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"We are expert change agents and project specialists giving businesses the direct engagement needed to deliver at pace.

We've removed the complication and expense of passive middle-men observers to focus solely on you and your outcomes.

 

By blending the very best people with a leaner, more agile, value-added approach, you get accelerated delivery and outstanding results that last."

Mike & Sarah 

Co-Founders

Our refreshing approach gets results. 

Our refreshing approach gets results. 

"We are expert change agents and project specialists giving businesses the direct engagement needed to deliver at pace.

We've removed the complication and expense of passive middle-men observers to focus solely on you and your outcomes.

 

By blending the very best people with a leaner, more agile, value-added approach, you get accelerated delivery and outstanding results that last."

Mike & Sarah 

Co-Founders

Our refreshing approach gets results. 

"We are expert change agents and project specialists giving businesses the direct engagement needed to deliver at pace.

We've removed the complication and expense of passive middle-men observers to focus solely on you and your outcomes.

 

By blending the very best people with a leaner, more agile, value-added approach, you get accelerated delivery and outstanding results that last."

Mike & Sarah 

Co-Founders

Get to know us

Our passion and enthusiasm for what we do is why we come to work each day.

Our mission

To shape and inspire the future of work and improve lives by empowering businesses with our top-tier talent and teams that have the in-demand experience, skills and knowledge to tackle the high failure rate in business digital transformations, mergers & acquisitions and start-ups.

Brilliant Solutions, 
Impressively Delivered

Your challenges are unique, and so are our solutions.

No one-size fits all. No set size cycle approaches here.  

We use our unmatched expertise, experience, and wisdom to deeply understand your specific business needs and challenges. 

We bring fresh perspectives and craft ingenious strategies, and then impressively deliver them with exceptional skill and care.

Flawless implementation, maximum impact, lasting value for your business.

Exceptional People Achieve The Extraordinary

Over the last 35 years I have had the privilege to collaborate with some of the most talented people within projects and change. During this time, by prioritising quality over quantity, I have built an unrivalled personal network of top-tier high quality talent who I trust to work with our clients. It’s an Eight Eights community of Associate Change Experts or ACES as I call them, which I'm proud to be part of.”

Mike Williams

Co-Founder

Meet some of our experts

From Business Strategists and Senior Change Practitioners to top-tier Project Talent and Subject Matter Experts, our specialists directly engage with you & support you to make your vital initiative a success. 

 

Our talent pool includes specialists in industries and sectors including: Technology, Telecoms, Aerospace, Space, Defence & Security, Central Government, Healthcare, Oil, Gas & Power, Transport, Logistics, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Insurance and Third Sector.

Mike Williams

Mike has an unequalled 35-year track record of leadership, oversight, and hands-on delivery of key programmes, major change and complex transformation for over 50 businesses helping achieve £100M+ ROI, plus in excess of 20 years savings.

Colin Elder

Colin has 30 years in-depth experience of leading and delivering high value (up to £1bn), high-impact technical projects and business transformations for the Technology sector and Aerospace, Space, Defence & Security, Transportation, Oil, Gas & Power industries.

Kevin Jackson

A technology leader with 30 years experience in driving digital technology across multiple sectors including Technology, Telecoms, Financial Services and Retail, Kevin has recently spearheaded a 3 year IT infrastructure modernisation and digital transformation as CIO for LV.

Geoffrey Butts

A Henley Management School certified coach for 16 years, Geoff specialises in Senior Leader 1-to-1 career coaching & mentoring. He is a Global Service Transition & Transformation Director with 30+ years experience in Central Government, Healthcare, Utilities, Transport, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Insurance.

Matthew Grattan

Matthew is an IT Leadership, Management & Programme Delivery professional with 25+ years experience in Transformation Management, Security, Privacy & Data management, Enterprise Applications Integration, Digital Optimisation, and Agile development.

Mark Sage

Mark is the Executive director of the AR for Enterprise Alliance (AREA), with expertise in mobile, AR, VR, and IoT. A  seasoned Product Marketing & Business Developer with 25+ years experience, Mark’s MBA-backed visionary approach and adept communication drive impactful change management.

Alan Welsman

Alan is a vastly experienced consultant marketeer, NED and digital transformation specialist. He brings 30+ years digital, media & entertainment experience from brands including Telia, Orange, Sony PlayStation, Disney, Coller Capital, Akzo Nobel, BGL Group, St. Modwen, Techstars, Veezu, Wriggle & Potter Space.

Daryl Rush

Daryl is an Executive Director-level leader with 25+ years business transformation experience across Telecoms, Tech, Financial Services, Events, Higher Education, Social Housing & Public Sector and a ILM accredited coach and mentor to senior leaders.

