Our approach

No two businesses are the same, so neither are our transformation programmes. Of course we have a detailed approach that has been developed over many years and across multiple industries and geographies. But we also have experienced people from industry and consulting that can determine what will work best for you.

Our clients have told us that we are straight-forward and down-to-earth, and that they find our hands-on approach refreshing and engaging. They also come to realise that we never hide behind jargon or theoretical snobbery. We are a company that is young at heart, energetic and inspiring. We prefer to concentrate on the art of the possible and on getting things done.

The five key principles that underpin our approach are:

No report, however insightful, can transform a business. Swift, intelligent action can. Putting results before reports, we get to the heart of what needs to be done and we do it quickly. Our experienced consultants provide direct answers to difficult questions and our commitment to growth and profitability gives us the determination to tackle issues that people may prefer to avoid.

Our people had other careers before consulting. They bring deep sector knowledge and practical experience of how to get things done. Boxwood has market-leading transformation expertise gained across multiple industries, functions and countries. By listening to your needs and applying the relevant insight, we deliver.

The transformation programme is yours, not ours. We actively involve people at all levels to work with us, and each other, to drive business performance. Whatever the barriers, we get the job done. Building consensus around shared issues and a common goal, we jointly deliver results. In this way, as a single team, we produce sustainable long-term benefits at speed. By transferring important industry and consulting skills early, we aim to ensure proper engagement with people - building capability that will deliver results long after we have departed.

We are implementers first and foremost and are happy to align our fees to your objectives. Whether we are involved in a growth transformation or in reducing overhead to improve the bottom line, our flexible approach to fees can work for us both. All we ask is for a mature and transparent structure so that we can both get on with the business of the day – delivering tangible results.

There is no foolproof formula to achieve business transformation; we rely on years of cross-sector experience to design something that works for you. Bringing ideas and insights from one industry to another, we take a flexible approach. We challenge and analyse the job that needs to be done then construct a programme that will swiftly deliver the desired result for your business. We are always pragmatic, always practical.