Consultant's Portrait



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William Buist

I believe life is far too short for mediocre business. Remarkable businesses thrive and grow.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

Chartered Insurer, ACII, mIoD, mPSA

Disciplines:

Coaching, Risk & Compliance...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Consumer Products, Financial Services...Show More

Practice Groups:

Languages:

English.

Case Studies

Engineering Firm MD

Client Contact:

Managing Director

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Engineering

Discipline:

Business Strategy


The Challenge:

This family business was challenged by competing views on direction and capability within the team

The Solution

Working with the MD we discussed and developed strategies to redesign the business structure to get the best result for all stakeholders.

The Results:

The Board was restructured and a Non-Executive Chairman appointed. This led to more appropriate roles being undertaken by the participants and the business regaining focus... read more

New Tech Start Up

Client Contact:

Business Design

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Technology

Discipline:

Business Strategy


The Challenge:

New Market opportunity with a new product. The products provided an insight into the needs of clients in ways that allowed new markets and routes... read more

The Solution

Reviewing the way the product set could deliver value to clients. We clarified the options and identified suitable business models. From that a strategic framework... read more

The Results:

This enabled a revised marketing approach to be taken which brought new opportunities to the client allowing them to win more, more often. Strategic testing... read more


Career History

Abelard

Position Held:

CEO

Dates:

2004 - Present

Business Type:

Collaborative Consultancy

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

I believe life is far too short for mediocre business. Remarkable businesses thrive and grow. Abelard works with the owners of Professional Business to Business Service firms, we do three things for you, and ask for one in return. You will: - Clarify and improve your business model. - Build and lock the value in your business. - Scale through collaboration. In return we ask that if something changes, or you need to change something, that we are your first phone call. We want to be your first choice strategic advisor.

 

 

Innomation

Position Held:

Director

Dates:

2001 - 2004

Business Type:

Consultancy

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

Projects and Programme management within the financial services sector as a consultant.

 

 

Lloyds TSB Insurance

Position Held:

Chief Underwriter & Head of Business Risk Mgmt

Dates:

1995 - 2001

Business Type:

Insurance

Industry Sector:

Financial Services

Overview:

Responsible for all underwriting across Household, Private Health, Financial and other product lines and Management of all Business Risks.

 

 

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