Eliminate scope creep, make your projects more profitable & seamless with simple structures & controls to deliver outcomes that exceed the expectations of your clients & stakeholders
You can't scale chaos
...but you can thrive amidst it
“Too many businesses/people are doing repetitive tasks that end up taking majority of your time (these tasks compound over time). – onboarding – training – data entry – data analysis
For efficiency you need to be in in a place that can be creative and productive allowing growth and momentum to build.
She helped to brainstorm these processes to make them more efficient/logical.
We worked on who, what, where, why and how. This helped improve my systems further (because things became repeatable and relatively automated). I’d recommend connecting with her”
Luke Nevill | Kurve Strategic Growth Marketing Consultancy | FB Ads Strategist
“Before we started working with Sonal our business processes were really just in my head, this meant that when time was tight they weren’t followed to the 8th degree leaving me with a level of doubt and uncertainty as to whether I’d missed anything out.
Sonal was brilliant to work with, she really got under the skin of my business to understand exactly what the outcome of each activity was and then connected the dots where processes connected to make them more efficient.
I run a branding and design business so we know the power of visuals but seeing everything mapped out in a simple colour-coded format just gave me the reassurance I needed that this was right for the business, I was more efficient. As we plan for growth, we have the ability to outsource and scale more easily”
Simon Hutchings | Visualise | Branding & Design Agency
We help digital agencies, consultancies & their clients to make better business decisions & scale more easily.
With more freedom & without team burnout.
100+ hours saved per month per team member on average
£5.6m + generated through process improvement
5x productivity & eliminate burnout within your team
This is for you if
- Everyone's over capacity
- Everything is "urgent" or a priority
- The team's expanding, so is the chaos
- You don't know projects track to succeed
- Scope creep turns your projects into losses
- The day to day pulls you away from strategy
- Progress updates & issues live inside your head, Excel or Google Sheets (I see you!)
- You and your team struggle to get on top of today, let alone what to plan for tomorrow
How it works
- Stakeholder management & agree scope
- Watertight requirements based on the scope
- Selection of tools for a harmonised ecosystem
- Traceability between the solution & requirements
- Management of sign-off with respective stakeholders
- Map out the as-is and future states
- Gap analysis to reveal areas for improvement
- Simplify existing workflows and handover points
- Identification of opportunities for further efficiencies
- Formulation of project or program scope
- Simple controls to keep projects profitable & on time
- Stakeholder management
- Tracking of progress & issues to completion
- Set up of reporting at team and board level
- Oversight and management of development and implementation
Simple, Scalable & Sustainable Success
- Eliminate bottlenecks
- Kill scope-creep for good
- Make every project profitable
- Uncover new business opportunities
- Find the right problem to solve every time
- Seamlessly onboard clients & team members
- Gain back 100+ hours per team member each month
- Scale with more ease, with systems that grow WITH you
- Gain visibility & confidence in the success of each project
The 5S Process
We've worked with over 85+ businesses. From large corporations to small businesses. Whether it's onboarding processes, project management or large-scale transformations, our approach follows the 5S principles of process improvement for the best possible, and sustainable outcomes
01 | SEIRI
You can only solve a problem when you find the right one to solve. You only do that when you identify and kill the noise.
Build simple, flexible and adaptable processes that give you back time, money and space to achieve your goals
02 | SEITON
Set in order
When things aren't centralised, you can't identify blockers or risks that will derail your business
Create an ecosystem that promotes transparency & a great user experience instead of firefighting through a mess.
03 | SEISO
The wrong systems for the wrong purposes quashes business growth by leaking time & money.
Create regular check-ins to make sure your systems and processes still meet your current needs.
04 | SEIKETSU
Keep things simple, repeatable and measurable.
Add value in the least amount of steps to increase revenue while getting back time to direct focus on the right things
05 | SHITSUKE
Create a culture of self-discipline & continuous improvement to unlock opportunities so you can scale further with more ease, and give more time back to your team
06 | GET STARTED
Let us kill the noise for you & help you scale
Answer just a few questions (2-3 minutes) & book your 15 minute call to see how we can helpBook your 15 min strategy call
Who we are
5S Projects was the start of our dream to bring our expertise and passion for process optimisation together. And to work with incredible businesses who are serious about embracing change to unlock opportunities to scale more effectively. We now bring our 48 years combined experience to simplify your business.
