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Quick Results,

Lasting Change

Applied Acumen was founded in 2002, we offer a range of professional services to our many and varied clients globally.

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Leading Independent Firm

of Business Specialists

Our clients enjoy a partnership approach at all times, including our “Payment by Results” model. Simply if we don’t demonstrate measurable, sustainable benefits you don’t pay.

Our Services

Whether you’re looking for clarity around the best strategic direction of your business, or you are looking to improve your profitability, our targeted range of services can be deployed to shape, support and partner you on your journey.

  • Our Case Studies

    Our clients are the best sales tool we have. We work hard to build relationships at all levels within a client’s business.

  • Don’t take our word for it, see what our clients say…

    “Another excellent piece of work that we shall build on in other areas of the company.”

    Logistics Director at a national bakery

    “The place is just running properly now. We didn’t really believe what you told us to start with – we can see it now. People are acting differently now. They are more responsive and they know what the issues are and are dealing with them.”

    General Manager

    “The lads were hoping for some changes and without Applied Acumen nothing was getting done about grievances and absence. Now I spend less time in hearings than ever before and we can all get on with the job.”

    Union Representative

    “You know I wouldn’t say this unless I meant it… but you guys saved this company”

    (£40M turnover national service company with 19 depots, 350 technicians in vans, 40,000 accounts)

    Managing Director

    “We commissioned Applied Acumen to uncover the reasons behind a particularly difficult issue in our management systems.  A problem, I might add that had baffled everyone else in the past.

    “What we got was the reasons uncovered, a clear and detailed presentation of what was going on, installation of the solutions, complete buy in from our people and a reduction in waste which paid for the whole project within weeks.

    “I was delighted by their approach and quality of work, but I was not surprised as they always deliver.”

    Logistics Director

    “Before the Applied Acumen project I was faced with ever escalating labour costs, poor driver moral and poor service levels. By installing some rather clever systems, coaching in the best ways to optimise our network and most importantly changing the day to day behaviours for the management team and drivers – the improvements made were impressive.
    “We have now achieved a significantly reduced cost base, a driven and capable team and much improved service levels.”

    Group Distribution Manager

    “At last – consultants prepared to talk about cash! Acumen are the only outfit I know who put their money where their mouth is. They find the cash, then get after it in a professional and structured way that delivers results”

    Group Operations Director

    “The new systems give people the opportunity to improve results through timely performance information, which has given me control of my factory, better performance, and a better team.”

    Site Director

    “I have been involved in a lot of projects in my time but this one falls into the top 10% in terms of being embraced by the team and results.”

    Board Member

    “Before we started, our updates at the production ‘coal face’ were a bit hit and miss. Sometimes a major issue wouldn’t be spotted until it became a disaster. Now I am regularly meeting my Line Leaders to ensure we keep the programme on track.”

    General Manager

    “It’s brought me closer to Operations and given me data I can use to improve.”

    Maintenance Manager

    “Systems have improved efficiency in the office as well as production. We have visibility of the costs now to improve product costings.”

    Site Accountant

    “It’s bought me time to focus on what is important and given me data to make fact-based decisions.”

    Factory Manager