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 third sector, we can help you define your organisation’s vision and develop the strategy to achieve it.

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

Craig Lawrence CBE is an international 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 December 2020 because he was struck by just how many organisations struggle to do the same. Drawing on a trusted network of experienced Associates, Craig and his team aim to redress this by helping organisations define an ambitious vision for the future and then develop the strategy to achieve it, exploiting the opportunities and overcoming the threats that our increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment creates.

Commissioned into the Gurkhas in 1983, 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 is a global leader in the postgraduate education of strategists and future strategic leaders. Author of five books, including Getting Strategy Right (Enough), RCDS’s seminal guide to strategy-making, Craig’s next book, The Quick Guide to Effective Strategy, will be published later this year (2022). Craig now works with organisations in the public, private and third sectors, both in the UK and overseas, helping them to develop highly innovative strategies that will position them ahead of their 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 third sectors. At its heart are 14 key questions, dispersed over five thematic stages, that help bring rigour, structure and insight 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 or helping review, and then adapt, an existing strategy. See ‘Our Services’ below for a more complete understanding of how we can help your organisation achieve its ambition for the future.

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 to aspiring leaders on RCDS' strategy exercises (STRATEXes)
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 delivered a strategy and strategy-making masterclass for the team at UKHSA
Craig Lawrence provided course design support to RCDS and occasionally mentors aspiring strategic leaders on the College's strategy exercises (STRATEX)
Craig Lawrence delivered a masterclass on strategy and strategy-making to the RAF's Tedder Academy of Leadership
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 worked as part of a team from UDSS to help the Kenyan National Defence College (NDC) improve the design and implementation of their flagship strategy course
Craig Lawrence works with UDSS to deliver executive level training in strategy-making
Craig Lawrence provided advice and support to a team from Naked TV scoping a documentary about Britain's Gurkhas
Craig Lawrence is working with an NHS Trust to help them develop and implement effective strategy
Craig provided advice to Rare TV to help them develop a proposal for a Gurkha themed reality TV programme
Craig Lawrence presented a masterclass on strategy and strategy-making to the Bangladesh National Defence College