Enabling owners & leaders to build better businesses. Businesses that create true value. Businesses they can be proud of.

PARTNERS

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Recognised & Respected
Management Consulting Firm

We work with progressive startups, seasoned business owners and senior managers, enabling them to build businesses that work, that create real value and that they can be proud of.

A tight-knit team of startup entrepreneurs and senior business consultants with 35 years of battle-tested, hands-on business management experience.

We are not business gurus, nor are we instant experts. We are formidable, serious and experienced business people, committed to our clients and their business success.

Valuing relationships over profit, our preference is to build lasting relationships based on upfront, transparent and reassuring honesty and integrity.

With offices Across the U.K, Ireland and Australia we offer a unique business model that combines significant, around the clock resources in both hemispheres.

We are uncomfortable with the status quo, prefering to never settle. We advocate DE&I and oppose narcissism.

Around The Clock

Around The World

MEL

Australia

DUB

Ireland

LPL

United Kingdom

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Battle Tested
Business Pedigree

We are tight-knit team of senior entrepreneurs and business consultants with 35 years of battle-tested experience and a proven track record in building, investing and growing several 7 & 8 figure businesses in the areas of telecommunications, technology, retail, mobile, digital marketing, franchise & wholesale.

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Culture & Values

Our Culture

Or business culture is designed as thoughtfully as the services we provide. Insisting collaboration, appreciation, transparency and respect produce solutions that enable people to thrive both professionally and personally.

Our Values

To seek constant improvement; To place integrity over opportunity. To be straightforward and open-minded; To maintain a simple approach. To use common language and to ensure that whatever is done, is done well.

To share what is known and learn what isn’t.

To integrate and uphold these values in all aspects of the day to day activities of our business.

For & Against

To pursue the unorthodox and reject mediocrity. To be independent of thought, proud of what is and pursue what can be. To rationalise diversity like the breath we take.

To give and keep giving, not for gain but because it's what should be. To act in kindness of thought and provide support. To stand against narcissism and unkind acts.

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THE EIGHT

Friendships, Integrity, Impact,
Help, Common, Inspire, Unbound, Simplicity.

1. Build Friendships
Not Clients

Our interest is to foster trust, mutual respect, and positive outcomes in all my interactions. To cultivate long-lasting professional relationships built on a foundation of transparency, authenticity, empathy and care.

2. Honour, Respect
And Integrity

Not words but fundamental pillars. The principles that guide our decision-making, actions, and interactions with others, reflecting our commitment to our business endeavours and in the cultivation of client relationships.

3. Impact Over
Money

Dedication to delivering substantial and measurable value to our clients over the prioritisation of financial gain. Ensuring our clients achieve their goals and realise tangible benefits through shared mutual value.

4. If You Can Help
You Should

By leveraging our abilities and resources to add value and make a positive difference in someone's life. We believe that helping one another is not just a choice but a social responsibility that we all should buy into.

5. Use Common
Language

Common language breaks down barriers and fosters better collaborative and inclusive dialogue. Using common language that people understand, providing a platform where people feel secure and confident in adding their value.

6. Never Ever
Settle

To challenge the status quo and a refusal to accept the ordinary. The willingness to relentlessly pursue the extraordinary, to question conventional thinking, embrace change, and inspire others. To burn bright and rage against mediocracy.

7. Not Bound By
Convention

Unconventional thinking embraces creativity, encourages fresh perspectives and promotes right sided thinking. Innovative success is achieved by encouraging an out of the box thinking culture.

8. Keep Things
Simple

Complexity is the killer of many a great idea. Shutting out the noise and always remaining focused on the core business objective delivers faster, solution orientated results. Keep your eyes firmly fixed on the prize.

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Improve My Business

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