We are trusted by clients to manage the HR impact of critical business situations. 
These typically involve company wide restructuring and rapid business expansion. 
Projects are often managed across multiple countries.

In doing so, we help our customers to increase productivity,
reduce costs and minimise risks.  

We bring experience, careful planning, sensitivity and a focus on delivering results.

Our work is delivered across Europe, United States, India and Singapore.

Geoffrey Pierson

Prior to founding PBS in 2005 Geoff worked with Ford Motor Company, progressing to senior roles with Reckitt Benckiser in the UK, Ireland and USA.  He was subsequently appointed Group HR Director with Biocompatibles plc, a leading FTSE 250 biomedical technology business.

His experience spans Europe, United States, India, Singapore, Middle East and Africa.  He has a degree in Economics from the University of Liverpool, and an MSc in Organisational Psychology from Birkbeck College, University of London, together with business education at INSEAD.

Corinne Cleworth

An accomplished HR professional, Corinne provides insightful consultancy, policy and process advice for clients.   Corinne was previously an HR Business Partner at the University of Oxford and has a degree in Psychology from Cardiff University. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

Helen Franklin

Helen is a performance coach with extensive experience working with global corporations to enhance team effectiveness, communication and leadership development. With a background as a professional actress, together with being a qualified psychotherapist and organisational consultant, she is uniquely positioned to help senior executives optimise their leadership impact.


Robert brings a recruitment specialism for senior level executives. Following a career in sales and marketing with Spacelabs and Becton Dickinson, his focus turned to assisting emerging American companies enter European markets.  Robert has an in-depth understanding of European healthcare markets and the companies which operate within them.

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Turnaround and restructuring
Company wide programmes to reduce costs and create a platform for future growth

For large scale company change programmes

One to one performance coaching for executives, particularly those new in position facing high delivery expectations

Aligning HR planning with business strategy 

Evaluate career satisfaction levels and implement succession planning systems

To measure candidate suitability for senior leadership roles

Executive search and recruitment
For Director level roles in sales, marketing, finance, IT and HR

Design and implement performance and development review systems

WE OPERATE IN... UK, US, Canada, Norway, Netherlands, France, Germany, India, Singapore.

UK, US, Canada, Norway, Netherlands, France, Germany, India, Singapore.


Pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, manufacturing,
engineering, food, professional services, education, financial services.


A large international healthcare company was embarking on a major new product development programme which was at the point of stalling.  PBS were engaged to provide time critical performance coaching for the Programme Director in order to get the project back on track.

This required working closely with the Director and gaining trust.  A detailed project plan was created, key stakeholders identified, delivery timelines set out, project team roles written and a budget developed.  The new product has been a commercial success, and the Director subsequently promoted.


On day one of being appointed by a small professional services firm, our standard questioning identified a risk to the security of its IT systems.   This led to the discovery of two senior members of the client team who had been fraudulently mis-declaring their billed revenues.   An immediate investigation led to the removal of both individuals with the minimum of legal cost and no loss of business performance.   The firm went on to have a record billing year.


In the words of the CFO of this multinational professional services company: “The primary objective is to make sure that we all know who our brightest people are and to make sure that we have a common and consistent approach to career development that is competitive in the market”. 

This study targeted top performers and evaluated the extent to which they had challenging jobs, competitive remuneration, an engaging work environment and promising career growth possibilities.  A series of structured interviews were held, and remuneration data analysed. 

The recommendations were accepted and led directly to the retention of four members of staff who otherwise were at risk of leaving to join competitors.


A US engineering organization was experiencing difficulty in setting up compensation and benefits offerings for its new subsidiary in Bangalore.   By reaching out to our established network of on-the-ground business and HR practitioners in the technology sector, we were able to provide real time intelligence on market practice.   This led to further requests to create employee benefit plans that have been well received by both the Bangalore subsidiary and the US parent.

we work with many dynamic companies