Business growth coaching at DES Ltd

Development Engineering Services Ltd, based in Shipley, West Yorkshire, is a specialist manufacturer of precision-machined components supplying a wide range of prestigious clients in telecoms, defence, aerospace, precision design and light engineering sectors.

The business started over 20 years ago from a small base in Otley and has recently moved to larger premises in Shipley, West Yorkshire as part of their growth strategy. Additional space has been secured as part of the plans for continued expansion and growth in business.

Development Engineering Services Ltd has particular strengths in:

  • Prototype development and Precision CNC machining
  • Fast turnaround for clients involved in getting complex component designs to market
  • Supplying small prototype quantities to larger batch production

Brian Sainsbury of B5 Direction Limited has been involved in advising the company since 2008 and continues to provide on-going mentoring support and guidance to the business.

During recent Business Growth Service initiatives Development Engineering Services has made the following key impacts:

  • Defined a realistic strategy for growth
  • Developed marketing and sales engine process skills to extend customer base
  • Increased the level of business from larger customers
  • Increased sales, efficiency & profit growth
  • Increased capacity through selective investments in modern equipment
  • Moved into higher value machining
  • Relocated to larger premises

What Paul Stenton, MD of Development Engineering Services has to say about the support from Brian Sainsbury:

Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 17.12.55“We have worked with Brian for over 7 years and have found him to be extremely well organised and uses his knowledge and variety of business tools to add real value to the business.  He has helped us to formulate workable strategies and provides us with a clear focus to work on deliverable goals and actions.  He also provides practical advice and support on getting the best from our management systems. He has introduced sources of valuable funding to DES during the time we have worked together and I can highly recommend him to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and supportive business coach”.