LCP Consulting adds Gareth Jenkins to Retail and FMCG practices

09 June 2016

UK-based supply chain consultancy LCP Consulting has hired logistics expert Gareth Jenkins, who joins from a more than ten year career at Logistics Consulting Asia. In his new role, Jenkins takes on the role of Principal in the firm’s Retail and FMCG practices.

For the last decade Jenkins has lived and worked in Asia Pacific, where he worked for Logistics Consulting Asia, with four offices in Asia’s one of the region’s larger specialised supply chain consultancies. At the firm, founded in 1999 and headquartered in Malaysia, Jenkins advised clients on supply chain strategies and was a consultant to dozens of logistical transformations. His focus lies on engagements in the retail, oil & gas, chemicals and FMCG industries, with Exxon, Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer and Tesco some of the clients he has served.

Roughly ten years after leaving the UK, where Jenkins spent ten years with LCP Consulting – the Berkhamsted-based consultancy has a strategic partnership with Logistics Consulting Asia – Jenkins has returned to the country and affiliated with his former employer. LCP Consulting has appointed Jenkins as Principal in the firm’s Retail and FMCG practices, in the role he will work with LCP’s retail and manufacturing teams to develop end-to-end supply chain strategies and physical distribution network strategies.

LCP Consulting adds Gareth Jenkins to Retail and FMCG practices

Commenting on the senior hire, John Lockton, Managing Director of LCP Consulting, says “Gareth’s extensive supply chain experience in both retail and consumer goods will complement our end-to-end solution in both of these high growth sectors.” He further adds that LCP Consulting is increasingly being called on by the firm’s clients to operate internationally, “so Gareth’s knowledge of Asia Pacific could be an invaluable asset to both LCP, and our clients.”

Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Oxford and Master’s degree in Logistics from the Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management.

In September last year LCP Consulting, which in April won the ‘Outstanding Project of the Year Award’ at the 2016 MCA Awards, added Richard Walters to its Partner team.


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.