Corporate Renewal Solutions

Corporate Renewal Solutions is a black economic empowered management consulting firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As a management consulting firm, Corporate Renewal Solutions has since 1999 specialised in corporate renewal, including business transformation and turnaround, and change management that forms an integral part thereof.

The core expertise of Corporate Renewal Solutions is the rejuvenation of businesses through a programme of altering the way they do business. 

Corporate renewal formulates and implements integrated leadership, strategic, financial, organisational and operational change on a company-wide basis.

An essential feature of corporate renewal is the alignment, buy-in and ownership of employees achieved through transformational change management.

 

Corporate Renewal Solutions services

View the Corporate Renewal Solutions services at different levels of corporate health

"We revitalise businesses in all stages of corporate health and decline."

Our consulting services are aligned with at all four levels of corporate health and decline:

  • Proactive business transformation: CRS Business Transformation helps healthy companies to proactively transform themselves in response to market-place events and changes in competitive forces (continual corporate renewal).
  • Remedial business transformation: CRS Business transformation helps moderately under performing companies, facing emerging problems and early warning signals of decline, to achieve and surpass industry performance standards.
  • Turnaround: CRS Turnaround helps turn around severely under performing companies, facing one or several acute and worsening problems associated with advanced corporate decline, but having the time and resources to find solutions.
  • Distressed situation turnaround and business rescue: CRS Turnaround helps turn around financially distressed companies near or in formal insolvency, but potentially viable.

Our corporate renewal services are supported by CRS Management Consulting whose stand-alone services unlocks and sustains corporate value through reshaping the functional areas of business - leadership, strategy, financial, organisation and operations.

Who should talk to us about corporate renewal?

 

Talk to us if you need to change and reshape your business.

 

"In financial distress?"

Distressed businesses needing turnaround management and business rescue expertise to avoid or survive insolvency.

 

"Under-performing?"

Under performing businesses needing professional business transformation expertise to guide them through the process of changing the way they do business.

 

"Need to improve service delivery?"

Government departments requiring improvement in service delivery and financial performance.

 

"Embarking on large-scale change?"

Businesses that are embarking on large-scale change such as mergers, acquisitions, introducing of new technology, etc. and requiring assistance in company-wide project management and change management.

 

"Need to adjust to changes in the market-place?"

Healthy businesses wishing to proactively adapt the way they do business as a results of market-place changes of a political, economic, social, technological, legal or environmental nature.

 

"Business challenges to address?"

Management striving for better outcomes for the leadership, strategic, financial, organisational and operational business challenges they face.

Restoring and sustaining corporate value through corporate renewal

Our corporate renewal mission

"We revitalise companies in all stages of corporate health and decline."

Our mission is to help management revitalise and reinvent their companies in a changing business environment. 

We partner with management, working jointly with the client organisation to design and implement the renewal of their businesses:

Continual renewal of successful companies to proactively address changes in the market-place (CRS Business Transformation).

Proactive business transformation addressing emerging problems and early warning signals of under performance (CRS Business Transformation).

Turnaround to address acute and worsening problems associated with corporate decline and more severe under performance (CRS Turnaround).

Turnaround of distressed situations to address potential or actual insolvency (CRS Turnaround).

 

 

Restoration of corporate value

View the restoration of corporate value at different levels of company health.

 

 

 

 


Our corporate renewal approach

Working with clients to improve the bottom line on a sustainable basis

Be it corporate renewal, business transformation, business improvement, turnaround or management consulting, our mission is to improve our clients' bottom line on a sustainable basis:

 

"Knowing where you are and what you are facing."

We help businesses take a fresh look at their industries and markets, how they lead their organisations, how they organise themselves, and how their value chains function.

 

"Knowing where and what to be."

Knowing where a business is and what it is facing, we help businesses to achieve strategic clarity in terms of their envisioned future and positioning for competitive advantage.

 

"Knowing how to get there"

To close the loop, we help businesses to implement the required change throughout their organisations by means of objectives, measures, timelines, targets and initiatives.

 

"Joint effort."

We involve the organisation in designing and implementing change, thereby enhancing buy-in and ownership of change.

 

"Change management."

Our team of change management facilitators do not only work with clients to facilitate change ...

 

"Functional expertise."

... They also provide the necessary leadership, strategy, financial, organisational and operational content, skills, competencies and methodologies.

Corporate renewal outcomes

"Is this what you want for your company?"

Corporate renewal benefits to clients are:

Strategic direction with a clear vision, mission, business model, segmentation, targeting, positioning and customer value proposition.

A revitalised leadership team with a clear strategic agenda.

A high-performance organisation mobilised around a compelling vision of the future and a clear plan of action.

A customer-satisfying sales value chain with streamlined customer management processes.

An efficient supply chain with streamlined operations management and innovation processes.

Efficient support functions - financial, human resources, IT - in support of the primary value chain.

Alignment of strategy, organisation and value chain resulting in improved revenue, reduced costs, improved profitability, improved return on capital employed.

Sustainable results  - enabled by the transfer of corporate renewal philosophy, tools and methodologies from Corporate Renewal Solutions to the client.

Management Consulting services

"Creating better outcomes."

CRS Management Consulting works with management to create better outcomes for the leadership, strategic, financial, organisational and / or operational business challenges they face.

We offer these management consulting services on a standalone basis, such as Balanced Scorecards and Strategy workshops.

"Integrated approach."

However, our strength is integrating these services to execute company-wide, integrated corporate renewal either as business transformation or turnaround.

