In addition to our Free to Access Consultant Database we provide the following Consultancy support. The objective of our Consultancy is to help you avoid costly mistakes and maximise the value from your investment in using external consultants, we do this by focusing on the following critical success factors:

Requirements Definition Service.

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.

We know from our own careers as Consultants, owners of Consultancies, investors 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 hope you will.

Consultant Selection.

Our Free to Access Consultant Database service looks to introduce you to consultants for your consideration along with any others you may have identified via other means.

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.

Consultant Hiring Administration.

In using our Free to Access Consultant Database you will incur some administrative overhead, most notably communicating with the consultants to arrange interviews and then advising the successful and unsuccessful consultants.  Should you wish we can undertake this administration for you.

Project Management.

There are many ways that consulting project can fail and such failures are generally expensive.  Engaging and managing consultants, even an individual consultant, is a skill that takes time to learn and experience to perfect. If you do not regularly engage consultants, we can provide support over the full project life-cycle from project definition to completion, including in process monitoring to maximise value from the engagement.

Special Projects.

If you are considering a large and/or complex project, that could require one or more of the following

  • Complex problem solving
  • Multiple skill sets
  • Deep sector expertise and/or process know-how
  • Considerable internal resource
  • Input from specialist firms, e.g. lawyers, M&A brokers, Regulatory firms, internationalisation/territory specialists.

We will work with you to define the requirements as previously stated, select and manage the consulting team, identify and manage specialist partners and establish the project governance and project management methodology.

You will have one point of contact throughout the project responsible for delivering against the requirements.

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

For more information see:

Or contact Andrew Burns


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.