When you contact us and when we partner with you, you'll be working directly with one of us.
Prasad (Pras) Bhaskaran
24+ years expertise in program & project management, business & management information reporting, data governance & quality
Sonal (Son) Bhaskaran
24+ years expertise in operational efficiency, project management, workflow & process streamlining, vendor selection, business analysis & process mapping
RECLAIM 100 HOURS PER MONTH
KILL SCOPE CREEP
GROW & SCALE WITH EASE
INCREASE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
AVOID BURNOUT FOR YOU & YOUR BUSINESS
How to work with us
Price + VAT if in the UK
- We kill the noise so you don't have to
- Simplify the most complex of projects
- Get back at least 100 hours per month
- Swap scope creep for profit& peace of mind
- Gain transparency across all of your projects
- Get the right tools & set up for your business
- Handover & team training for a smooth transition
- Current price range per project: £2,500-£9,000 + VAT
Fractional Project Manager
Price per month + VAT if in the UK
- Min. 3 months
- Everything in Project Streamlining AND:
- Management of weekly status reporting
- Facilitation of stand ups & tracking meetings
- Ongoing project management to completion
- Streamlining & management for further projects
- Price varies based on needs & current availability
- Price ranges from £1,500 to £15,000 p/m + VAT
Who we've worked with
Here are just some of the companies, consultancies, digital agencies and service businesses we've worked with, past & present
A few of the testimonials from our clients, you can read more here
"You put together an incredible package which has transformed how my business gets results. Your changes have doubled my clients results. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.”
Richard Gibbons | Boost My Customers | Digital Marketing Agency
“One of the biggest challenges I faced was working out a pricing structure that is both competitive and reflects what I am worth. After working with Sonal, I now have a simplified service offering with tailored packages to suit my clients needs with a developed price matrix structure.
My profit margins have increased dramatically.”
Nick Othen | Triple 888 | SEO Agency
“I had a great experience with Sonal as she guided me through frameworks to simplify my work. She helped me delegate, streamline & automate. I would recommend this to anybody – it’s an investment that will pay itself“
Shaian Nouri | Kurve | Strategic Growth Marketing Agency
“I’d very much recommend working with Sonal! A very talented project manager, extremely easy to work with and helped me to build out the systems & processes I needed to scale.”
Tom Kelly | Kurve | Strategic Growth Marketing Consultancy
"I highly recommend Sonal. She is an excellent Business Analyst with exceptional problem solving skills, very engaging and an excellent team player who works collaborative with all programme teams. She has good business and commercial acumen. Sonal is a great asset."
Dimitris Androutsos | PWC | Management Consultancy
"Son has singlehandedly managed to get nearly all of the requirements not only defined and fully organized for the execution but she has contributed greatly to having a timely deliver for each of the scheduled production releases."
Ande Ilao | UBS | E-Discovery Technology Services Regional Manager
“Sonal took the time to review processes, and immediately identified key bottleneck areas for us to improve.
Within a short time, 5S Projects became an integral part of our team. I now have streamlined processes. It enabled the turnaround of new client enquiries being handled within minutes.
I would recommend 5S Projects to anyone looking for an external eye to assess their systems and processes.”
Devendra Rampersaud | Guardian Solicitors
"When it comes to delivering difficult projects certain team members immediately stand out from their peers, they step up and take on the tough assignments, they focus on the outcomes and consistently deliver high quality work to what are often tough timescales, you trust their judgement and you stop and listen to what they tell you and you have confidence in their ability to deliver no matter what.
Sonal is one such person whom I consistently seek out to work with time and time again, and would always look for her to be part of my delivery team"
Antony Goulding | Coutts Private Banking & Wealth Management
As a small business, we were facing many of the typical challenges and wondering where the weeks were going. Mid-pandemic we realised that we should be making significant changes to our business model but knew that we would benefit from someone guiding us through the changes we knew we had to make.
We then met Sonal. Instead of feeling like a consultant, she felt like an extension of our team. Sonal works with just the right combination of reassurance, guidance and challenge in a way that has really helped to shape our thinking and turn an idea into a growing reality.
We are now at the point of launching our new business model, without Sonal by our side, we may still be going round in circles. Thank you Sonal for helping us get to the start line in a timely and orderly fashion and for offering to always be on hand to call on when we feel lost.
We would certainly recommend Sonal, it has certainly made a big difference for us"