Strategic Board Support and Development

Strategy, Top-Team Development and Change Management
Why have a Non Executive Director

“Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
(Robbie Taylor – Owner-Manager)

“Time spent in reconnaissance is never wasted.”
(Lt Col George Custer, US Army 1839-1876)

Where does the successful development of any organisation start?  Most would answer: at the top!

“Jeremy has worked with our company for six years as a non-executive Director and Chairman. His input in enhancing the professionalism of our business has been immense, whilst at the same time assisting us in developing our strategic direction and ensuring that the Board focused on the key issues of the moment.
I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
David Forrester, MD – software company

Projects in which Jeremy Thorn is regularly engaged in this field include:

  • Strategic Planning and Facilitation
  • Top Team profiling, Benchmarking and Team-development
  • Director Development, for both new and existing board members
  • Change Management programmes
  • Core Corporate Competency Mapping and performance-management support, to guide future business excellence
  • Non-Executive Directorships

What People Say

“We have welcomed Jeremy’s experience and wisdom as a skilled and professional adviser to our board; particularly in guiding us through a critical period of our company’s succession-planning and in helping our strategic development. He has consistently demonstrated a wealth of sound business expertise, sensitive relationship-building skills and deep commercial awareness.  He has contributed enormously to the development of our business which has resulted in a period of exceptional growth and profitability.”
David Wheatley, Chairman – Pacy & Wheatley Ltd
“I worked with Jeremy when he was a Non-executive Director of NavisWorks Ltd for 6 years. The success of that company in growing from a tiny enterprise to one worth $24M and a world leader in Computer Aided Design was in no small part due to his contribution to our Board. He has an ability to delve into detail whilst maintaining a strong strategic overview, and he is particularly skilled in the art of encouraging others to examine different possibilities and to ask searching questions, to ensure the very best possible solutions.”
Peter Thompson, Director – NavisWorks Product Line, Autodesk Inc
“As the founding director and Chairman of a town planning consultancy that was steadily growing to become the largest private practice in the region, I needed to plan for my eventual retirement.   Through a series of top-team development workshops, psychometric profiling and one-to-one executive coaching, Jeremy introduced us to a method of strategic planning that not only helped us to establish a succession-plan with an expanded board but also prompted the tripling of our company’s turnover and profitability.
After helping to facilitate a management buy-out by my successors, he was then appointed a non executive director of the company where his considerable business expertise and breadth of experience has continued to offer the company a beacon of wisdom and insightful support.”
Peter Spawforth MBE RIBA FRTPI – Founder Chairman of Spawforths, Planners, Urbanists and Architects of Leeds.