B38 Facilities Management. The first company to benefit from the Government-backed GrowthAccelerator programme

Facilities and commercial property company, B38 in Wakefield, was one of the first firms in Yorkshire to benefit from the Government-backed GrowthAccelerator programme. The company has built a successful business around its core services of providing reactive and planned maintenance, building on the high quality and personalised service it is able to offer to clients.

B38 Group is primarily formed around 5 key industry strands which include; Commercial Property Consultancy, Construction, Fit-Outs, Facilities Management and Energy.

The company was the first to engage in the GrowthAccelerator service in Yorkshire & Humberside during 2012 when they employed just 4 people and operated from a shared office facility. They have grown rapidly over the years and currently employ a team of 25 people and operate from a new 4000 sq.ft. head office in Wakefield along with regional offices in Swindon, London and Glasgow serving a blue-chip client base

B38 Group engaged Brian Sainsbury of B5 Direction Ltd as their Growth Coach to help in developing plans and structures for national expansion along with providing leadership & management training support. The company continues to use the services of Brian Sainsbury as they progress on their growth and expansion plans.

B38Graph2Key impacts:

  • Defined ambitious business growth strategy and geographical spread of activities
  • Developed actions plans and provided coaching support to achieve these.
  • Defined roles and organisation structure during periods of 400% growth.
  • Introduced improved management systems of control and company governance.

Founding Directors Richard Philips and Tim Bailey explain how GrowthAcclerator has supported its expansion:

Working with our coach, Brian Sainsbury, we were able to look at where we were and develop a three year plan to get us to where we wanted to be. Together, we took an objective overview of the entire business, from analysing turnover and profit to considering staff numbers, marketing and geographic spread”.

The leadership and management training we’ve received through GrowthAccelerator has been invaluable in helping us to put effective systems in place to enable us to operate more efficiently and cope with our rapid growth”.

B38 Group Website http://b38group.com