Our 4Box team offers neatly distilled, 200+ years of industry leading wisdom, fashioned through working experience supporting some of the largest and most successful organisations on the planet.


Carl Fitzsimons, Managing Director & Founder of 4Box

Specialisms : Strategy, Leadership, Change, Exec Recruitment, Performance & Engagement, Coaching, Psychometrics, Board Facilitator, Master Practitioner in NLP, HR Chartered Fellow & member of CIPD Senior Policy Forum.

Carl has repeatedly recruited & developed many award-winning teams in multiple sectors, industries & countries, from his early career in the public sector through to leading Transformation & Capability in some of the worlds most trusted corporate businesses & brands : John West Foods, BAE Systems Plc, Pepsico (Walkers) Inc, PZ Cussons (Imperial Leather) & Ecolab Inc

Carl’s real passion lies in helping leaders develop their own winning Corporate Character – whether this is creating compelling Vision, Mission, Values & Beliefs to power extraordinary levels of engagement & performance or simply recruiting & fitting the right leadership DNA to unlock an enterprise’s potential.

In his spare time Carl balances his family time, with interests including Karate (Carl is a Black Belt in Shotokan), playing hockey for his hometown, running, reading & writing articles on Leadership & personal growth.


Rob Johnson, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Leadership Facilitation, Executive Coaching & Performance
Rob has over 20 years in learning and development experience and takes pride in developing great Leaders.

A former Managing Director of a highly successful HR Consultancy Rob has worked with a range of iconic brands and high growth clients to develop their leadership capability, including Warburtons, JCB, Gymshark, DPD,  Greencore, JLT, Bentley Motors. Nichols Foods (Vimto). Notably, in his time working with Nichols, Rob’s leadership delivery was recognized with a National Business Award for outstanding People Development.

In addition to Leadership Development, Rob’s passion lies in Performance Management and he has an MSc in Performance Management from Leicester University.

In keeping with the core principles of 4Box methodology, whether with groups or in his impactful 121 coachings, Rob has an excellent reputation for keeping things simple and providing highly practical support for the Leaders he supports, enabling them to seamlessly transfer their learning back into their role.


Edwin Williams, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Quality Management Systems, Development & Performance, Governance, Lean Technology, Coaching

Edwin has over 40 years of experience working for BAE Systems in the aviation industry, as an Engineer, Training & Development Manager and Quality Leader.

He was the Learning and Development subject matter expert within the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) for several years and was the World Team Leader in the development of the globally recognized standard for competence management in the aviation industry.

NASA, amongst other leading organizations in global aviation & Defense industries for many years have used Edwin’s work as industry quality benchmark.

In recent years Edwin has continued to share his exceptional Learning & Quality expertise in the construction, food and telecoms industry.

Outside of work, Edwin is an artist of some repute and has had his work exhibited. When time allows, he is invited by some of the world’s largest Cruise liners to deliver enrichment lectures and this passion for teaching also helps him raise much-needed funds for a local Hospice and several other charities.


Fiona Neill, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Leadership, Team Development, Personal Development ,Culture Change and Engagement. A Cognitive Behavioural coach and accomplished facilitator, Fiona has over 30 years experience in Learning and Development in an FMCG environment (Ciba Giegy, PZ Cussons), most recently heading the Talent Development Function at a European Regional level. Achievements include designing and delivering a Global Leadership programme, designing and embedding a new Behavioural model, implementing a coaching culture, developing a team toolkit, launching a People Engagement programme and driving Leadership insights through data.
With a passion for understanding human behaviour, Fiona has a BSc (Hons) Psychology and an MSc in Management Development.

Outside work, Fiona enjoys spending time with her family (two grown up children and patient husband of 29 years). To keep fit Fiona enjoys swimming, Hula Hooping and yoga as well as long countryside walks with her (mad) Boxer dog Humphrey.


Robert Taylor, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Manufacturing, Toyota Production System (TPS), Coaching & mentoring in Operational excellence, Maintenance and Engineering Strategic transformation, New Product Introduction, CAPEX management and Toyota Obeya Project Management

Robert has over 35 years of experience with lean and manufacturing. A world class engineering lean consultant who has worked for Toyota in UK, European HQ and Japan as well as other global blue chip organisations including BAE Systems, and Stanley Black & Decker. As a founding member of the Toyota Engineering group in Europe, he had responsibility for supporting the recruitment and establishing a team of over 250 manufacturing engineers to deliver the rapid expansion of Toyota Manufacturing across Europe.

