Reflections on 5 years in business

MLG Associates has recently celebrated its 5th birthday. A lot has happened in those 5 years.

From humble beginnings with a laptop in a back room, MLG Associates has gone from strength to strength and this is in many ways due to the support and encouragement from those with whom I have worked in my various roles over the past 30 years.

I am pleased to say that over the past 5 years MLG Associates has helped some 150 clients through financial difficulty. The type and size of businesses has varied immensely, from the winding up of small one man contracting business to the controlled wind-down of a large contracting business that employed over 100 staff. Assignments have included industries such as contracting, telecoms, restaurants and retail sectors to name but a few.

It has always been my intention to keep the business relatively small and to stay focused on providing a personalised, independent service to referrers and clients who are mainly small owner managed business. Remaining flexible and responsive has been important; being prepared to see prospective clients at the drop of a hat. As a small business, we are also able to be competitively priced which gives us a slight edge.

Running my own business has certainly helped me to relate directly to business owners and the difficulties that they experience and this helps us to provide a unique service. I am eternally grateful to all of those who have made the last 5 years such a success and look forward to the opportunities and challenges that the next 5 years will bring.

Mike Grieshaber