Improving customer experience


As demand for your product grows it gets harder to deliver the consistent quality necessary for customers to remain loyal. As your business scales there will be more strain and therefore greater need to proactively improve. This includes customer feedback loops, product development, departmental structures, reporting lines and responsibilities, support functions and both customer and team retention.

Key expert

Andrew Betteley

“Scale-ups need to prioritise the customer experience through product development, operations and service.”

Andrew Betteley, Operating PartnerView Profile

Building optimal teams


Hiring senior people smarter than you is uncomfortable, but winning your market requires a major step up in how you see Talent at scale. Investing systematically in culture, organisation and people to nurture and continually assess talent at all levels is essential as your business scales. Purpose-driven businesses have a significant advantage when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent. Seriously excellent people will help you to execute better and will also be involved in shaping strategy through bringing diverse, challenging views. Inevitably your team will evolve along with the challenges you face. An intentional approach to assessing performance, addressing competence gaps and anticipating the need to make a step change and take tough people decisions is necessary. A diverse senior team is essential to share the burden of responsibility for seeing and delivering the vision.

Key expert

John Sutherland

“Attracting and integrating seriously excellent talent is one of the biggest challenges for scale-up leaders.”

John Sutherland, Operating PartnerView Profile

Achieving organisational clarity


Scaling from around 50 people towards 500 and expanding internationally requires clear organisational ethos and structure at Board level. Setting out how the organisation should work and develop with the right strategic guidance and robust governance will be key to your success. World-class organisational thinking reinforces the company purpose, values and culture. Poor execution creates confusion and politics, and undermines the sense of purpose that you have instilled.

Key expert

John Sutherland

“Excellent corporate organisation structure will drive discipline and accountability at all levels in a business.”

John Sutherland, Operating PartnerView Profile

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