CASE STUDIES


Whether it’s driving sales performance, re-aligning strategies, commercial analysis, adding a non-executive director to your board or simply getting objective advice, there are so many reasons why organisations should use Mentors as a key tool for their business. Read on for an overview of just some of the companies we have worked with and what they are saying about us!

BRINGING OBJECTIVITY TO THE BOARD

Tommy Murray joined the Board of General Paints as our first non-executive Director in 2009. General Paints is almost 60 years old and has been going through a period of dynamic change. Tommy brought a fresh outside perspective to the Board, which has been very useful. Tommy has enormous experience in brand development, and he has made a major contribution to the identification of the need for and implementation of strategies for General Paints to build the Colourtrend brand.

“I can only say that I’m sorry I didn’t look for a non-exec Director on the Board some years ago, and I’d heartily encourage any private company to consider both the measurable and immeasurable benefits of having a Non-Exec Director and/or Mentor on the Board.”
Kevin O’Connor, MD, Colourtrend.

BOOSTING SALES IN A FAMILY BUSINESS

“I began working with Tony Ritchie, Financial Mentor with Mentors, and focused on what the market was demanding quality products at lower costs. With Tony’s mentoring on organisational and strategic planning, the Dublin Meat Company quickly established themselves as a premium butcher offering wholesale prices in a retail environment and giving consumers the chance to buy 100% Irish beef, pork, bacon and lamb at up to 40% off supermarket prices.”

The company expanded with locations in Kinsealy and Swords, tripling their market share at a time when families were starting to experience the global cash crunch.

BRINGING OBJECTIVITY TO THE BOARD


Tommy Murray joined the Board of General Paints as our first non-executive Director in 2009. General Paints is almost 60 years old and has been going through a period of dynamic change. Tommy brought a fresh outside perspective to the Board, which has been very useful. Tommy has enormous experience in brand development, and he has made a major contribution to the identification of the need for and implementation of strategies for General Paints to build the Colourtrend brand.

“I can only say that I’m sorry I didn’t look for a non-exec Director on the Board some years ago, and I’d heartily encourage any private company to consider both the measurable and immeasurable benefits of having a Non-Exec Director and/or Mentor on the Board.”
Kevin O’Connor, MD, Colourtrend.

BOOSTING SALES IN A FAMILY BUSINESS


“I began working with Tony Ritchie, Financial Mentor with Mentors, and focused on what the market was demanding quality products at lower costs. With Tony’s mentoring on organisational and strategic planning, the Dublin Meat Company quickly established themselves as a premium butcher offering wholesale prices in a retail environment and giving consumers the chance to buy 100% Irish beef, pork, bacon and lamb at up to 40% off supermarket prices.”

The company expanded with locations in Kinsealy and Swords, tripling their market share at a time when families were starting to experience the global cash crunch.