Developing Business Plans and Financial Models

AP Benson services include business planning, financial modelling and budgeting, taxation advice, change management planning, and business systems and process efficiency advice.   This is illustrated by our recent work with a range of social enterprise and third sector organisations (including charities, community interest companies, cooperatives, and trusts) assisted by the Social Business Wales programme. [more...]

Evaluating Programmes and Projects

Evaluation is a key element in the proper management of programmes and projects. It is important for funding bodies to demonstrate the effectiveness of funded programmes and projects and to be able to demonstrate proven results. AP Benson can assist cleints, delivering interim or post-project evaluations, delivering a comprehensive assessment of results achieved, or, for projects in planning, an assessment of the probability of successful delivery of objectives. [more...]

ERP and Professional Services Automation

As part of our IT Transformation practice, AP Benson works with clients to specify, procure and implement a range of Finance and Business Management Systems (FBMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Professional Services Automation (PSA) solutions. This article sets out experience, market knowledge and approach to these projects and details our recent enagement with Transport for the North providing Specification, Procurement and Implementation Management support for an Integrated Business Management Solution. [more...]

Economic and Financial Assessments

AP Benson undertakes a range of economic development assignments including project and programme evaluations, sector development planning, SME support programmes, impact studies and economic and financial assessments.   This article focusses on recent work in the waste and recycling sector completing a landmark project to assess the financial and economic feasibility of developing closed loop fibre to fibre recycling facilities in the UK and Europe to illustrate our approach to economic and financial assessments. [more...]

Management Consulting

AP Benson provides a range of consulting services that help clients to improve business processes and to select, procure and implement the latest in business information and communications technologies. We also bring business, financial and technology management skills for the strategic development of client businesses. We have worked with start-ups, established companies and turnaround & recovery situations on areas such as business plans, operational strategies, undertaking market analyses and fund raising.

Economic Development

AP Benson has experience in programme design, project evaluation and impact studies enabling us to undertake a range of Economic Development projects. Our strong focus allied to hard analytical skills, market research, stakeholder engagement and secondary market sources allows us to assist SME businesses and address specific business sectors. Our research has included improving current qualitative and quantitative approaches to project and programme evaluation and codifying tools and techniques.

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