SPACE SOLUTIONS

were founded in 1997, and have spent the last 25 years building a reputation for excellence as one of the UK’s leading workplace consultancy, fit-out, and facilities management companies.

The team at Space Solutions know that great results come from asking the right questions

which means assessing and understanding the client’s aims and ambitions. They bring together different skills into a single team built around the customers’ needs. Their highly skilled teams can project manage everything for you, from inception right through to aftercare and can deliver across the full life of a project or just a part.

Since 1997, Space Solutions have worked with property partners and clients

to transform spaces and transform how spaces work for the businesses, and the people that inhabit them. In doing so, they have consistently sought to innovate, to find new ways of creating value both within projects and throughout the lifecycle of the spaces that they help to create.

With offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston and London Space Solutions have worked for a range of clients across all sectors, see https://www.spacesolutions.co.uk/projects/ for further details.

Why Did They Come To You?

The company approached me directly to help initially with a tender return for Corporate Moves, and that led to me then going on to work across the group companies with their continuous improvement solutions.

For the past four years I have helped the company achieve their strategic goals and objectives. The company had set out an ambitious plan to improve profit margin across the group and they were looking for me to use my experience in process improvement activity to help them achieve their goals.

What Did You Do For Them?

I met with the Leadership Team and set out how the project would be tackled and having gained approval to proceed, I engaged with the key stakeholders within the business.

I met with each of them individually and heard their own plans about what was needing to be done to make the company even more successful. This gave me the platform to embark upon my improvement journey, with the benefit of buy-in across the group.

Delivery of the overall improvement initiative has required a skill set whereby I can empathise with staff, whilst getting them to follow standard processes and procedures.

My Activities Have Included Facilitation Of Improvement Teams,

the flow of materials plays a key role in the success of their operations, therefore my audits were designed to capture the current state of their performance, and the images below illustrate components of the manufacturing process, including storage bays, signage and workflow.

All audit report items were cross-referenced to the specific ISO 9001 clause in order that the owner of the process/procedure could make improvements that were aligned to a recognised international standard.

Communication was key as we were working to very tight timescales, therefore regular meetings with the senior management took place and I chaired all meetings relating to quality management activity.

The staff are now familiar with the RACI methodology and hold regular RACI review meetings to identify risk within any given stage of the process. The outcome of this improvement activity is an increase to the profit margin, improved internal and external communications and better team working across multiple teams.

I am now part of the Consultancy & Design team delivering specialist services to clients across the U.K. I was involved recently with the process improvement activity that supported a well-known high-end fashion brand that offers a wide range of products, including clothing, accessories, and home goods. They were moving to smaller HQ premises and I ensured that the new business process workflow would meet the needs of the business and its stakeholders.

Testimonials

What Did
They Say About It?

“I enjoy an excellent relationship with the Managing Manager, and the rest of the Leadership Team. Indeed, I have been asked to contribute to other areas of activity including chairing roundtable events, and working within alongside their consultancy team on their own projects. This is the ultimate compliment as they trust me enough that I am now very much part of their team.”

A Growth Of

400%

2022-2023

The group recently published their financial results for 2021/22 and reported that has achieved successful growth for the last financial year with an increase in turnover of 42% to £43 million. The firm’s year end profit showed a staggering increase of over 400%!