Experienced professionals with a track record of success

We offer bespoke services enabling clients to thrive

When the complex, extraordinary or unfamiliar are slowing growth; when you lack the capacity for a critical task; when runaway success might prove too much – Skarbek specialists will roll up their sleeves to ensure what needs doing gets done.

In a world of relentless change we all know that business as usual is not enough to stay ahead. Your job is to deliver sustainable growth – ours is to help you achieve it, quickly, simply and positively.

Our track record is in value creation through the enhanced delivery of strategic initiatives and innovation. Working with and for your teams each step of the way we bring a unique combination of remarkable people with original perspectives, deep sector experience and the tools and techniques to get the job done.

We will listen, learn, challenge, plan and act. We believe in a legacy of success – our deliverables are not just reports and slide decks – but your strategy implemented and your expectations exceeded.

How we work with our clients
At Skarbek, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer our clients tailored services and interventions which exactly match their needs.
  • Rapid
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Multi-Skilled
  • Hands-On

We hit the ground running. Our experience is that fast deployment, quick assessment, clear communication and early action on easy wins creates a sense of energy and momentum.

Rapid

We do not have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Skarbek assignments can be large or small, long or short. We can work hands-on, by taking charge of the delivery of major programmes and vital projects. But with many of our clients we work in a supportive capacity, supplementing teams, influencing projects and developing key staff.

We aim to match our inputs to your needs, retaining the flexibility to adjust quickly if and when those needs change.

Flexible

We do not want to squeeze you into a template. A key Skarbek insight is that there is no single ‘right way’ to run a change programme or deliver a project.
But there are many useful and proven templates, tools and techniques out there. The key is to know which ones work best for your situation.

We draw on our extensive experience and knowledge of best practice to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Creative

Skarbek’s people come from three distinct backgrounds – leaders and managers from FTSE100 firms, experienced consultants from top five firms, and the senior military.

Each group brings a particular set of skills and experiences – combining them makes for a powerful and creative team which is more than the sum of its parts.

Multi-Skilled

Execution, delivery, implementation – this is what Skarbek is about. We are not interested in producing for you a beautiful report which will sit on a shelf.

At each stage of a Skarbek project, our people will engage with your team on every aspect of turning ideas into concrete bottom-line results.

Hands-On

Behind the Skarbek name

"Immediately - or sooner" - Krystyna Skarbek

Skarbek is named after Krystyna Skarbek, one of Britain’s most remarkable Special Operations agents in WWII. She smuggled Polish airmen and Hitler’s plans for the invasion of Russia out of her native Poland. Dropped behind enemy lines in France, she single-handedly rescued two of Britain’s key agents from a Gestapo prison and forced the surrender of a crucial fort in the Alps. Her story has been told in detail in an acclaimed biography.

Krystyna Skarbek showed that with courage, determination and creativity one person can have an extraordinary impact on global events. She delivered the seemingly impossible through leadership, focus and optimism. These are the values which inspire Skarbek Associates.

Experienced professionals with a track record of success
For the first time we all know exactly what the priorities are
Leadership Team Member
Global Consumer Firm

Jo Fulton

Jo is a versatile project leader and Chartered Accountant specialising in cross border programmes

John Hall

John is a highly skilled programme director, supply chain expert and organisational psychologist

Danielle Dunfield-Prayero

Danielle brings deep experience in the corporate finance, investment banking and life sciences sectors

Sylvie Watts

Sylvie is a former corporate law firm partner who has led law firm restructures

Sir David Wright GCMG LVO

Chairman, Sir David was previously the UK's Ambassador to Japan and was Vice Chair of Barclays Capital.
Skarbek in action
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