We help leaders address complex issues to develop the people capability they need

Our principal consultants both have track records of successful ‘hands on’ delivery, gained through partnering with senior leaders in complex organisations for more than 25 years. 

Our experience and insight enables us to help clients quickly identify the people issues that are most important to their organisation, and then act on them.

We take pride in working collaboratively with all stakeholders, and valuing all perspectives. We provide constructive independent challenge, focussed only on actions and outcomes that provide sustained value to our clients. Our aim is to build lasting capability within your organisation. 

We have an extensive and trusted professional network, which we can draw on to provide additional support across a broad range of subjects. 


Sean McIlveen

Sean has significant experience of leading the people implications of change – often involving complex Employee Relations environments, high profile compliance and risk issues, or M&A. His experience is varied and global; he supported Ford Credit’s expansion in South America and Asia Pacific, led learning for Ford Europe, and managed major restructuring as the HR board member for Ford Britain. At Rolls-Royce he was the HR Director for the Aerospace division, enabling significant growth, whilst also serving on the Group Operations Executive and as an NED in the Defence and Marine Businesses. Sean was a member of the CBI Employment Committee, supporting the No.10 advisory group on Pensions and Equality legislation. He is an Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University with an MBA from Warwick Business School and a degree in Economics from Liverpool University.


Bob Blenkinsop

Bob has worked extensively with business leadership teams in senior HR roles, during a career with Ford and Rolls-Royce. He was the executive HR director for Ford Britain, and supported the expansion into central and eastern europe as a member of the marketing, sales, & service executive team. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2009 and held a number of positions including HR Director for the Civil Aerospace business, global head of talent and development, and Regional HR director for the UK. Bob was a member of the UK Skills & Job Retention Group, and has operated as a non-executive director in several sectors. Bob is a graduate in Economics & Politics from the University of Manchester. Currently a director of the Derbyshire Cricket Board, Bob’s work in using sport to promote diversity, inclusion and community engagement has been recognised by Business in The Community.