Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon
Good is the enemy of great
"Good is the enemy of great." – James C. Collins, and in the last three years, Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon has undergone an astonishing transformation from ordinary, to extraordinary, with a projected turnover of over £31 million next year in an industry currently suffering a recognised period of downturn. Previously, mediocrity was just the way that the hydroelectric turbine and engine cooling pump manufacturer operated. Although its books were in the black, its 160-year legacy was fractured by operational discord, with the separation of its two divisions – hydroelectric and engine cooling pumps – hampering any opportunities for tangible growth.