About Us

Our Story

 

Launched in 1999, we started the company with the ethos - friends first.  With similar backgrounds and values and a passion for people and performance we quickly established a successful niche performance consultancy with numerous high profile and respected clients across a range of industries. 

 

Our USP is our people. We only recruit experienced practitioners who have a common desire to make a difference and go the extra mile.  We come from a range of disciplines and different walks of life. We have all faced challenge or adversity and won through.  This gives all of our team an edge and a confidence that inspires and motivates those we touch.  

 

Our backgrounds and experience also lead us to work hard to support those who through no fault of their own have fallen, and need a helping hand.  We work closely with a number of charities and individuals to help those not as lucky as us with a new start or a second chance. In 2015 we added the pearl to our logo. A metaphor for what we do - the grain of sand that irritates and challenges the oyster to create something special.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
First Principles
Performance - we deliver World class results

 

Focus - we focus on people (customer and team)

 

Integrity - Sociably responsible, doing the right thing for the right reasons

 

Respect -  for others at all times

 

Straight talking - courageous, honest and humble

 

Team -we are one team we collaborate internally and externally to become greater than the sum of the parts

Our Mission

 

To develop professional leaders who inspire and unlock the potential of the people, teams and organisations they lead

Our Team
 

 

The people behind your performance: 

Mike Payne

Michael Payne
Managing Director

Justin Cunningham

Justin Cunningham

Senior Associate & Coach

Louise Southam

Louise Southam

George matthews

Anne Schiettecatte

Dan Holt

Dan Holt

Melissa Carr

Rob Griffiths

Simon Bryant

Simon Bryant

Nicola Hurman

Nicola Hurman

Tim Grimwade

Tim Grimwade 

Annie Vernon

Kevin Cherry

Kevin Cherry

Dr Matthew Warner

Dr Matthew Warner

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Hayley Humble

Health & Well-being Specialist and Coach

Gordon Mackenzie

Gordon Mackenzie
Senior Associate & Coach

Martin Gregory

Martin Gregory

Dan McAuley

Dan McAuley

Jessica Robbins

Simon Coker

 
 
Join the Team

 

We are always interested in new associates to join our team and help us to inspire, coach and transform the world of work.

 

If you live our values, have real world experience, a passion for performance and a respect for people, then do get in touch.   

 

We are particularly interested in people with a story to tell.  Those with hard won experience, exposure to different cultures and challenges, and those who want to give something back.  

Gordon Mackenzie
Director

 
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