Leadership Champions (UK) Limited. Performance Improvement Specialists


making excellence a habit
Leadership Champions was founded in 2011 by Chris Williams-Lilley on the simple premise that great things happen when everyone pulls in the same direction.  

Innovative manufacturers, prime contractors and joint venture partnerships are meeting their targets with the help of Leadership Champions’ strategy-making programmes and performance management software (PRESTO).

Our vision is predicated on three principles:

1. To show the way, you need to know the way
2. Cultures of accountability develop when everyone understands how their work fits into the big picture.
3. The price of collaboration is participation; the currency of high trust, high performing workplaces.

Today, effective performance management and continuous innovation pave the way to a sustainable future. Our close ties with UCL Innovation and Enterprise, Network Rail National Commercial Directors Forum, and NHS Improvements is the testament to the skills and facilitation we put to good use every-day-use use, and that are valued by business leaders delivering the new ‘gold’ standard in £multi-million framework delivery.  

If you are keen to find out more about our 'innovation accelerator' programme or 'partner led' solution bootcamps, we'd like to hear from you. 

Contact us for more details on 01327 705 910 or email [email protected]



  1. Continuous Improvement
    If something is working, we make it better! Fixing problems is reactive and in response to a problem - we focus on creating sustained value. While many consultants practice a formal version of a Lean / Agile method, we enjoy the flexibility of continuous improvement as a practice while reserving the right to deviate whenever a less formal approach is needed. Why add complexity?
  2. Productivity
    Building on existing foundations, we work with leaders to develop exceptional 'high reliability' productivity strategies. This always starts with a firm grasp of the client's strategic goals, aspirations and deep understanding of the programme challenges. This guides strategy development and implementation.
  3. Technical Sustainability
    Our approach to Sustainability is focussed on ten sustainable outcomes; helping infrastructure maintainers and providers develop, implement and manage policy, governance and innovation. This includes, embedding the principles of ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement in the supply chain.
  4. Business Innovation
    Ideally a continuous innovation culture starts with the feedback on whether client expectations are fully met. Our 360-degree review of innovation management helps leaders identify their current state, future state and benchmark against clients expectations. The first step: understand your innovation process (if you have one)!
  5. Stakeholder Management
    We use Stakeholder Mapping to capture the total customer experience across all touch-points in your organisation and identify any knowledge gaps or opportunities add value. Our 'whiteboard sessions' are designed to identify the political map, hot buttons and decision makers.
  6. Non-Technical (Human Factors)
    We deliver Human Factors training improving the skills of the individual worker, in a team setting, addressing behaviour in routine operations. The course uses human factors principles to better understand why people make mistakes, why things go wrong, and which factors can contribute to incidents and accidents in the rail or construction industry.
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