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About Dew Cadre

A no-nonsense, pro-active, evidence-led, values-driven, option-generating niche change-leadership firm in South Wales.

  • We like to think we are different... Our aim is to work at the bleeding edge of change - the only place you can seriously tackle the “Big ticket issues”.
  • We are... Leadership Mentors, Performance Coaches, Strategy Consultants and Portfolio/Programme/Project delivery assurance specialists.
  • We help our clients... To understand the “Changed Reality” imposed upon us all by a fast moving, highly volatile 21st Century Digital Era and tense economic times.
  • We are here to help you guide your teams across the current (metaphorical) “mountain range” to the “horizon” beyond.
  • Our Passion is... to help our clients see beyond the here and now and enable them to forge new “Value Propositions”
  • We are... Non political and non critical of our clients and we exist only to help them get bold change done.

Project Delivery

We can support you with all aspects of Portfolio, Programme and Project delivery. Providing clients with full life-cycle 'Cradle to Grave' support if... necessary shaping policy and aligning strategic intent, through blueprinting, planning, and into implementation…

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We can support you with a wide range of consultancy interventions specialising in change at individual, team and organisational levels...

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We can support you and your people through dedicated training and mentoring services. Whether it's an accredited qualification you are seeking or working... sessions that promote teambuilding and leadership we can help you and your people 'Bridge the Skills Gap'...

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Mission Critical Intervention Teams

MCITs are our flagship in-house methodology designed to release and target your people’s talent, energy and creativity – helping you address the major challenges you and your organisation face…

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John Profile

about "his" professional career


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John is an experienced director, change management consultant, and programme/project delivery specialist with over 3 decades of experience. He has worked mainly in central Government, but has had highly successful tours across several sectors including industry, National Health Service, British Army, and Local Government.

His experience includes strategy formulation (including organisational vision, blueprint & target operating models); Organisational design (including Mergers); Establishing, leading and providing external assurance on major change programmes and projects (including WEFO funded Initiatives, Joint Ventures, Mergers, Government Relocation, ERP, new working practices and cultural change).

He is best deployed in strategic consultancy roles achieving successful outcomes through innovative and dynamic approaches to problem solving and issue resolution. He can be trusted to work in sensitive areas and is professional, loyal to clients and colleagues, hardworking and fully committed to any assignment that he takes on.  

John is a visionary, workplace moderniser and, is passionate about transformational change! He left Government in 2011 to follow his passion and established the Dew Cadre to help progressive talent leaders and their people:

  • Adjust to a fast-moving highly-connected Digital Age operating environment
  • Shape Sustainable Policy and Strategy Positions
  • Heighten productivity, employee engagement and ultimately PROFIT
  • Create and refine new “Value Propositions”
  • Leverage collective knowledge, wisdom, talent and energy
  • Leverage socio-economic impact and citizen wellbeing through investment decisions
  • Redefine operational priorities and design new, agile and dynamic operating models.

The defining quotation that sums up the ethos and values of this unique practice “You make a living by what you get… you make a life by what you give!” Churchill.