ADAPT was founded from discoveries made building an SME (small to medium enterprise) called acQuire. acQuire was, at its peak, 140 people with seven offices in five countries. Both companies were founded by Bill Withers, a ‘tech entrepreneur’ with a passion for (among many other things) systems thinking and the importance of data-driven decision making.
Over the 22 years that Bill was the owner of acQuire, he encountered the many unique problems that SME businesses face. When he went out to find support to overcome them, he struggled. He found that most business advice in the market was geared towards larger ‘corporate’ organisations and nothing seemed to exist to support the growth and resilience of smaller businesses.