In consulting since 2010 Robert has worked across many sectors in many countries, utilising various lean principles & tools. He now focuses primarily on delivering business problem solving and improvements in Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI), CAPEX, Project Management (PM) and Maintenance functions through leadership coaching as well as ‘hands on’ mentoring and technical support.

Outside of work, Bobby enjoys running having successfully ran four London marathons for charity. Other interests include golf, supporting local grassroots sports, and recently taking an active interest in National Hunt racing.


John Barratt, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Executive Coaching, Recruitment, Leadership, Senior Team Development, Culture Change

Prior to working as a consultant John worked in HR and change management roles with Unilever and Laporte Industries, gaining first-hand experience in leading business improvement initiatives. He has over twenty years consultancy experience with Wickland Westcott, Cap Gemini and running his own consultant business. Johns clients include world renowned profit (branded) and not for profit organisations: Colgate Palmolive, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Damart, Hitachi, John West, Levi Strauss, Parker Hannifin, PZ Cussons, Wembley Stadium, Bridgestone and Burger King.

John is highly experienced in assessing and coaching though management levels and at Board level to help people achieve their potential, improve their performance, and renew their commitment. John is naturally calm, considered and highly pragmatic and takes a “whole person” approach to coaching. John actively avoids jargon and the esoteric. He is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of People Development, author of the critically acclaimed book “Timeless Management” and in his spare time still competes internationally in Athletics (Track & Field)


Martin Crump, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Coaching & Performance & Leadership & Senior Team Facilitation

Following a background in Manufacturing and R&D, Martin Crump has spent over twenty years as a training and development professional working at a strategic level with leaders within organizations

He has coached and trained people across a wide variety of sectors including BAE Systems, Babcock Marine, B&Q, Imerys Minerals, John West, The NHS and Local Government Heads of service.

Martin has also worked closely with a large number of high growth SMEs and organizations in the Charity sector.

Martin has taught Management Development at Manchester Metropolitan University and is an NLP Master Practitioner and Certified NLP Master Trainer. Recently, he co-authored ‘’How to Build an Ark’ A guide to project leadership in the 21st century.’ And ‘Evolve or Die. The ultimate self-help book.’

Martin is committed to facilitating the realization of the potential of individuals, and through those individuals the potential of organizations they are part of.



Simon Kerevan – Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Recruitment Assessment, Design and delivery, Competency Design, 360`facilitation, Assessment & Development Centres, Sales Coaching
Simon started his corporate career as a senior consultant at SHL working with some of the largest companies in the world.

In 2007 Simon established his own consulting firm and for the past 11 years has been designing and delivering impactful interventions to such companies as Sellafield,, Ecolab, DuPont, Channel 4.

Simon’s real passion is recruitment and the use of objective assessment methodologies.  He firmly believes in the practical application of assessment across all roles can add real bottom line value to any organisation.

Working with large & successful organizations has provided Simon a unique insight into how to transfer best practice smartly into ambitious smaller and mid-size organization’s seeking high impact, but fit for purpose solutions.

Simon’s highly skilled work embodies the spirit of 4Box methodology, of making great strategy simple.

Steve Beck

Steve Beck, Senior Associate Consultant

Specialisms: Project Management, High-Performance Teams, Business Partnering, Mergers and Acquisitions, Talent Process and Coaching.

Steve has over 25 years of senior HR experience in positions as Group HR Director, HR Director and Head of HR in such businesses as Kerry Foods, Dunbia, and Nichols plc.  Since 2016, Steve has been consulting, working with clients nationally and internationally leading project management, acquisitions, and change programmes.

In his career, Steve has been a member of every Executive team in all the businesses he has worked for. Leading significant projects across multi-disciplined and multi-site operations including areas such as recruitment, talent, ethical trade, strategy development and deployment and business transformation, labour optimization, change management and HR excellence in continuous improvement and lean environments. He combines an excellent strategic grasp on how HR can contribute effectively to the achievement of business goals with a very practical approach to turning good intentions into tangible reality. Described by his peers as a “real people” person, Steve has expertise in building relationships with ease and quickly getting to grips with issues and solutions in a variety of contexts. He brings challenge and support to enable change and his style and application exemplify the essence of the 4Box methodology.

Outside of work, Steve has been a guitarist with his successful band, formed in 2001 and is a keen golfer and photographer.



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