Commercial Clarity ™
We believe strategy is simply being very clear about desired outcomes and objectives and also about the choices and options available to get there.
This pre-supposes that an organisation has the time and resources available to critique the current situation and operating environment, evaluate a range of options and pursue an agreed outcome.
Strategy also relies on a structured process of internal and external analysis, scenario planning and decision making, set in the context of a dynamic and often fluid market.
Options and choices are underpinned by commercial and financial analysis and forecasts designed to deliver growth, focused investment and organisational engagement with the strategy.
We help our clients practically address these challenges and achieve their commercial aims.
Whitecap Consulting, established in May 2012, is a regional strategy consultancy helping clients analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.
We formed the business having identified a gap in the market between the large London-based strategy consultancies serving corporate clients and local ‘one-man bands’ serving smaller clients.
Since then, we have grown steadily and now have six offices in the UK – Leeds, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Newcastle and Bristol – and our work falls into the following categories:
Direct client advisory: working on a range of projects with multi-sector clients, that typically have revenues between £10m to £300m turnover, so primarily working with established SMEs, mid-market organisations and divisions of corporates.
Commercial due diligence: co-ordinated from our Manchester office, we work with management teams and Investment Directors at regional PE firms where the investment is typically up to c£15m.
Market and ecosystem analysis and reports: these are often initiated by a lead or ‘catalyst’ client and then crowdfunded through other commercial contributors. The key findings and recommendations then presented and published.
In addition to our core consulting work in FinTech and financial services, Whitecap is a 50% shareholder in FinTech North and FinTech West. These two entities bring together the FinTech communities in the North and South West are part of the FinTech National Network.
Whitecap also consults in the LegalTech sector, and our Leeds team runs LegalTech in Leeds. This is a strategic initiative created and operated in collaboration with key regional and national stakeholders to bring together the legal and tech sectors and support the acceleration of change in the legal sector.
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