- Because we provide a gateway to expansion and better trade for the future
- Because our experience is phenomenal, and spans all businesses, big and small, and across many different industries
- Because we can always spot opportunities for your business, and can provide the keys to access those opportunities
- Because we focus on what’s strategically possible, and we offer practical, economical answers
- Because we can stop runaway projects, and have them deliver useful, profitable benefits.
- Because we can help you change in a changing world
- Because we can show you advanced and strategic ways of doing business
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Chalestra is an independent company offering high quality business services, and
offers them to companies of all shapes and sizes.
Our reputation is based around our ability to offer a professional service, we
deliver on time, and we deliver within the agreed budget. We charge strictly by
the time we spend on a project, and we don’t ask for more. We are also known
for adding immense value. Our reputation is valuable to us because we recognise
that ongoing business, including repeat business, is vital to our income.
Our range of customers includes all sizes of SMEs all the way up to top
international banks and consultants – the consultants use us!
What Chalestra does
Chalestra makes businesses look good.
And that's important...
Looking good, for a business, brings many things. It means it quickly earns
respect and gets attention. Respect means that it will be treated seriously in
its endeavours. Attention means it can slash its marketing bill, or, at least,
use it to better advantage.
We achieve this through communication and presentation. A business, like a
person, looks good when it looks its best and talks the right talk, the two
issues that Chalestra is unique in focusing on. We focus on these because
they're critical in relationship building.
Of course, this has to be backed up by substance, which will be found in
accounts and other business reporting. But long before anyone looks at those
they will look at your business, and you will get a large degree of buy-in if
it does look good. We have shown that businesses can call much higher fees when
they command respect, and look and talk more professionally.
A business that has earned respect will know its customers and suppliers will
take it seriously, and routes are quickly opened for a sale or a useful buy.
Respect means it will have to explain itself less when it seeks debt or
finance, or it can become all the more powerful for the explanation or
Chalestra does not indulge in design for design's sake - there are plenty of
artists that do that. Chalestra's services are practical, to the point and with
ambition in mind.
Our services save our clients fortunes and put them in the position where they
can multiply their investment.
Our clients include a whole range of companies from SMEs to major institutions.
People and teams, promotion
It' a tribute to our service as we watch our clients put on shows with our help
and advice. We put our clients in a position where they can offer their
audiences confidence, professionalism and integrity, all vital factors in
successful communication. We say we make companies look good, but that's not
the end of the story.
The rest of the story is about the people involved, and the teams they're in,
and the achievements they make. Imagine selling a company worth £1.2bn for 1.6x
it's worth - we've done it. Imagine, then, how our client's team felt, the
bonuses they got, and where they are now.
This is a measure of the true worth of our service, and there is no shortage of
examples from huge companies to minute ones, from business recovery to a
glorious sale. As far as we know, only Chalestra works quietly in the
background bringing these results for it's clients.
Business failure is a part of business life. Failure happens to hundreds of
businesses every day, and it's only a small few that make it to recovery,
despite help from other agencies. Failure happens for a myriad of reasons. Our
approach is different. We are specialists in the only topic that is involved
with almost every type of failure: communications.
Sometimes, business managers call us in when their business is in trouble. They
call us in when they want to throw their last all into saving the business,
often on the wrong side of too late. Gather that we've worked with some very
stressed people. Business recovery doesn't always work: it depends on the
underlying reasons. We've had our fair share of successes of providing advice
that turns businesses around. Imagine the smiles and relief when success is
found. We stay in touch until we know that the business is stable.
At Chalestra, we are known for the way in which we can add value, as well as the
speed at which we can bring a communications project together. By any
standards, we have a huge amount of experience, and can see from a distance
where value can be added, and build it into our plans. We can add value easily,
as a matter of course. How much value we can add is, of course another matter,
but it's rare we can't do something.
It is with this foresight and experience, that the magic behind our services
arises, and makes Chalestra so special and important.
Why businesses seek our advice
The motivation for using our services comes in many forms, and for many reasons.
The common motive lies in how critical the issues are to a successful outcome,
whether the issues are the future, cash flow, reputation, integrity, success of
an expensive project, relationships or even that there are nasty bridges to
cross. Our services have also be known to have a direct impact on financial
performance, even though it's not related.
Where Chalestra's name comes from
It was dreamt up! And it sounded nice. But...
The City of Chalestra stood on the shores of the Lake of Chalestra of the 1st
century AD. Today, Lake Pikrolimni, south of Kilkis, Northern Greece, is the
ancient Lake of Chalestra.
Natron was sourced from an alkaline lake with a little spring of fresh water
around the Lake of Chalestra, a thermal spa, 'rising upon the centre'. "Soda
forms in it abound the rising of the Dog-star for nine days, ceases for nine
days, comes to the top again and then ceases." Soda of Chalestra
(nitrum chalestricum, Na-Cl-(CO3-SO4), Natron), white and pure, much like salt,
still forms in that spring today.
Chalestra is the also name of a butterfly in the subfamily of butterflies called
Ophiderinae, so we're told.