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Joining a team of big-thinkers

28th September 2018

Well that was quick, it’s already nearing the end of my first full week working in Scotland as a full-time marketing consultant for Levercliff food & drink business consultants. I’m loving the variety already.

Spending time consulting whilst studying for my MSc Gastronomy was a great introduction to the profession, but the lure of big business was too appealing. It was there I met the team at Levercliff and couldn’t help to be impressed with their way of thinking. Great minds, enthusiasm, pragmatic thought processes, and attention to detail. So, when a position came up to help develop the business in Scotland, I jumped at the chance.

I’ve left big business and gone back to the world of consulting because I love the freedom and creativity it brings. Being a consultant focusses the mind, and brings an honesty, impartiality and non-political perspective to decision making. When engaged with well, consultants can have a transformative effect on a business.

As a consultant you agree the brief, build your case, measure your time, and make sure that everything you do delivers that brief (and a little more), to help meet the needs of the business. You can then work with the teams to help them implement the recommendations. Sometimes the recommendations can be difficult to listen to, controversial or exciting, but a well-informed external viewpoint can be invaluable in helping you make big decisions, or to keep your business focussed.

You might not have heard of Levercliff, but you’ll know lots of the clients we work with. They range from small start-up food and drink companies, to multinationals, all located across the UK and Ireland. We work on everything from needs for increased innovation or sales to cost reduction or general prioritisation projects. I’m proud to be working alongside some great minds with experience across the entire food and drink from blue-chip manufacturers to multiple retailers and everything in between.

Who knows, maybe we can work together on something big or small? Let’s do coffee…

Written by David Craig

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