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Trials and tribulations of ambitious owner managed businesses

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Trials and tribulations of ambitious owner-managed businesses


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.

For more information about Avonglen please contact us on +44 (0) 23 8076 2570, email on enquiries@avonglen.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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