UK Operation Analysis


Our client was a European Office Furniture Manufacturer who had been trading in the UK for 20 years, with slow growth. They appointed Surtio to analyse their UK business and team, and appoint a new MD.

The first stage was recommending the most appropriate way of removing the current MD; we then advised a cooling off period to allow us to find the right candidate. During the cooling off period we worked with our client to write a short to medium business plan for the UK, which then allowed us to find the right candidate to implement this business plan.

The brief was for the new MD to grow the business in new sectors, increase the product portfolio, and make it easier for strategic partners to work with them. We worked with an outstanding candidate over a 6-week period who was currently a Sales Director for a major brand in the sector. In their first 3 years in their new role they increased turnover threefold and built a new team within the UK.