Quick links:

CRS Business Transformation services

CRS Turnaround services

CRS Management Consulting services

Strategy consulting

Strategy workshops

More corporate renewal information

Why Corporate Renewal Solutions?

Past Corporate Renewal Solutions projects

Corporate Renewal Solutions spreading its turnaround activities into Africa again

Following its first project outside of South Africa in 2006 with a client representing R28bn in assets, Corporate Renewal Solutions has once again embarked on a turnaround project in a neighbouring country - this time for a R400m annual turnover state-owned enterprise that appointed CRS Turnaround as its turnaround partner. 

The turnaround project consists of 6 weeks of a diagnostic review of the client's business issues, and 10 weeks of kick-starting turnaround implementation. 

The CRS team of 7 lives in rented townhouses during the week and flies home every weekend.

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16 weeks to go on the turnaround!

Arrival at Hosea Kutako International Airport

Anthony Vandoros (financial), Trevor Lowen (operations), Andrew McLachlan (engineering), Terry Spires (project coordinator), Pharney Chrysler-Fox (organisational alignment, leadership and stakeholder management) and Dale Pudney (strategy, sales & marketing) take stock of the blazing Namibian sun at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Day 1 of the turnaround project.

Client briefing session

Client briefing session

The client briefing Andrew McLachlan and Trevor Lowen in the client's board room about the latest developments on the day of arrival.

Setting up the turnaround project office

Setting up notebook computers

The team connecting their notebook computers to the network in the turnaround project office.

One week down, 15 weeks to go!

Departure from Hosea Kutako International Airport

Jan van der Walt, Pharney Chrysler-Fox, Anthony Vandoros, Andrew McLachlan, Trevor Lowen and Dale Pudney relaxing at the airport after a hard but exciting first week of establishing the turnaround project.

The CRS team with their client counterparts

The CRS team with their client counterparts

A joint effort between CRS and client team members.

Week 5: Burning midnight oil in the townhouse

Burning midnight oil in the townhouse

The CRS team catching up on work after hours in a casual atmosphere.


More about Corporate Renewal Solutions

About Corporate Renewal Solutions provides our contact particulars and more information about our team.

For handy quick reference guides, download the brochures in the box to the left. 

To communicate with us about how we may be of assistance to you, please contact Corporate Renewal Solutions.

 

CRS Turnaround

Go to our our turnaround management web site

 

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Why corporate renewal?

"It is not the strongest of the species who survive, not the most intelligent, but those who are the most adaptive to change." - Charles Darwin

What is new?

Strategy workshops

Read more about our strategy workshops service offering.

Participate in discussion of draft new business rescue legislation that has been released for public comment

If you wish to read the complete draft business rescue legislation one and / or download the draft document, go to Business rescue legislation.

Also, read Business rescue in South Africa for a better understanding of turnaround within the business rescue legislative framework.

Want to find out more about our team and associates?

Opinions on business rescue and turnaround

Jan van der Walt

 

 

Jan van der Walt, CEO of Corporate Renewal Solutions, presents his take on new business rescue legislation and turnaround.

10 July 2011

Quoted in Sunday Times:

27 May 2011

Launch of Neil Harvey's book Turnaround Management and Corporate Renewal.

Chapters contributed by Jan van der Walt:

  • "The Turnaround Management Association - Southern Africa (TMA-SA)"
  • "Turnaround Situations".
  • "Operational Aspects of a Turnaround".
  • "A Turnaround Practitioner's View on New Business Rescue Legislation".

26 May 2011

Managing a Turnaround and Corporate Renewal

Venue: Wits Business School, 2 St. David's Place, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2183

Brochure: Managing A Turnaround And Corporate Renewal 2011

"A Turnaround Practitioner's View on New Business Rescue Legislation"

15 September 2010

Opinion on Khaya Ngqula's role in SAA's turnaround results.

Ploeg die SAL nog met Ngqula se kalwers? - Sake24

16 - 17 August 2010

Listen to the BNPC Turnaround Seminar Interview with GABZFM Radio broadcast on 11 August 2010.

Newspaper clips:

Venue: Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC) headquarters, Gaborone, Botswana.

7 July 2010

Turnaround Management Association - Southern Africa Lecture Series

Johannesburg.

"A Point of View on Business Rescue 2"

12 May 2010

Turnaround Management Association - Southern Africa Lecture Series

Johannesburg.

"A Point of View on Business Rescue 1"

6 May 2010

Managing a Turnaround and Corporate Renewal, Wits Business School.

Johannesburg.

"Business Rescue: A Turnaround Practitioner’s Perspective"

7 Dec 09

King II Final Report: The requirements and implications for public, private and non-profit organisations (432k).

Cape Town.

"Final recommendations for Business Rescue procedures"

5 Nov 09

Women in Management and Leadership Conference (243k).

"New business rescue legislation as per Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act"

14 Oct 09

Audit, Risk and Governance Summit '09 (501k).

Johannesburg.

"New business rescue legislation as per Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act"

29 Sep 09

King II Final Report: The requirements and implications for public, private and non-profit organisations (91k).

Johannesburg.

"Final recommendations for Business Rescue procedures"

16 Sep Leadership excellence and corporate governance conference (1120k)

20 Aug 09

Business rescue: Demystified and Operationalised (422k).

30 Jul 09

Corporate Governance Forum 2009: (269k).

"Analysing the importance of business rescue legislation and its implications for your company"

 

 

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Corporate renewal is often used interchangeably with change management, management consulting, business improvement, business regeneration, business renewal, business transformation and turnaround.