Business rescue and turnarounds

By: Unleash Consultants  02-17-2011

Business Consulting

We provide expertise to improve or enhance the performance of operational and business processes—from strategy to execution. Our team is comprised of top-tier professionals who offer a unique combination of operational experience and strategic consulting expertise, to both private and public sector entities.

Cash Flow Management.

We review businesses existing financial systems and controls, make recommendations for improvement, and if necessary, design and implement a cash management systems that will allow clients to take control of their cash flow and also provide them with the detailed information required to run the business efficiently.

Business Rescue.

We advise corporate management and boards on how to stabilise operations, address liquidity crises, improve working capital management, and position the company for successful operational and financial restructuring.

Operations Leadership Improvement and Coaching.

We work with Managers and Supervisors to improve their leadership and operational effectiveness in order to help businesses to ‘get more from the same, or the same from less’, achieving both short-term and lasting improvements in profitability.

 

Boardroom Leadership and Coaching

We work with company Directors to improve Boardroom effectiveness and decision making. 

 

Corporate Governance and Compliance with King III

We advise Boards on compliance with the King III recommendations in order improve Corporate Governance. 

Industries in which we have experience include:

Aquaculture, Building & Construction, Defence, Financial Services, Food, ICT, Mining, Transport, Wine, Waste Management.


The Unleash Team

Alastair Macduff (64) is a Chartered Accountant who has ten year’s international Business Rescue and insolvency experience.  Financial management, corporate governance, restructuring, international trade finance, commercial operations and leadership are all well-trodden territory.

 

 Keith Fairhurst MBA (52) is a former consulting partner with KPMG and Executive of Microsoft SA.  He is a corporate governance specialist and is an experienced leadership coach.  He has significant experience providing strategic advice to the IT industry. 

 

Mark Goodman MBA BSc (46) is our Operational Performance Improvement specialist, having spent several years as a Performance Coach with De Beers Marine Namibia.  He is also a certified Project Manager from the US Project Management Institute.  Many of his skills were developed during seven years as a British Army officer.

 

Johann Grobler MBA BCom (33) trained with Accenture and later headed the Middle Market strategy for First National Bank.  Latterly he has moved away from the corporate work to pursue a more entrepreneurial approach, during which time he has been involved as shareholder and project manager of several affordable housing developments, some in partnership with Rand Me


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