Well, we certainly didn’t but at our recent Aspirin Business Seminar, where guests were treated to another behind-the-scenes insight into a very successful business, we were soon to find out…
With 28 farm focussed vets, Synergy Farm Health offer a holistic approach to the health, welfare and production of dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and camelids.
Like many businesses, they’re challenged by market pressure and prices. For Synergy these are to reduce antibiotic usage and decreasing milk prices.
They’ve adopted a proactive strategy to their challenges and have been successful in winning both the regional TB testing contract and in becoming a training practice for the Royal Veterinary College – providing both accommodation and education for up to 10 veterinary students at a time on a rolling two-week basis.
Juggling these strategic projects whilst maintaining their fee-earning income has caused the Senior Team lots of headaches. They reached out to Aspirin Business Solutions to help the team refocus both their strategy and the way they manage their business.
Andrew Davies, Managing Director, at Synergy Farm Health says “We’ve identified the critical factors to strengthen and grow the business, and are now focussing the team and their resources to achieve them.
Susannah’s ability to gain the team’s trust and establish the essence of our business, has enabled us to create a clear strategy everyone will work together to achieve.”
Managing Director of Aspirin Business Solutions, Susannah Brade-Waring, says, “The Senior Team generate the majority of the income for this large practice. Taking time out to work on their business, together, was probably the biggest challenge they faced. Their investment has paid off as they are now a focussed, agile and cohesive team. I commend them.”
The tour of their premises sparked a brainwave for Lee Dredge, Managing Director of IT Support Business (ITSB). Lee realised Synergy’s pharmaceutical dispensary has overcome a challenge common to IT support companies. He’s planning to adopt a similar policy.
The next seminar takes place in September with Janine Pattison Studios – winners of the New Homes and Gardens’ Landscape of the Year and Best Urban Garden Award Winners for 2014.
Janine Pattison Studios first reached out to Aspirin Business Solutions in 2011, to help structure and growth their business and team. Hear the story and secrets of their success, as we go behind-the-scenes of another very successful local business.