About us

At Honeycomb, we are focused on building a new kind of training business. One based in a community of experts with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience with others. Our trainers all have 10+ years of experience and have worked in top tier consulting firms - firms like Bain & Company, McKinsey, PwC, and EY. We've also worked in and with dozens of boutique consulting firms, and bring that all important client understanding from time in corporates & public sector organisations as well.

Our approaches are centred on our values. We... Build Human Connections; Create Safe Spaces; Say What Needs To Be Said; Are Courageously Vulnerable; Make The Complex Simple & Fun; Leave Lasting Impact.

Our community of trainers is growing all the time. Get in touch if you're interested in joining us. The journey continues.

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FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Deri Hughes

Deri is the founder of Honeycomb PS. He spent many years at top strategy consulting firm Bain & Company, and subsequently built his own practice supporting corporates & private equity to maximise value in deal environments.

More recently, he was CFOO of Credo Business Consulting where he built the operations team from scratch - learning many valuable lessons along the way! Following Credo's sale to Teneo in 2017, he left to set-up Honeycomb and help the leaders of boutique consulting firms develop their teams faster, combining his expertise in consulting skills and consulting firm operations.

He is passionate about personal growth, his four kids, and his charity work. With his wife, he founded Shop + Drop to support vulnerable people self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, and is Finance Director of the Harry Birrell Scholarship Trust.

The Team

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Katherine Eaton

Katherine has worked with Honeycomb since 2018 and now supports a range of clients as part of our Finance team. She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with over 12 years’ experience supporting a variety of small to medium clients - including start-ups and high growth firms. She has two young kids.

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OPERATIONS CONSULTANT

Sam Lamey

Sam joined Honeycomb in 2019, having spent 8+ years’ running operations in boutique consulting firms. She enjoys being an active business partner, acting as the key interface between the business and the Finance team. She's proactive, dependable, systems savvy, process-focused, and loves building strong relationships across the business. Outside of work she's a seasoned traveller who enjoys exploring new places. 

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Gabby Cervai

Gabby joined Honeycomb in 2018, having previously worked as an EA in Advertising and Tax. Having moved into Book-keeping Gabby runs the books for Honeycomb and our Finance Services clients. She's highly dependable and committed to excellent customer service. Outside of work she loves food from her native Italy, and has two young children to keep her busy. 

Schedule a callback

We're always happy to chat! If you are seeing a need to upskill your team or give them greater clarity on how they are doing then a 15 min intro chat with Deri will help you get clear.