Malcolm Hill

Malcolm is a UK and international project specialist with a successful 25-year track record on large (£125m+) deliveries across multiple industries. He has achieved significant success for organisations including H3G, Vodafone, Ericsson (Telecoms), IKEA & Holland (Construction), and Orion Health & TotalMobile (Healthcare).

Callum Williams

Callum is a subject matter expert who has provided specialist advice, problem-solving and innovative solutions on complex IT challenges, digital transformations, infrastructure management, and global start-up environments for over 10 years.

The heart of Eight Eights

Behind the scenes, our passionate core team and specialist network of associates fuel our success. Each person brings a unique blend of expertise and cross-sector experience, ensuring the smooth operation and delivery of our high-quality service and value to every client.

Director & Co-Founder

Mike Williams

As a co-founder, my varied role includes daily close collaboration with the team & existing clients, providing hands-on support to our teams and clients as well as working on specific client initiatives. I also speak with prospective clients to discuss their challenges and discuss how best we can help them.

Learn more about our founders ➔

Director & Co-Founder

Sarah Williams

As a co-founder, my role consists of a number of various roles (as you'd expect). Working closely with our team, I focus on building our brand and driving revenue & growth.

I provide leadership on Marketing & Sales, driving qualified leads, and taking new business calls with prospective clients.

Learn more about our founders ➔

Marketing, Comms & Projects

Elysia Williams

Marketing degree and project management qualified, I head up Marketing and Project Services. I provide the overall strategy, management and hands-on day-to-day creativity for all Eight Eights marketing (digital & traditional), communications and events, as well as on projects working directly with clients.

IT, Processes & Support

James Williams

I’m passionate about staying fully updated on the latest innovative technologies. I combine my expertise of current and evolving technology solutions with my project management and creative content skills to deliver exceptional processes and inspiring and innovative solutions.

IT & Technology

Callum Williams

Having a fully up-to-date in-depth and hands-on knowledge of the latest innovative technologies and solutions, I provide IT, Infrastructure & Technology guidance and problem-solving in an advisory capacity to solve technical and practical problems.

Marketing, Content & Events

Imogen Williams

I bring ideas to life creatively to meet our clients' needs - producing and creating authentic content that tells compelling stories. Marketing degree and project management qualified, I also plan, organise and run impactful client events & immersive experiences, help prospective customers, and run the ACE community.

We bring the personal service, alternative approaches, agility, and success that larger consultancies and agencies can't match. 

Our expertise and support goes far beyond normal consultancy and resourcing. In fact, recruitment agencies and larger consultancies use us too! 

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Director & Co-Founder
Mike

I’ve always loved watching, competing & winning in sport. When my pro football career was cut short in my late teens, I channelled all I had learned into creating and driving momentum in people, teams, projects and change. As co-founder, I work on specific client initiatives and provide close hands-on support to the team & clients.

Director & Co-Founder
Sarah

As a co-founder, my responsibilities include building the Eight Eights brand and driving revenue & growth. Working closely with our team, I also focus on maintaining the high quality and continuous improvement of our talent and resource capability, ensuring our service offerings continue to be industry-leading.

Marketing, Comms & Projects
Elysia

Marketing degree and project management qualified, I head up Marketing and Project Services. I provide the overall strategy, management and hands-on day-to-day creativity for all Eight Eights marketing (digital & traditional), communications and events, as well as on projects working directly with clients.

Marketing, Content & Events
Imogen

I bring ideas to life creatively to meet our clients' needs - producing and creating authentic content that tells compelling stories. Marketing degree and project management qualified, I also plan, organise and run impactful client events & immersive experiences, help prospective customers, and run the ACE community.

IT, Processes & Support
James

I’m passionate about staying fully updated on the latest innovative technologies. I combine my expertise of current and evolving technology solutions with my project management and creative content skills to deliver exceptional processes and inspiring and innovative solutions.

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The story behind the eight

We started as a family of 8, us and our 6 children, and built the business upon the philosophy that positive energy makes positive things happen.

 

The number 8 is associated with the positivity to overcome any challenge and achieve success, victory and prosperity. The infinity symbol is also a figure of 8, symbolising that change is infinite.

 

From that we had a name - Eight Eights.

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We’ve helped businesses grow, diversify & transform. From Local to National to Global.

1000+

projects delivered

35+

years experience

20+

business years saved

100+

programmes delivered

£100m+

return on investment

Our Top-Tier Talent

Over the last 35 years, we have assembled an unrivalled associate network of talent to give you the expertise and experience your business deserves. 

 

What sets our talent apart:​​

Experienced heavy-weights in their fields

Specialists not generalists

C-Level calibre with big 4 experience

Track record of success for global giants & fast growing start-ups

Masters of major change 

Extensive complex project & programme knowledge​