Who We Work With

Unusually, at Firefly we intentionally work with clients from across the sectors. This reflects our broad experience and deep knowledge of each sector’s dynamics and challenges – and it also reflects our belief in the power of collaboration and cross-pollination. Yet we won’t work with just anybody. As you can see in these case studies, our clients are hungry to increase their impact in their world… where the synergy we deliver can be transformative. 

Private

It can be a challenge to maintain competitive advantage and profitability while investing in innovation and considering your legacy and sustainability. We work across the full spectrum, from global leaders of international businesses to hyper-growth SMEs, helping companies to do things right while doing the right thing. We develop high performing leaders to leverage future potential while delivering today.

As a senior executive in a fast paced communications and high tech company, Danielle was looking to get clarity on her leadership purpose and her career path. She wanted to make a conscious choice about her next career move and to really connect with her true leadership style.

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JP Morgan in Glasgow was growing and well established as a centre of technology excellence within the global firm; with aspirations to become a centre of excellence for leadership and development. The Managing Director wanted to offer support to three key individuals where he could see the potential for accelerated career paths.

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Hyper-growth technology travel company Skyscanner had identified key individuals who would support the future growth of the business and wanted to provide an accelerated growth programme to take them into the future.

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Public

Delivering more with less while engaging staff and meeting high Ministerial expectations: these are some of the greatest challenges this sector is currently facing. With our breadth and depth of public sector experience we know how to partner organisations to help them become more agile, co-productive and authentic. We help leaders develop new ways of thinking and acting, transforming organisations from the inside out.

Midwifery in Scotland faced a dual challenge of high rates of retirement creating a succession planning issue, and embedding an improvement culture. NHS Education for Scotland created a development programme for midwifery leaders in Scotland to tackle both of these issues.

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Following the merger of HM Inspectorate of Education, and Learning & Teaching Scotland, the newly formed Education Scotland faced considerable challenges in setting the future direction of the organisation and rapidly bringing together the new Executive Team.

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Scottish Ambulance Service had experienced significant changes in personnel within the Executive Team. In moving to more patient-centred service delivery, within a context of reducing public spending and aging population with more complex needs, the organisation faced considerable challenges in transforming services. 

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Not for profit

By understanding the nuances of the range of organisations and their needs, we’re better placed to transform the leadership of your key people. This ensures your sustainability and deepens your impact on communities. And because we believe so strongly that not-for-profit organisations have such an important role in strengthening society, we provide services on favourable and pro bono terms through the Firefly Foundation.

Chief Executives of not for profit organisations face unprecedented challenges to their personal and organisational resilience.  As a membership organisation, ACOSVO wants to support leaders to develop their resilience and to encourage networking and collaboration. CEOs in these roles often also feel isolated and under-supported.

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Scottish Business in the Community wanted to deliver a stimulating and engaging annual summit event for around 120 participants, to create the building blocks of a manifesto for a sustainable Scotland.  Firefly offered to facilitate a thinking session on a pro bono basis as part of our commitment to supporting cross-sectoral collaboration and creating sustainable futures.

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A forward-facing, not for profit membership organisation, Arts & Business Scotland wanted to consult widely about the vision for arts and culture across Scotland and the challenges and barriers. They required facilitation support at very short notice.

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