Strategy Fundamentals

This post was written by Luke Freeman on November 8, 2018

Over the coming Months, I’ll be publishing a series of blogs, modestly titled: “Strategy Fundamentals”. This is why. Strategy can be done dull I love strategy – for me, its real-life problem solving at its best, taking something complex and messy and making it simple, clear and compelling. Building collective understanding within an organisation and […]

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Leeds is ‘a prime location for FinTech innovators’, says new report

This post was written by Julian Wells on November 2, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: 2nd November 2018 A new report into the Leeds City Region FinTech ecosystem has highlighted significant growth potential for FinTech, driven by the established Financial Services sector’s increasing desire to engage with FinTech innovation. The report details the output of an extensive analysis by Whitecap Consulting, a regional strategy consultancy headquartered in Leeds, and […]

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Survey shows UK SMEs are interested in switching to digital banks

This post was written by Jake Fox on November 1, 2018

A new study by Unisys exploring the attitudes of UK-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) about their banking providers reveals that business owners have high-levels of satisfaction with their financial institutions but many still express significant frustration with the banking technology offered, which inhibits them from accessing the banking services they require. Unisys recently released new research […]

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How to ensure your new business plan or strategy is successfully delivered

This post was written by Lal Tawney on October 31, 2018

Every CEO or business leader will be responsible for a new organisational business plan or strategy at some point in their tenure. Many CEOs are actually recruited with a brief to develop a new strategy. The quality of this new plan or strategy, and the success of its implementation will be directly correlated with how […]

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Does Culture Really Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

This post was written by Lal Tawney on October 24, 2018

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quote from legendary management guru and writer Peter Drucker. This clearly infers that culture is more important and more dominant than strategy. In our view and our experience at Whitecap, having a clear, strong strategy is fundamental for all organisations. However, having an appropriate culture is a […]

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Blockchain and the Internet of Things, A Revolution in Supply Chain Management

This post was written by Stefan Haase on October 11, 2018

The latest column by Stefan Haase, Director of Whitecap Consulting featured in Business Leader. Keeping and enforcing records and lowering the cost of trust – that critical requirement in so many business transactions – can be immensely powerful in finance and healthcare. In other sectors, further opportunities are created however when the power of blockchain […]

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Milton Keynes delves into FinTech with Metro Bank and Whitecap Consulting

This post was written by Tom Connell on October 10, 2018

  The Milton Keynes business community gathered on the 4th October at Metro Bank Midsummer, to discuss FinTech and innovation. The event drew in a broad range of attendees including, individuals from Invest MK, financial services, solicitors, accountancy firms, and local entrepreneurs for an evening of discussion around technology trends in financial services. Attendees were […]

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Whitecap: More Than Theory and FinTech…

This post was written by Richard Coates on October 9, 2018

Reflections from Whitecap MD Richard Coates Someone one once told me that a business should be clear about “what it wants to be famous for” and “who it wants to be famous with”. At Whitecap, we are clear that we want to be known and recognised as an accessible and affordable strategy consultancy working with mid-sized […]

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Whitecap to deliver keynote at Building Societies Association ‘The Digital Mutual’ conference

This post was written by Whitecap on September 27, 2018

On 18th October 2018, Whitecap will deliver a keynote speech at the Building Societies Association (BSA) conference. Entitled, ‘The Digital Mutual’, the full day event will focus on Open Banking and the digitisation of financial services. Topics to be covered include building society strategy, legal liability, technology and engaging with FinTechs. Other speakers include Alison […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Whitecap Consulting continues its regional expansion with new offices in Bristol and Newcastle

This post was written by Tom Connell on September 11, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: 11th September 2018 Regional strategy consulting firm Whitecap Consulting has announced it is to open two new satellite offices in Bristol and Newcastle as it enters the latest phase of its regional growth; with aspirations to add further locations in future – most likely in Wales and Scotland. Established in 2012, Whitecap helps […]

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