Who We work with
Our clients have operations all over the world and operate in a number of sectors, including aerospace, automotive, FMCG, utilities, industrial equipment, professional services, technology, public sector and others; with turnovers ranging from £10m to over £10b.
We work in partnership with our clients’ team, at all levels within their organisations, to optimise value whilst transferring the knowledge and skills to deliver sustainable change; building long term relationships based on trust and results. Much of our business comes from these relationships, either directly or through referrals. We value the trust placed on us by our clients.
We have developed a portfolio of assessments and analytical tools that enable us to move from data to results very quickly.
Our reputation is our greatest asset.
Over the last 20 years, we have supported many companies in the FT250 across several sectors, mainly involved in manufacturing with global operations. Through our experience as senior executives in large organisations, we understand the complexities and challenges faced by large corporations – balancing changing market dynamics and the need to remain competitive whilst delivering value to shareholders.
We have supported global business to successfully: formulate operations strategy; integrate new acquisitions; implement operational excellence and cost reduction initiatives; and, transform product development. Providing our support and expertise throughout the whole life of a programme from launch to execution.
“Consult Avila assisted the new management at Flight Refuelling in developing a clear overview of the business processes, their strengths and weaknesses at a critical time in their evolution having failed on two high profile programmes in their core business. They worked hands on with the new Business Improvement leader, where their experience of highly complex Aerospace and Defence businesses was utilised to develop a prioritised improvement plan assisting in implementation of programme management processes and strategic sourcing specifically. This was developed to a full restructuring plan where they proved excellent hands on counsel to the local management team in executing their plans and supporting skills gaps that existed.”
— Richard Tyson, Managing Director, Flight Refuelling Ltd, Cobham plc:
“We knew there were problems frustrating our progress. Consult Avila helped us to understand their actual implications and how to address them through challenging us, introducing new ways of working and real leadership. Their insights enabled us to turn our plans through actions into our results.”
— Neil Palfreeman, CEO
SME’s exhibit significant differences in their priorities and needs as they vary in their size, age, sector, ownership, business models and aspirations and not easily addressed by any one-size-fits-all approach for supporting their growth.
Consistent challenges for SME leaders include:
Talent Attraction and Development of the next generation leadership skills
Driving productivity and competitiveness
Participating in the Digital Economy
Strategic development and growth
Continued Value creation
We work with SME leadership teams to guide and advise on fast track deployment of best practice whilst transferring knowledge and learning to employees. We fill the gap in capability and capacity to deliver business goals whilst releasing valuable Executive and Owner time to focus on growth.
From our start, we have partnered with Private Equity organisations on a number of assignments, covering the investment lifecycle - from assisting acquisitions, planning & executing turnarounds, integrating new acquisitions to preparing for exit.
Our team is made up of seasoned professionals with a proven track record in industry, not just “career consultants”. We support our clients by:
Supporting deal origination and evaluation
“Deep Dive” Due Diligence of all operations, core processes and leadership capability
Evaluation of Upside and cost reduction opportunities
Preparation and execution of “100 day” plans and transformation road map
Cash generation to fund transformation.
We focus on high return, fast-track actions that generate real and sustainable value.
"The challenge facing many companies today is not so much determining on what direction to take, but implimenting the plans on the management team. Manufacturing companies have moved from requiring consultants to tell us what to do, to needing expert help to bridge skills gaps, to provide expert coaching and help with implimentation. Consult Avila is a great example of this new generation of organisations, who played a key role in supporting TMD Friction's successful execution of a challenging restructuring plan following a change of ownership"