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Insight Article – Energy Crisis meets ESG

Insight Article – Energy Crisis meets ESG

Insight Article: Energy Crisis meets ESG The energy crisis will affect every business in the UK as the price of electricity and gas are set to increase by over 80% on 1st Oct. In layman’s terms, energy bills could almost double in price and, by this time next year,...

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Insight Article: Why do you need an ESG Consultant?

Insight Article: Why do you need an ESG Consultant?

Insight Article: Why do you need an ESG Consultant?Sustainability and climate change are everywhere today and there is so much information readily available online. This knowledge is fantastic, as it is developing a climate aware culture and so change towards more...

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Insight Article: What Do You Need To Be ESG Compliant?

Insight Article: What Do You Need To Be ESG Compliant?

Insight Article: What Do You Need To Be ESG Compliant?There is currently a lot of discussion in the media about ESG yet, from a legal perspective, your business needs to do nothing, unless… It is a large company with 2 of these 3 criteria: turnover (or gross income)...

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Download SKCI’s SWOT Analysis Worksheet

SWOT is one of the first tools you should use when looking into strategy development. Our framework lays out a clear structure so that you can manage your strategy development in an effective way.

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SKCI’s team of expert consultants look forward to connecting with you on a free introductory call. Our aim is to give you value, and a practical action plan, from the very first step you take with us.

Download SKCI’s PEST Analysis Worksheets

PEST Analysis is a tool used to understand the macro external factors affecting your organisation. PEST stands for Political, Economic, Social and Technical.

Some Client Testimonials

In working with SKCI our key goal was to raise investment for the company, Stephen has been critical to that project and we now have our first stage of funding in the bank. SKCI supported Turnkey during the investment process by reviewing corporate governance, managing the discussions with the potential investors and developing a valuation model for the business. Following this investment, we have asked Stephen to join the board of Turnkey where he is helping us to develop the business further

Tony Wines

Founder & CEO, Turnkey Group

As CEO of a small but growing company, it is essential to have around you the experience needed to guide you through the risks and opportunities that you encounter. Stephen Kirk has been there for me, the Board and Management Team at The Planet Mark, mentoring us individually and providing vital additional expertise and resource for us to rapidly and safely grow the business.  It’s so important to have that support there, on tap. But his support goes beyond his direct experience, it is also his calmness and humour that makes the whole process productive, rewarding and enjoyable.  And that makes all the difference.

Steve Malkin

CEO, The Planet First

Strategy Hub

SKCI’s Strategy Hub is your One-Stop-Shop for all your business strategy needs. You will find SKCI’s 5 Key Questions (5KQ) of Business Strategy. Work your way through from article 5KQ 1 – 5, or dip in and out as you like. A growing library of Strategy Tools are available to download in easy to use Word and Powerpoint format.

Value Proposition Canvas – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Value Proposition Canvas – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Value Proposition Canvas – SKCI Business Strategy ToolBackground  The Value Proposition Canvas was created by Dr. Alexander Osterwalder as a tool to understand the relationship between an organisation’s value proposition and its customer profile.  It is a useful tool...

Value Discipline Model – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Value Discipline Model – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Value Discipline Model – SKCI Business Strategy ToolBackground Michael Traecy and Fred Wiersema developed a model based on an organisation's three primary areas, Customer Intimacy, Product Leadership and Operational Excellence. The value discipline model suggests that...

Strategy Prioritisation Matrix – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Strategy Prioritisation Matrix – SKCI Business Strategy Tool

Strategy Prioritisation Matrix – SKCI Business Strategy ToolBackground There are numerous strategy prioritisation matrices which all have the singular goal of comparing strategy.  Matrices vary depending on the type of business or the amount of strategies being...

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