Quintaxiom has been involved in the development of business strategy across a range of industries and product categories, covering commercial options including product manufacture and sales, technology licensing, and consultancy.
We can support the development of business plans and grant applications, as well as proving an independent strategic review role, helping to challenge and refine strategy and business plans ahead of investor presentations.
Quintaxiom's network of industry contacts may also provide useful connections within the investment community or within specific market sectors of relevance to your business.
With 40 years of experience in a number of technology rich industries, in executive roles covering business development, operational management, product development and manufacturing, we are well positioned to guide you through some of the challenges you are likely to face as an early stage technology venture.
Our support can be truly effective through two primary approaches:
As an independent non-exec director we are ideally placed to review and challenge business issues and approaches, and provide your team with the benefit of experience, but without any underlying agendas that can often influence motivations.
As an independent business reviewer we can meet routinely with your executive team to review all aspects of your business operations, and act as a sounding board for discussions and a source of advice and mentoring to your executive team. This is an approach that has proved extremely successful, providing the team with a forum for open discussion of issues at a level that would often be inappropriate at Board level.
One of Quintaxiom's main areas of activity is providing hands-on business development support to its clients on a part-time basis.
Often these clients are early stage technology ventures looking to establish their initial entry into a market or SMEs seeking to enter a new market or validate their proposition.
For these clients Quintaxiom's part-time business development service offers the following key benefits:
In addition, clients have benefited from having general access to resources with considerable experience of product development, business management and technology commercialisation.
Quintaxiom's client engagements are typically long term relationships where we act as an integral part of the client team, providing near full-time availability to both the client and its customers whilst only fulfilling a part-time role.
We have extensive experience in the delivery of technology projects spanning multiple product categories and industry sectors, and are well placed to support you in the delivery of your projects.
This support can take two forms:
Our approach to project management is rooted in the principle that, whilst there is benefit in the project manager having a good understanding of the underlying technologies within the development, being a deep technical specialist with explicit responsibility for technical development on the project can lead to the project manager being drawn into the investigation and resolution of detailed technical issues - a common occurrence when project management responsibility is shared with specific technical development responsibility.
It is therefore highly desirable that the project manager is able to maintain a broad field of view to ensure that all project issues are properly captured and addressed, and use that objectivity combined with their own experience from past projects to spot potential risks and problems.
We are also well positioned to act as an independent and objective project reviewer, meeting regularly with the project manager and other key project stakeholders, supporting the project team in mitigating potential project risks and addressing current project issues. This independent review function can often deliver exceptional value to the project manager themselves, providing a critical but supportive person to use as a sounding board and source of advice and coaching on topics which they may not feel comfortable raising with their own managers.