Hay Group and Willis Group exchange clients

30 January 2013 Consultancy.uk

Hay Group has signed a global partnership with Willis Group, an international insurance broker and advisory firm in the field of actuaries and Human Resources. Under this agreement, the companies will provide each other's services to their clients. Willis Group can refer its clients to Hay Group for management- and HR consulting services and Hay Group can refer its clients to Willis Group for employee benefits consulting and brokerage services.

Hay Group globally has over 2.600 consultants spread in 84 offices in 48 countries. Willis Group has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, and a global team of approximately 17.000 employees.

Hay Group and Willis Group exchange clients

"We are thrilled to join forces with Hay Group and strengthen our global employee benefits platform. Hay Group's experience and expertise in the HR consulting arena will enable us to expand our service offering to our existing clients and prospects and further enhance our value proposition” says Joe Plumeri, CEO of Willis Group.

Chris Matthews, CEO of Hay Group HR advisory firm, adds: "Clients want to look at all aspects of compensation together - salaries, bonus, benefits, and pensions - rather than in isolated silos, and they want to do this across all markets in which they operate. This agreement increases our ability to serve and add value to our clients in all markets. We are very pleased to be teaming up with one of the world's leading employee benefits consulting and brokerage firms".

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”