Chris has worked with me at Hays to deliver various presentations around war-gaming, strategy and stress-testing plans to audiences predominantly composed of Finance Directors and CFOs. People find his former military career fascinating particularly where he provides stimulus by utilising examples like the UK drawdown in Afghanistan in order to demonstrate that business needs to
Quirk Solutions sent Chris Paton to the Middle East to support Digital Soula Systems in the development of a classified system. Bringing huge experience in defense matters, Chris was quick to understand the nature of the problem and to identify the real needs of the end customer. His deep experience in the arts of strategy,
Chris gave a very insightful guest lecture on wargaming as part of a strategy module on the MSc Business and Management Course at Plymouth University. Chris’s presentation gave the students an introduction into a valuable technique for planning the execution of strategy. This was very well received by the students and they strongly recommended that
Quirk Solutions facilitated a business wargame for AAT on their membership development strategy. The day-long session looked at the strategy from four different aspects and incorporated ‘red team’ stakeholders representing 11 different viewpoints. These ‘critical friends’ were invaluable in identifying where the strategy could be improved, where there were unforeseen risks and how to potentially
As MD of an SME Telecoms business, growth is first and foremost in my mind. I asked Quirk Solutions to help us develop a formal strategy for growth and then produce a plan to implement it. The way that they facilitated the sessions was innovative and so different to the consultancy I was used to.
Shell have used Quirk Solutions expertise in Business Wargaming to stress test their programme for decommissioning the Brent oilfield in the North Sea. Role players were used to represent a host of stakeholders, including, among others, environmental groups, Fisheries Federations, petrol station owners, the public, the exploration and drilling teams, the media, unions and wider