Our clients have become our friends. We have fun and work hard together. They all have something in common…. Their own secret sauce. Each is different but they all share a common approach.
Clifton Seafood Company is a specialist retail and wholesale fishmonger. When we started they were making a loss. In 12 months, this has swung to a small net profit and an overhaul of their structure and now there is a new roadmap for 2021. Here’s what they said:
“As a small business working with Oc2pus has been brilliant for me. Rich & James have guided me through a pandemic, helped secure funds and grants and impressively helped to turn my business that lost money last year into a healthy sustainable and profitable business….
They are full of enthusiasm, strong ideas and have an impressive range of partners they have introduced me to add value to my offering. I now have a stable business with a strategy in place to achieve my goals and I look forward to their continuing support and reassuring presence in these ever changing, challenging times”
Precision came to us to discuss a review of their business. They’d been going for a while but wanted to take their business to a different level.
We worked on their re-brand, split the company into 3 divisions to service their core customers and worked on their systems, contracting and financial model.
They have an exciting 2021 ahead under their new brand. Precision’s owner reflects:
“What a difference a year makes! Oc2pus have been a breath of fresh air; working with the Oc2pus Team has been a revelation. They have got to understand every part of my business, the industry we are in, and have designed and helped me implement a clear and focussed strategy for growth….
Their attention to detail, combined with clear knowledge and experience in turning a business around has been one of the best things I’ve done in my 25 years in this industry….
Precision now has a solid foundation, a clear strategy and I’m proud to say follows my own personal vision and purpose for how I want my team to operate.”
Jigaraki are brand new kids on the block. Who’d be brave enough to launch a retail food business in 2020? Jigaraki were. We rolled our sleeves up and are with them on the journey, bringing the exciting tastes of Persia (with the Jigaraki twist) to the funky corner of Bristol that is Cargo, Wapping Wharf.
Jigaraki are one to watch in 2021. We are working with them to perfect their format and then we hope to help them scale from there. Jigaraki’s founder says:
“Oc2pus have been a pleasure to work with; from our very first meeting I just felt this was going to be a special fit. James & Rich have a wealth of experience and knowledge in building and growing businesses, and in their partner network, they have tried and tested experts in all the areas I needed help with…
The boys aren’t scared of getting their hands dirty and have handled some of the key parts of the launch of my business. I genuinely believe that I am years ahead of where I expected to be in launching, growing, and scaling my idea, and having the knowledge enthusiasm and energy this partnership brings is a key part of making this such a fun and exciting project.”