Vector Group has developed an enviable reputation for delivering people focused, tailored and pragmatic solutions.

We work with our clients as true partners, building informal yet professional relationships. We have a dynamic and experienced team all who have been successful across a range of businesses.

Our services are designed to improve business performance and results, bring about effective change and identify and leverage the full potential of your people.


Sonya Shellard.


Sonya is a highly engaging and commercially astute Coach and Consultant. She has a proven track record and particular expertise in Leadership and Management Development, Executive Coaching and Change Consultancy. Sonya brings many years of operational line management experience to the consulting world leading to a practical, pragmatic and energetic style.

Following graduation from Oxford University in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Sonya began work in the financial services sector. Throughout her career she has held operational services management roles, worked in HR, in Learning & Development, Organisational Development and in Culture Change roles helping to deliver new strategic direction to organisations.

She then became a full time Trainer, Consultant and Executive Coach working with a variety of clients within financial services, retail, in the civil service and in the utility, charity and housing sectors, amongst many others. She has also been an Associate Tutor of the University of Chester delivering professional coach education. She now specialises in bringing about behavioural change at both the individual and at the organisational level to maximise performance and results.

My ultimate aim is to share knowledge, skills and insight to allow individuals and organisations to maximise potential and results. Effective organisations have happy, healthy and capable people working within them to collectively deliver excellence. I see my role as helping to unleash talent, opportunity and remove obstacles to success.

Alistair Wood.


With many years experience as a manager in the airline industry (British Airways and Cathay Pacific), Alistair brings practical experience and pragmatism to the Vector Group. During his career he has held line management and training management positions in large front line operational workforces.

Energy, enthusiasm, optimism and drive are some of his best qualities. He has the ability to cut through pomposity, management speak and status in order to deliver practical solutions to typical organisational challenges such as individual differences, team difficulties, clashes of ego and cynicism and fear.

Alistair is an outstanding trainer, facilitator and coach and is able to offer simple, practical solutions to difficult organisational team or individual problems.

My experience has shown me that lasting results come when you listen to what your client really needs and work with them to achieve success through their people. One size certainly does not fit all and I am proud of the bespoke services that we offer.

Phyllis Mackie.

Phyllis started her career in a front line customer service role in British Airways and went on to achieve the position of Fleet Director where she was responsible for the motivation and performance management of cabin crew. She played a key role in managing, administering and participating in a major national recruitment drive for Cabin Crew at British Airways.

Phyllis is a Director and has been with the Vector Group from the outset. She is a skilled client relationship manager with a particular focus on ensuring that clients’ needs are always met in a timely and effective manner. She co-ordinates all material preparation, distribution, analysis and report production of our 360° feedback product.

Her total focus on the customer, coupled with a tireless attention to detail, make her a central part of the Vector Group team.

In this business, it is long term relationships with clients that is important. I always try to build a strong working relationship with all our clients. That way, we can build up trust and respect with our clients, which is the basis of our continued success.

We have a select team of experienced consultants from a wide range of industries and sectors all who have been successful in business themselves. Each of our associates is hand picked and committed to delivering Vector’s high standards of service excellence.