WE ARE POLLEN
How To Build
Cultivate two organisational structures - one written on charts; the other lived in everyday relationships.
Figure out the value exchange. Ultimately, the best way to win and retain business is to deserve it.
Focus on narrative, narrative, narrative. Articulate this clearly and the right partners will materialise.
What We Look For
Unique value proposition
Desire to improve the lives of others
The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.
Pollen & Company is a collection of individuals who lay the groundwork for long term value creation. Our durable advantage is that we are capable of capturing inspiration and embedding into operational reality. With this, we are able to help our clients translate their passion and into real world value.
Typically, Pollen & Company will take on a project where we can facilitate responsible growth that will impact strategic and financial performance. This might be because we're able to craft an investment thesis which helps a team exit to Private Equity, or because we refine a positioning strategy and focus organisational strategy around key value drivers.
All Pollen & Company projects are collaborative, with our people becoming extensions of our clients, and we excel in three types of value creation project:
People Strategy – how to hire for scale and develop for skill.
Business and Commercial Strategy – how to win more business and recurring revenues.
Investment Strategy – how to realise equity value from investors.
"We met the right investor"
Working backwards and seeing around corners.
The principal advantage in adopting the working backwards method is that it effectively focuses a leadership team on their company value proposition. The question becomes "why would someone invest in our company or buy our product and services? ... what do they see at the end-game?".
Successful leaders understand that working backwards is a key element of exit preparation as it helps to constantly hone a well-developed, well-articulated, and evidence-backed view of why an asset represents an exciting investment opportunity.
We believe that working backwards from the goal is the most powerful way to guarantee the company is thinking effectively and, throughout the time period, staying true to the agreed course.