Consultants launch risk management, strategy and PR firm

Pivot Point will help businesses anticipate, analyse and adapt to the future of work. It has been launched by three consultants, including a former UBS managing director.

Pivot Point founders (L-R): Mark Heywood, Christian Hunt and Eliot Wilson
Pivot Point founders (L-R): Mark Heywood, Christian Hunt and Eliot Wilson

Three consultants have launched Pivot Point, a practice that offers change and risk management, strategy and public relations advice.

Founders include writer and Inkjockey creative director Mark Heywood, who has had an extensive career in financial services, including a stint as an MD at UBS.

He has teamed up with behavioural scientist Christian Hunt – the founder of Human Risk, who previously served as managing director and head of behavioural science at UBS and is a former chief operating officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority – and strategic adviser and writer Eliot Wilson, a columnist at The Telegraph.

The multidisciplinary practice aims to help companies deal with change, manage risk, plan and embed their culture and strategy, and co-ordinate their communications and image.

The founders said the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged business models to adapt to issues like climate change, Black Lives Matter and ESG.

Pivot Point aims to help companies “get ahead of the curve” and future-proof corporate cultures and image.

The trio bring a diverse range of experience, from financial risk and regulation, change and crisis management to public affairs and dealing with high-net-worth individuals.

"Every sector has experienced unprecedented change in 2020. [The] companies that thrive will be those that are able to pivot most successfully. This is a great opportunity to help companies across many sectors embrace a new future,” Heywood said.

Hunt added: “The challenges facing businesses today require multidisciplinary solutions with a strong focus on the human component. Pivots are no longer the preserve of tech startups. All companies will need to navigate change.”

Wilson said Pivot Point would work “shoulder-to-shoulder with businesses and entrepreneurs and help them navigate the next stages in their development, from their internal cultures to the way they present themselves to their clients and potential customers”.

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