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The Dragon Group: A Case Study

Slater Byrne Recoveries currently acts for The Dragon Group—one of Sydney’s leading experts in labour hire, permanent placement, and property development. The company initially contacted out team to help clean up their debtor’s ledger and do a collect out on their debtors.

But soon enough, we found that there was more to be done in order to help the company successfully clear their debt recovery problems.

The Scenario

Aside from providing the services mentioned above, we assisted with recovering unpaid invoices and provided advice on which files needed to be written off. We also helped initiate the legal process for customers who needed to be taken to court in order to secure payment.

Throughout the process, we discovered The Dragon Group was dealing with a number of delinquent clients. There were companies that stopped responding to communications, while others repeatedly promised payments but did not follow through. Some companies had gone bust or had entered into liquidation. Other customers had disputes and were not going to pay until those often-small issues had been resolved.

The Solution

The key to this particularly complicated case was close collaboration and this is exactly what our team did. Within a six-month period, we recovered a significant portion of the company’s ledger and advised on write-offs for some of the old bad debts. This allowed us to bring the entire ledger back into working order and get the customers back to paying within their payment terms.

Moreover, we worked closely with The Dragon Group to tighten their internal processes for new customers. We made sure they are covered for all of their out-of-pocket legal and recovery costs if and when they engage us. This means that the delinquent customers will be the ones who end up footing the bill for the recovery processes in the event that they default on payment of their invoices.

With stricter terms of business in place, the company has enjoyed a stronger and more secure cash flow.

A Continuing Partnership

Now, The Dragon Group engages our team on a case by case basis. Generally, we step in once an account becomes overdue for 90 days or more. We also assist on any matter that require legal action, providing advice on which steps to take and following the case through to settlement.