Allied (Tooling) Ltd
Metcalfe & Tattersall – based in Blackburn, Lancashire was acquired by Allied (Tooling) Ltd – based in Dorset, in July 2005 with the strategy of becoming the northern division of Allied – servicing all areas of the country north of the M40. Allied is the UK market leader in the tooling industry, offering a wide range of products and services for the Woodworking and Metalworking industries.
- Autonomous Business Head with full P&L responsibility and accountability for the Northern Division encompassing all geographic regions north of the M40 corridor.
- Business management of all areas including Sales/ Marketing, Finance, Production, Customer Support, Purchasing, Logistics, Property & Plant/ Maintenance.
- Development & implementation of strategy for transforming business from a loss position of -16%, into a break even position within 10 months via development of new routes to market, the implementation of organisational changes and the integration of Birmingham operations into Northern site.
- Subsequent strategy developed and actioned to achieve step changes in growth via acquisition – resulting in the securement of the customer base of a major competitor, and its’ integration into the Allied group - increasing turnover by 7.5% and doubling production capacity.