Experienced professionals with a track record of success

We offer bespoke services enabling clients to thrive

When the complex, extraordinary or unfamiliar are slowing growth; when you lack the capacity for a critical task; when runaway success might prove too much – Skarbek specialists will roll up their sleeves to ensure what needs doing gets done.

In a world of relentless change we all know that business as usual is not enough to stay ahead. Your job is to deliver sustainable growth – ours is to help you achieve it, quickly, simply and positively.

Our track record is in value creation through the enhanced delivery of strategic initiatives and innovation. Working with and for your teams each step of the way we bring a unique combination of remarkable people with original perspectives, deep sector experience and the tools and techniques to get the job done.

We will listen, learn, challenge, plan and act. We believe in a legacy of success – our deliverables are not just reports and slide decks – but your strategy implemented and your expectations exceeded.

How we work with our clients
At Skarbek, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer our clients tailored services and interventions which exactly match their needs.
  • Rapid
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Multi-Skilled
  • Hands-On
Rapid

We hit the ground running. Our experience is that fast deployment, quick assessment, clear communication and early action on easy wins creates a sense of energy and momentum.

Rapid
Flexible

We do not have a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Skarbek assignments can be large or small, long or short. We can work hands-on, by taking charge of the delivery of major programmes and vital projects. But with many of our clients we work in a supportive capacity, supplementing teams, influencing projects and developing key staff.

We aim to match our inputs to your needs, retaining the flexibility to adjust quickly if and when those needs change.

Flexible
Creative

We do not want to squeeze you into a template. A key Skarbek insight is that there is no single ‘right way’ to run a change programme or deliver a project.
But there are many useful and proven templates, tools and techniques out there. The key is to know which ones work best for your situation.

We draw on our extensive experience and knowledge of best practice to find creative solutions to complex problems.

Creative
Multi-Skilled

Skarbek’s people come from three distinct backgrounds – leaders and managers from FTSE100 firms, experienced consultants from top five firms, and the senior military.

Each group brings a particular set of skills and experiences – combining them makes for a powerful and creative team which is more than the sum of its parts.

Multi-Skilled
Hands-On

Execution, delivery, implementation – this is what Skarbek is about. We are not interested in producing for you a beautiful report which will sit on a shelf.

At each stage of a Skarbek project, our people will engage with your team on every aspect of turning ideas into concrete bottom-line results.

Hands-On

Behind the Skarbek name

"Immediately - or sooner" - Krystyna Skarbek

Skarbek is named after Krystyna Skarbek, one of Britain’s most remarkable Special Operations agents in WWII. She smuggled Polish airmen and Hitler’s plans for the invasion of Russia out of her native Poland. Dropped behind enemy lines in France, she single-handedly rescued two of Britain’s key agents from a Gestapo prison and forced the surrender of a crucial fort in the Alps. Her story has been told in detail in an acclaimed biography.

Krystyna Skarbek showed that with courage, determination and creativity one person can have an extraordinary impact on global events. She delivered the seemingly impossible through leadership, focus and optimism. These are the values which inspire Skarbek Associates.

Experienced professionals with a track record of success
Excellent work..stand tall…! This would not have happened without your relentless passion to hold the various players accountable.
Global Brand Leader
FTSE 100 CPG

Tanguy Pellen

Tanguy is a recognized expert in crafting strategies for innovation and transformation

Peter Holmer-Bretlau

International leader of cross-functional teams with more than 25 years of experience

Anton Herbig

Highly Experienced Global Operations Leader with over 39 years of Manufacturing and Supply experience with Pharmaceuticals

Lisa Koh

Lisa is a supply chain professional, project manager and senior analyst

Holly Rix

Expert in brand and marketing strategy, consumer insight generation and business management
Skarbek in action
Discover how our people made the difference in these recent case studies

Future-proofing innovation portfolio strategy at a global Wine and Spirits leader

Driving new growth
Ahead of competition
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Net Revenue optimization at a global life sciences multinational

Delivery of more than
$100m Net Revenue
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Effective alignment of the German Division of a global consumer firm bringing back focus, momentum and growth

Within six months
their highest market share ever
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