Resolve

gets results

Resolve inspires great results by instilling the purposes and behaviours of the top 1% most successfully consistent performers

About Resolve

FOUNDED BY MARK ASHTON IN 2006 AND LED BY HIM, RESOLVE IS AN ECOSYSTEM OF EXPERT INDIVIDUALS AND NICHE SME PARTNER CONSULTANCIES, WHICH EXISTS:

To inspire great results by instilling the purposes and behaviours of the Top 1% most successfully consistent performers

To solve tough business problems with flair and ingenuity

To help companies on both sides of the Atlantic to establish and grow profitable long-term transatlantic business

The Resolve services ecosystem

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton

Mark Ashton
  • Top 1%-inspired leader Mentor & Coach
  • UK/USA business growth expert
  • 30 years business-to-business sales
  • 20 years strategic consulting in the UK/Europe and North America
  • Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University and an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School
  • Top 1%-inspired leader Mentor & Coach
  • UK/USA business growth expert
  • 30 years business-to-business sales
  • 20 years strategic consulting in the UK/Europe and North America
  • Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Cambridge University and an MBA with Distinction from Warwick Business School

Who we work with

Our clients and business partners are often:

  • In business in the UK and/or North America
  • Professional services
  • Science or Technology
  • Engineering or Manufacturing (STEM)
  • Small to mid-sized, revenues of £5m to £250m

We work with:

  • Start-ups
  • Early stage businesses
  • Family businesses
  • Privately held/private equity-owned businesses
  • Occasionally large multinationals

We work with leaders and organisations who have open minds, a genuine desire to strive for better and better personal and collective performance and the courage to confront uncomfortable truths and adopt healthier attitudes and behaviours which reduce risks and breed long-term success.

We inspire and support them every step of the way, as long as we are wanted and needed, and we create outstanding value whatever it takes.

We are Resolve

Colin Russell
Colin Russell
David Dower
David Dower
Elizabeth Pearson
Elizabeth Pearson
Garry Sanderson
Garry Sanderson
Jayne Mezulis
Jayne Mezulis
Jeremy Culverhouse
Jeremy Culverhouse
Judith Crow
Judith Crow
Paul Maslin
Paul Maslin

USA (WHITEHALL ADVISORY GROUP)

Michael Teden
Michael Teden
Sarah Peeler
Sarah Peeler
  • Individual experts in bid & tender preparation, behavioural science, business-to-business sales, business matchmaking, business planning, business research & analy tics, change management, corporate strategy, export & import, leadership & management training, project management, strategic marketing
  • Average of 25 -30 years’ business experience
  • Well-connected in UK and North America
  • Shared values & commitment to outstanding client service

Our Expertise

Safe, effective start-up and early stage growth

Organic Growth

Successful turnaround or response to adversity

Transforming change and bold vision inc. M&A

Transatlantic

Key services provided include:

  • Research into North American markets
  • Development and testing of robust market entry strategies
  • Matchmaking – direct introduction to partners and customers via our powerful North American business networks
  • Search for suitable agents and distributors
  • Business incubation and representation in North America
  • Advice and support on all accounting/tax, hiring, immigration and legal matters
  • Negotiation of discretionary (unpublished) incentives on new/greenfield AND routine/annual/maintenance USA capital expenditure
  • Access to a USA portfolio of third party best practices for profit improvement

Through our own expertise and close partnerships in the UK, US and Canada Resolve supports exporters to North America and helps UK/European businesses to improve transatlantic profitability if they are already established there

Resolve offers similar services to North American exporters and companies already established in the UK/Europe

Case Studies

Mark led a machinery sales & service business in the usa from $6 million in sales to $20 million in 4 years before the uk parent company collapsed due to poor leadership and decision-making. 400 people lost their jobs; the company survived, just, but was sold to a competitor

A VC firm who asked mark to investigate why one of its investments was almost bankrupt 18 months after a management buy-out said they were ‘humbled’ by his findings. The company had betrayed existing customers & 400 staff by pursuing a reckless high growth strategy driven by the managing director’s greed and ego

By creating new key performance measures mark proved to a £4 billion nuclear engineering company that it was following the wrong strategy –the business stream it thought was profitable was not, and the business stream it thought was unprofitable was the right one to focus on

Mark was asked by the CEO of an aim-listed £40 million software company to recommend within 2 weeks whether to shut down a £5 million subsidiary. He worked with the new management team to create and implement a successful turnaround plan, and supported them thro’ to a profitable trade sale 4 years later

Mark has successfully coached the uk managing director in a €250 million anglo-french merger, and is credited with saving the client’s job. Mark’s approach has been to develop him as a top 1%-inspired leader, focusing on maximising his strengths in the workplace

For 3 years mark worked with the lead team of a £21 million corporate laboratory to grow its 3rd party business and prepare for various radical strategic change scenarios. After a $6 billion merger he carried out successful troubleshooting which helped create a more effective, sustainable global product development function

Mark conducted commercial / strategic due diligence on a £350 million potential acquisition by a ftse100 plc. As a result of his work, the group cfo decided to withdraw their bid since he judged that the deal would endanger shareholder value

Using rigorous field market research methods, mark convinced the main board of a ftse100 plc to enter a $1 billion building materials market in north america by acquiring the no 1 player

The resolve team was called to help rescue a major it project to automate national train planning. We designed and led a programme to engage 900 train planners so that they embraced the changes instead of resisting them

Resolve created and led a global talent management programme in chicago for a major multi-national financial asset management company

One of the uk’s leading children’s hospitals has used resolve to run stakeholder workshops to design an innovative new post-operative care pathway for babies with serious heart conditions, allowing them to be discharged sooner and monitored at home using cutting edge technologies

The resolve team designed and successfully introduced more sophisticated pricing analysis tools to enable a national wholesaler of aftermarket car components to adopt more accurate, sophistic ated and profitable pricing strategies

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Contact

ask@resolvegetsresults.com
Tel:01756-529952
(Outside of the UK +44-1756-529952)

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