Turnstone, a management consultancy firm based in London, has joined the Management Consultancies Association (MCA). With the addition of Turnstone the MCA now has a total of 56 members.
Founded in 2006, Turnstone provides procurement services to blue chip organisations and large public bodies. The consulting firm specialises in IT tendering services – managing the process of tendering for software, services and telecoms, including the contract negotiations phase and ongoing vendor management. “We help our clients gain competitive advantage by maximising value and quality from their third party IT spend – an area often managed by overstretched IT or procurement staff,” explains David Brook, Managing Director of Turnstone.
The advisory company, which is based a block away from Temple Gardens, differentiates itself in the marketplace through its senior team – Turnstone consultants generally have 10+ years of experience in the field of IT procurement and hold professional certifications such as MCIPS (Master qualified) or FCIPS (Fellow member).
To further bolster its track record in the consulting industry, Turnstone has decided to join the MCA, the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. By joining the association the firm expects to boost its reputation (e.g. additional exposure to consulting clients through MCA member directory) and credibility (e.g. adherence to MCA’s quality criteria and Code of Practice) in the marketplace. In addition, Turnstone envisages that it will benefit from best practices shared throughout the network, across topics such as business development, project management and internal operations.
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA, says in a reaction that he is “delighted” that Turnstone has joined the MCA as their they operate in a field which currently is “a hot topic across the industry”. Leaman also predicts that Turnstone will in the coming years play an important role in maturing the ‘digital buying’ domain, one of the key strategic pillars of the UK government. “I am certain that Turnstone will contribute their views to our future work around buying digital and how the public sector can utilise consultancy expertise to achieve its aim of being the most digital government in the G8 by 2015,” says Leaman.
With the addition of Turnstone, the total number of MCA partners rises to 56 members, which according to the representative body represents over 60% of the UK consulting market.