High Performance Consulting

Through our consulting work, we help solve current live performance issues.

Mission Excellence brings the intellectual firepower of a ‘Big 4’ consultancy combined with interdisciplinary expertise, independent thinking and operational experience of the most demanding high-performance environments.

Examples of previous engagements include:

Strategy Consulting

Analysis and recommendation on strategy for FTSE-100 defence contractor.  Succeeded in identifying a number of new market opportunities leading to winning of unsolicited work from UK MoD.

Managing Change

Support of a long-established family engineering concern undergoing transformation from contract engineering to aerospace technology.  Helped achieve clarity in strategy and management priorities in addition to personal support of MD.  Ongoing.


Successfully supported a high-profile social enterprise from a loss-making position and potential bankruptcy in achieving positive cashflows and balance sheet position.  Took an Advisory Board position and introduced and then helped secure significant external investment from both private sources and public sector grants.

Applied Programmes

Senior team effectiveness programmes for clients including the Exco of a Middle Eastern bank, the operations team of a FTSE-100 logistics provider and a professional sports group.  Some example Applied Programmes can be viewed below.

The Business of Excellence

The Business of Excellence by Justin Hughes

Our Approach

We are not theoretical observers of the action from the stands.  We have spent a lot of time on the pitch.  Our approach is empirical – we have reverse engineered our methodology from what we know works and then spent over 10 years refining it for other organisations.  To learn more about our approach and our high-performance model, see The Business of Excellence.

Communication in the senior team

Senior Team Effectiveness

Two-day applied programme for constituted teams focused on improving own effectiveness.

Red Teaming is about strategy and planning

Red Teaming

One-to two-day facilitated workshop to improve an existing, or under development, plan or strategic initiative.

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching options for delivery either face-to-face or remotely.

  • Director of Consulting, Justin Hughes, founded Mission Excellence. A former fighter pilot and member of The Red Arrows, Justin has a degree in physics and an MBA with Distinction from London Business School.  He has consulted to a wide range of clients, was a founder investor in a retail start-up, supported 2 other entrepreneurial ventures and wrote The Business of Excellence.

  • Programme Manager, Amy Cruickshank, is a former Army Officer (and current reservist) who served on operations in Afghanistan and has worked in support of intelligence, special forces and counter-terrorism. She has a first-class degree in mathematics and masters in non-linear dynamics, and worked in investment banking before joining Mission Excellence.

  • Head of QA (and Middle East), Kerry Maloney, is an alumnus of Shell’s prestigious Graduate Management Programme and worked in sales and marketing management, before accumulating over 20 years’ consulting and development experience throughout the Middle East and Asia. She is a qualified psychologist and executive coach with post-graduate honours in clinical psychology.

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How can we help you?

We are here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have and create effective high-performance solutions for your organisation.

Phone: +44 (0)20 3143 4100

Email: enquiries@missionexcellence.com