We’re “Agile” for a reason,- “one size doesn’t fit all”, so we deliver at every level from the smallest of changes to largest of transformations and ensure you have the right resources at the right time to optimise your people costs at every stage. We get close to your business, identify your needs, define the strategy and help you bring in the teams or services to deliver your plans.
Credible and trusted
Multi-sector, high-level experience across many sectors has given us the insight and experience to guide you through any, and every, people journey. From fashion to retail to manufacturing, we’ve been trusted to help businesses of all shapes and sizes through their common need to change – transforming their culture to improve their performance. So, whether you’re planning for business transformation or succession, building a robust people plan, or embedding values that will create real personal, business and shareholder value, our expertise and agility will bring you the results you need.
Getting your business fit for the future by getting your people fit for the future makes perfect commercial sense. Agile is a commercially focused business, led by Caroline Massingham, whose career as a heavyweight, board-level HR professional has given her an unrivalled track record of driving people-led change at complex, multi-site, multi-sector businesses including Asda, George, Noble Foods, N Brown, Powergen and Triplex Lloyd. Caroline’s wealth of experience gives Agile a deep understanding of the proven link between well-designed people agendas and commercial success.
From values to strategy, organisation design and the digitalisation of every colleague touch point - a business that went from fragile to agile, with fewer better people equipped with skills for the future. This journey took NBrown from credible to incredible - and makes them a real employer of choice in fashion retail.Read More
What our clients say
"We approached Caroline to do some consultancy work, to add some valued HR director level experience, after having gone through some extensive growth within our business. It really helped to have Caroline sit as a non-executive on the board to help with the HR Strategy, as she provided an insightful and external view to the organisation. She brings with her some valued experience having worked in a number of top profile companies across the UK and I would highly recommend her to other companies looking for help in designing the People strategy."
CEO, FK Group
" At N Brown we have been on a three year transformational journey from a dated catalogue business to a modern fashion on-line retailer. Caroline was my key ally on this multi-dimensional change program. She is courageous, creative, commercial and a great communicator and always delivers on her commitments. An absolute delight to work with"
CEO N Brown Group Plc
"We have been lucky enough to work with Caroline for a number of years now, first at Asda and George, at Noble foods and more recently at N Brown. Aside from the fact that Caroline has enabled us to do some of our best work, she is inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable to work with. Caroline understands culture. How to shape it and how to affect really meaningful change. She genuinely believes that better engaged people deliver better business performance. Her contribution demonstrates this every time. Her work has long-term, positive and sustained impact."
Founding Partner and Strategic Director, PeoplePeople Communications
"As a leader in a business requiring fundamental transformation alongside facing into the sheer velocity of change in consumer dynamics, Caroline and her team were instrumental in i) Delivering one of the clearest people and change strategies I have ever seen, encompassing cutting edge thinking with a real focus on people at the heart of what we are doing ii) Simple and effective measurement tools combined with intelligent and objective challenge on how we implemented the plan, continually pushing us to go faster and be better. iii) A flexible approach tailored to the individual needs of the business and departments within that, to ensure success at every level of the organisation. It would not be an over statement to say that whilst the volume and pace of change are only ever increasing, the foundations and processes Caroline and her team have put in place have meant we are succeeding and have every chance to continue to evolve and succeed in the future"
Product Director, N Brown Group Plc
"Caroline has the ability to genuinely support transformation in Companies. She holds a strong vision both for the business and the people. She quickly diagnoses what is needed and she supports the board to take the journey required. She is very well connected and uses the best people to partner the organisation. She is one of the best HRD's when it comes to tackling the tough stuff. She personifies AGILE but the standout for me personally is guaranteed delivery with fun!"
CEO , Coachmatch
"Caroline is a brilliant business leader who specialises in HR. I have worked for her and with her for many years and in every role she has been an inspirational leader, been incredibly customer and commercially focussed and has brought great people innovation to so many business opportunities. You will be amazed at the transformation she can bring to your business and the support for your leadership team."
Executive People Director, Bourne Leisure