Oxford Innovation have been an invaluable source of support for our business as rapid growth requires very careful planning and management. One of the crucial lessons I have learnt is that a business can actually be at its most vulnerable when it is experiencing a period of growth.
The pace of change can have an adverse impact on individuals within the team while methods of working that once proved perfectly successful may no longer be fit for purpose. Oxford Innovation have used their expertise to guide us through all phases of the process and ensure we are well placed to capitalise on our growth potential.
We thoroughly enjoy every session we have with Gill. We always come away with a clear and concise action plan, which we deliver and review at the next meeting. We now think of Gill as an extension to our business. She has formed a relationship with most of our staff and they are all aware of the fantastic positive impact Oxford Innovation and Gill have on our business.
We had lots of ideas but lacked direction. The advice we’ve received through Oxford Innovation has touched every aspect of how we run the business. The Oxford Innovation team understood our concept and have been instrumental in helping us to identify and secure the funding we need to grow.
With Will’s coaching, we have transformed the way we think, improved our management structure, applied efficiencies, doubled the size of the team and increased turnover by in excess of 60% in the last few years… I have used Will Cairley not so much as a coach but as part of the team.
We have benefited across the business from the range of support and expertise provided by the greatly experienced team at Oxford Innovation. Our new and innovative team are learning new techniques and skills from the coaches, and it is adding value to everyday roles in the business. The team are excited to enter the next stage of coaching to continue developing our team and reaching our ambitious growth targets for Buttermilk.
I don’t think we would have done half of the things that we have done without business coaching. The figures are proof that Oxford Innovation have made a positive change to the business, and it’s not just about turnover, our profits are increasing each year too.
Oxford Innovation have been amazing at challenging our ‘business as normal’ approach, and re-evaluating how we do things. Support has enabled us to put new processes in place to make the business a lot more professional and target-lead. It’s almost like a business check-list, saying ‘this is what you need to do’. It has made the business leadership a lot more accountable, and the team confident in our success journey.
Oxford Innovation is unique in delivering business coaching in a personal way, which focuses on the individual as well as the business. The biggest advantage however, has been the breadth of the coaching resource that you can tap into. Access to a wider team of experienced, knowledgeable business coaches has been of real value.
Business coaching from Oxford Innovation has been fantastic. Access to recruitment support has been really important for our company as we rapidly look to expand our team. I am looking forward to using Oxford Innovation’s support in the next 12 months to arrange the business into two sides, the digital and the technical practice. We are aiming to grow the digital practice to be at least 50% of turnover and if we can do that, then being in the top 100 UK agencies is just the beginning.