About us

Performance Improvement is managed by the Stuart Mitchell Group of Companies.

The principals of the Group are

Stuart Mitchell, Managing Director of Stuart Mitchell and Company Limited, and

Peter Tate, Managing Director of Into Life Personal Development Ltd.


Stuart Mitchell

Stuart has an extensive background in management, consultancy, training, and software development. He has a degree in Psychology with postgraduate qualifications in management, marketing, human resources, and career guidance.

Stuart is an experienced and qualified consultant/trainer. He has worked closely with the CIPD for the past 12 years in his areas of expertise: strategic human resource management, leadership development, performance management, talent management and coaching development. Stuart has led projects for the CIPD around the world and the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice (Performance Review Skills) in the UK. Stuart is also a software developer in the area of talent management and career development.

Stuart teaches Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) through Kingston University (London) Business School on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He has led the ‘HRM in Context’ module of the MA/MSc IHRM/CIPD Professional Diploma in HRM in the UK and Moscow and is an examiner for MA/MSc management reports and dissertations.


Peter Tate

Peter has a strong background in software development for the Internet complemented by extensive training and team development experience. Following a degree in Biochemistry Peter began his career in Further Education software systems and there developed his passion for training and team development.

Following a period in large systems development, leading international software teams across three continents (and 5 time zones!) Peter began working in Internet technologies and built highly productive teams from scratch for a number of software ventures.

In 2003 Peter formed "Into Life Personal Development" to focus on developing individuals through coaching and to provide software and education solutions that support both individuals and organisations. Peter has now delivered Career Horizons web based solutions to a number of large enterprises.


Our Clients


Over the past 15 years, we have worked extensively with the following leading UK based and international organisations:


  • BBC
  • British Airways
  • Barnardo’s
  • BOC
  • Britannic Assurance
  • Cheltenham & Gloucester
  • Church of England
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • HM Treasury
  • National Semiconductors
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Marks & Spencer
  • MoD
  • Motorola
  • Scottish Courage
  • Standard Life
  • Thames Water



We welcome the opportunity of working with you to deliver leading edge products and services and the highest return on your investment in performance improvement.

our mission is:


"To provide exciting people management solutions that motivate, challenge and develop potential in all types of organisations".

our vision is:


"To be recognised as best in class in Europe and overseas".

our values are:


"Passion, integrity, accountability, excellence and professionalism"


Stuart Mitchell & Company Ltd

Registered in London
Registration number 3260917

Registered office address:
9 Pound Lane,
Surrey GU7 1BX, UK