Newtown, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 14, 2008 -- The team at BusinessJester.co.uk know what it is to have consultants come into their companies. All of the team have been senior managers and directors in medium to massive corporations and have seen consultants of all varieties passing through. What this has taught them is that there is a desperate need for good quality, honest assessment of businesses which results in effective planning and deployment of the actions required.
The three principal team members at BusinessJester.co.uk are Julie McKeown (chartered marketer, ex-IBM), Annette Burgess (ex-Dimension Data, and Unisys), and Angela Groom (ex-Coca cola Schweppes). All have held very senior positions, and all have in excess of a decade of experience each in those positions. The team is then supplemented with additional expertise as the deployments dictate, from a pool of skilled professionals.
Angela, Annette and Julie have set out their stall early with their company name. Taken from the medieval Jesters who could tell their Kings and Queens the difficult to hear news without fear, the company philosophy is simple. A truthful assessment of the situation; A thorough understanding of any gaps between where the customer is today and where they would like to be; A clear and measurable plan and finally, deployment against targets allowing for a good customer understanding of progress or delays. Engaging this team means that the ambiguity and endless fees of previous consultancies looks flabby and poor value in comparison.
Julie told us "I help our clients outperform their competitors through more efficient and effective marketing". For a marketing consultant with years of experience we thought that this was clear, concise and very much to the point. Certainly not what we are used to from other marketing professionals who take the first 30mins of billable hours simply explaining their role!
By keeping their customers very well informed the team have managed to deliver real value to their clients and avoid the "fluff and nonsense" that many consultants add simply to stretch the hours that they can charge. Direct and driven businesswomen all of them talk to their customers in a way that they want to be spoken to themselves. Sometimes what is said is difficult to hear, but they never seem to present a problem to a customer that they have not already considered a solution for.
A refreshing new force in the consultancy industry, Business Jester Limited combine interim management with business assessment and have the skills and knowledge to deliver the strategic plan, not simply write it.
Key consultancy engagements include:
â¢ Business transformation for growing companies â¢ Sales strategies and deployment of strategy â¢ Change management after/during change of business ownership â¢ Internal assessment of potential company purchase â¢ Effective marketing strategy and campaigns â¢ Skills requirements assessments and training delivery â¢ Interim management and recruitment assistance â¢ Customer experience management and training â¢ Engagement strategies â¢ Sales Channel Development