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Develin Consulting Ltd
500 Avebury Boulevard Milton Keynes MK9 2BE
Unlocking value through analytics
Develin is a UK based management consultancy. For over 25 years we have worked across most commercial and publicly funded business sectors.
Through a combination of consulting skills, advanced analytics and data science we help you to unlock unrealised value within your organisation. This is through better ways of working, greater commercial insight, and better investment decisions.
Our clients have now benefited from: Reduced costs; Increased capacity; Increased profitability; Better Business Intelligence; And a more skilled workforce.
We explore what's possible and develop a plan
- To show how more can be done for the money that you spend;
- Whether your resources should be redirected to perform other activities because they provide a better return;
- Opportunities to reduce income losses due to underused assets;
- The extent to which budgeting and forecasting practice is driving unnecessary expenditure.
We use data and analytics to show what can be done
- Predictive analytics to show the likelihood of specific events taking place. This helps decisions such as ‘which events are most likely and are there early interventions before they happen that will help to prevent them?’.
- Dynamic modelling of processes to show the potential gains from changes to ways of working. This might help decisions about better scheduling of people.
- Dynamic forecasting to show the impact upon budgets from changes in demand and trends in customer behaviour. This can help strategic decision makers to look further ahead into the future.
We help your people to make it happen
For consensus and agreement to be possible about changes to ways of working it is vital to engage those involved from the very start. It means winning the trust and confidence of people by working in partnership with them and by following a process that is clear, transparent, logical and evidence based. We therefore include as many of your people as possible in the collection and modelling of data and in building the business intelligence needed.
We teach you what we do.
We bring deep experience of finding value through analytical methods. It is vital that we pass on as many of our skills to your people as possible. This will allow you to carry on under your own steam well into the future building upon and refining the methods used.
We will therefore provide training at every opportunity and as much involvement for your people in building the analytics required as their time will permit. We will also support you as far into the future as needed for you to have the best opportunity to build a steady practice of value creation through analytics.
Case studies include:
De Montfort University Testimonial
The reason I use Develin? They provide actionable insight into whats going on. Quite simply they deliver results. - Matthew Needham, Director of Finance, De Montfort University Leicester
Whiteley Homes Trust Testimonial
Paul Clarke came to WHT to support cost modelling of some ambitious developments for the organisation. He arrived with enthusiasm and gravitas that made us instantly at ease. His work has been thoughtful and sensitive to the change agenda, which is a result of his ability to listen, reflect and use his initiative to meet the needs of the Leadership Team. He has been a valued part of our strategic thinking, bringing financial acumen, factual information and critical analysis to the process. - Chandra McGowan, Chief Executive Officer, Whiteley Homes Trust
Network Housing Group Testimonial
Develins work has taken us many steps forward in understanding our costs to help with our value for money work. Their consultants provide clear guidance, both tactically and strategically, and sponsorship at the highest level engages all the business. I have not seen others who offer a holistic view of the organisation i.e. a view on a page of services and activities. Others tend to pick off selective areas only, as a view of the whole is just simply too difficult for them. - Alan Penrhyn-Lowe, Director of Financial Services, Network Housing Group
Affinity Sutton Testimonial
Paul Clarke was pivotal in allowing Affinity Sutton to identify how and where it could unlock considerable value from its business processes. A killer combination of consultancy, data science and analysis skills paired with persistence, resilience, persuasiveness and an affable nature allowed Paul to deliver in an extremely complex and challenging environment. The result was high quality, stood up to strong challenge and is now allowing the business to move forward confident that the business changes enabled by considerable investment in technology are the right ones. Furthermore, even though this work is now complete, Affinity Sutton is still feeling new benefits of his work through a legacy of skills transfer to the staff he worked alongside and supported. He also had a huge contribution to starting to shift the mind-set of people in the organisation to explore new ways of using data and analysis to support decision making. I’m noticing on a daily basis the positive effects of this. - Jamie Stentaford, Head of Management Accounting, Affinity Sutton Group
In support of our consulting service we provide dedicated training courses in the use of analytics.
We also teach better budgeting and forecasting practice through BPP on behalf of the major Accountancy Institutes.