Through our consulting offering, we solve problems.

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.

  • 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.

Examples of previous engagements include:

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.

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.

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.

Senior Team Effectiveness

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

Red Teaming

One- to two-day facilitated workshop to improve an existing, or under devel ...

Executive Coaching

Coaching options for delivery either face-to-face or remotely. ...