Competing on cost for long term advantage


15 September, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm BST


Competing on cost for long term advantage

Location: Virtual

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    1 hour

Join this webinar to hear from Peter Spence on the changes that have been pressuring businesses into reviewing their cost competitiveness and the approaches they can consider for keeping their competitive edges.

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Duration:1 hour
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Programme outline

It has always been critical to manage the costs in your businesses. But over time business ecosystems have been changing, forcing businesses into having to fight harder to maintain their competitive edge – and their margins.

Managing costs on an ongoing basis is hard and it’s easy to take your eye off the ball while you deal with other priorities. This webinar will run through some of the changes that have been taking place and consider some ways of helping to maintain cost competitiveness.

Peter will set the scene by running through the drivers of change and the cost management principles that have evolved to meet new challenges.

He will discuss the approaches that businesses now have that can help them protecting their margins while helping them stay fit for future challenges.

Learning outcomes include:

  • The context and imperative for change
  • How cost management principles have changed to drive new approaches
  • Practical tips on how to stay on top of cost competitiveness

Speaker details:

Peter Spence is a Chartered Management Accountant and Associate Director of R&D at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

His main interests in performance management are in cost-competitiveness management and strategy execution and how an organisation’s culture, its people and management information can be organised to improve execution.

Peter has worked with a range of organisations in both the public and private sectors in financial leadership and consultancy.