Start-rite Shoes Ltd.
in Norwich, England, and reputedly the UK's oldest
children's shoe company, Start-rite's heritage spans
more than 200 years.
Having commenced an
LMI program approximately six weeks after taking over
her new role as Chief Executive, Jan Wilson's vision was
to have her direct-reports empowered to manage the
business, leaving herself and three Directors to
lead. This goal was achieved and within 12
months, Jane achieved her financial goals for turning
around an operating deficit of £3.23 million to a £1.9
million gain with a total turnabout of £5.13
million. Sales which were falling now show an
increase of 5% in just the first year.
shoes has achieved and exceeded all of its personnel and
financial goals. In addition, goal setting has
become the norm at all levels of the business.
Currently, they have a three-year strategy with all
levels working on their own goals to this mission.