Hetton Advisory

We are a boutique advisory firm specialising in building operational excellence capability and the governance to support it.  Founded in 2019, both directors have their own area of specialisation and share deep expertise in financial services. 

​The digital economy is both an existential threat and an extraordinary opportunity for many organisations, particularly mature, service organisations. Customers’ expectations are being shaped by the digital services on offer at Uber, Amazon, Airbnb and Spotify, to name but a few.

Current business and process complexity mean a digital transformation is not a quick fix. It is cash and people resource intensive. Funding the digital transformation means business-as-usual operating budgets are cut and investment is disproportionately skewed towards the transformation.

Teams managing the day-to-day are under intense pressure to meet ongoing service requirements and innovate and improve, while their most knowledgeable team members are transitioned on to the transformation programme. Maintaining focus, morale and retaining staff in this environment is extraordinarily challenging.

At Hetton Advisory our objective is for your teams not only to survive the relentless change but also learn to thrive.   To do this we focus on building capability both within the teams responsible for day-to-day operations and the board members responsible for steering and guiding their organisations.

​We provide the tools, techniques and frameworks to critically analyse situations, generate options and pursue an appropriate path forward.  We do this through an innovative mix of diagnostics, coaching, training, role playing and gamification.

If this environment sounds familiar and the challenges you and your teams are facing are becoming increasingly overwhelming, why not talk to us.  We may be able to help.

Why Hetton?

Hetton is a village in North Yorkshire that is famous for three things:

  1. The dry stone walls you can see throughout this website – some dating back over 600 years
  2. The Angel at Hetton – a quintessential English country pub/restaurant/hotel
  3. The film The Trip with Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan – the last location of which was The Angel


Oh and it just so happened to be the place where Katy and I held our wedding reception.​