An evolving world
Consumer habits, regulatory change, technological impact, global competition, social mobility. All these – plus changes not yet thought of – mean that today’s businesses must be agile enough to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Businesses who see change as the everyday, not the extraordinary. And vitally, businesses full of people who can perform today and are prepared for tomorrow.
An agile approach
Helping businesses today prepare their people for tomorrow means respecting their past. At Agile, we take time to understand where you have been and where you are now before delivering the in-the-moment, appropriate solutions that will help you achieve your long term goals. We specialise in people-led change, resetting and rebalancing your skills base for the business you want to be. Defining values that will resonate in a multi-channel world. Leveraging digital technology to enable people. Respectfully moving your business from fixed to flexible – and fit for the future.
Analyse and assess
We get close to your business, understanding your people, your culture and your goals before using our expertise to deliver solutions that are absolutely right for you.
Once we completely understand your business and where you want to go, we’ll work with you to set out your goals and create a detailed plan.
Inform, involve, implement
We’ll work closely with your team. We’ll make sure they are informed, involved and leading the implementation of the plan.
Land and learn
Once the plan is implemented, we’ll help you measure results. We’ll use this learning to evolve your plan so it is always tailored and effective in your business.
Energise and engage
Our expertise will make sure that every solution engages your people and energises your culture.
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.
How Agile works
Analyse and assess
Inform, involve, implement
Land and learn
From a business on the brink to second biggest player in UK retailing. A journey of continuous improvement that was to change the definition of service. 19 Years of cultural development that would put colleagues at the heart of the business and the customer first- Always!Read More
Life was an Adventure – at involved the full people re-brand of the business that shaped George as an employer of choice in the Retail Market and enabled expansion from stores, through online and finally internationally. People as a differentiator to Business success in a hugely competitive clothing market.Read More
Where 6 businesses became one - People led cultural change that unified 6 independent and complex businesses behind the newly created Noble Foods Brand a full people rebrand that resonated with colleagues and gave them identity from Farms to desserts, all underpinned by a very Noble egg!Read More
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