Between 1980 and 1990 Brian was the main change agent at Arthur Young (now E&Y). He turned the training department into a profit centre and built a team which moved from ‘classroom’ teaching to working with business leaders on their problems. He drew on Gallwey’s ‘Inner Game’, Huthwaite’s behavioural research, Porter’s theories, and much else to underpin this.
What he learned and created in this period, as he transformed the training programme for 4000 people, enabled him to build his own consulting practice. With many of his clients now retired, he has moved into ‘Angel Investing’ with, amongst others, a headhunter who leads in placing women in engineering management; and a project to provide postcode addresses in Africa.