BearingPoint promotes Stuart Higgins to Partner in the UK

02 July 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Stuart Higgins has been appointed as a Partner in the UK wing of international consultancy BearingPoint. Higgins, who arrived at the firm one year before, will focus on the firm’s consumer goods and retail offering from BearingPoint’s London office.

Global consulting firm BearingPoint now boasts a global footprint spanning 22 countries, with 39 BearingPoint offices and a global headcount of 4,343, driving revenue growth. The firm enjoyed a bumper year in 2017, with revenues up by 12% compared to the previous year to a record level of €710 million, and profitability up by 18% year over year. As the firm looks to kick into 2018, the consultancy is also preparing for a period of change at the top, following the stepping down of long-standing Managing Partner Peter Mockler, and the succession of Kiumars Hamidian into his previous role.

Elsewhere, the firm has also announced a roster of Partner promotions as it looks to reward the good work that has seen its revenue sore in recent years. The firm’s Partner count has grown from 174 to 191, with an international promotion round seeing 17 ascend in total. These include, five in France, 10 in Germany and Switzerland, and one each in the Netherlands and in the UK.Stuart Higgins - Parter, BearingPoint UK

Stuart Higgins was on-boarded as a Director at BearingPoint UK in 2017, when the firm purchased supply chain consultancy LCP. Higgins had previously been a Partner at the consultancy, which he spent five years with before its acquisition. Concurrently, he was a Supply Chain and Logistics Consultant and an Interim Executive for Amalgus, where he specialised in the retail and FMCG sectors between 2008 and 2016.

As well as consulting work, Higgins’ CV also boasts an extensive amount of industrial experience. He spent seven years with First Quench Retailing, where he was latterly a Supply Chain and Buying Director, following on from a six year stint at bicycle retailer Halfords, where he became Head of Logistics before exiting in 2002. He also spent eight years with international food processor H.J. Heinz, where Higgins rose to the rank of Senior Supply Chain Manager before seeking fresh challenges. Higgins also holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, which he obtained from the University of Salford.

Now, he will take up the position of Partner in Consumer Goods and Retail at BearingPoint’s London office. He will report to BearingPoint’s Regional Lead Partner for the UK & Ireland, James Rodger. The former KPMG and IBM business consultant joined BearingPoint in 2005, and following an extensive period as the firm’s Global Automotive Leader, took up his present role in 2013.

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