Bennet works with both leading players and investors across Global B2B industries, including Engineering and Compliance, Automotive Services, Construction & Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Business Process Outsourcing (both Blue Collar and White Collar), and Professional Services. He also leads OC&C’s growing presence advising participants in the TIC (Testing, Inspection & Certification) space.
Turning strategy into action is important for Bennet, and he works closely with clients on performance improvement, with particular expertise in workforce optimisation (both remote/mobile workforce and fixed sites), salesforce excellence, pricing and proposition design, and re-designing operating models.
Every OC&C recommendation is rooted in the customer, and in particular within B2B Services Bennet is keen to help capture the latent value in oft-forgotten smaller customers (the “B2SME” segment).
He works with both corporates and investors, with whom he has supported across the lifecycle, including buy-side diligence, multi-year transformation programmes, and several successful exits including major IPOs.
Bennet is based in London and works widely across Europe and North America.
Education & Prior Experience
- Mathematics and Philosophy, Oxford University
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Testing Times - TIC 101 Index 2017
In our last review of the TIC sector (which we called TIC-TOCK), we identified several emerging trends, such as the superiority of focus over pure scale and the changing basis of competition, with implications for both organic growth and M&A priorities
Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services has been a highly attractive market on the agenda of major investors across the globe. However, growth rates have declined significantly since 2012, with average growth of 11-16%pa dropping down to just 6% in 2014
Sink or swim
Too many of the world's leading B2B Services firms are at risk of revenue and margin decline - and only a few are acting with sufficient aggression to pursue their next wave of profitable growth