EQ Partnering is a team of experts who specialise in partnering, collaboration and relationship management.

We founded the business in 2007 after a conversation where we realised that we were frequently asked to help repair commercial relationships that had turned sour, or were failing to deliver the expected results.

We developed a better way

We knew it would be much more fulfilling to work out what was necessary to make collaboration successful and to share this with others. Our resulting research led to the creation of the EQ Partnering Virtuous Circle.

Initially our work was used within outsourcing and business services. It is now also being used on multi- billion pound national infrastructure and construction programmes.

  • EQP is a small specialist consultancy and we wish to stay this way
  • We want to develop your in-house capability and self-sufficiency. We do not want to build your dependency on us
  • We use expert associates when we need to create a bigger team, and will only ever include people with the right skills and approach to add value to your work
  • We will be completely honest with what we feel you need, without creating extra bells, whistles and work that quite frankly you don’t need
  • Our values include mutual respect, professionalism, honesty and humanity
  • We want individuals and organisations to thrive, despite the complexity and challenge that true collaboration brings
  • Our work comes from repeat work and referrals. We value our clients’ confidentiality and do not discuss details of specific assignments with those outside the work
  • The EQ stands for Emotional Intelligence, which is at the heart of our work and all successful collaboration
Sue Tompkins
Sue Tompkins


Clients we have worked with

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Jacobs logo
Capital One Logo
Costain logo

Their delivery partners or strategic clients we have worked with

Devon County Council logo
Southern Water logo
ARUP logo
IBM logo
Transport for the North logo
Atkins logo
Infosys logo
wipro logo
Balfour Beatty logo
Wakefield Council logo
Black and Veatch logo
MMB logo
Carillion logo
Skanska logo