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We believe that organisations are dynamic systems. They need the right conditions to grow, enhance their impact and realise their potential.

Healthy conditions include:

  • clarity of purpose
  • connected people
  • change that delivers improvement
  • credibility with stakeholders

Our Values


We commit to being honest and acting in the best interest of our clients


We choose to go the extra mile for our clients


We invest in developing meaningful relationships with all our stakeholders


We think creatively about solutions to problems and help clients do the same

Paul England

Paul has worked in the field of leadership and organisational development for over sixteen years, having previously worked in both the private and third sector in a range of management and leadership positions.

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Helen England

Helen is a highly experienced executive leader and trustee and has held executive posts for more than a decade in health and social care organisations spanning the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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Introducing our
advisory group

Our advisors are highly experienced executive leaders. They bring both critical challenge and different perspectives, so that we benefit from contemporary thought leadership across the fields and disciplines in which we work.

Barry Horner

Barry is the CEO & co-founder of ‘employee owned’ Paradigm Norton Financial Planning and has subsequently led the team of 75 to its current position whereby the firm is widely regarded as one of the most respected financial planning firms in the UK – an achievement recognised within the profession through Paradigm Norton winning over 27 professional awards since its formation in 2001.

Barry is a regular contributor to the broadsheets and financial trade press. He is a past Chair of the Denver based Financial Planning Standards Board, a past President of the Institute of Financial Planning and in 2019 was voted one of the top 100 ‘Industry’s most influential’ by International Adviser.

Dr Helen Smith

Helen is a highly experienced psychiatrist who has extensive leadership experience both within and across organisations. She has developed advanced expertise in Quality Improvement and works with teams and boards to help organisations build a culture of safety and continuous improvement. Her work in the design and delivery of Quality Improvement Programmes in Patient Safety in mental health and cross community suicide prevention has been recognised through a number of national awards.

Helen has been a Medical Director within the NHS for many years and now works with the South West Academic Health Science Network as a specialist advisor and sits on the Royal College of Psychiatrists Quality Improvement Committee. 

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