Our Capability 

Along with our employees, strategic partners and associate network, optimise brings together a unique blend of talent, skills, experience, expertise, versatility and dedication in the pursuit of excellence in every aspect and in every application of risk management.

optimise is proud to have established strong working relationships with a number of associates and strategic delivery partners. This collaboration allows us to offer the best advice, the best processes, supported by the best products with a pipeline of the best people to satisfy any demand.

Collectively, our core team offers over 60 years of experience across various aspects of governance, risk and compliance. Factor in the experience of our extensive associate network and this extends to centuries!

Our Managing Partners are passionate about delivering a change in risk management. 

Along with our employees, strategic partners and associate network, optimise brings together a unique blend of talent, skills, experience, expertise, versatility and dedication in the pursuit of excellence in every aspect and in every application of risk management.

optimise is proud to have established strong working relationships with a number of associates and strategic delivery partners. This collaboration allows us to offer the best advice, the best processes, supported by the best products with a pipeline of the best people to satisfy any demand.

Collectively, our core team offers over 60 years of experience across various aspects of governance, risk and compliance. Factor in the experience of our extensive associate network and this extends to centuries!

Our Managing Partners are passionate about delivering a change in risk management. 

Why choose optimise? 

Risk management is often perceived to be a ‘black art’; we’re here to show you it’s not, and our mission is to put you in control of the inherent uncertainties that arise from your daily business activities.

We’re passionate about helping our clients get the ultimate value from their business; we were born out of our vision to change the industry, and we’re here to put you in the driving seat of delivering the level of risk management service that your organisation needs to succeed.

More and more organisations are recognising the need for a formal risk management service; but our experience shows us that many don’t know ‘what good looks like’. The truth is, ‘good’ looks different to every organisation; you are unique, after all! The context in which you deliver your business activities is unique; the risks you face are unique; and the way in which you manage them will be unique. We are here to help define how this best works for you.

We’ve helped all of our clients to achieve optimum value, with our expert knowledge and experience of delivering best-in-class risk management services. Some of our personal highlights include:
  • Designing risk management frameworks and deploying the right processes, practices and systems to deliver optimum value and business benefit
  • Transforming risk and team culture in multiple organisations and sectors
  • Developing innovative solutions to manage risk, including technology and processes, that resulted in multi-million-pound savings
Our People 

optimise is a partnership of risk specialists, experts in their field offering tailored services, training and system development and support.

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Paul Sutcliffe

Having held a variety of senior GRC roles throughout his colourful career, Paul has amassed 20 years’ of experience and acquired a wealth of knowledge in every aspect of risk management.

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Paul Disley

Paul has worked in Risk and Value Management for over 20 years facilitating decision making across a broad range of sectors. He holds the International Diploma in Risk Management from the Institute for Risk Management (IRM).

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Danielle Mudd

Danielle leads the firm’s Aviation sector team. She has amassed extensive experience across a variety of sectors, having held roles in Project Controls, Governance and Risk Management.


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Matt Livingstone

As a Risk Specialist with over fourteen years of delivery and management experience in the field, Matt is a highly-regarded strategic thinker in the discipline of risk management across multiple industries.

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Patrick Bradshaw

Patrick has project risk management and risk modelling experience in Roads, Rail and Aviation sectors. He has excelled during his time in risk management and is a rising star in the field. He was the host of Season 1 of the highly successful Riskologists podcast.

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Nicola Boyle

Nicola has supported clients in the rail and nuclear sectors with effective project risk management application and both QCRA and QSRA to support strategic decision making at senior levels. She is the chair of the Riskollective network which aims to support the next generation of risk professionals.

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Andy Haslam

Andy has proven and value add project risk management and risk modelling experience in Nuclear Defence and Aviation sectors. During his time in Risk, he has demonstrated a passion for knowledge and a keen desire to pass that on. He is the host of Season 2 of the highly successful Riskologists podcast.

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Ridaa Khan

Ridaa is a risk management graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University. She is the newest member of the team and is currently progressing through our academy. With a keen eye, a thirst for knowledge and experience aswell as a bright smile, watch this space, this lady is going to go far.


Our Values 

At optimise we’re proud of our ability to separate ourselves from the pack; we are passionate about our profession, our business, the industries we operate in and the clients we serve, and we continuously seek to improve our knowledge, to grow and embrace new concepts.

Professionalism comes as standard; we hold ourselves accountable for meeting the highest level of ethical and moral behaviour, acting with integrity and honesty in all of our dealings.

