27 May, 2015
By Kevin Cook
Since joining Business Doctors I have aquired a portfolio of businesses with a range of issues, ranging from identifying their target market exactly to wanting to increase profits. In each case I have carried out a review of the business to ensure the solution identified is sustainable and not just a quick fix in response to the symptom. Clients have then asked me to assist with the implementation of the solution. The implementation has ranged from analysing the marketing mix to carrying out staff engagement meetings.
So what experince and skills do I have to be able to do this?
As a graduate civil engineer, my desire was to see tangible outcomes from my efforts and be proud of the legacy I help to create. This desire remains to this day. My career progressed into management and for 10 years I was a director responsible for a region in an international corporate. I was responsible for restructuring the business a number of times during the recent long recession in response to the external environment and customer demands. It was rewarding to build highly performing teams which were engaged with a supply chain of mainly SME’s.
I have an Open University MBA which helps me make sense of situations in the workplace and I have been a judge for the Construction Manager of the Year Award (CMYA) for the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) which requires complete objectivity. I was the founding chairperson of the reformed Constructing Excellence Kent Club, which aims to improve performance in the construction industry in Kent and across the UK. In 18 months I took the club from a standing start to hosting an event attended by over 100 people and which achieved in excess of 100,000 Twitter impressions.