Welcome to the extraordinary post- covid world. Driving a ‘transformation’ of ‘transformation’

2021 Client Brochure

2020 Client Brochure

Welcome to the extraordinary post- covid world. Driving a ‘transformation’ of ‘transformation’

Never has there been a greater imperative for organisations to keep ‘transforming’ – to become ‘measurably better’ – at less cost.

All of us are driven by globalisation; the ‘digitisation of everything’ ; the disruption of conventional supply chains; more and more precise information systems; flatter employee structures. Our huge, unwieldy and expensive public sector is especially under serious stress after the banking crisis and Brexit. The list of drivers for change is endless.

Over the last 19 years we have seen too many examples of clients hiring big, very expensive consultancies which can produce horrible, life-threatening failures. When finding the ‘right’ senior board experienced, ethical, independent can deliver remarkable returns. It is our delight to help a CEO and a board to lead successful change and improve the bottom line.

Why not download our 2020 Client Brochure above? Or ring our MD on 020 7830 9663 or email info@transformation-leaders.com for a preliminary chat and we will be delighted to share what we have learned. transformation-leaders.com. 180 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HF, Bristol and Halifax. Registered in England. (3645985-topinterim.com Ltd . Vat number 74248 3331)


Our successful track record

We have proved our track record over and over again in over £5M+ of successful transformational projects so far delivering many millions of transformational returns for our clients. What is also stunning is the £1m of ‘sourcing savings’ we have made for our clients saving dramatically over the daily ‘percentage add-on costs’ made by the 200 or so interim agents in the UK nowadays. When we started in 2000 there were only about 30 interim agents in the UK. However, ALL interim agents are ‘zagging’ in the same costly ‘head-renting’ way’.



Successful client projects include – Vodafone, Panasonic, Tata Technologies, Yeo Valley, Flogas, GB Oils, Optimax, The Stationery Office, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, DHL and a host of fast growing UK private sector businesses. In the public sector- The Crown Prosecution Service, FWAG (DEFRA), General Social Care Council, Ordnance Survey, The Legal Services Board.

Do you as a successful board level independent ‘zig’ when so many of the rest ‘zag’? Then you might be for us.

For over 20 years so far as a successful marriage broker between your independent talent and Chairman, MD’s and key shareholder decision- makers we have avoided collecting large unwieldy and impersonal databases. We are not a normal daily percentage add-on ‘ agency head renting’ interim agency. There are very many of them nowadays. We have come to like some agents for their ethical and helpful behaviours. After all, the needs of any client Chairman or MD always come first, even if the client is not ours. We are happy to refer agents who we like to others, when asked.

Nearly half the UK employment market of 30 million or so are in fact self- drive or freelance workers nowadays, not conventional PAYE employees. So there is plenty to do. We just concentrate on board level projects .

Our members suggest that every independent needs to be firstly a fine networker, and a ‘thought leader’ in their field. A fine ‘self-hunter’. As for intermediaries and agents, you need a good relationships with around six that YOU like. This takes a lot of time. Spraying your precious career around 80 firms run by people you don’t know can be a fruitless exercise.

We are always very happy with a selected membership of around 100. We can, and have, happily sourced around 12 projects a year from this membership of ‘independent excellence’. Average project size has been around £100K a time over the years.

Click here for the membership criteria that guide us in our first candidate conversations with a view to membership.

Joining, when invited, currently costs just £195 including VAT . This includes your first quarterly of £85 and includes the creation of your ‘short anonymous half page CV’ part of our unique process. After that it is then £85 a quarter. We always advise an invited new member join us for a year to check out the value- add received in ‘knowledge and insight’. The’ password entry’ directory of all member end- monthly reports published since January 2019 is available to members in the navigation at the top of the home page.

2008 -2021 Accelerating Change and now add the driver of Covid.

The Covid pandemic since the spring of 2020 has dramatically accelerated many of the changes we have already been tracking. Since we deal in the successful transformation of businesses and organisations this has also accelerated demand.

Every two months we normally hold unique face to face ‘insight sessions’ in London St James for members, alumni and clients (see right hand page for details). Since Covid broke in 2020 we have changed to running more sessions for larger audiences in Zoom. These have been very popular.

We have identified a number of key market shifts since the banking crash of 2008. These and many other valuable insights we have covered since 2001 in our insight events over the years. In November 2018 we summarised them as
1. ‘Future thinker’ Charles Russam estimates that in the UK 45% of our 30 million ‘in work’ are now ‘self-drive’ workers. 55% in normal PAYE taxed employment. This makes the UK profoundly different to Europe. Fast, innovative and flexible. Freelance and portfolio workers have become absolutely KEY to our present and future UK economy. The real issue is how best to find and engage them.
2. The need to bring our ever- growing public sector (around half of UK GDP) to become measurably BETTER for less cost.
3. The growth of both challenges and opportunities coming from China.
4. The accelerating effects of digital development. Ai, Robotics, big data, blockchain. Which, in the view of PWC , will remove current jobs of around 7 million in the UK over the next 10 years, to be replaced by functions only dimly envisaged.
5. The growing effects of global warming, pollution, and sustainable energy systems, and the accelerating move to electric transport.
6. Finally the ever more intrusive penetration of computer operating systems in wireless phones, the first of which, the Apple iphone, only appeared from the late Steve Jobs in a historic ‘streamed’ cast from California in June 2007. The Android open source system very rapidly followed.

In short, if you are not a lifetime learner, as our members are here, you will never keep up.

Our Chosen Charity

…is The Ulysses Trust. Patron: The Prince of Wales. Helping to support great expeditions for UK cadets and reservists. To inspire the ‘new leaders’ of tomorrow.
The Ulysses Trust