We’re Cross 8

Leading
Transformations

We’re Cross 8

Leading
Transformations

Cross 8 Team

Our Practices

WE HELP TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH LARGE SCALE CHANGE / TRANSFORMATION, AND COMMERCIAL OPTIMIZATION.

To do this we specialize in 5 practice areas.

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About Us

WE BELIEVE THAT CROSS 8’S SUCCESS IS BASED ON ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE LONG TERM PARTNERSHIPS WITH OUR CLIENTS.

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Our Principles

EXCELLENCE IS EVERYTHING

 

Exceptional delivery is non-negotiable – we draw our consultants from across industries and sectors. We select them because they are experts in change and commercial, as well as recognised leaders in their industry. This cross-fertilization means they are always bringing new ideas and solutions to clients.

CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

 

Leaving our clients in a better place than we found them – we provide ongoing knowledge transfer throughout our engagements, and design all of our deliverables to be repeatable without us. It’s important to us to know that when the job is done our clients can stand alone.

TAKE THE WORK SERIOUSLY, NOT OURSELVES

 

Making a difference and enjoying the challenge – we recruit consultants with a real passion for what they do, and build a team that goes beyond the office. It’s never “just a job”. Their enthusiasm is infectious and translates to faster more effective delivery, and it’s more fun along the way!

Some of our people

Wendy Robinson

Founder & Director

Wendy is a Director and Co-Founder of Cross 8 and leads our Business Change practice. She has led major Business Transformations for clients across the UK, US, Europe and Australasia. 

Connect with Wendy on LinkedIn or drop her an email.

Gary Timlin

Director

Gary leads our Design & Architecture and Customer Experience practices. With deep practical and academic expertise in Business Architecture and Delivery leadership roles, he has worked across sectors as diverse as Finance, Utilities, Telecoms, and the Public Sector.

Connect with Gary on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Emma Bickerton

Operations & Marketing Manager

Emma runs our back-office operation and marketing. With more than 10 years’ experience of programme and project governance, Emma applies that knowledge to ensure that Cross 8 runs smoothly behind the scenes. 

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn or drop her an email.

Michael Lancashire

Associate Director

Mike leads our Governance, Assurance and PMO practice. For 21 years, he has led large-scale change programmes for clients across the Utilities, Infrastructure, and Finance sectors. 

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Kevin Day

Associate

Kevin has over 15 years of experience in managing diverse large-scale change programmes including sales and acquisition, procurement, and transformational change.

Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Simon Hammond

Associate

Simon has a strong IT and Architectural background. With over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Process Design, Test Management, and Business Analysis.

Connect with Simon on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Alex Atkins

Director

Alex leads our Business Transformation practice. He’s a driven and highly skilled change leader with a passion for delivering tailored, effective, and value adding solutions.

Connect with Alex on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

John Braithwaite

Associate

John has 25 years of process improvement expertise, with a particular focus on customer experience and stakeholder engagement. John has led business analysis functions for FTSE100 companies across the financial services, utility, and retail sectors.

Connect with John on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Tobias Robinson

Founder & Director

Tobias is a Director and Co-Founder of Cross 8, and leads our Commercial and Cost Optimisation practice. He has led multi-disciplinary teams through the full change lifecycle including Business and IT Strategy, Commercial and large-scale Transformation Delivery. 

Connect with Tobias on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Eamonn Corcoran

Associate

With more than 20 years of Business Transformation, Analysis, and Commercial experience, Eamonn brings a rational and analytical approach to problem-solving. He has worked for blue-chip clients in the Automotive, Utilities, Local Government, Telecoms, and Retail sectors. 

Connect with Eamonn on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Wendy Robinson

Founder & Director

Wendy is a Director and Co-Founder of Cross 8 and leads our Business Change practice. She has led major Business Transformations for clients across the UK, US, Europe and Australasia. 

Connect with Wendy on LinkedIn or drop her an email.

Tobias Robinson

Founder & Director

Tobias is a Director and Co-Founder of Cross 8, and leads our Commercial and Cost Optimisation practice. He has led multi-disciplinary teams through the full change lifecycle including Business and IT Strategy, Commercial and large-scale Transformation Delivery. 

Connect with Tobias on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Gary Timlin

Director

Gary leads our Design & Architecture and Customer Experience practices. With deep practical and academic expertise in Business Architecture and Delivery leadership roles, he has worked across sectors as diverse as Finance, Utilities, Telecoms, and the Public Sector.

Connect with Gary on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Emma Bickerton

Operations & Marketing Manager

Emma runs our back-office operation and marketing. With more than 10 years’ experience of programme and project governance, Emma applies that knowledge to ensure that Cross 8 runs smoothly behind the scenes. 

Connect with Emma on LinkedIn or drop her an email.

Alex Atkins

Director

Alex leads our Business Transformation practice. He’s a driven and highly skilled change leader with a passion for delivering tailored, effective, and value adding solutions.

Connect with Alex on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Michael Lancashire

Associate Director

Mike leads our Governance, Assurance and PMO practice. For 21 years, he has led large-scale change programmes for clients across the Utilities, Infrastructure, and Finance sectors. 

Connect with Mike on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

John Braithwaite

Associate

John has 25 years of process improvement expertise, with a particular focus on customer experience and stakeholder engagement. John has led business analysis functions for FTSE100 companies across the financial services, utility, and retail sectors.

Connect with John on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Simon Hammond

Associate

Simon has a strong IT and Architectural background. With over 20 years of experience in Project Management, Process Design, Test Management, and Business Analysis.

Connect with Simon on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Kevin Day

Associate

Kevin has over 15 years of experience in managing diverse large-scale change programmes including sales and acquisition, procurement, and transformational change.

Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

Eamonn Corcoran

Associate

With more than 20 years of Business Transformation, Analysis, and Commercial experience, Eamonn brings a rational and analytical approach to problem-solving. He has worked for blue-chip clients in the Automotive, Utilities, Local Government, Telecoms, and Retail sectors. 

Connect with Eamonn on LinkedIn or drop him an email.

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