We work with businesses across the mid-market, ranging from scale-ups with 10 employees to international organisations employing over 500 people. Each leadership team is unique, however our clients are linked by their courage, curiosity and ambition. Here's what they say about our work together...
“Seed to Oak have worked with MHI across multiple areas of our business from sales and marketing, through to strategy and culture. The management team value the external perspective and ability to have an experienced sounding board whilst being backed-up by the wider resource and networks that support our teams delivering strategy. It's like having access to a NED plus an additional pair of hands to get things done with the flexibility to parachute in some specific skills should they be required. Seed to Oak, push and challenge our thinking, whilst being supportive throughout execution - our business has grown bigger and stronger during the course of our work together.”
Paul Brown, CEO - Mail Handling International
"Working with Seed to Oak has allowed us to focus on strategic initiatives which are important for the continued growth and success of Taylor Maxwell. When the business is facing unprecedented demand it can be easy to ride the wave, lose focus and take an eye off what needs to be done for the future. Seed to Oak have helped us develop an ambitious vision, mission and values which both embrace our core strengths and set stretching goals relevant to today’s changing agenda for businesses. Most importantly they break down chunky exercises into actionable steps, holding us accountable for starting and completing key initiatives imparting a good balance of challenge and support. They've done a lot of the heavy-lifting in getting and keeping projects moving, collaborating with the senior leadership team to ensure we keep close what’s made Taylor Maxwell special over the past 60 years whilst considering the future needs of our people, partners and planet."
Martin Rudge, Managing Director - Taylor Maxwell
“The support of Seed to Oak has been invaluable over the pandemic. I very much look forward to our meetings as an opportunity to get out of the day-to-day detail, to take stock of key deliverables and look ahead to the future. The different skillsets and experiences held within the team mean I am able to call upon multiple diverse perspectives and skills that I wouldn't have access to through a single NED or business adviser. They are flexible and always make themselves available to respond to any ad hoc requests, even outside of our planned meetings - overall I get the impression they really care about me, our people and business."
Sean Swales, Group Managing Director - Rotolok
"Working with Seed to Oak helped us to clarify our pricing approach and our international growth strategy. The team were so easy to work with we forgot they weren’t a part of our business, and we’re in a much improved position as a result of the work. We developed as a leadership team, grew both our revenues and bottom line and had fun along the way!"
Sophie & Hannah Pycroft, Co-Founders - Spectrum Collections
“Look no further than Megan and the team at Seed to Oak if you're seeking a down-to-earth, collaborative team of advisers for your business. Their model is flexible which is really important for any organisation and they provide just the right mix of challenge, support, accountability and valuable resources to make sure your goals are clearly set, delivered and the benefits achieved."
Daniel O'Toole, CEO - RMS & Flex Systems
“I trust Seed to Oak because they demonstrate they care about me and my business. They understand what is important to us and carry out their work with diligence, offering us dedicated time and space to focus, whilst ensuring growth initiatives don’t get lost in the day-to-day demands of running a fast-paced Group.”
Paul Kilbride, CEO & Chairman - Troy
“We do a really good job at the management level but often fall down at the step of getting it out to everybody within the business. [Working with Seed to Oak] This has been the first time we’ve had real clarity on not only our aims, but how we are going to get there and empower everyone within the organisation to contribute. It has removed distractions and we are really seeing a difference in performance (+30% against budget) and morale."
Operations Director, Seed to Oak client - Swindon