LEADERSHIP & CULTURE

When leaders get

better a winning

culture emerge.

Decide where to

play and how

to win.

 

STRATEGY

INNOVATION

Learn how to think

and act differently,

in a useful way.

What to change,

what to change to,

and how to

cause the change.

OPERATIONAL
IMPROVEMENT &
EXECUTION

 

Do you want to build and grow a high performing business?

Create value? Build a legacy?

 

A high performing business has the best teams, knows where to play and how to win. To win, you need a HEALTHY culture and a FIT team.

We have the experience and track record to help you build a HEALTHY and FIT organisation. We do this by providing comprehensive solutions, combined with the rigorous approach expected of the world's leading management consultancies.

Marathon:

  • takes a holistic approach to organisational development
  • builds sustainable high-performance businesses
  • follows a co-creation, agile consulting approach
  • develops leaders and people
  • has a flexible and value based fee strategy

How we work - The Marathon Way

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Our consultation approach is based on 4 foundations that support a high performing business model i.e. a healthy organisation, a competitive strategy, a well designed organisation and a value driving business.
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We analyse client challenges and objectives through a 7 step engagement process.
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The 4 foundations and the 7 steps engagement process are our consulting methodology we call The Marathon Way.

Fee Strategy

We trade in trust and we value long-term relationships.

Our fee model is dynamic and we are open to any form of fee negotiation that is fair.

We are also prepared to take fee risk in return for profit and value upside.

Our Case Studies

These real-life case studies show what we do and how we do it.

4 FOUNDATIONS

Organisational Health

  • Leadership – trusted & aligned
  • Business planning & clarity
  • Organisational alignment & engagement
  • Healthy Culture – principles & values

 

Strategy

  • Strategic Foundation
  • Industry & Competitive strategy
  • Business model innovation

 

Organisational Design

  • Change & Implementation management
  • Structure
  • Business process design & improvements
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Training, Coaching & Organisational development
  • Performance management
  • Governance – Meetings & Communication

 

Driving Value

  • Revenue enhancement
  • Cost management
  • Profitability enhancement
  • Cash flow enhancement
  • Balance Sheet management

Testimonials

Thys de Jager

Marathon established a firm strategic foundation in our company.  I liked their holistic approach and methodology.  It helped the business and introduced systems that are still functioning.

General Manager, Paarl Media
5.0
2015-09-17T09:18:24+00:00
Marathon established a firm strategic foundation in our company.  I liked their holistic approach and methodology.  It helped the business and introduced systems that are still functioning. General Manager, Paarl Media

Marcel Fuchs

Marathon was flexible in its approach and dealt with project scope creep and unforeseen developments in a pragmatic way.  They are dynamic and trustworthy.

CEO of Core Holdings
5.0
2015-09-17T08:31:01+00:00
Marathon was flexible in its approach and dealt with project scope creep and unforeseen developments in a pragmatic way.  They are dynamic and trustworthy. CEO of Core Holdings

Julie Boshoff

The Marathon team is committed and involved. They have good listening skills and are dynamic and amazing.  They give open and frank feedback.  They are not corporatised, and small enough to be involved and passionate

Finance Executive of Quest
5.0
2015-09-17T09:20:52+00:00
The Marathon team is committed and involved. They have good listening skills and are dynamic and amazing.  They give open and frank feedback.  They are not corporatised, and small enough to be involved and passionate Finance Executive of Quest

Riaan Labuschagne

Marathon met my three absolute criteria: trust, expertise and value for money.

Managing Director of ZaPOP and Full Facing
5.0
2015-09-17T08:32:29+00:00
Marathon met my three absolute criteria: trust, expertise and value for money. Managing Director of ZaPOP and Full Facing

Johan Burger

Marathon’s approach is innovative and refreshing.  They prefer a longer-term client relationship rather than a short term fee approach adopted by some of the larger consulting firms. Marathon’s willingness to take risks linked to results in their fee structure also differentiates them from competitors.

Former Director : International Programmes, Stellenbosch School of Business
5.0
2015-09-17T09:21:43+00:00
Marathon’s approach is innovative and refreshing.  They prefer a longer-term client relationship rather than a short term fee approach adopted by some of the larger consulting firms. Marathon’s willingness to take risks linked to results in their fee structure also differentiates them from competitors. Former Director : International Programmes, Stellenbosch School of Business

Marthinus Fourie

Marathon was more than a consulting firm. They were a partner on a difficult journey.  I got more than I asked for, problems were addressed, solutions and action followed.

Managing Director, Cape Consumers
5.0
2015-09-17T09:05:32+00:00
Marathon was more than a consulting firm. They were a partner on a difficult journey.  I got more than I asked for, problems were addressed, solutions and action followed. Managing Director, Cape Consumers

Neil Jankelowitz

Marathon’s facilitation of our strategy session was very focused, appropriate, relevant, practical, and helped the company to focus and achieve significant improvements.

Joint Managing Director, MSC Sports
5.0
2015-09-17T09:17:46+00:00
Marathon’s facilitation of our strategy session was very focused, appropriate, relevant, practical, and helped the company to focus and achieve significant improvements. Joint Managing Director, MSC Sports
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Our Clients 

Agriculture and Food

 

tydstroom

nulaid

pepsi

nova

liquifruit

uniwines

ernie_els

ceres

du_toitskloof

fair-cape

simonsig

nexus

quantum-foods

bouwland

wellington

Beyerskloof

at-source

bokomo-foods

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 Financial and Business Services

 

cape-consumers

ldp

nothemba

nuvision

quest

rademeyer_wesson

santam

stonehage

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Retail and Trade

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core

elizabeth-arden

novel

pep

prima

thorp

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jdgroup

Manufacturing, mining and Related

bhpbilliton

cape-reed

cts

fabrinox

green-way-interiors

hippo-rock

prowell-kitchens

strang

swartland

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Various Industries

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mscsports

nashua-nam

paarlmedia

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sherpa

zapop

afrigistics

bible

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NamconLBP

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UNICEF

UNDP

The Team

The Marathon team has a solid track record of organisation, strategy, operations and financial management experience – with 100 years blue chip corporate and 60 years professional services experience.

Our extensive corporate and entrepreneurial business growth experience make us the ideal running partner for your business.

 

Alwyn

Alwyn

 

Andre

Andre

Leo

Leo

 

Gerhard

Gerhard

Cecilia

Cecilia

 

Hennie de Jager

Hennie

 

Lizelle

Lizelle