- We were already running a very successful quality confectionery business with a number of retail stores in prime city locations throughout the UK.
We then began to develop a sister business to take advantage of the wholesale and mail order market opportunities, but quickly realised we needed help in achieving a strategic focus for both businesses and sound financial controls to underpin growth.
Halagen were asked to provide a board level individual to undertake this task and as a result of their help, we now have a clear strategic and business model focus – they have made a phenomenal difference.
What a job! Well done – and thank you.
- Rapid growth and the acquisition of a service business lead to the need for people to be developed to cope with the challenges that growth brings.
We are very comfortable working with Halagen, they know the business and industry well and this brings confidence.
They have delivered executive development programmes and process development service and these have been invaluable to us.
We definitely regard the money spent with Halagen as an investment, not a cost and can highly recommend them.
- With over 10,000 committed staff based in over 80 locations, the Brakes Group is a leading European supplier to the catering industry. Our thorough understanding of caterers needs is underpinned by over 50 years’ experience and a passion for innovation, quality and service.
As an HR function it is key that we are aware of the financial levers that drive the business – this enables us to make commercially driven decisions in line with our People Agenda.
Halagen provided financial training for us as the platform to learn and align our commercial and people perspectives in a human way.
- An excellent service, thoroughly understanding our brief and expertly delivered.
- I did not realise an organisation like this existed and the service provision has given a new lease of life to the business and positioned it to be much more competitive in the future.
- We are a highly respected and growing regional contractor, with a strong culture of high customer satisfaction, innovation, and continuous improvement.
We engaged Halagen to work with the Board providing strategic leadership coaching for Board personal development, with facilitation to create and implement our vision and plans to deliver further profitable growth.
We have identified our competitive strengths, and with focus on selected markets it is already making a difference, generating a return on investment.