Smarter Business Transformation

Argon International works with company executives to shape and deliver their  transformation agendas, through a blend of business consulting and people solutions.
Our model ensures that we create real value for organisations going through transformational change, working with management teams who are focused on lasting results.
At the heart of our culture is a personal dedication to our customers, and we pride ourselves on the value that we build from our relationships. They are our biggest asset.

What our clients say

I have worked closely with Ben over the last 5 years across two industries and he has played a very active role supporting scale transformation. He has an excellent way with people and his counsel and trust I value beyond everything else. He has spent considerable time getting to know me, my team and my business and he shows a huge amount of passion and interest in their success and development. I highly recommend Ben and thoroughly enjoy working with him.
Jonathan Kini
Managing Director  - TalkTalk Business
Having worked with Ben, as both a client and candidate, I know him to be one of the very best Interim Executive providers around and a true professional. He is terrific in matching the client's needs with the best candidate. As a candidate, he never wasted my time and comes up with great assignments. Great experience across a number of business sectors and very well connected.
Patrick Knight
Group CIO  - Travis Perkins plc
Ben is a rare breed. He takes time to truly understand the needs of the business and he doesn’t stop once the right candidate is found: he nurtures relationships for years to come, coaching and providing support to genuinely help individuals grow their career. When I’ve had a challenging role to fill, I can trust Ben to really understand what is needed and find that right candidate…
Nikki Flanders
Managing Director  - Energy Customer Solutions - SSE plc
Alastair excels at building open, honest, and transparent relationships, developing real trust. He does so knowing that 'people do business with people'. Whilst the business insight that Alastair is able to offer across a broad range of business areas and sectors enables him to add value and truly turn the dial for clients, colleagues, and business partners alike, his main value is driven through is innate ability to build lasting relationships, a view that I have no doubt would be supported by anyone who has met him. Highly recommended in his field!
Russell Ward
Head of Transition & Transformation  - Legal & General
Anthony is the real deal in executive search. He has earned my respect and trust by being able to find great people who will run through walls for an organization, an amazing accomplishment in the current market. Anthony’s integrity is without question and he has a unique capability to deliver the right people for the right role on time. He is tenacious – reminds me of my F/A-18 Squadron mates from an earlier career – and always faithful to his value system. Anthony has my highest recommendation.
Chris Severson
Head of Internal Transformation  - Philip Morris International

Our Approach

We offer a blended consultancy model that:
Works alongside you at every step of the transformation journey, helping you shape, deliver and embed value through a combination of business consulting, interim management and executive search solutions.
Enhances your in-house transformation capability – delivering projects ‘with you’, not ‘to you’ – and ensures a lasting legacy as you move into business-as-usual.
Brings clarity, confidence and control over your project portfolio.
Gives you access to the very best talent in the market, either in the form of independent expert resources, or as part of a team solution.
Is led by our Industry Partners who engage our community of independent associates and transformation leaders to deliver people, process and technology change.
Ensures that you are working with the right 3rd party suppliers – vendors, SI’s and other delivery partners – in the right way.
Invests in our professional community through ongoing leadership development, coaching and other programmes designed to develop high performing teams.

Our Team

  • Anthony Ratcliff
    Managing Partner
    Anthony brings 20 years' experience in the Interim Management and Executive...
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  • Ben Hawkins
    Managing Partner
    Ben has 20 years experience in the Interim Management industry where he has solely...
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  • Alastair Lechler
    Partner
    Alastair has over 15 years’ experience working across the recruitment sector; including...
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  • Peter Clarke
    Peter Clarke
    Partner
    Peter has over 10 years experience in interim management and executive...
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  • Carlie Qirem
    Chief Operations Officer
    Carlie is our Chief Operations Officer and has responsibility for all front and back...
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  • Joanna Page
    Consulting Partner - Global Business Services
    Joanna has an 18 year career in Management Consulting, gained with Accenture and KPMG,...
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  • David Hurst
    Consulting Partner - Technology
    David has over 30 years experience in IT Advisory gained with industry leading firms...
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  • Daniel Rona
    Consulting Partner - Finance Transformation
    Daniel is a proven Finance Transformation and GBS Leader with more than 25 years...
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  • Dave Trower
    Consulting Partner - ERP
    Dave has over 25 years experience and a proven track record in leading ERP...
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  • Nigel Batty
    Consulting Partner - Change Management
    Nigel brings 20 years of international experience, delivering business change at a regional and...
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  • Amber Lyon-Lee
    Consultant
    Amber brings 3 years experience working in Business Transformation.
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  • Mohi Khan
    Consulting Partner - Operating Model Transformation
    Mohi specialises in helping Argon's clients transform their regional and global operating models....
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  • Symah Razaq
    Compliance Assistant
    Symah has 4 years experience gained in professional services....
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  • Judi Havelock
    Consulting Partner - ESG Transformation
    As a Sustainability and Business Transformation consultant, she has activated her strong desire to...
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Community

Our main competitive advantage is the strength and longevity of our relationships in the transformation market.

Ongoing investment into the Argon Community is central to our mission:
being the go-to firm for business and transformation leaders looking to build high performing teams.

The 5 R’s of our Community model:
Revolution

We have established a community of expert independent practitioners and offer a platform to collaborate, innovate and share expertise, resources and networks to better serve our clients.

Recommendation

Word of mouth is everything in our industry. Reputation takes years to build but can be lost in an instant and there is no better advertisement for our business than personal recommendation. We strive to create ‘fans’ not ‘customers’.

Ritual

Consistent channels of communication – regular calls, monthly meet-ups (be those digital or in person) are critical in establishing and maintaining strong relationships. Our regular schedule includes charity events, guest speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

Respect

Respect and trust go hand in hand and are forged through a combination of honesty, commitment and results. We give everything to our work and we expect true partnership in return.

Reward

The ‘pay it forward’ approach has more than paid us back over the years and that’s why we remain committed to the ongoing investment in our community.

Through our partnership with Reboot, we offer a range of outplacement programmes that invest in personal and professional development and serve to restore energy levels and mindset on completion of demanding projects, including:

  • Mindfulness and Mental Health
  • Executive Coaching and Leadership Development
  • Corporate Team Building

For more information on our Reboot activities, please contact Alastair Lechler on alastair@argon-intl.com

Keen to Get Involved?

To join our Community, we must have worked together previously, or you must have been recommended by somebody that has.

If you have a personal recommendation, please get in touch with the details and we will be pleased to welcome you into the fold.

Contact us

Argon HQ

1 King William Street

London, EC4N 7AF

Get in touch, say hello and find out more.

hello@argon-intl.com

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