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Start up - Scale up

In order to stay ahead of the competition, you need to constantly innovate and improve your business. HAL Consulting is here to help. 


Our K2 proprietary framework has helped quickly unlock new business partners and funding opportunities for start-up or scale-up businesses like yours

Our unique framework, designed by industry experts, is proven to improve your operating model, increase engagement with investors and strengthen opportunities with new business partners.

• Improve business design and exit strategy

  Accelerate engagement with new business partners and funding 
• Improve governance and risk management giving investors greater confidence
• Increase scale-up capability, speed to market and resilience


Work with industry experts who deeply understand the latest regulatory trends and developments. We use this knowledge to help you deliver the right outcomes for your business

We specialise in assessing forward-looking governance and regulatory challenges for start-up and scale-up businesses. Also, the latest regulatory trends.


• Proactively prepare for the implications of new regulations
• Troubleshoot regulatory-driven commercial challenges
• Develop customer-centric operating models
• Improve operating model and data architecture design
• Leverage independent health checks


Our financial services benchmark data, banking knowledge, and provider relationships will improve what you pay for financial services costs

Our banking knowledge and expertise can help you. We have strong relationships with banks, payment processors, and other service providers that can benefit your cost base.

• Improve banking services and support
• Reduce banking and financial services charges
• Find flexible and fair refinancing options
• Access alternative funding sources
• Improve terms with existing providers


Use a proven process for managed innovation that will help you improve your proposition and create quality prototypes or new code.

We accelerate competitive advantage by delivering you innovative proposition design. We do this by linking the latest technology, data, customer and commercial thinking. 


• Customer and technology-led new proposition development
• Know your market and customer better than the competition
• Launch market-leading products and services
• Optimise your brand and distribution model
• Improve your commercial model and expense base

Many firms want to secure seed investment to develop their concept further and accelerate growth plans. To support this, HAL Consulting uses an approach based on a proven five stages. Our specialism is to help businesses bring together customer-centric operating models, commercialisation activity and regulatory oversight together. Our approach delivers outcomes at a strategic and tactical level and enhances success with investors.

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• Clarify business models and investment potential.

• Gather data and MI to validate opportunities.

• Agree on business and investment outcomes.

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• Complete in-depth business assessments.

• Provide SWOT analysis and investor considerations.

• Outline recommendations and priority actions.

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• Introduce investment opportunities.

• Support investor Q&A and relationship building.

• Suggest partnerships and assistance options.

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• Supply ongoing input and direction.

• Strengthen governance, investment and growth plans.

• Provide SME input to support key scalability initiatives.

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• Bring prototypes to MVP and POC.

• Establish and enhance transformation programmes.

• Test customer reaction and market responses.

Recent start up - scale up Case Studies

Meet the team behind our start up - scale up service

Experienced professionals who have run businesses, products, and functions in the UK and Internationally. Sectors include global banking,
transactional payments, regulation, AML and sanctions.


James Yerkess

Founding Partner


Giles Custerson

Founding Partner

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Dean Rigby

Founding Partner


James Pearson

Associate Partner