Practical solutions for small businesses in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Are you spending too much time working in your business, rather than on your business?

Let me help you find out what’s holding you back and work out a plan to help you overcome any issues.

I offer a fresh and objective point of view based on 25 years’ experience in making operations and companies more effective and more efficient.  Together we’ll find the right answers to your business problems and I will help you put in place cost-effective, practical tools and systems to help you and your business achieve their potential.

Hands-on, no-nonsense advice to help you achieve long-term success

Strive not to be a success, but to be of value.

– Albert Einstein

Testimonials

Cecile worked for Zu’bi & Partners as Office Manager from February 2011 to December 2015, during which time she managed the back office operations of our busy family owned international law practice, reporting directly to me. Cecile was responsible for managing the full administrative function of the Firm; in particular, she led both our lawyers and the support team who are multinational and multicultural. Cecile led the Firm through a transition period following a merger of law firms, and the subsequent streamlining of full scope administration systems, IT and working practices. Cecile’s high standards of work, reliability, ethics and values coupled with her diligence and dedication enabled our diverse team of lawyers and admin staff to continue delivering first class legal services to the satisfaction of our local and international clients. I was sorry to see her leave as she became an integral part of our Firm and family, but I fully understood her desire to pursue her career aspirations. We wish Cecile best of luck and she can re-join us anytime she desires.

QAYS H. ZU’BI, SENIOR PARTNER, ZU’BI & PARTNERS

 
Cecile Scaros worked for the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) from July 1999 to August 2008, first as Research & Marketing Officer then quickly came up through the ranks to the position of Business and Resources Manager, thanks to her strong organizational skills, unwavering dedication and professionalism. From the beginning, Cecile proved to be an invaluable resource to APSE; her involvement with the organization, attitude and integrity were highly praised by colleagues and members of the Association alike. Her first class work ethic, talents and effectiveness make her an invaluable asset to any employer or client commissioning her services. Cecile is particularly strong in organizational systems and processes, and at managing and motivating people.

PAUL O’BRIEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, APSE

 
It is a great pleasure and a real comfort to work alongside Cecile who is as professional as she is caring.  Her listening skills, insight and responsiveness, among other qualities, are making the new business development journey much less tedious and much more efficient.  Furthermore, her wide ranging skills have been a real lifesaver for me in many ways!

Sylvie, Bahrain

 
Cecile is an absolute delight to work with! I needed some guidance on how to grow my business and how to find which direction is best for me to proceed. I have in the past asked others to help me with some success. However, Cecile beats them all hands down. She is quick, efficient, she listens and understands. I love working with her, she is forward thinking, organised and very practical. Her guidance and advice actually works! She is always one step ahead and often sends relevant pieces of advice or reading for me. I really feel with Cecile working with me, I can really take my small business forward easily. She makes it simple because of her practicality. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with taking their business forward. She is a gem ! Thank you, Cecile.

Julie Lomas, Owner, julielomas.com

 
Cecile was absolutely excellent. She managed the whole recruitment process from drafting the ad to liaising with the candidates after the final interview prior to the offer being made. We recruited two candidates from the process. I would thoroughly recommend Cecile. Completely trustworthy, organised and always does what she says she is going to do. Without hesitation I would use Cecile again for a similar project or any other project which fits her skill set.

Helen J, Director, J2 Profit Ltd

 
I approached Cecile because I needed a staff handbook that was simple and easy to digest. Cecile helped me by being professional and knowledgeable. The result was an outstanding staff handbook which can be amended if needed and bespoke to my business structure. One thing I liked was her ability to deliver within a tight deadline. I found the experience pleasant, as it was easy to communicate and get a response within hours. I would recommend Cecile to people who need to work with an experienced and seasoned HR consultant.  

Mel S., UK