Consulting Services

george james ltd is dedicated to serving the global B2B Life Sciences, Scientific, Technology and Enterprise Application Software markets.

We work with businesses throughout their life-cycle from start-up to major liquidity events – whether that be a merger, a trade sale or an IPO – see Scope

If you have:

  • A technical challenge or a business problem that you are unsure of how best to manage
  • An opportunity you want to maximize the value of
  • A requirement for specialist knowledge/skills not available in house

We will, through our unique Consulting Services business model, help you cost effectively formulate and implement the best way forward.

Our unique approach is based on:

Our Free to Access Consultant Database:

  • Built up over 20 years, our Free to Access Consultant Database allows you to connect to a wealth of expertise, much of it not available via other channels. Your requirements, often unique, can be matched to our extensive industry-specific connections.

Our Virtual Consulting Model:

Developed and refined over 30 years, Our Virtual Consulting Model, is designed to ensure that you get:

  • What you want
  • When it’s wanted
  • By people with the relevant business expertise and technical knowledge

The combination of these approaches ensures you:

  • Get exceptional value for money. Our virtual consulting model means we have very low overheads; you only pay for what you need and not a share of our fixed overheads. You get:
    • The right people
    • At the right time
    • At the right price
  • Can de-risk your project and reduce the chance of making costly mistakes, by accessing our extensive experience in:
    • Requirement definition: Whether you do this yourself, engage a third party, or work with us, accurately and unambiguously defining the problem to be addressed is a fundamental critical success factor when considering hiring external consultants. Too many consulting projects fail to deliver full value due to inadequacies in the Requirement Definition… more >We know from our own careers as investors, business owners and senior executives that sometimes there is a sense of an issue within the business which requires some investigation before it can be clearly articulated. At other times practical issues such as pace of change in the business, impending deadlines, restraints on management time etc. get in the way of putting pen to paper and defining the problem.
      Prior to using our Free to Access Consultant Database, we can work with you to ensure that your project requirements are accurately and precisely defined. The output from these engagements is typically a detailed Project Brief and a Statement of Works. You are then free to use the output as the basis for going to market to find consulting resource. There is no obligation to use our Free to Access Consultant Database although we do hope you will.
    • Consultant Selection. If you are inexperienced, simply do not have the time or would value a third-party expert view on who is most suitable we can help.
    • Project management. There are many ways that consulting project can fail and such failures are generally expensive… more > Managing consultants, their activities and deliverables is a skill that takes time to learn and experience to perfect. If you do not regularly engage consultants, we can provide support to from project initiation to completion.
    • Special Projects. For larger and/or complex projects our experienced team and extensive network allow us to:
      • Put the right team of consultants together for your specific task
      • Provide overall project management and reporting
      • Access a supporting network of associates/partners to cope with specific requirements, e.g. doing business in China, Japan and Korea

We have a proven track record of successfully helping companies throughout their life-cycle from start-up to exit.

For more details of our Consultancy support see Consultancy

Some reasons to talk to us:

  • Free access to a unique industry specific resource built up over many years
  • Best advice on how to get the most from engaging a consultant, with the initial call FOC
  • In addition to our Consultant Database we have a free to use Non-Executive Director/Chair Database (see our Free NED/Chair Service)

Excellent references

Over many years I have worked with members of the george james team on a number of projects. Based on past success, their in-depth knowledge of the industry and extensive network we recently engaged them to develop our sales message, identify and reach out to potential buyers on 3 continents. Resulting in multiple bids for the Company and a successful sale. -- Colin Jump, CEO of ETP Ion Detect

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Free services supported by our paid for services. If you or any of your contacts are considering engaging a recruiter, consultant or trainer we will welcome the opportunity to be considered.