Telling the tale of her company’s demise exclusively to Real Business, Jan Cavelle explains why not getting the right management team played a big part.
Author Jan Cavelle
Jan Cavelle continues her diary series, charting the decline of her manufacturing firm, by explaining how a succession plan was never really put in place.
Writing exclusively for Real Business, Jan Cavelle will be chronicling the events and moments that led to her manufacturing business going into insolvency.
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