A major report commissioned by Avonglen will identify and consider the hopes and aspirations, the trials and tribulations of ambitious owner-managed businesses. The report will factor in the issues of professionalising the business, innovation, leadership, work-life balance, market consolidation, and attitudes to outside capital and the sale of the business.
This will be a report which speaks the language of the owner-manager and addresses their issues from their perspective.
Each fortnight leading up to the publication of the report, the latest thought-provoking interview with the director of one of the companies we are researching will be available here for you to download.
- STR Group Article
“We listen, and we ask questions – it’s a simple thing, but…it is what differentiates us.” says Richard Crawley, Chairman of STR Recruitment.
- Krowmark Article
“One of the things I have learned is that you don’t have to conform…” says Mark Ponsford, Managing Director of workwear supplier Krowmark.
- Oceanair Article
“I used to think it was just about the product but you also need a methodology…” says Andy Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Oceanair Marine which makes blinds, screens, and soft furnishings for boats, yachts, superyachts and road vehicles.