance, Legals…or anything else that feels specific…bish, bash, bosh DONE

Get Business Done In a Day£6000 +VAT

Need to escape from the day to day chaos of your business, and work on a BIG piece of development or structural work that requires a bit more thinking? Work with our consultant over a whole day, in a beautiful inspiring location (close to you, yes we will travel) to get over the major blocks to your business growth.

Together we will get a significant part of the strategic and implementation work done, moving you forward and saving you time, money and headache by facing it head on, all in one day…you will leave the session buzzing, but also with a tangible next steps plan to keep up the momentum.

Get Business Done Together – £10,000-50,000 +VAT

So you have a strategy and maybe even a business plan, but the truth is you don’t have the capacity, the confidence, or the knowhow to keep the business on track over the longer term.

You are worried that without a bit of external support you will get bogged down in the day to day activities and issues of the business and not stay strategic enough, or implement enough of the overall plan. This is where Oakwood Management can help you by embedding one (or more) of our consultants into your team over a longer period of time (3-12 months), working on a specific developmental project or across the organisation to achieve your targets.

These services can be taken up individually, or you can build up your trust in and commitment to working with Oakwood as your business partner, by taking each of these services on one at a time in turn.

Other Oakwood Management programmes and services available to support you and your business…

The Impact Summit 


Impact Summit Design & Facilitation

Are you working in an industry or sector where there is a BIG problem that you alone can not solve?

Why not let us bring all the involved parties together in a creative and innovative way to really get to the heart of what is needed to make change happen, and more importantly to put a strategic but implementable plan of action together to make the change happen.

As part of this programme, we will cocreate an in person or hybrid event, and support you to get all of the right people in the room. We can do this by creating a consortium of stakeholders supporting the event with resources, or have your organisation be the lead partner, and we can support you to find sponsors and other cheerleaders.

From Lifestyle to Legacy Pilot


We tend not to work with microbusinesses or solopreneurs who are building lifestyle sized business, however with the introduction of our new executive director of business growth consulting Julie Creffield to the Oakwood Team, we wanted to utilise her skills and experience of working extensively in this market.

We are trialling a new programme called From Lifestyle to Legacy for solopreneurs who want to truly understand what it will take to build out a more sustainable growth enabled business, and start putting the wheels into motion.

Working virtually with Julie and an intimate group of carefully gathered CEO’s, Directors and Business Owners, over 10 weeks you will explore the key foundational pieces of building a legacy based enterprise.

We will investigate 4 significant business change methodologies/frameworks and problem solve the unique barriers to significant business growth with you at the helm. You will leave the programme with a strategic plan for sustained legacy style growth or the realisation that a lifestyle business is the right fit for you instead, but with a plan for impact nether the less.

THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE COURSE, THIS IS CONSULTANCY & MENTORSHIP. The group programme will include a 121 onboarding and offboarding style coaching session for each participant in the programme.

Lifestyle to Legacy

Register before the end of October to take advantage of our
Earlybird price

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We are in listening mode

Our CEO Emma Shenton, and our Executive Director for business growth Julie Creffield have between them more than 50 years of business and change experience, and as they grow their team of full time and associate consultants we have some work to do to understand the specific skillset and industry knowledge we are going to need to compliment our core team.

So we are all ears…

We don’t presume to understand all of your issues and challenges, or where we are best placed to support you in this fast moving world, and so for the remainder of 2022 we want to have as many open conversations as we can about the challenges small and medium size business are facing right now, we want to investigate and gather insight that will best support our clients.

In particular we would love to speak to CEOs or Managing Directors of midsize businesses who are feeling overwhelmed and unable to confidently move forward in the way they’d like to.

We are offering a no commitment, no sales pitch call for anyone who’d like to explore their challenges and opportunities in a safe space. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] or

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  Email: [email protected]

  Telephone: 020 8720 6757

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Oakwood Management Consulting Limited
Crown House
27 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3AX