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As well as offering dedicated consultancy services, we will be organising regular webinars featuring a panel of well-respected members of the industry and focusing on some of the topics below.

The choice of content will be shaped by you. Tick the topics you're most interested in and subscribe to be notified of when we release videos or announce webinar dates.

Business

  • How has COVID-19 changed the business of artisan cheese and what changes are businesses making to contribute to their future robustness and sustainability?

    To be discussed in our webinar:
    Adjusting to a New Artisan Cheese World

    30 Jun 2020, 17:00

    More info
  • How can you tell if the current portfolio of innovation projects is optimal for your business?

  • How can you tell if the current product mix is optimal for your business?

  • What does effective strategic alignment of a small dairy farm and a cheese business look like and how (if at all) could you move your business closer to it?

  • How close to optimal is your contract for the supply of milk (requirements, pricing, volume changes, duration, breach, penalties, dispute, etc) and why does it matter?

  • Bringing Lean Principles to Butter Fats  

  • To what extent are your culture and strategy mutually reinforcing?

  • To what extent is your environment one where your staff choose to bring all of themselves to work?  

  • Is your model of delegation and accountability bringing out the best from your staff?

  • How can you be the culture you would like to see in your business?

  • What are your underlying motivations (intrinsic and extrinsic) and what implications could these have for the business and, in turn, for you?

  • Do you have a plan to reduce your business’ dependence on yourself? If so, how realistic and on track is it?

  • To whom do you give account? Thinking about governance in a small, privately-held business.

  • What are my underlying motivations (intrinsic and extrinsic) for launching this business, what implications do they have for key choices in the business and why do they matter?  

  • What does effective strategic alignment between a milk supplier and a cheese business look like and how should can I take due account of this as I explore different supply chain options?

  • How can I prepare for an optimal contract for the supply of milk (requirements, pricing, volume changes, duration, breach, penalties, dispute, etc)?

  • What capital (intellectual, social, financial, fixed) would I bring to the business, what (if any) are the gaps in the capital needed for the business, what (if anything) should I do about them, and how?

  • How can I apply Lean Startup principles effectively to reduce the risks in my cheese venture?

  • Alternatives to cheesemaking.

Production

  • How can businesses adjust production to adapt to market pressures?

    To be discussed in our webinar:
    Adjusting to a New Artisan Cheese World

    30 Jun 2020, 17:00

    More info
  • What alternative routes to market exist for artisan cheesemakers and what measures could be made to strengthen cheesemakers’ access to market, sustainability and profitability?

    To be discussed in our webinar:
    Adjusting to a New Artisan Cheese World

    30 Jun 2020, 17:00

    More info

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