CASE STUDY

The Next Step Forwards

The Next Step Forwards

In 2017 ETL was engaged by the owner and Chief Executive of a highly successful start-up company that had commenced business four years previously on a green-field site with initial private funding.  The core activity of this young, innovative and entrepreneurial client is very high precision component machining, primarily for the aviation & aerospace industries.  Since the company’s launch there had been a marked focus on technical development.  Consequently, the business has its own R&D facilities, and is now exploring the incorporation of additive manufacturing, plus further expanding its state-of-the-art CNC machining capabilities.  

Recently valued at $12 million and, supplying amongst its customers, a major global aerospace & defence Tier 1 OEM, the Chief Executive, a commercially astute engineer with a very engaged and loyal workforce, was looking to take the next step forward and, over a three to five-year period, grow his company organically and acquisitively.  After reviewing the business and its opportunities, ETL took the view that a tripling in value during that period of time was quite possible as long as the appropriate strategy was adopted.  As a result, ETL was engaged to help design and implement such a strategy.  

This assignment is a classic example of three ETL directors working together and with their client, as a team, each with his own separate expertise but focused in a complementary fashion to the benefit of the business.  The assignment is led by Jason Crabtree with his background of international business growth and leadership, strongly supported by Adrian Jones as a global finance director, and Michael Smith with his of experience of aerospace & defence recruitment and team coaching.

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The Next Step Forwards

In 2017 ETL was engaged by the owner and Chief Executive of a highly successful start-up company that had commenced business four years previously on a green-field site with initial private funding.

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