Why Hedgehog?

We’re experienced, assured, and confident. More importantly – we’ve got your back. We work as partners in a number of different ways - all focused in helping you to succeed.

‘The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing ’

Archilochus, ancient Greek poet

If you’re not familiar with Archilochus’ quote, you might not know hedgehogs are famous for their ability to be brilliant in the most important thing for them - to defend themselves and survive. We believe you can apply this to your business by creating a clear focus on what you need to do to ensure success.

It was this that led to us to set up Hedgehog in 2020. We wanted to shake up the consultancy and coaching worlds by being authentic and straight-talking, and incorporating this into everything we do. You’ll find we’re cost-effective, easy to work with, and like to do things in an agile way.

The three pillars of clarity, focus, and action allow us to work in a real partnership with you. You’ll appreciate our integrity and honesty, and how we can help you take your business up a level.

See what our clients have to say

Hedgehog has worked very closely with us to get clear on the challenges we face, the need to prioritise, and - most importantly - organise us so we deliver well for the future. Alyson and Rod quickly got to grips with our business and the future agenda and engaged positively with the Executive team and board members individually and collectively.
They identified the big questions and choices we needed to discuss as a leadership team and board and facilitated our board meeting discussions to make sure we had a clear framing of our agenda, and a focused set of actions. Afterwards, a number of our board members said it was a very high-quality board strategy session.
My thinking is now much clearer on our way forward. I’m excited to be leading the business on the next phase of our journey. I have asked Hedgehog to support us further on that journey and I’m delighted to be working with Alyson and Rod again as we move from shaping into delivery.

Adrian Smith, OBE
CEO, Reclaim Fund Limited

Alyson provided strategic support for the Executive Team at MHFA England. From day one Alyson worked hard to get to know the organisation and the Executive. Alyson’s deft and insightful facilitation of our thinking combined with her strategic clarity was a gift that has fundamentally shaped the way we think and understand the business, the choices we make and the way we communicate. I would definitely work with Alyson again when I need this type of strategic consultancy support.

Simon Blake
CEO, Mental Health First Aid England

Rod has been an invaluable advisor to Guardian Angel. He brings executive knowledge to the table, but also thinks divergently and challenges the status quo – exactly what we needed as a startup. Rod provided support and advice through our sales process and was central to us securing a successful sale to Octopus Group https://octopusgroup.com/newsroom/latest-news/octopus-acquires-guardian-angel/. As a founder I found Rod a partner I could rely on and I suspect we will work together again in the future.

Sam Grice
Founder & CEO, Guardian Angel

As a chemical manufacturing business who had performed well through Covid, we came out of the pandemic with a need to get a clearer commercial strategy and operating structure for future growth. As MD, I felt I needed some support in helping shape my thinking and I was delighted when our Private Equity investors PHD Holdings recommended Hedgehog and Rod. I have found Rod to be very straightforward to work with and over the last 7 months we have not only been able to shape a clearer strategy, but also recruit a new team to the operating model. Rod is challenging but he does it in a way that reflects the partnership he has built with Technikraft and myself. I am delighted to say that I have agreed to work with Rod for a further 6 months in a mentor capacity as we begin our growth journey.

Dave Stewart
Managing Director, Technikraft

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