Strategy & Growth

Strategic Planning for Emergency Services

Client: Global Emergency Services NFP Project: Strategic Plan Project Trigger: The organisation had grown quickly over 100 teams operating across Oceania, North America, United Kingdom, and Europe and a clear strategy were required for all regions, staff and volunteers to support and drive.  Our Scope The objective was to develop an integrated global five-year strategic plan.  Active Directions conducted

Service Pricing Analysis

Client: An organisation that maintains a database of certified suppliers as a subscription service for paying public and commercial sector clients. ​ Project: Analysing existing member composition, sales and search data to determine pricing levels for a new database access subscription service. ​ Project Trigger: The organisation had developed a new service that allowed members

Global Strategy Alignment

Client: A diversified global portfolio of profit-for-purpose and not-for-profit organisations.   Project: Developing and facilitating a series of global and regional workshops to align the strategy of the various member organisations, and to facilitate opportunities to collaborate, resolve conflicts. ​ Project Trigger:  A newly established corporate head-office and global strategy highlighted the requirement for regular alignment

Strategy Planning and Financial Modelling

Client: A global construction tools and equipment company​ Project: Strategy planning, financial modelling to establish five-year revenue and profitability forecasts; building budgets across products, channels and regions in accordance with target. ​ Project Trigger: With recent expansion to new regions, shareholders wanted to establish an agreed direction to achieve significant growth over five years with a view to both exit

20-Year Customer and Services Strategy

Client:  Local Government Council​ Project: Over 1000 staff supporting over 350,000 residents.  ​ Project Trigger:  Our client was a large local government, with an estimated resident population in excess of 350,000. The Council is expecting a further 25 years of sustained growth.  The City currently consists of over 40 suburbs, with distinct socio-economic diversity between long established residential areas, including disadvantaged urban areas and new residential developments

Endowment Fund Development


Client:  A global community with a strong focus on education and welfare. The client operates a number of community schools across 15 countries. ​ Client Size: Over 5,000 different individual and business investors. ​ Project Trigger: Changes in government school funding and changing market conditions in different regions globally required the client to develop an endowment fund that would future-proof school funding. Our

Finance Function Improvement for Civil Construction


Case Study Overview: This case study demonstrates our experience with earth moving, plant hire, and related services.  While it includes some forecasting and analysis it highlights our understanding of the complexity of management accounts and forecasting in mining services, civil construction and plant hire industries, particularly in regard to accounting for fixed plant, leased assets and

Strategy for Not-For-Profit


Case Study Overview: The client is an international, not-for-profit, student-run organisation that aims to increase female participation in Engineering, Science and Technology through fun and educational initiatives aimed at students in primary and secondary school.   The mission is delivered through a number of local chapters that provide school visits and student workshops, as well as