“The Arcus team brought real-life experience of how to improve our finance organisation. They stretched our thinking, but were pragmatic and ‘streetwise’ about how to make it work in practice.
I very much valued the war stories they brought from other companies – ‘theoretically this is what you do, but practically these are the things that really matter’.
I’ve enjoyed working with the Arcus team, and they certainly have my advocacy for their approach, experience and style.”
Oliver Smedley, Finance Director, British Gas Services & Repair
The British Gas Services business had recently re-organised into a number of separate Business Units, with
The business saw a Finance function that was always busy, but they wanted Finance to play a more strategic role. It felt as if Finance were peddling hard to provide a basic level of service, with little spare time for adding enough business value.
Is there a better a better way to organise Finance? How can we free-up time to play a more value-adding business partnering role?
The Arcus Approach
“The Arcus approach is top-down and refreshing. They tackle the big questions, and are very effective at eliminating the noise. But they dig into grass roots levels when they need to unblock practical issues. I quickly built a trust in the Arcus team.
At times they’ve felt like immediate colleagues, with valuable, straight-talking advice that goes beyond the traditional consulting model.”
Andrew Bullen, Finance Director, British Gas Services – Dyno