During periods of change, communication is key to ensure that you can take the people on the change journey. The following 9 elements should be considered when pulling together a communications and business engagement plan across the end to end project lifecycle. Use Stakeholder Analysis as a basis and use the communication planning template – […]

6 essential elements for successful transformations

Over the years, you get a sense of what ‘good looks like’ and a ‘nose’ for spotting things that just don’t feel right! How is this applicable to Transformations? Well, in all my years, I’ve found that if organisations have these 6 elements entwined within their Transformation narrative, they are much more likely to succeed. […]

An innovative approach to help you introduce a Non Executive Director on to your Board

gunnercooke have launched an innovative approach to the Non Executive Director market.  Branded NEDplus, it combines the unique strengths of the wider gunnercooke firm, delivering relevant support and advice to clients when they need it for a fixed monthly cost. The latest changes in the UK Corporate Governance Code sets out clear guidance on the […]

The Importance of Strong Governance in Family-Owned Businesses – Seminar

We recently hosted the final seminar in our Family Owned Business series. In this session, we considered the importance of having a strong governance process across all aspects of your organisation, whilst highlighting the recent changes in the regulatory framework that may well affect your business in the near future. You can watch a repeat […]


A proven approach to smooth the delivery of transformation across an organisation is to have a structured engagement with the wider team. In my experience there are 6 core principles that you should apply to get this right – they are; Know who will be affected by the change – what it will mean for […]