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Quirk Solutions Ltd

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Quirk Solutions are the UK's premier exponents on wargaming and have adapted the military model into a successful commercial version.

Wargaming is about pressure testing business plans to make sure they contribute to the bottom line.

Businesses and large organisations need to be sure their plans maximise opportunities and efficiencies. Wargaming brings a controlled challenge to business strategies and plans to expose weakpoints, increase foresight and identify risk.

Quirk Solutions is led by Chris Paton, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Marines, with a wealth of operational experience. Chris’ military career included advising on Afghan Strategy and plans to the Cabinet Office and National Security Council, and he was responsible for the design of the drawdown of the UK presence in Afghanistan. He saw active service in a wide range of places including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Georgia and Afghanistan. In 2010, Chris co-authored a HBR article on planning in fluid situations. This then led to him leaving the military to create Quirk Solutions Ltd.

Bi-lingual in French and with a Masters Degree in International Liaison and Communication, he spent 6 months of 2013 in Benin, providing French-speaking performance consultancy to a client.

Chris has worked with BUPA, Heineken, Standard Life Investments, Shell and a wide range of SME businesses. He uses his leadership, strategy and planning experience to give organisations increased coherency, direction and efficiency. With his home in Cornwall Chris is keen to use his skills and experience to support more Cornish businesses.

Chris is also passionate about helping Cornish communities and sees C100 membership as integral to this.