Ecoffins

Ecoffins are a well established and highly respected market leader supplying a range of hand crafted and environmentally friendly coffins throughout the UK. They are based in Kent and were the first UK company to be granted Fair Trade Status in the P.R. China.

Ecoffins wanted to invest in the future growth of the business and were successful in working with Growth Accelerator. As an approved Growth Accelerator provider, Eagle Vision Business Solutions (EVBS) were asked to provide Business Coaching and support Ecoffins in developing and delivering their future growth plans. Working alongside the Ecoffins team this included:

  • Developing a 5 year strategy underpinned by detailed yearly action plans
  • Implementing a new accounting system to provide greater financial controls and improved management information
  • Reviewing and documenting several key processes
  • Redesigning the organisational structure to drive the required future growth
  • Establishing new job descriptions
  • Providing Leadership coaching
  • Introducing Key Performance Indicators
  • Improving communications holding structured Financial and monthly Management meetings

 

Whilst Growth Accelerator supported Ecoffins in implementing some of these items, it remained a concern that once issues have been identified and solutions developed, the company may not maintain the strategic momentum given day to day business demands. Therefore EVBS continues to support Ecoffins with monthly Financial and Management meetings to ensure the growth plan is achieved. Since EVBS's involvement, Ecoffin's turnover has improved by more than 20% easily justifying the company's initial investment in Growth Accelerator and the ongoing involvement of Eagle Vision Business Solutions.