NextContinent admits Curzon & Company into its consulting network

10 April 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

London-based management consultancy Curzon & Company been admitted into NextContinent, an international alliance of consulting firms with a presence in 30 countries. The association sees Curzon, which is NextContinent’s first affiliated consultancy in the United Kingdom, reap the benefits of being part of a global network of over 4,500 professionals, both in terms of business development and client delivery. 

Established in 2002, Curzon & Company is a management and transformation consultancy with a focus on bluechip clients, including several FTSE 100 companies. “We help organisations achieve sustainable performance advances in business areas where there’s a big need for change,” explained Andrew Morgan, Managing Partner of the consulting firm.

Since founding, the firm has completed over 320 engagements, delivered at over 60 clients, typically focused on maximising top line growth, optimising profitability and improving operational capability.

As part of its goal to enhance its cross-border services to its increasingly international oriented client base, the London-based consultancy (19 Berkeley Street) approached NextContinent to be admitted into its network. Following a due diligence on Curzon’s heritage and footprint, the UK outfit has been accepted, joining the likes of Solidiance (an Asia strategy consultancy), Eurogroup Consulting (a French management consultancy), Magnus Red (a Dutch consulting firm) and P3 Group (a DACH-based advisory firm). “We are honoured to have been accepted into the NextContinent network,” said Morgan. 

NextContinent admits Curzon & Company into its consulting network

“The joining of forces offers an excellent fit with complementary offerings, expertise, sectors and geographies. For our clients, this means they continue to benefit from the agility and know-how of the Curzon team, with extended global reach and access to new capabilities and resources. We also believe the specialist local expertise offered by our NextContinent peers around the world will be of great value supporting our clients’ global ambitions, particularly in key growth markets such as Asia and South America.” 

Members of NextContinent are like-minded independent consultancy firms from around the world, and they, according to Morgan, share the same entrepreneurial vision: to support their clients across borders with the powerful combination of local expertise and global reach. The addition of Curzon & Company takes NextContinent’s headcount to over 4,500 professionals, of which over 1,500 are management consultants, across 30 countries globally. While Solidiance has a strong presence in Asia and the Middle East, from Singapore to Beirut, Eurogroup Consulting and P3 Group cover most of the larger European economies, including Germany, France and Italy. With Curzon added to the portfolio, NextContinent now also has an on the ground presence in Europe’s largest management consulting market, estimated to be worth £9 billion.

Commenting on what stood at the basis of the firm’s admittance into the global network, Morgan pointed at the firm’s credentials of delivering tangible project results. “We have a demonstrable track record delivering real and lasting results. On average Curzon & Company clients experience incremental growth worth at least a 5:1 return on fees invested, sustainable cost reductions averaging 20% - 30% and/or two to threefold performance increases on critical performance measures.” Building on the results, he highlighted that Curzon & Company is able to compete, and win, against the very largest consultancy firms in UK’s consulting landscape, including the Big Four and players such as Baringa Partners, Capco and Capgemini Consulting.

Another factor that played a role is Curzon & Company’s experience in international project settings: “we have delivered engagements in more than 30 countries around the world,” he added. 

Meanwhile, Curzon & Company has been shortlisted as a MCA Award finalist for the fourth year in a row. This year, the consultancy has been nominated in two categories; Change Management in the Private Sector and Commercial Excellence, among big industry names such as Big Four firm Deloitte and PwC and German-origin sales & marketing specialist Simon-Kucher & Partners.

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