We’ve worked as executives in senior business roles, so we know many of the challenges you’re facing. We also know how difficult those challenges can sometimes be, and understand the value of bringing in support to help you.
We’re Hedgehog. You know that. But it’s who’s behind the name and what we stand for that’s more important.
Hedgehog was founded and is run by Rod Bulmer and Alyson Chadwick. We have over 50 years of experience and success in senior director roles in Retail, Financial Services and Consumer Services between us.
You’ll benefit from the experience of people who’ve been there and done it. We don’t believe there’s much point in talking to someone who’s learnt everything from a book rather than actually being at the sharp end.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, Technikraft