Consumer Markets

In the ever evolving, competitive consumer markets sector, traditional business models are no longer relevant. The changed consumer has new needs and high expectations, meaning that organisations must adjust their business models to address these changes whilst using their imagination to create agility and achieve sustainable growth. Our team can assist by delivering key services, working with you to create innovative strategies to put you ahead of the competition. These are exciting times for the sector and we can assist in working through the complexities and help you and your business be ready for now and the future.

Case Studies

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A Dental partnership buy-out requiring a range of support services

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A local business had a requirement to obtain additional funding to develop a new care home. Their Finance Manager did not have sufficient time to work on a cash flow projection model which could be used to present to the bank. Our client requested our assistance to develop a cash flow model which was robust to present to the bank and could be used in the business going forwards.

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A pharmacy business looking to expand by acquisition.

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A Dental Practice Partnership wishing to increase the practice turnover and net profits. Previous advisors were preparing quarterly management accounts from excel spreadsheets generated by Principal. Challenges included ineffective out of date management accounts, no timely visibility of annual profits to maximise any tax and wealth planning opportunities for the principals and minimise alternative cashflow funding requirements for their tax liabilities.

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A family led estate with a traditional mix of forestry, fishing, let farms, residential letting and larger commercial property leases. Under the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative, the estate embarked on a Strategic Development Framework for a new community town with approximately 7000 homes with the Masterplan being adopted by the Local Council. The estate received outline planning permission for approximately 5000 homes, with detailed planning permission for 600 homes granted for Phase 1. The estate required to secure additional funding to support the ongoing development initial infrastructure phase.

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Successful UK based owner managed aquaculture business which has experienced significant growth and expansion of its fleet of vessels, geographical reach and service offering.

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Start-up of Spirits Distiller based in Scotland.

Entrepreneur behind the start-up had no previous experience of running a business.

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A start-up coffee shop requiring a range of support services

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International North American listed and based specialist foods producer acquired a privately owned UK business. Independent project management was required to plan, manage and formalise the integration of the two businesses over a fixed term period.

Key challenges were differing working styles and processes, culture and geography and shared / different international products and markets.

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A leading food manufacturer in the UK, required AAB to review their end to end payroll process to ensure they were processing payments in the most tax effective and accurate way whilst reducing the burden on their team that currently process the payroll, in house, as part of their finance function.

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A local retailer running a profitable business but under pressure to regularly invest in improving facilities whilst national businesses competing for place in the local market. Owners decided to sell business to national retailer.

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A local retailer looking to expand their market coverage by opening new branches through acquisition then subsequently developing the facilities to increase their service offering.

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An entertainment venue with limited resource in their finance team spending significant time on weekly payroll for up to 250 weekly paid employees.

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Business providing transport services to public and corporate clients with small in-house finance team required support to deal with changes around pension regulations whilst at same time needing to obtain additional finance during temporary reduction in trading arising from decline in local economy.

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Within the hospitality sector, a football club with multiple revenue streams (hospitality, catering, functions, bar takings, gate receipts and kiosks) were still reliant on the manual recording of revenue and paper. Management had no visibility of, or access to, day to day financial information and were heavily reliant on bookkeeping staff. Challenges included that management accounts were always late, paper timesheets were still being used for staff and the club were using outdated, expensive and not fit-for-purpose bookkeeping software.

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UK Motor retail group operating a nationwide chain of franchised motor dealerships offering sale, servicing, parts and body-shop facilities for new and used car and commercial vehicles.

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