Change Management

Adapting your business to achieve future success.

Change is inevitable and inescapable. So to remain competitive, you must be able to successfully adapt your business and strategies. Many businesses struggle and fail when they cannot implement the necessary changes to their company and processes. We work with you to avoid your business experiencing the latter scenario by helping to align your company with the changes you face. 

When a business is willing to proceed with change, we use our specialised skills and knowledge to carefully construct a plan that will implement a smooth and effective change process. We define the objectives and set out how these will be achieved. This will involve establishing responsibilities and roles, ensuring commitment across the organisation, and encouraging participation and commitment across all levels of the business.

Change Management

Transition Planning

A thorough & detailed planning process.

To achieve a successful transition, a set of highly detailed plans and cost estimations will need to be developed. These define the activities that need to be performed in order to implement the transition across the business. We begin by planning the exit from your current state. Next, we develop the plan for commissioning, start up and include considerations of the ramp up phase. We then create a customer service plan.

Throughout this planning process, we integrate a continual risk and contingency assessment to ensure potentially negative scenarios have been duly considered and countered with effective contingency solutions. All of our plans are backed by our years of skills and knowledge pertaining to food industry change and the transition processes of successful businesses.

Transition Planning

Organisational Design

Preparing your business & people for change.

Having comprehensively assessed the organisation and analysed the core processes in detail, we have a clear picture of the current state. We then use this information to develop a design of the future state organisation. This design will include the proposed processes, structures and systems that will help the business to achieve the planned change, but it will also focus more closely on how the organisation's business units, departments and teams will organise around the proposed process changes. 

This plan will help to set the groundwork for preparing the organisation and its personnel for the future change, thus heightening the prospects for success. Throughout this process, we work closely with our clients to ensure that the future state organisational design is fit for purpose and aligned to the new operating model we have designed.

Communications Plan

Ensuring consistent and effective communications.

Making any kinds of change to your business requires a thorough communications plan. It counters any potential disruptions, keeps important groups of people informed, and allows the business to continue functioning to maximum efficiency despite there being changes underway. It achieves this by setting out a clear method for internal, external and customer communications. 

It will also map out how stakeholders and statutory authorities will be managed. This is of crucial importance to ensure that the changes to the business have the backing of these outside influential sources. We assist our clients in communicating clearly and effectively with all necessary groups to achieve the best possible responses and support for their proposed changes.

  • Produce World

    Produce World

    A £3.6 million project with a 36 week programme aiming to separate existing processes to meet demand and allow the factory to run more efficiently.

    Produce World’s mission is to provide fresh produce supply chains for selected partners in retail and the food industry services. As one of the largest vegetable growers in Europe, Produce World receive, store, grade, wash and pack potatoes for Waitrose and The Cooperative supermarkets.

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  • Samworth Brothers

    Samworth Brothers

    The construction of a new facility at one of Samworth Brothers’ existing sites was a £4.5 million project with a 34 week programme.

    The award-winning Samworth Brothers group includes nationally renowned businesses such as Ginsters and Soreen. The constant evolution and expansion of the business is testament to Samworth Brothers’ commitment to the continuous improvement of not just of their business but also the products and service they provide to their customers.

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  • Kettleby Foods

    Kettleby Foods

    A £2.5 million project set over 32 weeks saw the development and extension of an existing factory to facilitate business expansion.

    Established by award-winning food manufacturers Samworth Brothers in 1999, Kettleby Foods produces a range of high quality chilled ready meals to major retailers across the UK. Since production began with a range of just 11 pies, Kettleby Foods’ operations have since expanded to exceed over 120 products made from the finest ingredients and to the highest standards.

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  • Charlie Bigham

    Charlie Bigham

    A project undertaking improvements and enhancements at the Charlie Bigham site at Park Royal in northwest London.

    Inspired by founder Charlie’s travels, the Charlie Bigham range of fresh ready meals are created for couples with busy schedules who still want to eat delicious, authentic food. Designed in double portions, the business has built up a strong brand that has won several awards and is stocked across leading retailers and online supermarkets.

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