CBIS is a trading name of RDE Associates Ltd, and we have been operating as business advisors since 1995 and specially in the childcare sector since 1999.
Rachel and I are enthusiastic and solutions focused in our approach and like to make sure we get to the root cause of problems and develop solutions that are in the best interests of our customers.
We are proud to be non-political in our work, meaning that we will not work in a way that is politically motivated, put simply, we deliver the best results for you, the childcare provider, under whatever given Government childcare policies are in place.
We are also an independent organization, meaning we do not have members to please and therefore we are able to act impartially independent of Government and Local authorities.
Ray has many years experience as a business and management consultant within the public sector on the Early Years, Childcare and Education agenda and also in the private sector specialising in business process analysis and profit improvement and projects. He is an Operations management professional with a keen sense of strategy and with a successful track record working with central and local government, large and small private companies. He has a strong background in the Early Years sector working as a national advisor to the DfE and undertaking a variety of projects with regional government offices and local authorities. Other areas of expertise include the development and delivery of bespoke training courses and mentoring for small childcare provider businesses.
Childcare business support
Mentoring, development and training
Business operational reviews and improvement
Business process improvement
Quality Assurance systems and Continuous Improvement methodologies
Rachel has many years’ experience as a business and management consultant within the public sector on the Early Years, Childcare and Education agenda and also in the private sector specialising in developing high growth businesses to reach their potential. She is a business and training expert with 25 years’ experience, a serial entrepreneur and has a passion for all things business and enterprise. She has a multi-faceted background working across many sectors and has undertaken a number of complex projects for government bodies, funding organisations and private companies. Other areas of expertise include mentoring, assessing business plans for grant and loan schemes and assessment & verification of business start- up and business support standards
• Childcare business support
• Organisation growth & profitability
• People development
• Change management processes
• Complex problem solving
• Project management
• Strategic reviews and implementation