We heard about Vinstrat and Anthony through an industry associate and were impressed by his approach in delivering the independent assistance and decision making outputs we were looking for. Anthony integrated into the project team at the outset, and his rapid understanding of the project challenge and delivery of the decision model and route to market scenarios enabled us to deliver a presentable offer to our stakeholders. I would absolutely recommend Anthony and Vinstrat to any wine and drinks business, small or large – that needed an expert provide strategic modelling and business case development for Board and business step change initiatives.
House of Fine Wine
David Bird, Managing Director
Vinstrat was engaged to assist with an independent short term financial business outlook to present to the Board, as the foundation for a strategic review of the Association’s membership, funding framework and structure. Anthony onboarded the project at short notice, and provided a robust view of the business, with strategic modelling highlighting short term challenges and opportunities, with scenario sensitivities. The commerciality of the advice and the adaptability of the model meant that we were able to continue to use the work into the future. Anthony was commercial, responsive and it was invaluable to have someone who could fit seamlessly into the business with little onboarding.
Retail Drinks Australia
Julie Ryan, CEO (former)
We engaged Vinstrat to help us review our membership structure, involving the development of financial modelling, membership scenarios and providing strategic recommendations. Vinstrat not only delivered on the brief but ensured that any additional analysis and scenarios were reviewed and presented, adding value to the project. The project recommendations and report provided a robust framework for board discussion on a potential future Drinks Association membership offering. Anthony was flexible and responsive to work with, as our brief evolved and was proactive with engagement and follow up.
The Drinks Association
Georgia Lennon, CEO
Accolade Wines engaged Vinstrat to provide financial modelling, planning, and project management for various M&A and strategic projects. Anthony Barnes’s extensive knowledge of the industry from vine to glass, across global wine markets, was key to presenting our property and brand portfolio, developing demand and supply modelling, building and presenting case studies and undertaking market development reviews. Vinstrat’s professional interaction and proactivity with stakeholders has been a true benefit to the process.
Anthony Wood, GM Corporate Finance (former)