Medivet is a veterinary group of nearly 170 practices across the
UK. Originally created as a partnership - it started working with
IconicShift in 2015 when it created a new five-year plan.
An evolving business
When Medivet created its new five-year plan in 2015 the senior
partners realised the business would need to change.
Arnold Levy, Medivet CEO: "We were looking at the issues we
would face if we grew into a much larger business, especially if we
ultimately looked to the capital markets in the longer term. We
discussed what we should do in various partner meetings and decided
we needed an external advisor to help us organise the business -
essentially we needed a healthcheck. We had heard about IconicShift
and decided to consult with Mike."
A substantial impact
Medivet had its first IconicShift workshop in late 2015 and it
had an immediate and substantial impact on the company.
"What was put to us at that initial workshop made eminent sense.
Having an external advisor took away most of the concerns we were
all feeling. We had discussed having a board and CEO before, but it
had been a difficult decision. IconicShift showed us how most
companies in the commercial world were organised and what we needed
to do for people to understand our structure and plans, because if
people don't understand you they are not going to be interested in
you. We took Mike's advice because it made total sense and helped
us achieve what we wanted to achieve.
"IconicShift has helped put our business into a state fit for
purpose for our size. It helped get a strong consensus in the
leadership team of what we were going to do and put in place the
structures we needed for the market to understand us as a business.
The Road Map and list of accountabilities also made an enormous
difference to us."
"IconicShift has helped us grow at a much faster pace and we
have been able to more than double in size in a year and a half.
And in the future we are aiming to grow significantly. We have a
clarity of purpose, focus and direction.
"It has also improved morale in the business right across the
chain. It has created opportunities and people are feeling they
have a good career path in Medivet.
"Growth has also allowed us to look after staff better. It has
generated an excitement in the business, a buzz, and not just in
"And for me it was fantastic and it remains useful. I want to
continue to get the advice and experience because it comes from a
person who has done it before - Mike's track record and credentials