Case Studies

Sky

Sky

FTSE-100 mobile, television, telephone and broadband business

Delivering a strategy and leadership development with the objective of culture change for the 300-strong internal creative agency.

Paul O’Higgins, Creative Director – Brand at BSkyB

“Greg was great and kept us all focussed during a developing and growth process that kept us as a team on a positive and results orientated path.”
International Olympic Committee

International Olympic Committee

Global non-profit, non-governmental organisation

Working with IOC Communications team on performance and strategy.

Robert Roxburgh, Head of Olympic Games Communications

“I participated in a number of courses that Greg ran with our company and each time, I learnt something new and we took a step forward in our strategic thinking. Personable and with a great ability to step in when needed and to simply observe when not, it was a fascinating experience working with Greg and I hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the near future.”
Ogilvy & Mather

Ogilvy & Mather

Global advertising agency, WPP

Delivering innovative and transformational creative leadership programmes for senior EMEA executives across Europe.

Frank Durden, Planning Director

“Greg helped us use our intrinsic knowledge of our organisation’s strengths and weaknesses to identify new strategies that will help us meet future challenges head on, rather than just react to those already out there.”
Channelflip Media

Channelflip Media

YouTube Multi-Channel Networks

Delivering board-level support and organisational strategy advice.

Wil Harris, Co-Founder & CEO

“The work I’ve done with Greg has allowed me to focus my organisation and save hundreds of thousands of pounds in real costs, whilst enabling us to work in a focused and strategic way that has enabled us to achieve goals that previously seemed impossible. I can honestly say that working with Greg has been a life-changing experience in both a personal and professional capacity, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to effect real change in their organisation.”
Met Film

Met Film

Global Media School

Appointed as Interim turnaround CEO by venture capitalists. Restructured senior management, reduced staff costs by 20%, overhauled IT system and redesigned marketing and sales approach.

Jonathan Peake, Commercial Director

“In the short time he was with us he was instrumental in helping us to refocus and as a result, we were able to significantly grow our business within just one financial year.”
Aardman Animation

Aardman Animation

Film & TV Production

Working with the founders and the management team to develop organisational strategy.

AKQA

AKQA

Global digital agency, WPP

Delivering strategic business development skills and 1-2-1 coaching.

Tom Bedecarre, Chairman

“Greg led an engaging and thoughtful leadership seminar at our company and I would highly recommend him. He was well prepared and very knowledgeable about leadership skill training. Greg is an entertaining speaker that you will enjoy meeting.”
Shine Group

Shine Group

TV Production and Distribution, News Corp

Delivering multiple cohorts of a ground-breaking 3-module, 15-day ‘Creative Leadership Programme’ across Europe and the US. Feedback from a few of the participants...

Ben Liebmann, Chief Executive Officer, Shine 360°

“The practical output from the program will be invaluable for my business, team and own personal development.”

Tim Cunningham, Head of Daytime at Princess Productions

“Incisive, insightful and the consummate professional. A fantastic facilitator and always keen to consider all points of view, he created a brilliant atmosphere to talk, reflect and learn.”

Lisa Perrin, Creative Director, Shine TV

“He’s an inspirational teacher and I have grown hugely since I started working with him.”
Matchtech Group

Matchtech Group

Aim-listed engineering recruitment agency

Working with the board on developing a three-year commercial and organisational strategy.

Brian Wilkinson, Executive Chairman

“I’m delighted – we achieved all of our objectives - and more. We now have absolute clarity on the vision for the future of the business as well as enormous leadership group buy-in to put it into action.”
World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum

International institution based in Switzerland, Davos meeting organisers

Delivering communications team performance workshops.

Prof. Adrian Monck, Managing Director

“Greg worked with our top people to help them understand how to boost their personal leadership impact and influence both within the World Economic Forum and among our key stakeholders. Our key objective was to align individual and team behaviours and approaches with overall strategy. We found Greg’s advice and participation to be inspirational and challenging and – most important – highly effective. By its very nature and with its unique global role the Forum is a challenging environment for any thought leader to work within. Greg and Kirkbright did a wonderful job in identifying and encouraging hidden potential. I recommend this unique methodology highly to anyone who wants to review their approach and boost effectiveness.”
Virgin Media

Virgin Media

Mobile, television, telephone and broadband

Working with the senior executive team to embed updated values to all staff across the employee journey.

Randstad Group

Randstad Group

Global recruitment and HR services business

Working alongside the UK board to drive post-merger strategy: reduced 29 company brands to a mono-branded business with improved return on marketing investment and commercial performance.

Brian Wilkinson, Executive Board member

“This was a highly complex process, moving the organisation from a dispersed, almost federal structure and mind set to a more centrally directed, ‘one company’ model – all against the backdrop of a worsening economic climate and recruitment market. Greg facilitated an engaging and structured change process which kept us focused, helped us navigate through the personal and political issues which can get in the way, and ensured that we got to our final destination. This was a clear value and brand proposition for the UK business, one which was supported and believed in by the team. All in all, a terrific achievement and one of the high spots of my career so far.”
BBDO

BBDO

Global advertising network, Omnicom

Delivering strategy and leadership workshops.

Alison Chadwick, Director of BBDO University

“Greg’s creative background and leadership expertise bring real credibility and depth to his work – he engages creative leaders in their language and with insights of genuine relevance to them. He also has a personable style that makes him a pleasure to work with. I’d have no hesitation in working with him again.”
TV2

TV2

TV Production, Denmark

Delivering a leadership development programme to improve creative output and profitability.

Avanti Media

Avanti Media

TV production

Working with the owner-managers to restructure the management team, improve operations, growth and profitability – and launch an international sales drive.

Mair Afan, Managing Director

“Working with Greg has been utterly transformational for our business. He’s helped us to restructure the management team as well as refocus our operational cost base and finance function. We are now on a focussed and profitable growth path. Thanks to him we’ve achieved a first in 18 years of business – we’re winning acclaim and commissions in the international market.”
Syzygy Group

Syzygy Group

Digital agency, WPP

Delivering a leadership accelerator to the executive team to improve agency performance.

Mark Ellis, Managing Director at SYZYGY

“Working closely with Greg was a big transformational experience for SYZYGY – driven by fast and focused learning, and very direct and open dialogue. As a group we developed our teamwork, objectives, values, purpose and commercial strategy. It didn’t go unnoticed either. Within days people approached me from different parts of the business saying they’d noticed a renewed energy, focus and drive within the Management Team.”
Arcadia Group

Arcadia Group

Retailing

Delivering a coaching programme for a board level Top Shop executive.