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

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...
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 a tough economic climate the Chief Executive was keen to get her top team focused on driving up revenue growth, and in particular, diversifying...
The FSCS needed to shift its organisation culture and ways of working to a much more customer service focused approach. Traditionally the business...
Emma Bridgewater wanted to continue their record of strong growth and looked to Q5 for help in gaining access to more accurate and insightful...
GNM, like all media organisations, has been severely tested by the effects of structural change in the global newspaper industry, which has seen...
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...
A long term change programme to integrate all the different justice departments, (e.g. Family Court, Probation Service, Youth Offenders and Legal Aid...
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,...

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...]


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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.