WHAT WE DO

CATERING CONSULTANCY


Our mission is to set our clients up for growth and success in the food and beverage industry. Over the years we have accumulated a wealth of experience and know-how to execute strategies that work best for our customers' businesses.
Let's face it: managing a small business is hard. You're strapped for time, resources, and budget. You're running around in a million different directions, and you can't afford to waste time or money. However, what you really can't afford is to spend your money on the wrong investments.

While hiring a consultant may seem like a bad investment when you're a small business, it's actually in your best interest. Why? Well, think of it this way: let's say you hire a new marketing manager to increase conversions. When the new manager starts, he/she needs to spend time familiarizing him/herself with your business, analyzing past campaigns, and building a cohesive marketing plan, before creating content. That takes time. Time that you simply don't have if you want to reach your goals. So to reach your goals on time, consider hiring an Aneco catering consultant.

Financial & Operational Performance

Most business owners will usually start considering engaging a consultant either when they are planning for business expansion or when the business does not appear to be doing well. Take a look at our top ten reasons why you may need a consultant and how our role can add value to your business. Click Here>>

Design, Relocation & Turn Key Management

From new tables and chairs to a full concept design, refurbishment or relocation, Aneco have it covered – Our skilled team of catering developers provide everything from design to build, including full project management to ensure complete perfection. Contact Us>>

Marketing, Web Design & Social Media

From startups to international businesses – a good marketing strategy, web site and well structured social media campaign is a must to ensure your company has the visibility in the right places. Whether you need an immediate hit of new business or a gradual increase to fit in with your team. Contact Us>>

Food Safety, Health & Safety, HACCP

Setting up and keeping a catering establishment organised with records of training, audits and hygiene checks can be very time consuming and costly. Aneco provide all back of house systems, audits, training & checklists to ensure due diligence for all areas of your catering operation. Contact Us>>

Recruitment, Training & Mystery Diners

Finding the right team to effectively develop your business is crucial. Our experienced team of chefs and managers can ensure you have the right team in place with the right training to meet the highest standards. Test your teams performance with our mystery diners report. Contact Us>>

Tender
Management

Tendering for a new contract or looking for suppliers to tender for your business? Aneco have over 8 years experience in writing tenders for both customers and suppliers, joining some of the uk’s biggest catering teams with national catering contracts.     Contact Us>>

Ten reasons why your small business needs consulting if you want to reach your goals:

1. You need a business or marketing plan...fast!
Whether you're developing a business strategy or creating a cohesive marketing plan, a plan is crucial to your success. It allows you to strategically plan what needs to get done and when, to keep your projects on scope and on budget. Consultants help stay on scope and on budget, by freeing up other employees’ time so they can focus on doing their job, instead of planning what to do next. This lets you to quickly increase efficiency, while developing the right business or marketing plan when you need it.

2. You need to keep increase profit, and keep costs low.
The fastest way to increase profit is by hiring someone who actually knows what they're doing. All too many times, companies hire employees who claim that they can do the job, but instead, spend more money trying to do the job. Our consultants, on the other hand, have years of experience across the catering industry and job functions (ours have an average of 13.4), so they have the skill-sets to actually do the job, the right way. They can deep-dive into your analytics and tell you exactly where and how to boost sales, and where to cut costs.
3. You need someone with the right skills for the job.
Catering companies have specific goals that require someone with right level of experience. For example, new businesses need visibility and instant customers to get off the ground, whilst existing businesses may need improvements to their service levels or standards and / or new sales opportunities / larger premises..
4. You need someone who knows best practices.
Aside from knowledge and experience, employees also need to know best practices. This is a catch 22 scenario – you need staff to learn the systems and standards of the operation, but then you need someone else to find the time to train and monitor the same systems and standards of the employee. The down time of the trainer (if that is not their only job) means another area of the business is now loosing its own systems and standards with the trainer trying to cope with two roles, and the circle goes round again. By hiring a consultant to do the work of the employee or the trainer, only the areas that need covering or developing are focused on directly.
5. You need someone with a fresh perspective.
Sometimes when you're too close to the problem, it’s difficult to see what’s wrong. One of the benefits of hiring a consultant is that they can give you a fresh perspective, and “tell it like it is”. Consultants are trained to analyze data, systems, processes and operations and develop comprehensive strategies according to where your exact strengths and weaknesses lie. Because they're not full-time employees, they're able to be completely objective, and transparent. This enables you to make improvements where necessary without stepping on toes. (We do the toe-stepping for you.)
6. You need complete insight into what's working or not.
Information is power. He/she who has the `{`right`}` information has the power. However, obtaining the right information can be challenging if people are skewing that data. Because consultants are objective parties, they're able to compile all of the data necessary to make the best informed decisions (skewing not included). By having all of the right data, you’re able to get complete transparency into your business, and how it impacts your role, and bottom-line. (Transparency is also power.)
7. You need someone for short-term or ad-hoc projects.
Not every job needs to be full-time. Some jobs are merely one-off projects that need to get done by the right professional. For small businesses finding the right talent can be a challenge, because often the right full-time employee is out of your budget range. The greatest advantage to hiring a consultant is that they can help you complete your project(s) as they come up, rather than employing them full-time. So you get the right expertise only when you need it for as long as it takes to complete your project.
8. You need to cut costs, like expensive benefits.
The challenge with hiring full-time employees is that you have to pay out benefits and other perks, which can be expensive. For companies who aren't yet ready to invest in those benefits, consulting can be a big money-saver because it allows them to quickly cut costs by hiring consultants on a per project, instead of full-time basis. As our consultants are not required to receive the same basic benefits, such as pensions or health insurance, that most full-time employees do. As an added bonus to the business, there’s tax savings included too!
9. You need to make the most of your limited resources.
As a small business or company with limited resources, it goes without saying that you have to make the most of what you have. Tight budgets require you to get creative, and “think outside of the box”, to come up with ways to achieve your desired results. The fastest way to achieve your desired result, is to hire a creative and resourceful consultant who fits within your budget. While in some cases it may be a greater upfront cost, you’ll get more for your money by investing in an expert who will deliver results, rather than ``going cheap`` by hiring an amateur.
10. You need more ‘bang’ for your 'buck'.
When you have limited tools and resources, you need to get the most out of your investment. When you invest in a full-time employee, it’s a pretty big “bang” because it requires time and money - two of your most valuable resources - to recruit and hire that person. As a small business, you need to make sure that you’re investing in the right employee, otherwise, it could end up costing you more money in the long-run. The primary reason that companies turn to consulting is to get the expertise right when they need it, and only for as long as they need it. Ultimately, investing in a consultant gets them more ‘bang’ for their money in the long-run.
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Address:

61-63 Market Street

Westhoughton

Bolton

BL5 3AG

Phone:

0330 043 2153

Hours:

Mon-Fri   9am - 5pm
Sat-Sun   Closed