About Us

The Blue exists to provide leaders, managers and teams with time for thought and learning. The Blue facilitates professional and ethical business practice. With deep expertise in organisational development, we offer conversations, programmes and coaching, for people who need to lead, manage and work exceptionally well with others.

Helen Roberts

Founder and OD Specialist As well as coming from a family of business people, the foundations of my career in Organisational Development began over thirty years ago, visiting employers prepared to give young people their first experience of the world of work. After that I moved into Learning and Development, where I advised training organisations on the development needs of their workforces, alongside designing and delivering programmes and qualifications on behalf of CIPD and City and Guilds. Now I work with organisations that are stretching to achieve an ambition and with the leaders, managers and teams that are critical to their success. I develop bespoke programmes of learning and support for trustees, owners, directors, and managers within organisations seeking or experiencing change. I also help teams that are facing problems of one sort or another. Having been a partner in a small business and now running my own, I’ve spent all my career thinking about how we, as leaders and managers, make organisations work. I offer organisational insight, a clear head, energy, challenge, and a way with people.
Corinne Waller
Associate and OD Specialist

Bringing enthusiasm, drive and insight to every project, over the past 35 years Corinne has successfully worked in partnership with hundreds of organisations as they seek to develop and grow.

Gary Sifleet
Associate and OD Specialist

Gary’s clients, many within the manufacturing sector, value the depth of his expertise and his ability to forge strong, professional relationships with all their people.

"Thinking is the place where intelligent actions begin."
Margaret J. Wheatley


Past and Present

Private Sector:

  • Alstom
  • Card Factory
  • KPMG
  • Leeds Rugby
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Rolls Royce

Public Sector:

  • AWE  – Atomic Weapons Establishment
  • Investors in People UK
  • Kirklees Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • NHS England
  • The Royal Air Force

Voluntary Sector:

  • Active Lincolnshire
  • Age UK
  • St. Gemma’s Hospice
  • Mind
  • National Children’s Centre
  • Rounders England