TimeLog named a Red Herring Top 100 Europe 2016 winner

27 April 2016 Consultancy.uk

TimeLog, a firm that provides software solutions to the consulting industry, has been named a winner of a Red Herring Top 100 Europe award. “The fact that TimeLog is the only Danish-origin company among the Red Herring Top 100 makes us very proud”, says TimeLog’s CEO Søren Lund.

Red Herring is a global media company which brings together innovators, technology firms, venture capitalists and business decision makers in a variety of offline and online forums. Every year, since 1996, the company organises a competition that recognises fast growing technology enterprises, across North America, Europe and Asia. 

Red Herring Europe
Following a due diligence on the performance of over 1,200 privately held companies in Europe, the jury last month unveiled the shortlist for this year’s award competition. In coming to the list, enterprises were evaluated on a range of criteria, including technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health.

The finalists were subsequently invited to Amsterdam to attend the Red Herring Europe forum (11-13 April), where they were asked to pitch their firm’s business case. As part of the process, more than 20 quantitative and qualitative criteria were also taken under scrutiny, and out of the meta-analysis came a list of Europe’s top 100 best performing privately held technology companies.

The winners were recognised during the Red Herrings Europe award ceremony, held on the final evening of the three day event. Among the winners is TimeLog, a technology brand from Denmark with a focus on the consulting industry. Founded in 2001, in Denmark, the software firm today provides IT solutions to more than 750 customers, the majority of which are active in the management consulting and IT consulting segments. TimeLog has expanded rapidly in recent years, and serves its approximately 20,000 daily users in 15 countries from its bases in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam (established last year), and Kuala Lumpur.

The recent organic growth, in combination with its innovative portfolio of products and offerings*, stood at the basis of TimeLog’s recognition by Red Herring, says Alex Vieux, CEO of the media firm. “We believe TimeLog embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. TimeLog should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong”.

Commenting on the achievement, Lund says he is “very proud” of the scoop, in particular in light of the fact that TimeLog was the only Danish company to make the Red Herring Top 100 Europe 2016. He adds: “Every day, we work on improving our products and optimising our services. For us, it’s all about gaining a competitive advantage in a global market. In this context, the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award acknowledges our efforts and confirms that we have made the right decisions.”

* Late last year TimeLog launched a revamped version of its ERP software for consulting firms. The solution, including the latest features, was featured on Consultancy.uk in February this year.



10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

The UK is home to 100+ leading consulting firms. New analysis reveals the 10 consulting companies that rank as the best industry employers to work for. 

The list of top consultancy employers is based on the views and opinions of employees who were surveyed by The Sunday Times about their experience of their firm’s leadership, workplace environment, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and commitment to social responsibility. In the large consulting firms category, two of the Big Four – EY and Deloitte – and Accenture stand out from the rest. Seven other consultancies made the prestigious cut, all of which are small to mid-sized players in the consulting industry. 


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 15,076 

With roots stretching back to 1989, EY now spans over 27 UK offices. The firm supports clients, ranging from small, privately owned companies and global household names, with assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As part of the firm’s core values, EY looks for people who demonstrate integrity and respect; people with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead; and people who build relationships based on doing the right thing. 


Established: 1849
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 16,138 

Deloitte employs staff across 150 countries and territories, and its UK operations now span 24 offices. The professional services giant offers services including audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory. Among the firm’s core values are: integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity.


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 10,747 

With employees across 120 countries, Accenture provides a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 40 industries. The Dublin-headquartered company believes in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for the business, valuing diversity, fostering an open working environment and demonstrating integrity at all times.Ten leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

Karmarama (part of Accenture)

Established: 2000
Category: Mid-sized consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 245 

Karmarama is a creative agency, since December 2016 part of Accenture Interactive. The firm’s services include advertising, direct and digital marketing, digital design and build, data and analytics, PR, social and innovation. Karmarama is in the market known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data, to help brands better engage with consumers. 


Established: 2010
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

Clarasys is a London-based management consulting firm that advises and supports clients with business change, process implementation, project management and other related consultancy services. The firm serves a variety of clients, from small, not-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations. Clarasys differentiates itself through its truly democratic approach, with an elected member from each team providing feedback for their department. 

The Berkeley Partnership

Established: 1990
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

The Berkeley Partnership is an independent management consultancy providing specialist support for transformational change, working side-by-side with clients to achieve their goals. Clients include a number of FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and government departments, with over 85% of clients using the services of The Berkeley Partnership more than once. 

Abbott Risk Consulting

Established: 2002
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Edinburgh
Employees: 69

From 12 sites across the UK and Australia, Abbott Risk Consulting provides safety and risk environment consultancy services to some of the most high-hazard industries in the global economy. The company helps to work out the risk associated with hazardous events, such as oil platforms explosions, train crashes, or accidents affecting nuclear power stations.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Established: 2003
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 180 

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting is a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, working with 85% of the world’s top 20 asset managers. In order to attract and retain the very best people, Alpha, which has offices in London, New York, Boston, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg and Singapore, seeks to provide employees with a great experience.

Lane4 Management Group

Established: 1995
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Maidenhead
Employees: 193 

Lane4 Management Group is a leading HR consultancy specialised in human performance. The company’s team, based in Buckinghamshire, builds on a track record of achievement in business, psychology and elite sport. Lane4 was founded by British Olympic gold swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones and Adrian Hutchinson. 

NHS Transformation Unit

Established: 2000
Category: Internal consulting firm
Main office: Manchester
Employees: 52 

The Transformation Unit is an internal consultancy of the NHS, based in Manchester. The firm provides consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement. Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems. 


The top employers list of The Sunday Times further includes several other professional services firms that also provide consultancy services, including firms with an accounting heritage (Anderson Anderson and Brown, BHP, PKF Cooper Parry, Price Bailey), firms with an engineering heritage (BWB Consulting, Caunton Engineering) and those with a tax heritage (ForrestBrown).