Having spent some time in the Southern branch and having interviewed all the managers there, I would like to make the following preliminary proposals.
It is recommended that the branch manager submit weekly operational reports to head office. These reports should give brief information about weekly income and outgoings. This recommendation will ensure that head office have greater control over operations. I also suggest that yearly budgets from all project owners in the branch are submitted and approved by head office at the start of each financial year so that head office can control expenditure more effectively.
Regarding the current staffing levels, my recommendation here is that at least one member of staff be laid off. This will help to keep costs down. There also ought to be stricter controls regarding the hiring of temp staff in order to keep labour costs down. It is also proposed that the branch manager be replaced with someone of greater experience to manage the office more efficiently.