As the country and the western world begins the long climb from one of the biggest economic slumps in decades, for once, all the political parties recognise the need for a diverse economy and growth in the private sector is seen as an essential element of the recovery.
Much has been written about the problems businesses are facing in accessing finance, but there are other important consequences of the recession – major changes in the structure of key industries, the effects on the supply chain and changes in both customer behaviour and government policy.
All this has left many SMEs feeling like they have hit a glass ceiling. Changes in the business environment have damaged order books, hit margins and left managers fire fighting rather than having time to stand back, assess their business forward planning and develop strategies to exploit the recovery and build capabilities.
The ICE Partnership recognises that many owner managers particularly in the SME sector just don’t have the resources to create the time, or even the knowhow to look at their business world strategically and develop plans that will enable their business to take advantage of the opportunities presenting themselves in the post banking crisis economy.
The ICE Partnership offers a range of services that can be tailored to the specific needs of each business and enable the owner manager to take their business forward and take advantage of the opportunities in their market place. The ICE Partnership offers a range of services that can be tailored to the specific needs of each business and enable the owner manager to take their business forward and take advantage of the opportunities in their market place.
As many of our clients will confirm, working with an experienced member of the ICE team not only helped their business to develop and grow but has resulted in longer term relationships being forged with access to an experienced and trusted coaches and mentors who can guide and advise and make it a far less lonely life for the owner manager.