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Helping People Succeed has just one aim:

To help everyone we can to reach their full potential

We work closely with individuals at all levels in an organisation to help them succeed and achieve outstanding results.



If your business has one of the following challenges, we can help you:

Sales & Profit Growth
Creating a high-performance environment
Engaging your people
and increasing productivity
Strategic business
planning and execution

We have a proven track-record of delivering exceptional results in a wide range of organisations from entrepreneurial start-ups and early-stage, through to substantial, mature businesses.


Helping People Succeed keeps its overheads low so that we can deliver outstanding value for money.


Through a network of affiliated specialists, we can provide expertise in business leadership, finance, HR and people development, legal, and other disciplines as required, but we are equally happy to work with you and your own in-house talent or preferred suppliers, where they exist, to deliver the results you require.


This gives you maximum flexibility without compromising on the resources you need to get the job done.

Re-structuring and business transformation
Mergers and Acquisitions
(buying or selling)
Forming or re-forming
your leadership team
Maximising Enterprise
Value in preparation
for sale


HPS was founded and is led by Richard Bandell who has nearly thirty years’ business experience and has repeatedly achieved exceptional results 


More about Richard


The HPS team consists of advisers and associates who have equally impressive track records in their respective fields


Meet the team


We also work with and alongside a range of established Corporate Financial Advisory firms to ensure you get the very best advice and support if and when you need it. 


We provide no-nonsense services that get to the heart of your challenges and deliver results fast!

We work to:

  • Diagnose business challenges and opportunities and pinpoint what’s required to address them.

  • Identify individual, team, and organisational strengths and development requirements.

  • Direct, coach, and support you and your people with appropriate interventions to help achieve your goals.

  • Run exceptional facilitations that have real and lasting impact on business performance

  • Provide advice and hands-on delivery to achieve strategic, commercial, financial, or operational targets including:

    • leadership coaching, training, and development

    • business re-structuring and turn-around 

    • mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell side) 

    • executive and non-executive chair roles, directorships, and advisory services

    • interim leadership

With regards to your potential M&A requirements, HPS is particularly experienced in:

  • Pre-deal appraisals 

  • Managing your business during a sale process

  • Post-acquisition integration

  • Supporting management to identify and build scalable, tech-enabled products 

  • Coaching and developing CEOs and Senior Leadership teams to create high-performance environments to achieve fast growth

  • Supporting boards to re-structure their operations in service-led businesses to deliver both high-value solutions and productised revenue streams

  • Acting as a bridge between senior management and investors

  • Supporting senior leadership, investors, and advisors in the sale process including 

    • identifying prospective buyers

    • building the Information Memorandum

    • conducting management presentations

    • managing negotiations to crystallise maximum value



Our approach is straightforward and practical

We start by a “Discovery Process” which involves interviewing you and other key stakeholders in your business to understand the problems, challenges and opportunities.

We then present our “Feedback” in the form of easy-to-digest “Findings” and “Recommended Actions”.

We then discuss these with you to develop an “Action Plan”, which you can implement on your own or retain us to deliver with you or on your behalf. The Action Plan is usually broken down into “Phases” to enable tracking of results.

We set “Measurement Criteria” to set targets for outcomes and assess these regularly to ensure that the client’s expectations are being met and to allow adjustments to the plan to be made.

Our input is not purely academic and we’re not afraid of putting in the hard work with you. We don’t “clock watch” and we are always available to help when you need us - we know that business isn’t a nine-to-five activity.

Our fees can be set on a day rate, fixed project rate, and/or determined by a successful outcome where we share both the risk and reward with you. This is particularly relevant where we help you to sell your business and we will work with you on the basis of a retainer fee, plus a success fee for hitting a target consideration.





“HPS understand business and business people because they have been there and done it!” 

- Mark Truby
CFO bChannels


Along with his business activities, Richard is a qualified football coach and the Chair of Harpenden Colts Football Club, one of the largest youth football clubs in the country with over 1,000 playing members aged between 6 and 18 years.


HPS is proud to sponsor Harpenden Colts and Roundwood Park School (RPS), Harpenden and provides funds to contribute towards:

  • activities that encourage inclusive participation of young people in football.

  • the establishment of a “home” for Harpenden Colts.

  • building on the excellent work that the Club does to enhance the quality of coaching and interventions to help young people build their self-esteem and confidence; improve their physical and psychological well-being; and build lasting relationships and positive memories through participation in collaborative team activities.


To support these activities further, HPS will donate 10% of any revenues which derive directly from its sponsorship of Harpenden Colts and RPS to be split 50/50 between each organisation.

Way of Life

Helping people succeed is not just a business for Richard Bandell, it's a way of life.

The Team


Richard Bandell

Richard Bandell

Richard has repeatedly succeeded as the leader of fast-growing businesses and has completed multiple disposals with Enterprise Values ranging from £10m to £100m.

Gary Boner

Gary Boner

Gary worked with BT Global for 25+ years as Head of Management Training, Lead Organisation Development Consultant and Head of Recruitment & Interviewing Training.

David Hill

David Hill

David is a corporate and commercial lawyer who provides legal consultancy services and heads up the Corporate and Commercial offering of Parslows International.

Gary Boner

Vicky Edwards

Vicky is a professionally-trained business and personal Barefoot coach, who specialises in leadership coaching at all levels.


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