Construction and Demolition
Supporting the construction and demolition industry with proven strategic planning tools. Get focused on where you are going and how to get there.
Is your construction business well placed to deal with the challenges the future may bring?
Are you struggling to adapt to current changes in the market or legislation?
Our strategic planning approach to businesses in the construction and demolition industry negotiates challenges and finds your fastest way to achieve your goals.
Construction Industry Challenges
The construction and demolition industry faces a number of specific challenges. As you set out your strategic plan for the future you must take steps to avoid or overcome, each of these.
First on your list may be improving productivity and profitability. How can you drive better efficiency and margins despite pressure to provide cheaper services against rising direct and overhead costs?
Further, you need a skilled workforce. Where will your future engineers, estimators and supervisors come from? How do you retain them and how do you find people with the work ethic and attitude that you want?
In addition, the sustainability and circular economy agenda is continually gaining momentum. This puts pressure on you to source sustainable materials to meet tender or contractual conditions, and reduce waste, not least to minimise ever-increasing landfill taxes.
This has enormous implications for your supply chain – finding suppliers at a reasonable price with alternative products, and for sales – winning contracts and tenders where these conditions are built in.
Your Strategic Planning
What does this mean for your strategic planning?
Think about the future. Where is your company going in the years ahead, what problem should you deal with first and how will you address all these challenges?
How can you still deliver for your stakeholders (shareholders, family, customers and yes, even regulators) as you get squeezed from all sides? Can you manage risk in the years to come, build reliable plans and ensure you achieve your goals despite the increasing uncertainty that continues to impact on the construction and demolition industry?
This much is sure – the traditional approach of working harder and longer hours is not the way. You can’t put more pressure on your workforce, management team and yourself. A fresh approach and step change are needed if you are to be competitive and continue to grow your business.
However – these challenges create huge opportunities for those who are ready to address them. Government funding is fuelling a recovery and the sustainability factor is ripe for those who can move fast.
Your strategic plan must be flexible and agile enough to capitalise on opportunities as they arise to achieve your goals.
We implement successful strategies for construction businesses
You are probably rolling your eyes at the thought of writing a strategic plan. Are you picturing people in suits writing a plan that has little to do with the realities of your business, and dreading the time away from the day-to-day business? Fear not, there is another way.
This is where we help you.
Our construction business consultants engage with you and your team to take away the pain of the process. They use industry experience and a tried and tested approach to make strategic planning painless. You are able to stay focussed on running the business and delivering the change that makes a real difference.
Our strategic planning system is built to tackle all your challenges, manage the unforeseen and deliver exactly what your stakeholders want.
This is not a paper exercise done by one person, but a full implementation plan that engages your whole organisation and integrates with business as usual.
We work with you to develop and deliver a strategic plan by:
1. GOALS – Clarity on what your stakeholders really wantWho are your stakeholders and what is it that they really want from you? This first step gives clarity on end goals and the direction you need for the years ahead. Your goals are described in tangible and pragmatic terms that put a fire under people and get them on board with the delivery.
2. PLAN – Your one page strategic planWho are your stakeholders and what is it that they really want from you? This first step makes this clear and gives you the direction you need for the years ahead. Your goals are described in tangible and pragmatic terms that put a fire under people and get them on board with the delivery.
3. MONEY – How you will build value (and manage risk)
This is a process that leaves no stone unturned and clarifies what will drive real value in your company. We will build projections that everyone from your FD to sales director agree on. With risk management built in and auditable to a granular level, it shows you how the future money will have happened.
4. PEOPLE – Engaging your team to deliver your plan and beyondYou will move from task management to outcome management that everyone loves. This transforms your culture by uniting your team and focussing them all on what really matters, whilst cutting away wasted time, money and effort.
Managing Director - Brewster Bros.
“Concord has ultimately delivered us a 4-year plan that everyone in our organisation can understand. By everyone, I mean every employee and we are proud to share our plan with our whole team to give them clarity on our goals and how to get there. Involving everyone in the creation of the plan and delegating responsibility for its delivery harnesses the brainpower of the whole business and not just our senior management team.
As a chartered accountant, I loved the finance work. The numbers were inspiring and not just dreamlike figures – they had substance behind them and could be logically backed up when questioned. In fact, our Chairman, who was highly sceptical at first ended up thinking they were too modest! Overall the content of the Concord System has given a much clearer path to achieving our identified stakeholder needs and what the results will be when we deliver them.”
Technical Director - Aldomak
“I have never seen a more effective method of running a business, it requires absolute rigour in what we do. It ensures that we are making all our decisions in the context of the greater plan which removes wasted effort.
I am now as certain as I can be that we will achieve our 3 years targets.”
Managing Director - Easter Greens
“The method of planning backwards excited me from the first time I saw it. When we put it into action it simplified everything and showed me what had to be done (and not done!) to deliver my vision for Easter Greens.
The work we did on the money was fantastic. I can now see what will generate the growth and expansion I am looking for, and how the money will actually happen in the years ahead. This keeps me very focused every day on where we should focus time, money and effort.
Ewan has worked closely with me, my managers and my team to get everyone on board with our one page strategic plan. Everyone can now see what the future looks like, what it means for them, and how they can help deliver it.”