BI Scale Up: Cork Institute of Technology

Winning Moves were engaged by the Rubicon Centre (part of the Cork Institute of Technology) to customise its BI Scale Up tool for local use. After an initial pilot exercise, the aim is to use the tool to drive accelerated growth in up to 400 Irish businesses. One of the key characteristics of businesses that will receive assistance is identified potential to increase their sales by at least 20% per annum.

The tool focuses on seven key pillars which have been identified as being critical to scaling companies achieving their growth aspirations. These are Business Strategy, People & Management, Sales Marketing & Export, Innovation, Operations, Digital Adoption, and Finance Funding & Risk.

In addition the tool benchmarks businesses against others within their sector. This facilitates an understanding of how they compare to similar organisations across a range of key performance and practice parameters. The benchmarking database is comprised of over 120,000 enterprises globally, drawn from a wide range of sectors who regularly contribute their information.