Allpress Espresso was founded in 1989 by Michael Allpress, who identified early on that the best tasting coffee is not all science nor is it all craft. It’s the combination of both. Integral to the brands premium reputation and high profit margins is a value chain based on technology innovation and uncompromising control of all aspects impacting flavor quality and consistency. 

The business had grown from a founder owned N.Z company to a business of six private shareholders – with operations in Sydney and an appetite for further international growth. With new shareholders and complexity had crept in lack of alignment around future vision, and how best to achieve it. 


a) Clear vision and strategic focus

We structured consideration of alternative international growth strategies – with leaders agreeing on organic growth coupled with selective J.V partnerships.

b) Planning to grow faster than before

We championed application of historic business learnings as well as ‘business unusual’ thinking |to bring about bold revenue growth and profitability sooner. 

c) Growing ‘right’ for ongoing success

We structured ‘whole of business’ thinking about the key internal and external priorities involved in growing the business ‘right’. Priority projects and investments were identified across brand, capability and skills, governance, finance, people and culture.

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