Professional services that pay

COLT operates a 13-country, 25,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 34 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 16,000 buildings and 19 COLT data centres. They provide major organisations, midsize businesses and wholesale customers with a powerful resource that combines network and IT infrastructure with expertise in IT managed services, networking and communication solutions.

What did the client need?


COLT is making significant progress in its strategy of developing a services and solutions based relationship with its major clients. This includes the development of an array of innovative services that can establish COLT as a strategic partner with its clients IT and communications infrastructure. Genuinely delivering this nature of relationship requires the coordinated engagement of a team of highly effective professional services professionals who can deliver both pre and post sale consultancy solutions, many of which can be income generative for an organisation like COLT.

How did it work?

Acting initially as the part-time and interim head of this function, our Senior Positive Momentum Partner, using his highly respected executional track record in this area, first worked to establish the genuine status of the businesses ability and reputation for delivery in this area, then to understand the specific needs of both internal and external stakeholders and finally to re-establish and renew a highly performing professional services team across all of COLT’s markets.

What did Positive Momentum do?



Quickly took over the reigns of the organisation.>


Consulted widely across the organisation engaging sessions.


Developed a pragmatic and differentiated Professional Services Strategy company wide


Won cross-functional buy-in and support for a new approach


Sought and recruited new permanent team head


Undertook detailed assessment of all team members and one-to-one coaching with each and recommendations for future development