Leadership
We have a broad range of experience in leadership and adhere to Gandhi’s maxim of ‘being the change that we want to see in the world’. We have led Leadership Programmes and have facilitated leadership excellence in a number of organisations.

Richard Angles – Global Director, Executive Talent Management & Leadership Development at SABIC

“During 2014 Rob joined us at SABIC HQ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a team coach and facilitator to support our flagship leadership development program, The CEO Leadership Challenge. In addition to very quickly picking up our requirements, Rob adjusted easily to the cultural challenges of running a program comprising global participants. His positive ‘can do’ attitude and significant HR experience meant that he was not only able to carry out the role to which he had been assigned, but he proactively engaged with us to make a broader contribution. The program was an outstanding success (and was recognized by SABIC ExCom as such) and Rob rightly deserves credit for his contribution to this overall success. I welcome the opportunity to work with Rob again in the future.”

Coaching
We are qualified coaches (European Coaching and Mentoring Council) at Level 8 (highest level of coach practitioner below a masters degree) and use these skills at a range of organisational levels in the companies we work in.

Here is what some of our clients have said:

Steve Dewar – Corporate Affairs Manager – Northgate Media

“Rob has been an inspiring career coach. His guidance has enabled me to fully understand that what I’m good at and what I enjoy don’t necessarily mean the same thing. And Rob’s methods allowed me to reach that conclusion myself, without him giving me all the answers, ensuring absolute clarity and belief in my next step. I’m now in an entrepreneurial and opportunistic company, which meets all of my expectations in terms of job satisfaction, career development and lifestyle. I recommend Rob without hesitation.”

David Land – Head of Service Delivery – NewDay

“I worked with Rob for a period of c12 months after leaving Lloyds Banking Group. I found Rob to be hugely supportive, knowledgeable, insightful, a great sounding board, encouraging but realistic and extremely flexible in his approach.”
“Throughout our involvement, Rob afforded me a tremendous amount of his time, always being at the other end of the phone or text, frequently in his personal time. His overall guidance proved invaluable to me and I wouldn’t hesitate to wholly recommend Rob’s services to anyone in a similar position.”

Human Resources
We have broad experience in both operational and strategic HR management. This includes helping smaller organisations and charities to navigate their way through HR policies and procedures as well as helping larger organisations to develop cutting edge HR strategies and practices.

Projects

  • Responsible for international HR strategy and policy (business employs 700 staff in 8 countries) (ICI)
  • Carried out HR Process Mapping exercise with the HR Shared Services Team to improve service delivery (Sabic)
  • Implemented a new Recruitment process in Shared Services Team across a diverse customer base (Defra)
  • Rationalised number of Recruitment agency suppliers resulting in significant cost savings and a more streamlined process (BAA)
  • Developed and delivered new induction programme (BAA and PwC)
  • Developed and implemented assessment centres (BAA , MFI and PwC)

Graham Latta – Group Commercial Director – JLA

“As Managing Director I hired Rob as an experienced HR professional to support the turnaround of the shared service centre. Equally comfortable in a strategic and operational context Rob was a great addition to the leadership team, helping shape and deliver cultural change. In a cost conscious operating environment he provided great value for money across change management, coaching, and generalist HR work streams. I would have no hesitation in recommending, or using Rob in the future.”

Jane Wood – Principle Liberator – Liberate HR

“I had the pleasure of working with Rob whilst at BAA. During this time, Rob “wore several hats” which demonstrated his incredible versatility – he operated as HRBP, Project Lead, Customer Services Consultant and of course, Mentor to a range of peers and colleagues.”
“I found Rob to be honest and very professional at all times and not only did he bring strong technical and inter-personal skills but he also brought a much needed sense of realism with added humour to challenges. In addition to these qualities, he’s also a genuinely good and considerate human being. I am very glad to be recommending Rob and very pleased that I had the pleasure of working with him.”

Organisational Development and Design
We are passionate about seeing organisations grow and thrive and do our best to make this happen with every organisation we work with.

Projects

  • Designed and implemented new business model in rapidly growing Shared Services business (BAA)
  • Played major role in delivering significant cost savings (£9m) made across PwC as a result of Shared Services Implementation (PwC)
  • Agreed and delivered HR strategy including performance management, sickness absence, redundancy and TUPE transfer (MFI)

We are qualified at Level A and B for Psychometric Testing and Profiling including:

  • Myers Briggs
  • SDI (Strengths Deployment Inventory)
  • OPQ
  • SHL Testing

We have used these tools for coordinating resourcing and selection activities as well as for development centres.

Marie Duffy – Terminal Operations Manager – BAA Airports

“I had the pleasure of working with Robb within BAA, at the time Rob played an essential role in linking the strategic aims of the senior management team through development of front line teams and managers. Rob’s greatest strength is his ability to communicate with and engage both those in senior roles and those at the frontline. He presents himself with the upmost integrity, credibility and is able to easily build trust.”
“Rob has the ability to combine a focus on business improvement, delivery of objectives and empowering cultural change within the organisation whilst not losing sight of the need to adopt a caring and sensitive approach to individual employee needs and situations. Whether it is leading and implementing change, delivering the day job or coaching individuals, Robb is clearly a leader in the HR profession.”

Ken Goodier – Director LMD Limited

“I have known Rob for 8 years and we have worked closely on a number of HR projects. Rob is held in high esteem by his clients and his friendly approach, proven ability and professional gravitas are much in demand. Rob will always seek to do ‘what is right’ and does not hesitate to openly communicate and offer solutions when part of his brief. He focusses on the project and delivering the outcomes asked of him. I have no hesitation in recommending Rob.”

Career Coaching

We have specialisms in helping people navigate their own journey through their career and to help them deal with redundancy situations to emerge stronger and better equipped.

“From the first time I met Rob I recognised not only his significant subject knowledge but his exceptional empathy and consideration for the individual situation. Rob has provided mentorship and coaching over a two and a half year period and has constantly kept my feet on the ground whilst rebuilding my confidence enabling me to stretch myself to fulfil my potential. I would highly recommend Rob as a Mentor and Coach as due to Rob I have had opportunities over the previous couple of years I would not have thought possible.”

Elaine Jeffers – Deputy Director of Governance and Quality Improvement – Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust