Experience – Environmental
Our experience covers a wide range of issues, sectors and organisations. From satellite communications to energy supply to financial services. From long-range business strategy to multi-million pound investment decisions to tactical pricing.
Here are a few examples of how we have helped businesses large and small to achieve benefits from their technology and skills. Please contact us to learn more about our experience and capabilities.
"Excellent work. For me, this really puts in to perspective how we are all pulling in the same direction, for a greener future and a modernised service."
– Product manager, Business services company
A consumer-focused manufacturer and retailer wanted to shift its historic ‘command-and-control’ culture to one more empowered and adaptive.
We showed how tackling environmental issues could be a positive first step on this journey, and move them from a ‘Responsive’ position to create value from environmental bridging
Sector: Consumer Products
Issue: Environment as part of Change Programme
For UK Government, we designed a phased grant system to support Britain's intermodal freight business based on environmental benefits and a detailed understanding of the economics of intermodal freight and its competitors. This supported the business while the management-led buyout team improved operations and marketing - by 2010 increasing turnover by 80% and volumes by 55%. Government funding has been extended over 25 years, demonstrating the longevity of its design and environmental value.
Issue: Environmental Mode Shift Incentive Grant
An international technology service provider needed to understand the business opportunity from mass adoption of a 'smart' energy technology.
We quantified the potential value for its clients (several £10ms) identified the capabilities required to capture it, and set out possible business models to profit from the opportunity
Sector: IT / Energy
Issue: New Environmental Market
At Natural England, our founder identified the opportunity to improve the processes delivering £400m/year of agri-environment scheme grants to farmers.
This led to a programme which integrated data sources and reduced application times from 11 months to 8 weeks. This enabled Natural England to triple the 'sales' of Higher Level Stewardship with the same resources, saving £8.8m/year (30%) of administration costs.
Sector: Public Sector
Issue: Efficient Delivery of Environment Scheme
A business services company wanted to be ready for customers asking about environmental issues.
We assembled their environmental credentials for use in the sales process, and found cost-efficient next steps to improve their environmental performance, avoid 'red flags' and link it into their market positioning.
Sector: B2B services
Issue: Environmental Credentials
An environmental consulting SME asked us to help explore new market opportunities and develop a 3-year growth plan to double in size.
Working with their top team, we identified the 3 best potential areas for growth, and a quantified vision for the business in 3 years. 3 years later, the firm had succesfully doubled in revenue and staff, having exploited 2 of the opportunities and started on the third.
Sector: Environmental Consulting
Issue: Growth Strategy