About Us

Carat is an innovative talent management consultancy that delivers solutions that increases turnover and profit by helping leaders to develop high performing teams.

Our 20 years of expertise in a broad range of industries helping individuals and team develop strategies that your business can rely on long after we leave. It will allow you to re-introduce a spark to your management teams, add depth and breadth to your organisation’s abilities and create a business where everyone has a purpose. Our portfolio of clients has been wide-ranging from major internationals such as Care UK, The Jockey Club and ITV to smaller embryonic businesses.

We begin every assignment with a desire for learning; about the business, the culture and the underlying values and behaviour, and the company’s business model and strategic goals. We believe in true partnering with clients to decide the best direction for each project to take. This may include, and frequently does, working with discretion insensitive or specialised environments.

In the current climate, it is increasingly difficult to keep the balance of business needs whilst looking after our most precious resource, “our people”. It is often too easy to lose focus on what makes businesses great is “Great people”. The message from countless business leaders has been to surround yourself with talented people.

But is it that easy?

It seems that way, but here is the problem that business faces every day. A group of talented individuals come together with a goal intending to form a team. Each team member was selected for their abilities and expertise, yet they do not fuse and realise their objectives; as a team, something was missing. The team never becomes more than the sum of its parts, lacking clear direction and purpose.

When you think about it, humanity’s most significant accomplishments have resulted from team efforts. Ironically, however, organisations are finding it harder, not easier, to build successful teams. Many recent studies have shown that only 20% of teams are considered high performing.