A specialist team, our skill is to disentangle the strategic, day-to-day and personal dilemmas that executive teams face. We help turn thought into action, and action into value.
We have supported strategy, culture and leadership initiatives at some of the world’s top companies.
AXA / AXA Framlington
British Standards (BSI)
Herbert Smith Freehills
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Nomura / Instinet
Royal Bank of Scotland
We are discreet trusted advisers. Our deep yet broad expertise allows senior teams to step back and reimagine the value their business creates, then agree a strategy to meet society’s evolving demands.
Our skills make a tough process easier and more effective.
Discover what people really believe
With thoughtful and impartial questions, we reveal what matters to employees, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Challenge traditional thinking
We make sense of social and industry trends, to give executives a sounding-board for new ideas, ask tough questions, and challenge the team’s thinking.
Make tough decisions easier
We set out complex issues in plain English, keep everyone in the room focused on questions in hand, and ensure effective outcomes.
Guide others to agreement
Respectful of team members’ agendas, we cut through office politics and secure unanimous commitment to a sustainable future business.
Communicate with influence
Effective with language and familiar with cultural obstacles, we can support internal teams and agencies to promote the reimagined value of a business.
Quentin Millington has worked with FTSE-100 companies in various industries. He is experienced in strategy and operations as well as people development and culture change.
As Chief Operating Officer and in related roles at tier-one investment banks, with budgets over US$100m Quentin led client-facing and operations teams of up to 130 people. He also ran – across US$1bn organisations of more than 1,000 employees – global initiatives to increase productivity, cut cost and enhance service.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Quentin is adviser to the CEO and executive board of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and a member of the Advisory Board of English National Opera.
Quentin has an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organisation from Cambridge, an MSc in International Management from SOAS, London, and a first degree in Oriental Studies from Oxford. Proficient in Chinese, he has lived and worked in New York, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Quentin rapidly assessed the organizational, interpersonal and technological challenges faced by this global team and led the efforts to enable this team. It was a delight to work with him on this project. The outstanding feature of Quentin is his ability to simplify complex information and articulate this into actionable intelligence.
Brand Communications Strategist
Clare Connors enjoys a wealth of brand communication experience from her time in marketing communication agencies as well as in senior Brand Comms roles at companies such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Wickes.
She has worked with start-ups, SMEs and global corporations on diverse branding projects such as launches, re-brands and sub-brand development at both a strategic and executional level.
Passionate about the brand being at the heart of an organisation, Clare seeks to bring clarity to internal and external communications through a focus on purpose. Her aim is to ensure brand values are lived each day by employees – not just through what they do, but why and how they do it.
Clare holds a CIM postgraduate diploma in Marketing and a first degree in International Business with French from Newcastle Business School. She has studied and worked in France, Mexico, Australia and the United States.
Please get in touch to learn more about how our experience might be useful to your business.