CMR Catalyst Group
This is an example case study based on an actual Catalyst Group formed. Because of confidentiality issues (the group was subsequently sold to a larger group) the identities of the companies involved have been changed.
HeatBands Limited “Learning of the huge number of people who suffer from cold hands, we designed and developed an innovative, thermally efficient wristband based upon the experience gained during 10 years working with patient thermo-regulation and hypothermia prevention.
Games for Mobile Phones (LDC)
Games for Mobile Phones (LDC) Seeing an opportunity in the UK telecomms industry, 3 partners secured options on Korean mobile games. Needing funding to secure licences, they came to CMR in London.
Green Button Software
Green Button Software “We have developed a software suite, Perfect PA, aimed at sole traders and SME’s, with a networked version for larger users. It provides all the facilities of a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) capability to the small business, at a fraction of the price larger companies are having to pay for their Customer Contact Management suite. We have also a first-rate support service.
The Savill Garden (The Royal Landscape)
A CMR Executive introduced a project to develop a business plan for a visitor attraction garden near Windsor. The client – The Crown Estate – needed advice on future visitor potential and possible development / landscape restoration projects.
Protest Recordings Ltd says of CMR:
"We came across CMR at a time when we were raising the first round of funding for our start-up, which seemed more than difficult until the CMR team took us under their wing. Thanks to CMR our funds were secured within 6 months of first meeting them, and we were as result very pleased with the level of support, professionalism and expertise received in this difficult territory for new businesses."
Paint distributor in terminal financial trouble - restructured and now highly profitable
UK-based auto paint distributor now making substantial losses and near to closing. CMR called-in, reviews situation and company strategy. Company has exceptionally high fixed costs and inventory levels - but these cannot be corrected as a going concern because of lease & redundancy cost liabilities. Company restructured through insolvency procedure - now very profitable and owners/shareholder's interests preserved.