Nail Soup Ltd

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Who are we?

Nail Soup Ltd is a consultancy organisation which works with a wide range of clients to improve their capacity to create wealth. The main tools of our trade are:

  • Our understanding of how organizations work.
  • Networks of computers, from the ones we have in our pockets, through those on our desks, up to servers, inside the organization & its trading partners or outside in the Cloud.

Why the name?

You might be wondering about the name Nail Soup. If you want to know where it comes from, click here.

You will see that Nail Soup is an ancient story (also to be found under the name Stone Soup), which is claimed by some to be Scandinavian, but can be found in a Celtic version, various Middle Eastern versions, and is also claimed to have happened in real life in the time of the Great Depression in the USA. This story is part of our shared human heritage and the pattern it describes has probably been deeply embedded in our psychology for tens of thousands of years.

All the versions share the theme of an impoverished, miserable person in settled circumstances, whose prospects are transformed by a passing wanderer. The wanderer appears to have nothing to offer, and many settled folk would regard him with deep suspicion. However, his wandering life enables him to recognise the potential in resources which the settled person doesn't even notice she has. In order to unleash their potential, he takes an apparently worthless nail, which enables both parties to improve their prospects enormously, by acting as a focus of attention which catalyses the concoction of a delicious soup.

To us, this story sums up perfectly the proper relationship between an outside consultant and an organisation which perceives itself to have a problem, whatever that might be.


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Who we work with and what we can do

Our past work has ranged across organisations in the public and private sector, from a few staff to thousands, an annual turnover ranging from hundreds of thousands of pounds to two billion and in sectors as diverse as education, retailing, motor manufacturing and local government.

We have decades of experience, with expertise in helping people to understand and improve their business processes, allied to deep expertise in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Our aim in working with our customers has always been to help them to recognise their own potential and apply their knowledge to fulfilling it.

Methodology

You can find a brief statement of how we work here.

Current Associates

We are currently working with Gain Solutions Ltd in the field of vehicle fleet management.

We are also delighted to be working in close partnership with Management-NewStyle on the FlowMap <Process Workflow> project. To learn more about this, please click here.

CatchBull Ltd has commissioned us to develop ForecastQT, a software service which assists FMCG manufacturers to improve their demand forecasting, adding significantly to their bottom line without disruptive change to the way they are organised. To learn more, please click here.

New Associates

We are still looking for new associates. You can find out more here.

If you want to know more, please contact us, explaining what sort of relationship you are interested in. We will get back to you to explore how we might be able to work together. 

Nail Soup qualifies as AWS Technology Partner

We are delighted to announce that we have just qualified as one of the first Amazon Web Services Standard Technology Partners. So, if you need help understanding the benefits of Cloud Computing, please contact us.

 

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