Management Consulting Services

Let our experienced business management consultants support or even transform your business through our wide range of leadership consulting services. Always done with R.O.I in mind, we can assist your strategic, operational and development requirements. Scroll down through our extensive list of services.

Strategic HR Support

HR Director Support

Let our former HR Directors

  • Review policies & procedures
  • Tackle difficult people issues
  • Set meaningful HR metrics
  • Hire your HR staff
  • Assist HR strategy planning

Find out more

Strategic Planning

Make strategic planning easier

  • Strategic planning training
  • Facilitation of meetings
  • Off site planning events
  • Executive coaching
  • Mediation


Find out how we can help

Leadership Team "Bonding"

Could your team be more effective?

  • 360 degree feedback
  • Employee surveys
  • Mediation
  • Executive coaching
  • Off site events
  • Personality profiling


Find out how we build management teams

Employee Engagement Surveys

   

Let us review how engaged your staff are

  • Online employee engagement surveys
  • Online stress surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Recommendations & action planning


See example surveys & find out more

Competency Framework Design

We have years of experience of

  • Competency design
  • Integrating competencies & values
  • Re designing person specifications
  • Re engineering recruitment processes


Find out how competencies are key to success

Executive Recruitment

Executive Recruitment Over 500 global hires so far

  • Online advertising
  • Search and selection
  • All candidates interviewed
  • Personality profiles
  • Low fees

Find out how using a consultant need not be stressful

Organisation Design and Restructuring

We have restructured before…have you?

  • Organisation design
  • Process mapping
  • Redundancy support
  • HR guidance
  • Communications planning


See how we can make restructuring easier

Outplacement Support

Let our former HR directors give

  • Counseling and support
  • Tailored outplacement workshops
  • Individual CV review
  • Interview skills training
  • Support until a new job is found


Find out more about our caring tailored support

Change Management

  Change Management Support 

Change need not be a trauma

  • Change management workshops
  • Project management training
  • Executive coaching
  • Communications support
  • Mediation
  • Union negotiations

Find out how we can hold your hand through changes

Lean Management

Do you use lean thinking?

  • Lean management tools training
  • Lean thinking review
  • Project facilitation
  • Kaizen, 5s and 8D workshops
  • Lean coaching

So important it gets its own page

Strategic HR Support

If your HR department is traditional in its function then you might be missing out a number of strategic benefits.

We will help identify where value is added in your business and how HR can enable it.

Traditional lagging HR metrics will be replaced with a balanced score card. The HR team will be trained and coached in strategic HR skills by former global HR directors.

Strategic Planning



Protostar consultants can facilitate the process of developing a strategic plan by firstly equipping each contributor with the knowledge and skills to complete this task and then by assisting them to use a set of strategic planning tools.

A strategic planning event is then organised where all of the results are compiled and the plan is developed. Ongoing coaching and facilitation ensures success.

Leadership Team "Bonding"



Checking the effectiveness of your Leadership Team, is a great way of rapidly addressing issues and improving performance. The process includes, questionnaires, focus groups, 360° questionnaires with individual and team feedback; leadership team interviews, analysis of existing data, all leading to a report and recommendations.

Protostar will create and deliver a fun and rewarding event, in an inclusive environment with minimal physical exertion.

For dysfunctional or new teams who need to bond quickly, Protostar can design and deliver carefully controlled events that combine bonding activities, with sharing of strengths, weaknesses, motivations and psychological profiles with the broader team, allowing them to truly get to know each other.

Competency Framework Design

Having a competency framework that reflects the actual skills and behaviours required to succeed in your organization, is the cornerstone of effective recruitment, development, job evaluation, succession planning and remuneration.

Protostar can develop a bespoke framework inter linked with your vision and values.

Once the framework is agreed, Protostar can create competency requirements for each leadership role; interview questions for each competency; assess existing leaders against the model and construct development plans for each leader.

Executive Recruitment

Protostar provide a full executive recruitment service for senior and middle management positions across ALL SECTORS using targeted search and selection and web/printed advertising.


After a detailed analysis of both the role and required competencies, Protostar will propose a method of executive recruitment. All short listed candidates will have been through a comprehensive biographical and competency based interview and have completed appropriate psychometrics.


The hiring manager will be provided with a:

  • Comprehensive CV
  • Psychometric report
  • Recruiter notes
  • Suggested interview questions
  • Proof of right to work in UK
  • References if applicable

Support can be provided for your subsequent interview process, either by running a mini or full assessment centre or by facilitating a behavioural interview along with your managers.


We have extensive experience of international recruitment and will partner where necessary with agencies in the relevant country. Obtaining visas, work permits and most other aspects of hiring internationally, can be project managed by Protostar consultants.

Organisation Design/Restructuring

In many instances it is not the capability of leaders that impacts the business but the design of that very organisation. Typical issues being; too wide span of control; too many reporting relationships; remote management of geographically spread staff; role confusion; complex grading structures; disparate responsibilities with no focus. Currently, the most common issue is the need to be leaner and lower cost.


After a thorough analysis and acceptance of our proposed design, Protostar can guide and support you through the change of structure, from communication of the change through to outplacement support if required. We have done this both as consultants and in our former roles of HR Directors, so let us take the strain.


Outplacement Support


It is a sad time when an organisation has to lose members of staff. The process is stressful for both the manager and the employee concerned. Protostar help all affected parties and ensure that the employee leaves with the best impression of the organisation and a great chance of obtaining new employment.  Protostar consultants provide bespoke redundancy support and can give redundancy advice 7 days per week.


HR Support During Redundancies

  • Review of planned process
  • Coaching for those delivering the message
  • Review of communications
  • General employment law advice
  • Liaison with employment lawyers
  • Assisting with union negotiations
  • Design of outplacement support

Outplacement Support For Employees

  • General advice on handling situation
  • CV re-design
  • Advice on finding new role
  • Application assistance
  • Interview preparation
  • Aptitude test practice
  • Redundancy advice
  • Ongoing CV and interview assistance after redundancy

Outplacement support and redundancy advice, can be delivered to groups or one to one.  Typically redundancy support consists of two, three hour sessions for groups and three sessions for individuals. 


Ongoing outplacement support, CV and interview support, is provided by email and phone until such time as the employee is re employed.