Driving efficiencies with Transcon

  • Transcon started out in Matakana, with just a single truck.
  • By April 2015, when Blake Noble became Managing Director,  the fleet had grown to 16 trucks, servicing the businesses and communities of Whangaparaoa, Rodney and Otamatea.

How we’ve helped

In the first month Blake came on board, there was a lot to figure out and resolve.   Right from the start, the support provided by PwC Partner Jason Kearns and the PwC private business team enabled Blake to get a broad view of the business, gain clarity on issues and gave more certainty with an independent view.

Since those early days, Jason and his team has continued to provide valuable business insights and support.  “The biggest benefit of having PwC on board is the peace of mind they afford me and the fact that I don’t have to be involved in the tax function” says Blake.

Prior to Transcon, Blake managed a business with an internal accounting function, but he believes the relationship he has now with the PwC team really works for him. He enjoys the structure, efficiencies and flexibility for resourcing that come with working with Jason and his team, and he’s making the most of the access he now has to such a breadth of experience.

One example of this: Late on a Friday afternoon after two months of trading Blake discovered “something wasn’t adding up” in the accounts.  He contacted Jason who quickly figured out what the problem was, and provided the necessary detail to support the reconciliation.  Blake readily accepts that this would have taken him “days to figure out”.  PwC’s private business support and expertise was invaluable, allowing Blake to get back to focusing on running his business.

Jason has also helped Blake to transition to a new general ledger.  Blake says “by having PwC scope this out for me and do all the background work at no additional cost, I have saved a huge amount of time, and therefore cost as I haven’t had to invest my own time in this”.  He feels he’s getting a great value from PwC “because they do the work in a much more efficient manner”.

The private business team also provide on-going forecasting and have assisted with the building of the forecasting model.  Blake admits he wouldn’t know where to start and PwC’s assistance has saved him so much time and effort for a much better outcome.

Blake knows that he can pick up the phone at any time to talk to Jason and team, and while some months he will need to do that a number of times, other times he finds he’s building the skill and knowledge to solve the problems on his own.

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