Each strategic planning process is unique and should be tailored to meet the needs of the individual organisation. Recognising this, SPP have developed a flexible approach to strategic planning that can be adapted to the situation, and yet still drive the planning team forward to a valuable outcome.

How will your business emerge from COVID lockdown?

Things have changed. A global, multiple industry change. We have yet to see, or accurately predict, what the full effects will be. During this time, many businesses slowed or stopped trade. When COVID restriction and lockdowns lift, regardless of where you are, your business will seek to re-emerge and return to normal operating rhythms.

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How strong is your retail brand?

SPP explores how independent retail groups can quickly mobilise to re-position their brand for success during this challenging period. At the core of these seven steps to focusing your efforts are some themes around working together with shoppers, suppliers, partners; a nimbleness in business and a continuous improvement mindset; and, having a clear proposition that is backed by the assurance of consistent execution.

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Boosting youth engagement with esports and organised gaming

SPP Partner David Mackay outlines some considerations for the engagement potential of esports, as well as encouraging healthy gaming habits, for departments of education, government, community bodies and associations embarking on deeper connections with youth.

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A celebration of IWD 2020

SPP and Arup were delighted to host an International Women’s Day twilight event celebrating inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. An inspiring line-up of panel speakers talked about their personal experiences, and the many benefits that can be achieved when diversity and inclusivity is embraced within an organisation.

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From Retail Banner to Brand – unlocking go-to-market performance

Independent retail banners or buying groups that recognise the market opportunity are transitioning to a strategy of ‘managing nationally and executing locally’ in order to not only attract supplier investment, but to deliver on a clear shopper proposition that is tailored to local needs. SPP’s Consumer experts David Mackay, Graeme Chipp and Noel Leung talk about our systematic approach to unlocking go-to-market effectiveness, which is the key to aligning suppliers and retailers to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes.

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Dom6 – A Data Maturity Assessment Model

Data has the potential to guide strategy and improve outcomes for organisations in the public and private sector alike, but they often get stuck on where to begin. To help an organisation identify their ‘first move’ to improve data operations, SPP has identified the key questions that should be asked against each element of this operating model. These questions form the basis of SPP’s Data Operations Maturity Assessment, highlighting where effort should be directed to improve data management for enhanced business outcomes.

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