Nick Websdell
Co-Founder
Rhythm Solutions
Risk Management and Business Management Solutions

BIOGRAPHY

Personal Profile

I have spent my career (x 25 years) working for the Co-op. The first 20 years or so were at the Co-operative Bank in a variety of senior central management roles. I moved onto the Co-operative Group as Head of Risk working with the Senior Teams across the full range of businesses including Funerals, Retail and Insurance.

I am a highly motivated fixer – I love getting stuck in to identify and resolve problems and drive things forward. That’s what Rhythm is all about really – I set the business up with Debbie Strickland at the start of 2021 and we are looking to use our deep experience to help a range of businesses.

I have successfully driven transformational change across Corporate Banking, Finance and Risk functions.

My willingness to get stuck in and get my hands dirty whenever required, has enabled me to create a track record of bringing people together to build exceptional business management capabilities and creating capacity for senior executives and their leadership teams to focus on delivering against strategic priorities.

I am married to Sue and we have three sons and a gorgeous but sometimes badly behaved dog.

Services Offered

Business Management - We cover the full range of business management disciplines. Everything a business needs to run smoothly and effectively, for example;

- Management Rhythm: Designing and implementing a routine to ensure the important things are done, creating time and space to grow and develop.

- Business planning and operating model: Designing and running a process to create clarity of vision.

- Organisation design and people planning: Applying a creative approach to designing organisation structures and role profiles.

- Specific projects – e.g. Cost reduction: Identifying opportunities (and the risks attached) and creating robust plans to deliver savings whilst mitigating risks.

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Risk Management – we have vast experience here also and can provide a full range of services, from a simple exercise to identify the biggest risks facing a business and putting appropriate steps in place to designing and implementing risk management frameworks…other examples include;

- Regulation: Helping businesses ensure that they are compliant with existing regulation or ready for new / changing regulation which is coming down the tracks.

- Culture: Driving simplicity of process and helping ensure that people are clear on their role in managing risk.

- Business Continuity and Incident Management: Helping businesses plan in advance so they are better able to respond to problems and keep operations running.

- Policies and Standards: We can create these from scratch or improve existing documents to ensure these are appropriate and usable.

Contact Details

07936050357

nick@rhythmsolutions.co.uk

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Current offer

COMPANY PROFILE

I founded Rhythm with Debbie – we are long-standing colleagues who have spent our careers solving problems, creating efficiencies and bringing a ‘rhythm’ to organisations and their leadership teams.

Variously described as ‘the glue holding things together’ or ‘the oil to keep the wheels turning’, we are known for overcoming challenges, building relationships, collaborating and delivering great outcomes – acting as critical friends and trusted advisers to a variety of leadership and executive teams.

We have a combined 50+ years experience and are now using our expertise and fresh thinking to deliver effective solutions for a range of businesses in an accessible and affordable way.

We have recently been working with a fantastic Multi Academy Education Trust, helping them define their Vision and building the Strategic Plan and Operating Model to deliver this. We are delighted to be continuing on an ongoing basis to support the delivery of the Board approved plans. We are also working with one of the UK’s largest Banks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management processes.

We are committed to providing our services on a flexible basis and would be happy to discuss different types of support – from short or longer-term projects.

HEY Nick, WHY DID YOU JOIN
THE NORTHERN AFFINITY?

I was strongly recommended by a trusted friend. Keen to be part of a supportive network of small businesses - I strongly believe in the power of small businesses helping each other.

COMPANY PROFILE

I founded Rhythm with Debbie – we are long-standing colleagues who have spent our careers solving problems, creating efficiencies and bringing a ‘rhythm’ to organisations and their leadership teams.

Variously described as ‘the glue holding things together’ or ‘the oil to keep the wheels turning’, we are known for overcoming challenges, building relationships, collaborating and delivering great outcomes – acting as critical friends and trusted advisers to a variety of leadership and executive teams.

We have a combined 50+ years experience and are now using our expertise and fresh thinking to deliver effective solutions for a range of businesses in an accessible and affordable way.

We have recently been working with a fantastic Multi Academy Education Trust, helping them define their Vision and building the Strategic Plan and Operating Model to deliver this. We are delighted to be continuing on an ongoing basis to support the delivery of the Board approved plans. We are also working with one of the UK’s largest Banks to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management processes.

We are committed to providing our services on a flexible basis and would be happy to discuss different types of support – from short or longer-term projects.

HEY Nick, WHY DID YOU JOIN THE NORTHERN AFFINITY?

I was strongly recommended by a trusted friend. Keen to be part of a supportive network of small businesses - I strongly believe in the power of small businesses helping each other.

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