Performance psychologist Martin Littlewood has been brought in by Quooker’s MD Stephen Johnson to look at how to best connect its people and purpose to drive performance. Littlewood (pictured) has been hired as a consultant to focus on helping foster a workplace culture that empowers within Quooker's fast-growing UK and Irish team.
With a background in sports, Littlewood has built his reputation consulting in the world of professional golf and football, working with clubs such as Bolton Wanderers FC, Everton FC, Leicester City FC, Rangers FC and the Premier League on their Elite Academy Manager’s development programme. His work with these sporting professionals, grounded on how correct self-identity and self-expectation feeds into wider team success, was the reason behind the appointment.
Stephen Johnson said: "Quooker UK is now the size of a corporate company, but we want a workplace culture that aligns more closely to that of a start-up. One that puts people first, can be flexible to the individual, that is based on trust and ultimately is a place where employees look forward to coming to work and giving it their all. I have always maintained that our phenomenal success over the past decade is of course due in large part to the world-class product, but in equal measure due to our people. Company culture is crucial to get right which is why we have invested time and resources into it. Working with Martin has been brilliant in helping us navigate and implement this and we have already seen huge benefits across all teams."