Consultancy & Interim Assignments

Our approach to interim assignments is entirely flexible – it can be for a few days, a few days a week, a few weeks or a few months.

Our clients sometimes need very specific advice which can be wrapped up in a single piece of work. We describe this as ‘consultancy’.

At other times, our clients have broader challenges which are best addressed over time. Typically these pieces of work are a little less time bound and a little less specific in nature. We describe these as ‘interim assignments’.

We are entirely adaptable to your specific needs and believe in adding value to you and your business; never overstaying our welcome.

Our backgrounds and experiences cover a number of industries, functions, cultures and geographies. This provides us with a unique ability to spot opportunities in seemingly disparate parts of the business, linking them in enterprising ways to create fascinating insights & added value.

We are particularly effective during periods where there is a need for new thinking. That may be reflected in M&A activity, expansion, contraction, cultural change, integration and/or transformation. These periods of change can be unsettling for both management and the broader business. We provide a helping hand to guide you through this and land you safely on the other side.

We have worked with clients at a business start-up stage, those raising funding, those at a point of strategic change and all the way through to FTSE listed businesses.

Testimonials

“We wouldn’t be where we are without everything you’ve done for us. A big thank you.”

Simon (CEO)March 2018

“What can I say other than how much [we and the business] will miss you and your team. You have been a breath of fresh air. Your positive, “can do” personality makes working with you so enjoyable. You, personally, have given your all and more, I have never met such a strong, resilient lady with a huge heart.”

KirstyJune 2018

“You have transformed the business and embedded a structure and way of working that is appropriate to us, but capitalises on best practice. A fine, balancing act, well executed.”

AlistairJanuary 2018

“Carla, it was a fantastically well put together report – encapsulating all the challenges and failures. [We] will fight like tigers to see it implemented. But you MUST stay involved. Your oversight will be crucial.”

Theo (NED)July 2014

“I worked with Carla during her independent review of DfE. She very quickly got to grips with a complex public sector organisation, she brought a refreshing and engaging attitude to her work using effectively the staff in our organisation to understand the task she had been set. She then brought real precision and synthesis to those problems giving clear recommendations which can be acted upon. I would welcome the chance to work with Carla again.”

Rob (Department for Education)July 2014