We empower organisations to grow on their own terms.

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Grey Lemon cuts through the murky grey areas of business to create clear, robust and measurable strategies that work.

Whether you are launching a new business, undertaking leadership transition, developing a five-year plan for growth, or simply want a fresh pair of eyes on your current strategy, Grey Lemon brings the insight, experience and straightforward approach you need to achieve your goals.

We will become your greatest advocates and your most critical friend. We pinpoint the areas of opportunity within your business and provide the tools and training you need to-align your people, process and positioning to capitalise on it.

business strategy

Check & Challenge

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360 business audit
Strategy review
Market positioning
Employee and client perception

Define, Develop, Action

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Vision & mission
SMART objectives
Business planning
Commercial strategy
Legacy and Succession planning
New market entry and growth

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Training & mentoring
Secret CEO
Non-Executive Director
Board advisory
Facilitated workshops
Mediation

360 business audit

Vision & mission

SMART objectives

Business planning

Commercial strategy

Legacy and Succession planning

New market entry and growth

Mediation

THE founders
Over 30 years of expertise

Rhonda Curliss and Victoria Firth set up Grey Lemon, a business transformation consultancy, in 2020 to help businesses supercharge their growth.

Together they bring more than 30 years’ global business and commercial strategy experience across Director, Board and C-suite positions for a range of international businesses across the UK, Europe, APAC and USA.

Using their experience in global business repositioning, restructuring, strategy development, management, and mediation, they now work with leadership teams to guide organisations through significant change and transformation, to deliver tangible results.

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EXPERIENCE

Grey Lemon were brilliant – they talked to the entire Management Team and a cross-section of staff and clients. They got a clear, 360-degree picture of the business which enabled us all to focus on the result we wanted to achieve. I was keen that it wasn’t just about me leaving, but also about realigning the business and the way that Barr Gazetas wanted to be in the future. 
The business is in a good place now and in good hands. It is winning projects and hiring extra staff. I am pleased and proud to see how Barr Gazetas has restructured and realigned and in doing so has moved to the next level. Grey Lemon really helped in this process.
Alistair Barr, Former Chairman

Barr Gazetas

Grey Lemon developed a tailored, step-by-step business plan for Clerkenwell Rug Studio. As part of this plan, they defined a series of targeted, creative campaigns that spoke directly to the client groups I wanted to grow – and its already translated into genuine results. Rhonda and Victoria remain a tremendous support to me as my business continues to expand.
Rachael Connolly, Founder

Clerkenwell Rug Studio

Artemis Interiors instructed Grey Lemon to help with the launch of a new service, Office Re-engineering. From the outset, both Rhonda and Victoria were incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Grey Lemon really helped elevate our offering all the way through; from positioning recommendations, key messaging, content strategy to the planning and implementation of the launch. We’re pleased to say that our new service has been very well received!

Artemis Interiors

Having known and worked with Rhonda for many years, when I knew that she and Victoria were teaming up to create Grey Lemon, I had no hesitation in immediately picking up the phone. Our new business consultancy venture needed a dynamic skill set I knew Grey Lemon had! True to my expectations, they delivered fantastically.
Russell Middleton, Director

Spinnaker Consulting Group

As a global business, we have grown consistently in the last 8 years, but we found performance across regions was patchy. Grey Lemon was able to quickly identify where the main source of the problem was and gave us a set of clear actions to address it. We found Rhonda and Victoria to be honest, informed, and importantly really good to work with.

Confidential client, Design Consultancy

Grey Lemon brought the personable, no nonsense approach we needed to help us clarify our purpose for the People’s Pavilion. They worked WITH us to establish a clear vision for what we were trying to achieve and their industry experience, knowledge and understanding of social, sustainable and environmental impact shone through from day one. I highly recommend this dynamic duo.
Neil Onions, Founder and CEO

Beyond the Box Consultants

Originally in the role of Director of Linesight, responsible for the establishment of the UK office, Rhonda was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer leading our Global Comms Team with responsibility for the marketing and development of the Linesight business around the world. Rhonda brought vast experience and an extensive network to our business, She brings an energy and enthusiasm to her work and has particularly strong skills in building external relationships with key stakeholders.

Linesight

Victoria’s contribution to developing and applying market intelligence in conjunction with strategic Business Development has directly built a stronger presence for Hassell across EMEA. This work has increased understanding of and demand for our capability, which has been a result of her 100% commitment to helping us achieve our objectives. She has helped us achieve a range of notable successes with clients across the sectors we work in, too numerous to mention individually. This significant contribution will remain relevant and invaluable for us in the future.

Hassell

Grey Lemon provided strong challenge and support around the nature of the change we want to create, the scale of our ambition and what success would look like.  Getting our ‘pole star’ right has been fundamental to the development of our strategic objectives and the strategy underpinning their achievement.
The time Victoria and Rhonda spent understanding our charity, our mission and impact to date was so important in ensuring our time was well spent. They have been utterly professional throughout this process and easy to work with.
Ali Oliver, CEO

Youth Sports Trust

After working for major developers for more than 25 years, my business partner and I decided to set up on our own. The insight Rhonda and Victoria gave us in the early stages of business establishment and growth was invaluable. They asked the hard questions and helped us filter through all the ideas to shape a structure and positioning for our business that has caught people’s attention and translated directly into profitable work.

Confidential client, Acquisitions and Development

Grey Lemon transformed the way we think about, present and structure BAC’s service offering into the UK. They moved us from being a Spanish business looking to grow in the UK, to a global business with a compelling proposition for the UK market.
Most importantly, Rhonda and Victoria bring a huge dose of energy to the room. They were great to work with and made us even more excited about BAC’s continued international expansion.
Xavier Aguiló I Aran, UK Manager, Partner

BAC

Grey Lemon are; professional, challenging, immersed, free to think, broad and engaging.
Jon Eaglesham, Managing Director

Barr Gazetas

SBI is on track to be in the best shape it has ever been thanks to the insight and guidance of Grey Lemon. Working with them has helped us crystallise our vision, streamline our business model and work more efficiently for the benefit of both ourselves and our clients. The Grey Lemon process was in-depth, challenging and enlightening. They were respectful of our 25-year history and pushed us to explore an ambitious vision for our future; with that has come a genuine sense of excitement for how we move into a new era for SBI.
Russell Mumford, Director

Sapphire Business Interiors

We chose to work closely with Victoria and Rhonda at Grey Lemon due to their reputation in tackling the grey areas in strategy and implementation, something we knew we needed to address if we are to increase our focus and impact.
The style of questioning and challenge made us work really hard to think through how our intended actions might pan out, and about the significance of planning with precision and intent. Consideration of measures and implementation as we progress our vision, mission and objectives meant that we were able to think clearly from the outset, and now look forward to putting this into action.
Will Roberts, COO

Youth Sports Trust

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