I have been helping organisations develop and implement strategies for over 25 years, from the NHS to major financial institutions.

At its heart, strategy is about people developing a shared understanding about the future. I use ‘Strategy Journeys’ to describe the process of exploration we undertake, one I’ve honed over my career as senior executive, management consultant and author.

I think strategically about issues, getting to the core of a problem, and working from first principles to find the way forward. The potential of ideas, identifying opportunities, and helping people and organisations to develop – these have driven me throughout my career.

I’ve spent over 20 years developing my expertise in business management, working for companies including United Biscuits, Grand Metropolitan and Smith & Nephew, in senior roles across marketing, HR, and strategic development.

At United Biscuits, as a young marketeer I learnt about fundamental brand positioning and the power of research insights. With Grand Met, I learned that thinking strategically changed how we worked with customers to grow both their business and ours. At Smith & Nephew, I helped establish a new division, developing its strategic plan and leading communications, HR strategy and organisational change projects.

In 2000, I took these invaluable learnings and launched my independent consultancy to help organisations with their strategy journeys, developing and implementing their strategic plans and strengthening their strategic capabilities.

Since then I’ve worked with some of the UK’s biggest organisations including The Co-operative Group, Asda, Lloyds Banking Group, NFU Mutual and the NHS.

In addition to my consultancy work, I am also a published author. My book, ‘Strategy Journeys – a Guide to Effective Strategic Planning’ was published in 2017 and shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute Management Book of the Year 2018.

My work has been published in Strategy Magazine and Project Management World Journal, and I am also a Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society (FStratPS).

I work with organisations and individuals to help them:
– develop effective strategic plans
– implement strategic initiatives
– strengthen their strategic capabilities (strategic thinking, strategic management and strategic leadership)
– learn about strategy, through talks, seminars, workshops and tailored programmes

More information at https://strategyjourneys.co.uk