Jessie Pickwoad

OPS LEAD

Expertise

Operations & business management, client relationships, resource & project management, team leadership, process & behaviour change.

A supercharged team I have been a part of

I was part of a two-woman team to revolutionise our work by developing and embedding operational processes. Our differing skill sets were perfect for the job and we transferred them to one another so we both became more well-rounded as a result. We were supercharged because we had the energy to really make a change and the appetite to bring our business into a stronger and more deliberate way of working.

Business highlights

Commercial & Resource Manager | ?What If! Innovation
Client/Business Support - managing the commercial pipeline and end to end commercial management of project work. Resource Management - managing capacity, guiding recruitment focus and development, planning teams and placing consultants. Commercial Management - tracking revenue and client profitability, business planning, commercial support on proposals, RfPs, etc.

Director | Limby & Penner Ltd.
Insight consultant to Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Insight Strategist | Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Working with policy makers to insure the customer is at the heart of decisions.

Why I love what I do

I love sitting at the heart of a thriving business, it brings out the nosey neighbour in me to know all about the client work in play, what is on the horizon and how we are performing as a business. The art of balancing commercial performance with people’s energy and skills comes very naturally to me so I love nothing more than a crunchy resource problem to solve.

A business result I'm proud of

Shortly after leaving the Civil Service I set up on my own and took to the road as a consultant for Defra. My first project centered around a four-month tour of the UK coastline meeting with with over 140 fishermen to gather insights on how to regulate catches for small, inshore fishing boats. It was a fascinating experience which taught me a lot both professionally and personally and became a vital input to policy making in this area.