Testimonials

Here are some of the nice things our clients have said.

“Deborah worked with me to open a new office and stretch our capability beyond the UK. Always looking for creative and practical solutions Deborah was hands on and made a significant difference. Always positive and happy to lead across a diverse selection of HR disciplines.”

 

DIRECTOR – RETAIL SECTOR

“Deborah & I worked together on a project to define Line Manager capabilities for a large, complex organisation, with a multi-site operation. She is very customer focused and brought a depth of knowledge in leadership, line management & talent management to the project. She really understands the customer service and created a framework which is both modern in it thinking and relevant to the sector. She has exemplary stakeholder management skills – enabling her to manage the expectations of a varied, opinionated and challenging set of stakeholders across a wide matrix.

She is a pleasure to work with, pragmatic, inclusive and always positive!

I make a point of seeking her out on the occasions when I need an enthusiastic, passionate and fun colleague cum role model with whom to reset the day”

 

L&D MANAGER– ENERGY SECTOR

“I had the pleasure of working with Deborah when she featured as a guest keynote speaker at a strategy day that I was running.  The audience of finance professionals listened attentively to Deborah as she addressed the topics of organisational values and behaviours; themes that run consistently through all types of business.  Having briefed Deborah on the broad areas of interest she presented a 30 minute talk packed with relevant information that provoked an attentive half hour of Q&A from those present. It was fascinating to see the extent of shared common ground between retail, multinational energy providers and professional service with Deborah’s insight leading the audience through a topic that is relatively new to them”

 

BUSINESS CONSULTANT – FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR

“I worked with Deborah for several months to help move the agenda on strategic workforce planning forward, developing the capability in HR and integrating it into business planning processes. Deborah is a pleasure to work with as a senior HR leader – bright, practical, but above all, possessing very high levels of organisational savvy and the ability to position information in the right way at the right time with leaders. Deborah is always professional, pleasant and engaging; with a strong moral compass. She will be an asset to whichever organisation she works with”

 

LECTURER & BUSINESS CONSULTANT

“Deborah led a team of internal consultants undertaking organisation design, change and culture development work. Subsequently, she designed and implemented Talent processes, frameworks, metrics and reporting. She brings a breadth of experience to HR that is both unusual and valuable at this senior level. In my view, her strengths include: building a passionate, focused and engaged team; leveraging and balancing her commercial and organisational ‘savvyness’ ; working seamlessly across boundaries; being well networked and connected (internally and externally); a robust yet practical approach to HR processes and practices; and her sheer capacity and capability to get things done!”

 

HR DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE COACH – RETAIL SECTOR

Line Management Development