Change in every quarter

It’s not your strategy, it’s you

9 out of 10 organisations fail to deliver their strategy, not because the strategy is wrong, but the organisation isn't aligned behind it.

Dare to change

Changing your organisation is never easy. There will be tough decisions, tougher conversations and a fundamental impact on many of your people.

Actions speak louder than words

Change programmes rarely fail in conception: they often fail in execution.

It’s in the name

Sometimes change has to happen quickly, this quarter; but it must always be sustained through the 4 quarters of the year and beyond, into ‘quarter 5’

Welcome to Q5

Q5 is an award-winning consultancy, that specialises in organisation change. Our exceptional consultants and project 'deliverers' are experts in organisation design, team development and change enablement.  Our clients, global top tier executives, commission Q5 to help their people "dare to dream", "transform", "think the unthinkable" and "deliver stonking results" through an accelerated change process. These are their words. This is our world. We would love you to explore it.


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Client Showcase

Early in 2009, EDF (an ex-state owned French organisation) merged with British Energy (the UK nuclear power business). In an exciting and...
UBM, a leading global B2B media company, identified the need to create a cadre of senior managers who can step up and lead the business through...
Following the arrival of a new CEO and HR Director in the UK, the business went through a comprehensive restructure. In support of this restructure,...
Like many companies in recent years, has been fiercely tested by the economic climate, exacerbated in their case by a recent...
Amid the range of difficulties facing the Corporation, BBC North were faced with the groundbreaking challenges around employee engagement, behaviour...
The CEO, Angela Ahrendts has taken Burberry on a fantastic growth journey. They aim to double in size within three years, and push into the FTSE 50....
Faced with a contracting market, CSUK's executive leadership team wanted to raise the level and consistency of their performance across the...
GNM, like all media organisations, has been severely tested by the effects of structural change in the global newspaper industry, which has seen...
Emma Bridgewater wanted to continue their record of strong growth and looked to Q5 for help in gaining access to more accurate and insightful...
SABMiller are in the process of redefining their Operating Model, work that impacts all parts of their business. As part of this exciting change Tony...

The Q5 foundation

The Q5 Foundation is a charitable trust set up to enable us as a company to get involved in, and provide resources to, excellent causes; and to encourage our employees to do the same. We have set aside a proportion of our annual earnings to support a nominated charity.

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with ‘aspirations agency' Spark + Mettle! [read more...]


@q5partners 5 years in biz, celebrating on Tower Bridge on 18th Sept, whilst our Scottish friends decide their fate!
@Q5partners toasts 5 years of 'being in biz', trmw, 18th Sept, 45m up Tower Bridge, with clients past & present. No better place to be ...!
Have you read Hearst's New Free Weekly Fashion Magazine? @TrendingNY #nyc
Our intern programme has been a roaring success this year; 15 interns already, and 6 to follow. Delighted!
Hugely honoured to have been awarded the Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding Fast Growth Business.
RT @UndercoverRec: How has LinkedIn changed recruitment in the UK? #RecruitIn
Quote of the day: "People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing" - John Porter
WATCH: Find out what our interns have to say about their experiences at Q5. #internship #consulting
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RT @clairehamlin: Great article from our Q5 associate & engagement guru. How engagement impacts the bottom line? via…

Who are Q5?


We 'align' your structure, your processes and your people to deliver outstanding performance. Our role is making it happen. We continue to serve restless CEOs demanding that their people think the unthinkable and deliver something special in their business.


Our clients choose to work with us because they benefit from: 

- our deep and broad experience - across many industries and organisations 
- our willingness to share their challenges and resolve their issues
- our determination to get results and deliver value for them. 

We are not interested in short-term fixes. We create long term solutions - not just results for the next quarter or the one after that, but beyond, into 'quarter 5'. The clients we work with are not only better prepared to deal with the 'here and now' ... they know that they can sustain their improved performance into the future.




Organisation design & development, cost restructuring, leadership development, process reengineering, employee engagement.