Christiane Hutchinson has developed and implemented a value building approach for businesses over 25 years in the traditionally male-dominated sector of strategic management consulting. Christiane has developed a framework, and moving towards SaaS, showcasing a successful career offering those skills within various successful strategic management consultancies. No stranger to the boardroom, she has advised and guided many businesses through a specific set of growth phases culminating in an exit strategy for the founders and onward growth for a successful legacy.
“Exit strategy planning is not just about the numbers. I’ve been developing and testing my approach to business value growth over many years, resulting in a measurable value growth framework. Visit our Value Diagnostic on the following link to find out more.
“I’m CEO of Wealth Teck, and in line with the successful modelling we impart to our clients, we apply the same positive tracking to our own business. One of the principle actions to follow is to build a great management team around you. This is particularly relevant to any eventual exit strategies, but it’s also crucial in adding value to any business. Any buyer will not want to buy you, no matter how brilliant you are!
“I am working alongside Finance Director Alan Tilley, and Head of Operations Steve Eccles. Both are renowned figures within the wealth creation sector, and it’s very interesting that the dynamic between mixed genders on any board can absolutely add value to that business.
“We practice what we preach because it works so well. We are working now on growing the team. Our aim is to create a global niche in value creation.
“Our view to growth and value involves a multi-disciplinary approach. We maximise revenue not just through top line growth, but by adopting a range of strategies to attract new clients, also building on relationships with existing clients by upselling and cross selling to them. We aim to embed operational excellence across all functions, taking the reins in our application of strategic value creation and management. Generating surplus cash is our aim… going to the source of that very area of performance.
“This all nicely dovetails into a value proposition that can be timed, measured and controlled, giving our owners and founders the ability to plan according to their needs and aspirations. It’s not simply about getting as much value out of exiting your business asset when you want to, but to ensure what you’ve built and developed carries on adding value and sustainable longevity to staff, shareholders and the immediate community your business has grown from, and society at large.”