Example Past Projects

AvilivA works with clients on short, medium and long duration projects: including specific problem solving, providing advisory and corporate governance support, facilitating team problem solving, leading business/performance improvement sessions, and supporting longer term development engagements such as strategy execution, post-merger start-up and integration support and enterprise level program management, including bringing rogue projects back on track.

Simplifying the complex, fixing the root cause, visualizing and articulating the end game and energizing, motivating and enabling teams to excel is what we are passionate about.

The following provides a sample of past projects as an indication of our capabilities and range.

Post-Merger Integration
Financial Services Sector

Merger of two leading BC Credit Unions: Target Operating Model Development, merger prioritization and Roadmap, team facilitation and program governance. Designed and established a center of excellence for change and program management.

Strategic Review and Financial & Operations Improvement
Forest Products Sector

UK Forest Products Manufacturer and Retailer: Strategic and operations review, Activity Based Costing and Pricing Model design and build, inventory reduction, and pricing & profit improvement.

Refocused Strategy, Management Reporting, Profit & Cash Flow Improvement
HVAC Services Sector

Worked with this BC based family business owners and team to refocus and articulate strategy, introduce strong financial control, cash flow modelling and corporate governance and supported the owners & team during the transition.

Transformation Strategy & Execution Support
Heavy Industrial Manufacturing & Services Sector

One of the UK's oldest heavy engineering companies serving the global energy sector: worked with the executive team to develop their transformation strategy and support its implementation in readiness for its sale to the global industry leader. Introduced many process improvements including sales & CRM, quotations, supply chain and inventory management, introduced lean to the business and relocated assembly processes to maximize manufacturing capacity.

Strategy Review, Strategic Roadmap & Execution Support
Agriculture & Animal Feeds Sector

One of the UKs Leading Agricultural Products & Services businesses: conducted strategic analysis to prepare for a series of facilitated executive team strategy development sessions, built the strategic Roadmap and energized the implementation.

Assessing & Advising Multiple New Ventures, Start-up, Growth and Business Model Development
Technology Enabled  Cross Sector

Worked with many UK founder teams to stress test & modify their value propositions and presentations in advance of capital raising, provided the bridge between the founders, investors and corporate finance during the funding phase, supported the founders during start-up, growth and business model development phases.

Regulated Transformation program
Financial Services Sector

Global Insurance & Investment Management Firm: designed, established and led a transformation program involved people, process, technology and program governance under the jurisdiction of the Financial Services Authority.

Large Outsourcing Program
Financial Services Sector

Global Insurance & Investment Management Firm: large outsourcing program, led the multi-discipline commercial due diligence team, business case development, risk & opportunity assessment, program start-up and program governance.

Banking Platform Replacement Project Turnaround
Financial Services Sector

Large BC Credit Union: Project and team leadership, project turnaround, Enterprise PMO development, project governance, progress/status/risk/financial reporting and advising executive team and steering group on key issues and solutions.

Innovative Technology Business Serving the Global Agricultural Industry
Agricultural Services Sector

Innovative Technology business serving the global Agricultural industry: provided strategy and operational advice to the Executive Team and Investors from start-up through growth, gathering requirements and authoring the ITT and managing the procurement process for the IT platform. Conducted commercial due diligence and financial modelling for down-stream acquisitions.

UK Shoe Designer & Manufacturer with Global Distribution
Footwear Manufacturing Sector

Bank driven turnaround project: cash flow analysis & financial modelling, immediate cost reduction, creditor & debtor management & negotiation, operational review and options assessment & selection, project managed manufacturing operations to outsourced service in the Far East.

Multiple UK & BC based Public & HE Sector Change Management Projects
Government, Public Sector & Higher Education

Leadership development, stakeholder analysis, strategy development, business transformation and cultural change for an Economic Development Agency. Advising a Central Government Department on best practice change and program management for the Public Sector. Advising a number of Development Agencies on leading change and Board Governance. Strategy development and corporate governance for the creation, development and oversight of a new not-for-profit Primary Healthcare organization comprised of a pre-existing hospital and GP Practices.  Worked with two leading Business Schools in Canada & the UK to develop their growth  strategies and execution Roadmaps. Developed the target operating model for the merger of parts of 3 public sector bodies to create a single regulatory entity.

UK Sauce Manufacturer & Wholesaler
Food Processing Industry

Business model, process and profitability review, inventory management, product range review and range rationalization, Activity Based Costing and Pricing Model development, Customer Segmentation Analysis, ERP system requirements gathering and supplier selection, oversight of the change management & implementation program.