Hello my name is Kevin Appleby, I’m an experienced chartered accountant (the UK equivalent of a CPA) who has worked as a consultant with many major organisations to help improve business performance.
I’m here because I am passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their goals. I know that most businesses of this size can’t afford consultancy support in the same way as the big corporates I’ve advised in the past. I don’t see why great advice shouldn’t be available to every business irrespective of size, so I want to advise and support in a much more affordable way.
I know what it is like to run a small business, I’ve set up my own consultancy, and I’m also involved in two other family businesses. I know the challenges that come with managing all the day to day issues and how hard it is to identify and progress the things that will take the business to the next level.
I’ve spent most of my career involved in business improvement projects, setting up strategic goals and targets along with the metrics and scorecards to make them happen, and I’ve coached teams as they progress along the journey. One really important thing I’ve learned is that the problems in big organisations really aren’t much different to the problems in small ones, and I know that all these years of experience I have can be used to help smaller businesses succeed. The same tools and techniques the big guys use will work for you too.
One of the things I’ve been looking at lately is setting the right business goals and values, and how to then take action to achieve them. A truly successful business is one that employees, managers and owners all enjoy working for. Yes, of course it needs to make money, but I believe it takes motivated people to produce the je ne sais quoi that makes the difference, provides customers with value, and the bottom line number follows on.
Are you putting people at the centre of your business vision. I’ve taken some time to look at some of the most successful companies around today, and they nearly all turn out to be the best employers too. If you want to learn how to do this then I can help.
The first step is simple, let’s take a quick look at your business goals together. Fill in the form below and I’ll contact you personally.