Challenge: The charity had been operating from serviced offices in the City of London. They had approached me for advice as a dramatic increase in their rent was on the horizon. Costs were projected to double. The MD’s workload was considerable and involved travelling to nations afflicted by poor eye health. Researching and sourcing new premises for an economical rate was proving a challenge for the management team in terms of a lack of time and the experience to address the issue effectively.
Result: I worked closely with both the MD & FD to produce a specification and budget. They ended up moving to offices in a similar location to their previous base & the new contract offered comparable services. We also saved the charity a substantial amount -the cost increase was 20% instead of the expected 100%.