Our Case Studies
Client Board Meeting
We have been able to establish a distinct empathy with the clients we have worked with over the last few years. We hope that the following independent interviews, will explain from the clients perspective what sort of added value and breadth of experience we can bring to the table.
Waterfords Estate Agents - Managing Director
JFP's involvement has helped us understand the business process a lot more thoroughly. It has also allowed us to make major decisions, which have hugely influenced the progress of our business. Our structure has improved immensely and we now have a very strong team at the top with a balance of responsibilities and skills. It can be quite lonely at the top. I find JFP arealways at the end of a phone, which is extremely useful. They will also give me a good telling off when I need it. This is something everybody needs from time to time. It allows me to step back and assess the situation. It doesn't necessarily stop me doing it again, but it does force me to step back. I really appreciate this, as no one else will ever say it to me!
Waterfords - Brendan
We started with a planning day. Karin can be quite sceptical and wasn't sure if she wanted to take it forward after this day, so JFP addressed this head on. They explained that if we were not totally convinced about it, then we shouldn't proceed. I think this is a very open and honest way of working. We did proceed and have not looked back. Most importantly they have given us a management structure. We now have monthly sales & marketing meetings and board meetings, which JFP facilitate. Financially we have a much clearer idea of exactly where we are day to day. I feel things are much tighter and neater than they were before. I definitely enjoy it more now as I am not so involved in the nitty-gritty. I know exactly where the company is and where it's going. That makes me feel a lot more confident. JFP have certainly been instrumental in this. I also enjoy working with them.
Bio Scuplture Gel - Louis
Bio Scuplture Gel - Karin
Net Technical Solutions - Owner/MD
We have worked with JFP for 7 years. There is a certain satisfaction when you know you have the right course of action to take. JFP had a very clear view of the business at hand and how to take control of the new business and the people involved. The more I've worked with JFP, the more I've become aware of the strengths and skills they bring for the future.
Net Technical Solutions
Createability is a highly regarded design and construction company that specialises in delivering bespoke environments for the leisure, corporate and education sectors. Established in 1994, they transform buildings to create attractive, functional and cost-effective spaces that not only meet the needs of customers and staff, but also work to achieve a valuable return on investment. Highly experienced, they have successfully delivered more than 500 projects totalling £50 million, on time and within budget. They differ from other companies by focusing on their customers, taking initial concepts from the design and planning phases right through to construction. Working closely with clients at all times, they ensure that the vision becomes reality.
Their in-house expertise and project management means that clients get a 'one stop shop' - that's a single point of contact throughout the project and beyond.
Local Surveyors Direct
Local Surveyors Direct are a price comparison website relating to property services. They help source property professionals for most requirements. The main business is helping home owners and home buyers make contact with Building Surveyors, Structural Engineers, Architects, Estate Agents, Conveyancers, Domestic Energy Assessors, Electricians, Drainage Contractors, and other people providing property related services. In addition to domestic property. LSD also provide a comprehensive range of services for commercial property. These services are provided over the whole of the United Kingdom by a comprehensive network of suppliers which has been steadily built up since 2005.
Local Surveyors Direct
Local Surveyors Direct
Nigel Jeffries Landscaping - Grounds maintenance & landscaping
Nigel Jeffries Landscapes offer a professional landscaping and domestic or commercial grounds maintenance contracting service for customers throughout the South East of England. Established in 1983 and based in the heart of the Surrey countryside, They undertake a wide range of landscaping projects; from hard landscaping (including gardens, driveways and block paving) for private customers through to large maintenance contracts and interior landscaping projects for commercial clients. They also look after many local authorities and parish councils across Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.
Nigel Jeffries Landscapes
James Cowper - Accountants
When Accountants and Business Advisors, James Cowper decided to develop a strategic plan for their business, they didn't simply use their own in-house personnel. They decided external facilitators, JFP Strategic Planning, would be far more appropriate.
When a company such as ours employs someone like JFP there's a great sense of "It's not the blind leading the blind". You all have an understanding of what you are trying to achieve but it's the formalising of the process and the structure and framework of the planning exercise, that's very important. It started us on a journey that has now been going for 6 years and we are constantly changing and revising our plan. I think people who are the most resistant to strategic planning are those that think they have been doing ok. The truth is they could probably do an awful lot better!
Servon Design - Creative Agency - Director
When JFP first met Servon, they were not untypical of many small businesses – reasonably profitable, with regular clients but with a desire to increase profitability and grow.
They made us face up to what the real issues are rather that skirting around them. JFP has been a fantastic facilitator for us, really pulling us back on track. We communicate much more openly now and will happily sit down and brainstorm after any one of us has a client meeting. This allows us to up-sell much more too. We are now growing very successfully.
Trinity Engineering - Aston Martin Specialists - Owner
Molly Pipe was the owner of Trinity Engineering, leading specialists in the service and restoration of post-war Aston Martin and Lagonda cards, based in Cobham, Surrey. She explains how progressing a business can often lead to unexpected consequences.
We began by having an initial planning day with JFP at their offices. This was excellent. It was not only really useful, as we clearly needed help to run the business and make it grow, but it was also a great experience. They were extremely good at working with every level of the business, not just the management side, on both an individual and group basis. In preparing the company for the MBO, JFP worked as the main facilitator, in particular dealing with the due diligence aspect of the business.
London Scottish - Rugby Club- President
Why make the same mistakes. Everyone needs someone on their shoulder who can give them the advice and guidance as to the best course of action to move forward, no matter how much experience they think they have.
Bartec - Medical Imaging- Director
JFP very rapidly realised my strengths and weaknesses and what the business needed. They are extremely perceptive. They really do have a different approach to business planning than anything I had seen before. What comes out is very impressive.
Leapfrog International - Events Company
We met JFP just over a year ago through Grant Thornton, who highly recommended their services. They were far more competitive in terms of cost and what they could offer really suited our needs. I think JFP act as leaders who are able to give clear direction as well as being a business friend, which every business needs. If you want more direction, clarity, purpose and direction then JFP are for you.
Design Systems - Windows and Conservatories
When Adam, Geoff & Beverley Boulter, a family run company Design Systems, met with JFP, they were not your typical client, but as a company they were keen to grow and improve their business practices, so could clearly see the benefit.
Working with JFP had literally turned things around for us. They also showed us that there were some very simple things that we could put in place and work on. It would mean that instead of chasing sales all the time, they would naturally start coming to us. I believe JFP have been a real asset to all of us. They have given the company a new lease of life.