Our relationships with people are central to all that we do; we treat everyone with respect, we keep our word, and we embrace diversity.

You Matter

We listen to your ideas; we listen to your improvements; we listen to your suggestions and then we implement them. We don’t ignore you, downplay you, disregard you or undervalue you. Some examples of successful team lead initiatives is our internationally successful riskologists podcast, and our highly acclaimed riskollective network… and we have more ideas in the pipeline that came right from our team.

If you have dreams, we make them happen.

Our annual strategy trips are also now famous across the profession. We encourage all members of the team to feed into company plans and help shape our collective success.

Industry Package

At optimise, we’re committed to attracting top talent and that’s why we’re proud of the packages we offer our team.

They offer the best balance of financial reward, perks and incentives, bonuses and continuous training and development. We also conduct a yearly review of national inflation rates and the cost of living, and we apply a COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) to all our employees salaries where applicable.

Please see the matrix below for a comprehensive overview of our package structure:

Profit Shares & Bonuses

At optimise, we believe in recognising and rewarding your hard work. Join us and enjoy not only industry salaries, but opportunities for profit sharing and performance-based bonuses. Our financial success is linked to your personal financial success, so we all benefit as the company grows and expands.

Your bonus is linked to the achievement of tailored objectives that satisfy a business need but also will be something that exploits your interests!

If you’ve ever considered being a business owner now’s your chance, because we have no glass ceiling. If you work hard, one day you could be an owner and director at optimise.

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Join our vibrant team where collaboration isn’t just encouraged – it’s celebrated!

From bi-weekly team drinks (on company time), quarterly team events and team lunches to celebrate significant company successes, we foster a tight-knit community that values camaraderie as much as innovation.

Your career here isn’t just about the work; it’s about the connections you’ll make and the supportive environment that propels your forward.

We are a team; we are friends; and we care for one other.

Work where you’re needed

Experience the freedom to work from anywhere with our remote-friendly policies. We empower our team with flexible work arrangements, enabling you to achieve your best wherever you are!

Work remote, hybrid or office based as you and our clients’ needs require, for maximum flexibility in life and mutual benefit.

Flexibility

A healthy work-life balance is a non-negotiable for us at optimise. Our commitment to our employees comes above all else, to ensure we foster a work environment focused on employee wellbeing that contributes to a positive & dynamic company culture.

Although we always work to accommodate our client’s needs, your personal situation will always be considered, and you will not be forced into a commission which does not suit you.

Alternatively, if you wish to spread your wings and travel, our international client base enables us to assist with this!

World Class Clients

We provide opportunities to work on some of the most complex, interesting and impressive projects and programmes on the planet.

You have the chance to build a well-respected reputation for yourself within the national and international discipline of risk management.

Our bread and butter is in the infrastructure sector, with a combined decades of experience in rail, aviation, nuclear, highways, construction, utilities, government oil and gas and defence to name but a few.

A Nurturing Culture

At optimise, we support with more than just your career development, we work with you to attain personal goals and become happy and contented with life, not just work.

We are proud of the mentorship incentive we offer for all our team. Get to know us all and see who you share similar values with, who inspires you and possesses skills you wish to acquire.

We are always at arm’s length. One of the team will always be available to provide coaching support in client deployments to ensure that learning and experience are linked, and an environment is provided for opportunity to practice what’s been learned in a ‘safe space’.

Most importantly, we work hard to ensure our team always maintain an optimal work/life balance and protect reserved time allocated each week in your calendar for professional development.

First Class Training

Our vision statements are ‘develop the next generation of risk professionals’ and ‘Improve the profession for the better’, for a reason!

Optimise is passionate about investing in our people to ensure you are fully prepared to be the best possible risk professional you can be. Our aim is to equip you not just with the necessary skills to do your job, but to understand the nuances of the roles and procedures you will interface with throughout your career.

Every day is a school day – whether you are just starting out, developing or well established in your career, we will continue to invest in your professional development.

Progress at your Pace

We understand that a clear career path is extremely important to provide direction, set and achieve your goals, make informed decisions and stay motivated to truly foster a sense of purpose in your professional journey.

We nurture a culture of progression based on competence attainment, not time served. We believe this unconstrained development allows you to flourish and progress at your pace and we set clear requirements for you to achieve your promotion as soon as you are ready.

We offer exceptional opportunities to become the best in the industry faster than our competitors, and we’re passionate about providing support in accelerating you through different industries and experiences at the pace you need to meet your competence.