Tarquin Henderson

Associate

Tarquin Henderson is a strategic communications specialist with over 30 years’ experience gained in leading international communications consultancies, management consultancies and directly in industry. In 2010, Tarquin co-founded ReEnergise Ltd, a specialist low-carbon energy consulting engineering and finance business, where he remains a member of the Board.

Tarquin’s broader career experience has been gained across a range of sectors including utility-scale energy, telecoms, low-carbon technologies, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, inward investment/destination marketing, professional and financial services.  This was derived during 28 years within the Management and PR consulting sector including PA Consulting Group, Financial Dynamics and Hill & Knowlton.

Tarquin brings strong Board-level management, compliance and counselling skills coupled with excellent team development, leadership and mentoring experience. He builds and delivers effective reputation management programmes, complemented by experience in business development and management in a self-funded, start-up to SME environment, including a successful PE funding close in 2013.
Away from work, Tarquin fulfils two pro bono roles in education as Chair of Amesbury School in Hindhead, Surrey and Chair of the Chair of Governors’ Forum, a representative body of 50 independent schools across Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.

Why do I work with Project Rome?
The team.  Everyone has had at least one career before Project Rome.  That means we can bring a deep pool of knowledge and experience to client engagements.  It is a senior and flat structure, there are no politics and the focus is 100% on successful client outcomes not on who gets to be the next head of the paper-clip audit.

What do I feel most proud of?
Finally scratching the itch to set up a band 15 years ago – it’s a great antidote to stress.  But obviously I am most proud of my three kids – one of whom is researching into how organic materials could replace silicon in solar PV. A chip off the old block.

What our clients say

Project Rome worked with us to develop a purpose-driven strategy for Yorkshire Building Society, aligning our commercial ambitions with our societal and environmental responsibilities. The team were an absolute pleasure to work with, and their knowledge and experience were invaluable. We couldn’t have delivered the work without them.

Tanya Jackson, former Head of Corporate Affairs, Yorkshire Building Society

Project Rome has helped shape, challenge and then support the further development of original thinking, critical to the successful transformation of our sustainable business and asset strategy. They are also hugely well connected regionally and nationally. Their work has led to enhanced customer value and environmental performance for Yorkshire Water – an important outcome at a pivotal time.

Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation, Yorkshire Water

The team at Project Rome are great to work with; consistently delivering results and adding valuable contributions but also easy and enjoyable to collaborate with. They are impressive in their ability to build rapport with different audiences and quickly apply a strategic mindset and technical expertise to bring structure, clarity and direction.

Gordon Rogers, Head of Sustainability, Yorkshire Water

It has been my pleasure to work with Project Rome over a number of years.  Simon has always brought clear strategic thinking and analysis at corporate level and worked with me as a member of the executive team in WYG plc over an extended period as we grew the business.  I have greatly appreciated his wisdom and help in setting direction for growth and implementing strategy.

Douglas McCormick, Executive Chairman, Gleeds UK and former CEO of WYG

I would sum up Project Rome in three words: diligence, expertise and accuracy. But what’s more, they are a true pleasure to work with. If we have a complex project, Project Rome is our first port of call.

Jeremy Biggs, CEO, NCL Technology Ventures Ltd

Project Rome worked on a one-to-one basis to quickly build relationships and gain the trust of key stakeholders, from clinicians and support teams to Executive Directors. The result was a significant leap forward in our ability to effectively collaborate at all levels. They were also an absolute delight to work with, bringing humour and a sense of fun to the team. We loved every minute of working with them!

Rebecca Malin, former Programme Director, Acute Provider Collaboration, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Project Rome team has an open, approachable style that worked well with our entire team, from Executive Directors to junior admin colleagues. They were politically and culturally sensitive to the need of the population and the multiple stakeholders, and creative and thoughtful about ways to get the optimum outcome from their work.

Stacey Hunter, Executive Director Acute Provider Collaboration Airedale FT and Bradford FT NHS Trusts, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber

Project Rome provide FirstGroup with excellent regional intelligence and wise political counsel. They help us engage with our key stakeholders in a meaningful and focussed way.

Mike Katz, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, FirstGroup plc

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