Livingstone - Business Consultants

Solutions for Mature / Established Companies

These solutions provide a structure for an effective board of directors, ensuring that its roles and that of management are clearly separated. They also provide a focus on the long term strategic direction, preparation for succession of the founders or other key people while also giving oversight and control of current operations. The solutions give a sound basis for the organisation of a board and its duties including its behaviour.

Your Board

Board performance and composition have a major influence on the success of established businesses and these solutions assist owners in developing succession plans and effective governance.

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Image & Values

These solutions show how to protect the long established image, name and culture of the business that the board wants protected now and in the future to preserve the value of the company.

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Why are values and ethical standards important?
What is a board’s role in strategic relationships?
How is confidential information protected?

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If you are looking for a particular policy without the training, then simply select the policy you need from the list below.

Values & Ethical Standards Policy
Strategic Relationships Policy
Confidentiality of Information Policy

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Planning Your Direction

These solutions assist with the defining of what goals each of the board and the manager are to achieve, and in doing so, clearly defining the separation of the tasks of the board and management.

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How is the strategic direction set?
How are long term strategic goals set?
How is the annual plan done?

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Strategic Direction Policy
Strategic Long Term Plan Policy
Annual Plan Policy

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Coping With Risks

Solutions to give a basis for ensuring the future survival of the business, which is a prime responsibility of the board, by developing strategies for the forty potential risks each enterprise faces.

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How is the loss of a key person prepared for?
How is the risk and impact of a key customer or contract loss reduced?

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If you are looking for a particular policy without the training, then simply select the policy you need from the list below.

Loss of Key Person Risk Policy
Loss of Key Customer or Contract Risk Policy

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Board & Manager Interactions

Solutions and guidance on how the board holds the manager accountable for the day–to–day operations of the business and how the board interacts with the manager.

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How is a good manager appointment made?
How is a manager’s performance reviewed?
What does a manager report to a board on?
What should a manager be authorised to do?

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Manager Appointment Policy
Manager Performance Policy
Manager Board Reporting Policy
Manager Authorities Policy

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Money Matters

Solutions of how a board is able to ensure an adequate financial return is achieved for business owners and also of how to plan for the future levels of finance required in the business.

Solutions covered include:

Our solutions are available for purchase individually. Click on a question to find out more information about what you will learn.

How does a Board ensure its funds are safe?
What is the board’s role in financial budgeting?
How does a board control expenditure?
How is capital expenditure approved by a board?

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If you are looking for a particular policy without the training, then simply select the policy you need from the list below.

Security of Funds Policy
Financial Budgeting Policy
Expenditure Control Policy
Capital Expenditure Policy

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