Five professionals join London-based consulting firm Moorhouse

06 June 2018

UK headquartered consultancy Moorhouse has welcomed five new professionals to its London team. Andy Hemsley joins the firm as Client Director and Leader of Financial Services Sector at Moorhouse, Nikitha Yereddi and Emily Blampied both arrive as Senior Consultants, Tom Clark has been appointed as an Account Development Manager, while Clarke Dodd begins life at Moorhouse as a Management Consultant.

Established in 2004, Moorhouse is a transformation consultancy which works to deliver complex transformational projects in key areas including strategic design, change management, customer journey improvement, digital and technology transformations, post-merger & acquisition integration, programme management and performance improvement. Recently, the firm’s importance in Britain was underlined when it was listed as one of the top 25 healthcare consultancies in the UK – as the NHS continues to engage the consulting industry in order to eke out potential savings.

This is just one of many avenues where Moorhouse Consulting has growing consistently, and the firm has been ringing in the changes as of late, as the rapidly expanding organisation attempts to make good on its bullish economic performance in recent years. The firm was recently named one of the fastest growing SME consultancies by the London Stock Exchange, while a merger with SQS and Assystem Technologies has opened up new revenue streams and capital resources to the British consultancy. Now as the firm further strives to better meet growing client demand, Moorhouse has on-boarded five new professionals to become part of its London team.

Five professionals join London-based consulting firm Moorhouse

Andy Hemsley has joined Moorhouse as Client Director and Financial Services Sector Leader. The former EY staffer has spent more than 24 years in the consulting and financial services sector, and will bring a wealth of experience to his latest senior role. Most recently this saw Hemsley working as a member of Project One’s Account leadership team, where he had accountability for oversight and assurance of complex change and transformation programmes across multiple clients and sectors as well as business development and maintenance of senior client relationships to c-suite level.

Before this, Hemsley spent nine years with firm EY, where he was latterly a Director in Advisory, leading the Programme Advisory Services team for the Products & Services market at the Big Four firm. Previously, he also had spells working for Chaucer Consulting, Mouchel (now part of WSP), and Hyder Consulting.

Nikitha Yereddi has arrived at Moorhouse as a Senior Consultant, by way of the Helix Centre. Yereddi spent over a year with the group working on chronic disease management and digital behavioural interventions as an Innovation Fellow, having previously spent two years as an Analyst at global IT and advisory firm Accenture.

Emily Blampied similarly takes up the role of Senior Consultant at Moorhouse, having most recently worked in the same capacity for Big Four firm PwC. She joined the firm as a graduate, having picked up a BA Hons in Geography from Oxford, and during her three years at PwC, she rose to the rank of Senior Consultant in PwC’s Technology Consulting practice. During this time, Blampied was PMO Lead in a financial transformation at a retailer with operations across Europe, supporting delivery of a £20 million SAP implementation programme, among other projects.

Tom Clark has been hired as an Account Development Manager at Moorhouse, following a succession of roles in the financial services and consulting sector. Holding a Master of Arts in Theatre Directing from the University of East Anglia, Clark redirected his career in 2013, joining Grant Thornton. Spending over a year with the UK’s fifth largest accounting and advisory firm, he rose to the rank of Business Development Manager before taking a role as Sales Director at iNeed, a consumer app for which he devised and completed in depth market research and oversaw the development of the client journey from concept to MVP. Before joining Moorhouse, Clark spent two years with Inform Direct, a cloud-based company secretarial software platform where he was latterly a Subscriptions Manager.

Clarke Dodd has also been appointed to Moorhouse, arriving at the firm as a Management Consultant. A former summer intern with PwC, in 2015 Dodd returned to the Big Four firm to begin his career as a Management Consultant. He spent the best part of three years with the firm before departing to found and own, a website covering exercise and nutrition articles with event and product reviews, which he still runs alongside a role as a Strategic Advisor at health and fitness network GoGetters.

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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.