The Formula

The Alchemists work with ambitious companies to lay foundations for successful growth by focusing on the three Fs:

• Funding for growth

• Finding non-executive directors and advisers

• Family succession plans and support

The Alchemists’ role is in two parts.

During the initial planning stage, the company and one or more ‘alchemists’ identify the issues and select the appropriate strategic options.

The second stage is implementation and continuing support with the chosen alchemist to achieve the agreed objectives.

Tasty solution

dicksons

Dicksons is a family butchers based in South Tyneside that was founded by the current MD’s father in 1953. The founder died suddenly, leaving his widow to run the business with the help of her two teenage children. Since then the business has grown steadily and now has 20 shops across the north east, employing over 200 people.

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