Change in every quarter

It’s not your strategy, it’s you

9 out of 10 businesses fail to deliver their strategy, not because the strategy is wrong, but because internally they are not aligned behind it.

Dare to change

Change 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 initiatives 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, with a focus on business transformation. Our exceptional consultants and project 'deliverers' are experts in delivering valuable and lasting change.  Our clients, global top tier executives, commission Q5 to help their people "dare to dream", "transform", "think the unthinkable" and "deliver exceptional results" through an accelerated change process. These are their words. This is our world. We would love you to explore it.

 

Q5 - officially the "Best New Consultancy"

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Client Showcase

Barclays Capital did not feel it had a robust and appropriate graduate profile, process and development programme. In particular, the managing...
Like many companies in recent years, lastminute.com has been fiercely tested by the economic climate, exacerbated in their case by a recent...
Sainsbury's board were dissatisfied with the performance of their online general merchandise sales. Q5 were commissioned to provide a '...
<p>Argos identified the need to develop a new Operating Model for its Business to take significant cost out of its structure. They needed to...
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...
The arrival of a new CEO meant a new strategy for easyJet and structural changes across the organisation as they delivered on this strategy. They...
Reynolds Porter Chamberlain needed to create a step change in how they supported their end customers and lawyers. The Front Line Support Team were...
Amid the range of difficulties facing the Corporation, BBC North were faced with the groundbreaking challenges around employee engagement, behaviour...
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,...
GNM, like all media organisations, has been severely tested by the effects of structural change in the global newspaper industry, which has seen...

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...]

WHAT'S GOING ON

Celebrating two years in New York... well done @q5partners! http://t.co/0hulhLGR2U
A terrific week for our friends at the @WSJ; the much lauded launch of new-look http://t.co/mgCsG8lHVH, & a Pulitzer Prize to boot!
Got to articulate a business model succinctly or to those not commercially minded? A Business Model Canvas could help http://t.co/R9h5xKuiQm
@Pret does dinner! In response to 'customer demand' - would you go for a tipple? http://t.co/WmX2XJho19
Ha - of course not @TheWriter we were simply 'sharing' your #AprilFools Honest...
Shakespeare loved 'corp comms' & coined 'low-hanging fruit' excellent stuff > @TheWriter http://t.co/K0Yu1LoWeT
Thanks 2 our partners @SparkAndMettle 4 lunch-parlay! Congrats to StarTrack graduands - incl ex-Q5-intern Fatmatta. http://t.co/MgkFiV75L7
RT @hdatraining: "Find your passion, learn how to add value to it, and commit to a lifetime of learning." Ray Kurzweil
Top employers a whisker away from Lord Davies gender target http://t.co/26FFe3Py2n #morestilltodo
Topical research from CIPD - bonus culture vs behavioural science of reward http://t.co/rQnDsWnTdk #showmethemoney

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 businesses 
- 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.

 

SPECIALITIES

 

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