Organisational Change

“Greg’s rigorous approach was invaluable in helping us move forward with developing and constructing our values, purpose and mission – moving us towards a new organisational strategy.”

David Sproxton CBE, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman Animation

“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.”

Mark Ellis, Managing Director at Syzygy

“Greg was brought on board as out Interim CEO. 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.”

Jonathan Peake, Commercial Director, Met Film School

“Greg has been a fantastic partner and guiding light through our change programme. Our group encompasses 300+; a very wide range of creatives, designers, campaign teams, production, operations, VFX, the list goes on. He has helped guide our leadership team, mediated intense discussion/debate, focused key areas that matter, and brought a genuine, positive spirit to the process. He obviously loves what he does and it shows.”

Denny Tu, Head of Strategy & Planning at BSkyB

“I brought Greg in to help us with the strategic development of Randstad in the UK. 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.”

Brian Wilkinson, Executive Board member, Randstad

“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.”

Robert Roxburgh, Head of Olympic Games Communications at the IOC

“Greg successfully delivered a strategy development programme which fully engaged the senior management team at Randstad and provided a clear focus and mandate for the business moving forward. His skills in process and facilitation, along with his knowledge of strategy concepts and theory, ensured delivery of a robust business outcome.”

Hala Collins, HR Director, Randstad UK

“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.”

Paul O’Higgins, Creative Director – Brand at BSkyB

“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.”

Prof. Adrian Monck, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

“Greg’s ability to solve critical business problems in combination with clear cut communication and interpersonal skills makes him an outstanding strategist and leader of complex business projects. I worked with Greg to help an independent media company in a turnaround project where I delivered an international go-to-market strategy supporting the overall growth strategy devised by Greg in his capacity as interim CEO. The company is now profitable and has strengthened its position as an international player.”

Sophia Ahrel, Senior Consultant at Strategy to Revenue

“Highly professional, very focussed, good at communication, and results orientated. Combining hard-edged business principles with creativity isn’t always easy but Greg managed it seemingly without effort.”

Richard Charklin, Director, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

“Greg has a talent of bringing his creative talent to the business of strategy and helping leaders develop themselves and their businesses. He has helped me on numerous occasions with different ideas on how to approach challenging commercial and team situations.”

Jon Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Avisen plc

“Greg has been a fantastic mentor for Specialmoves. He’s kept us focused on the details that are important and has initiated fundamental change for the better. 2009 was a tough year, but it would have been much harder without him involved. Hire him, you won’t regret it.”

Darrell Wilkins, Managing Director, Specialmoves

“I’m delighted. We achieved all of our objectives and more. The board now had absolute clarity on the vision for the future of the business as well as enormous buy-in to put it into action.”

Brian Wilkinson, Executive Chairman, Matchtech Group

“Your course ended up changing my career and also my life – I think it even increased my self esteem. Your advice to end trying to be “all things to all men”, and to specialise in my strongest sector, and therefore become known as an expert in one particular field – was priceless! I’m very grateful.”

Nick Coombe, Founder Nick Coombe Architecture

“I loved working with Greg! He made me think of things I hadn’t thought of and really challenged me. He is a highly strategic thinker who has the ability to make things happen in a positive way. I have had the pleasure of working with Greg post Major Players and have been incredibly impressed with his strategic vision and how he has steered an incredibly complex strategic opportunity into a workable result whilst gaining buy in from all stakeholders. One of life’s good guys!”

Jack Gratton CEO, major players