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About Orion Business Solutions

Founded in 2012, Orion Business Solutions provides clients in the City and elsewhere with services in the areas of Consulting, Coaching and Facilitation. 

Our aim is to partner with our clients to enhance organisational effectiveness.  Whether your desire to change is driven by regulation, changing markets, competitors’ activity, customers or simply a desire to improve performance at an individual, team or organisational level, we can help you to achieve the required change without compromising business as usual activities. 

Our Team has considerable experience across a number of industries including Asset Management, Aviation, Security, Technology and Telecoms within a range of business disciplines, including Sales & Marketing, Fund Management, Operations and Customer Service, HR, Advertising and Market Research.  We have held a variety of front-line and board-level roles in Fund Management, Operations & Customer Services Management, Programme Management, IT and HR. We are qualified coaches and accredited to use Hogan Psychometrics and Myers Briggs (MBTi) and these tools can be used to bring greater depth to any of our interventions. 

The team consists of Laura Hawes, former Executive Director at Fidelity International, Martin Hall, former Bank of England Economist, Fund Manager, Chief Investment Officer and CEO and Adrian Hawes, former Systems Operations Manager and Project/Programme Manager at Fidelity International.  All of our team have lived and worked overseas and are highly experienced in managing international teams.

In order to design solutions that will specifically meet your needs, we listen carefully to the issues you are facing, aim to understand your organisation and its culture and to understand clearly what success will look like.  This is the foundation of our design work which enables best practice to be combined with pragmatic, practical solutions which are aligned to your needs.

We are happy to offer an initial consultation as the first step on this journey.  If you would like to meet with us to discuss your needs please contact us.

“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.”
Archimedes (230 BC)

Why Orion?

The constellation Orion is a prominent feature in the night sky, is visible throughout the world and is one of the most recognisable constellations. The distinctiveness of Orion has led to it being incorporated into myth and symbolism in many cultures across the globe.  Late Bronze Age Babylonian star catalogues name Orion as the ‘Heavenly Shepherd’, the ancient Egyptians linked the constellation with Osiris, the Sun-God of re-birth and afterlife and in Greek Mythology, Orion is called 'The Hunter'.

In most cultures Orion is seen as a powerful symbol of strength, determination, guidance and starting anew and it is no coincidence that NASA has named their flagship for the next generation space fleet, for travel far beyond low Earth orbit, after the constellation.

The NASA Orion flagship is a fabulous example of a programme following a clear strategy, underpinned by technology and a deep commitment from a dispersed team, all of whom are totally galvanised and dedicated to their internal customers and understand what they need to do to make the project successful.  This project uses tried and tested techniques that have been refined and updated, coupled with new innovations that are complementary and at the same time leading edge.  Although the details may be different, this is the type of approach to a new product, service or change programme, with a committed workforce, that any organisation would be proud of.

The name Orion has clearly inspired many, over thousands of years and we include ourselves in that group.  This resonance inspired us to name our business, which we approach with the strength and determination that Orion represents.

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