Assignments – Overview

Adding value to your business

As Operating Partners have built their experience working across all types of leadership roles in business, they can add value to many of the operational and strategic challenges that a management team may face. We understand that every business is unique, and will face its own pressures, which is why our range of assignments can be adapted to meet long-term or time critical objectives, in periods of growth or at times of distress. Our ability to rapidly assemble an expert team enables us to add value to even the most complex or stressful of business scenarios. Read more about the type of assignments we perform below:

Rapid Response Advisory Panel

When an organisation is faced with an unexpected incident, be it a challenge or an opportunity, you need commercial advice on putting a strategy in place - and you might need it fast! The gunnercooke Rapid Response Advisory Panel brings together the vast knowledge and experience from across our business, to help address issues quickly in yours.

Board and Governance Review

When you are heavily involved in the day to day running of your business, it can be difficult to get a sense of whether bad habits are creeping in. Having an independent advisor look at the consistency of your processes can provide a clear roadmap for the best way forward.

Distressed Business Recovery Workshop

Unfortunately, in the normal course of business, there are times when a company runs into financial distress. These periods can be emotionally stressful and high pressured for all involved, especially for company directors, who have a duty to act in the best interests of their company and its shareholders. Directors faced with this situation need good, unbiased advice in order to ensure the best outcome for all stakeholders, whilst ensuring they comply with their fiduciary duties. That's where we come in.

Potential Acquisition

There are countless professionals in the market who can advise you on the merit of a potential acquisition. Yet unlike other consultancies, gunnercooke Operating Partners will provide you with an unbiased recommendation on how to approach a potential investment, based on our vast experience of growing and buying businesses in related markets.


Imagine a world where you can add a highly qualified person to your senior leadership team without having to pay a full-time salary. Furthermore, one who has deep understanding of successful marketing strategy and marketing tactics.

Fund Raising

Growing businesses is what a gunnercooke Operating Partner does best. We have vast knowledge of the funding market, how to present a funding requirement and how to create the right momentum to get a transaction over the line - and the money into your business.

HR Challenge

From boardroom advisor to hands-on support, our experienced business consultants work closely with HR legal specialist lawyers to provide a unique service across all aspects of HR, maximizing the performance of your most valuable asset – your people.

Operational Excellence

Backed up by years of hands-on experience and expertise across all manufacturing industries, our Operational Excellence team works with businesses to ensure maximum efficiency across everything they do. We can advise on a range of operations activity, including but not limited to: unlocking working capital, supply chain management, product quality assurance, operational excellence solutions and business process engineering and re-design.

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Management Consultancy Redefined

Management Consulting Definition According to Wikipedia, “management consulting is the practice of helping organisations to improve their performance, operating primarily through the analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of…

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