Clear Business Thinking

Helping with clear business strategies to improve and grow your business

What Do You Offer?

Why do you need a clear business strategy?

Many of the problems experienced today, personally and in business, stem from a lack of clear thinking on what is important, essential and a priority.

As an SME business owner there are a multitude of attributes required to successfully operate a business. These fall into three categories namely knowledge, skills and attitude.


  • Customers
  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • Products and Services
  • Organisation
  • Quality
  • HR Practices
  • Systems
  • Processes
  • Skills

  • Persuasion
  • Sensitivity
  • Intellectual
  • Problem Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decisiveness
  • Initiative
  • Management
  • Planning & Organising
  • Delegation
  • People Development
  • Monitoring &
  • Personal
  • Impact
  • Resilience
  • Goal Orientation
  • Attitude

  • Integrity
  • Mutual Respect
  • Communication
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • How we can Help:

    At Clear Business Thinking we help business owners by providing tools to:


    Ian Gavin

    I have had the privilege to enable colleagues at all levels of business to improve their skills in implementing change which has resulted reducing waste and improving profit margin.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt Practitioner.
  • Internationally recognised as an outstanding Six Sigma Mentor.
  • I have a vision for Scottish Based Businesses to be recognised as World Leaders.
  • I believe that the dual prong of People Development and Continuous Improvement are the keys to the success of a business. They are areas that I am passionate about and which I am highly skilled.

    Bob Wotherspoon

    I have many years’ experience at Senior Management level within FTSE 100 and International Businesses in Strategic Planning, Sales Management and People Skills Development. I believe that for any business to achieve its goals and objectives it has to have a clear vision of what it wants to be and how it will look, feel and behave. The key elements I bring to the table are:

  • Growing sales both online and offline
  • Business mentoring
  • Visioning and Strategic Planning
  • By taking time to step back from your day to day business activities and following a proven process to identify what is urgent and what is important you and your business can potentially thrive and prosper by having a clear focus and plan of action.

    Vision & Mission

    To support business owners in creating a clear and concise strategic plan which will provide a road map and tools to establish realistic and sustainable business performance.



    Dangers of Indifference

    Ian Gavin | Created on March 12, 2018

    Of all the activities that we are faced with day to day, it is our own personal development that probably takes a back seat and worst of all this is probably because we don’t think that our own personal development is important.

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    Change – Who needs it?

    Ian Gavin | Created on January 24, 2018

    If you are a change agent or a change denier or anything in between the question of “who needs change?” is irrelevant.If you are a change agent or a change denier or anything in between the question of “who needs change?” is irrelevant.

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    Stepping Towards ISO9001:2015 Accreditation With Strategy Deployment Tool

    Ian Gavin | Created on November 10, 2017

    Aligning strategic thinking to the Quality Management System is a new initiative for ISO9001:2015 accreditation.

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    Many of the problems we experience today

    Ian Gavin | Created on October 27, 2017

    Many of the problems we experience today, both personally and business, results from a lack of clear thinking about what is a priority, essential and will lead to the ultimate goal.

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