Achieving the Exceptional through People and Teamwork

Welcome to ESC (GB) Ltd, Executive Solutions Consulting, the Interim Management specialists with a wealth of experience, primarily, but not exclusively, in the FMCG Manufacturing Industry.

Established by Mark Cooper in 2000, with his background as a Chartered Engineer and CIMA Accountant, extensive experience has been built up over nearly 30 years in businesses in both the UK and Europe.

 

Interim Management

Interim Management can be seen as the short-term assignment of a proven heavyweight interim executive manager to manage a period of transition, crisis or change within an organisation. In this situation, a permanent role may be unnecessary or impossible to find at short notice.

Often it is asked what the difference is between Interim Management and Management Consultancy; an interim manager recommends an approach, agrees this and then implements changes and solutions whilst on assignment, whereby management consultants tend to recommend a number of alternatives and then leave it to the client to implement them.

They are often trained in theoretical techniques and don’t have as much hands-on experience as an interim manager.

FMCG Manufacturing Industry

The FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) Manufacturing Industry is defined as where products manufactured are sold quickly, and at relatively low cost. FMCG is probably the most classic case of a low margin/high volume sector.

Over the last 20 years, because of the pressure exerted on price by the retailers, transformational change management has been necessitated to ensure tight margins remain positive. Interim Management has been key to keep up with this requirement.

Lessons learned in FMCG are now being utilised in pharmaceuticals, and other industries where margins have been historically larger, but have recently been under pressure.

How can ESC help?

ESC can help your company, whether it be Interim Management (Transformational Change Management or Leadership Substitution), Programme / Project Management, or Due Diligence studies.

Mark Cooper - ESC (GB) Ltd“If I were an interim manager within your company, I would immerse myself in the culture, systems and people, and to the outside world, live and breathe your business as one of your employees. I guarantee, within 2 weeks of starting, to understand what your process and people bottlenecks are, and have a draft improvement plan ready for discussion”