Strategy Consultants 'Craig Lawrence Consulting Limited' have many clients in the City of London

Strategy + Leadership = Success

Highly successful organisations have a clear view of where they want to be in the future and how they’re going to get there. Whether you are in the public, private or charity sector, we can help you define your organisation’s vision and develop the strategy to achieve it.

Craig Lawrence - Strategy Consultant, Founder and Managing Director of Craig Lawrence Consulting Limited

Craig Lawrence CBE is a senior strategy consultant with a proven record of developing and implementing collaborative strategies that exploit opportunities to deliver outstanding results. He set up Craig Lawrence Consulting in January 2021 because he was struck by just how many organisations struggle to do the same. Drawing on a trusted network of experienced Associates, Craig aims to redress this by working with organisations to define their ambitious vision for the future and develop the strategy they need to achieve it, overcoming the threats and exploiting the opportunities that our increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and competitive environment creates.

Craig left the British Army as a Major General in 2016 and then spent more than four years teaching strategy-making and strategic leadership to an international cohort of senior executives at the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) in London. Although its name might not suggest it, RCDS is the UK Government’s ‘strategy school’ and it’s a global leader in the postgraduate education of strategists and future strategic leaders. Author of Getting Strategy Right (Enough), the RCDS’ seminal guide to strategy-making, Craig now works with organisations in the private, public and charity sectors, both in the UK and overseas, helping them to develop innovative strategies that will position them ahead of the competition.

The proven methodology that Craig and his team apply has been refined over many years of developing innovative and highly effective strategies for clients in the public, private and charity sectors. At its heart are 14 key questions, dispersed over five thematic stages, that help bring rigour and structure to a leadership team’s strategy-making. The five stages are:

  • Stage 1: Understand the issue, environment and desired outcome.
  • Stage 2: Develop the strategic options.
  • Stage 3: Decide which option should form the basis of the strategy.
  • Stage 4: Refine and implement the strategy.
  • Stage 5: Review and adapt the strategy.

A range of tools and techniques are introduced to help answer the questions associated with each stage, all of which are explained in the ‘Client Guide’ that clients can refer to throughout the fully-facilitated strategy-making process.

Inclusive strategy development with Craig Lawrence Consulting Limited

Craig and his associates offer a range of services, from discussing some of the things to think about if you’re embarking on developing a strategy, through to designing and delivering courses to upskill your organisation’s own strategy-making team, through to working with you to develop a complete strategy. See ‘Our Services’ below for a more complete understanding of how we can help your organisation achieve its ambitions.

Our Services

Strategy Development

Strategy-making can be confusing and difficult but Craig Lawrence Consulting can help you develop a winning strategy

We offer a bespoke strategy development service, ranging from an interactive presentation to help you think about how you might approach strategy-making through to working with you to develop your finished strategy.

Leadership Development

Craig Lawrence Consulting can help upskill your team so they can lead the development of strategy

High level leadership requires a different skill-set to that at the lower levels. We offer a series of presentations and workshops to help you explore these differences and identify how to close your capability gaps.

Training and Education

Developing strategy in the Cayman Islands with Craig Lawrence Consulting Limited

We offer a range of course design services to help you provide the training and education your organisation needs to develop its strategy-making and high level leadership skills.

Some of the clients we have worked with

Craig Lawrence works with RAND Europe as Senior Research Fellow and mentor on strategy exercises
Craig Lawrence delivered a course on strategy making for the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in February 2022
Craig Lawrence worked with the Schools Practice at Odgers Berndtson to help them develop their strategy out to 2027
Craig Lawrence ran a strategy session for the team at UKHSA
Craig Lawrence is the Senior Military Education Advisor for the Iraq Military Education Development Project (MEDP), a CSSF funded project run by Crown Agents
Craig Lawrence is providing specialist military support to a project being developed by Rare TV
Craig Lawrence provided specialist military support to a project being developed by Naked TV.
Craig Lawrence works with UDSS to deliver executive level training in strategy-making