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About Us

David Picton

David has led Director and Executive commercial roles in the technology, media, services and public sectors for fifteen years, building on two decades of senior military experience, including combat and peace-keeping operations. He works with Boards, cross-functional teams and high potential individuals to design strategies, shape change and improve brand-critical operations

David identifies patterns, themes and material factors that refocus understanding and motivate people to give discretionary effort. He merges that with cost reduction programmes, post-acquisition integration and business development to target client and market growth

As a Chief Sustainability Officer, he won the Queen’s Enterprise Award; as an Operations Director, he ran Sky's customer supply chain and integrated Amstrad's manufacturing operations; as a Solutions Director he drove double-digit technology sales growth across Europe. His unique mix of perspectives, skills and industry knowledge identify what is likely to succeed in complex organisations, especially under external scrutiny and reputational challenge

With an MBA and an award-winning MA in International Strategy, David has coached, created collateral, led workshops and shaped programmes in his role as independent business advisor and associate – helping companies to get more out of their projects, teams and people

Where's the name from ?


'Hengist' was a legendary Anglo-Saxon leader, and Hengistbury Head in Dorset is of international importance for archaeology, nature, conservation and history.  More than a million people a year enjoy this beautiful eastern end of Bournemouth Bay, feeding off the energy and natural motivation of this haven for people and animals.  'Inspired' is what we hope everyone we work with will feel … however we help them

About Us


David Picton, Owner and Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director

Associate Partners


We work extensively with specialist practices and consultancies across multiple sectors and disciplines