Quint again named Worlds Best Outsourcing Advisor

16 April 2015 Consultancy.uk

The IAOP has recently released the 2015 edition of its ‘World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’ ranking. Although formally no winner has been announced this year – IAOP has exchanged the top 20 listing for an inclusive approach – Quint Wellington Redwood has come out as one of the leaders of the pack, scoring among the ‘highest rated’ in two of the three main categories.

Every year the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) conducts research into the performance of consulting firms in the field of outsourcing. Based on the research, the association releases a ranking of the 20 best outsourcing consultancies, titled the 'World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’.

Outsourcing advisors are judged on eight different criteria, divided into three essential categories: Size and Growth, Delivery Excellence, Programs for Innovation*. New for this year is the extra weighting on Delivery Excellence (value creation for customers and acknowledgment received within the industry, plus relevant professional certificates at organizational and individual level), and Programs for Innovation (innovation programs that create new forms of value for customers and the market).

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An analysis of the company specific results reveals that Quint – which ranked #1 in the 2014 edition – this year again belongs to one of the top performers. The consultancy for instance scored 19% above the market average on ‘Customer References’, 36% above for ‘Company Recognition’ and 74% above the average for ‘Company Certification’ – all three criteria part of the Delivery Excellence domain. For the ‘Innovation Programs & Results’ criterion, part of Programs for Innovation, Quint even scored 122% above the average. On the back of the results, the advisor received the ‘Full Star - highest rated’ score in both these categories. “Only by focusing on success and helping our clients to be successful can we make the right impact. The fact that we were awarded ‘higest rated’ for Delivery Excellence and Programs for Innovations is confirmation of this”, comments Alex van den Bergh, Sourcing Advisory Lead at Quint.

“Being named to the World’s Best Advisors list is no easy task,” says Michael Corbett, IAOP Chairman. “IAOP is pleased to recognise Quint Wellington Redwood for their excellence and achievement.”

Van den Bergh adds that he is “proud” that a relatively niche player – Quint is based in the Netherlands and in terms of size substantially smaller than for instance Alsbrigde, EY, KPMG or Strategy& – has managed to come on top of a “league of extraordinary companies”. He states: “Although we have been active on the international scene for more than 15 years, we are, originally, a Dutch firm. This ranking fully confirms that we are also recognised as an international player. It gives us the strength to continue promoting our ‘dare to challenge’ mentality, even outside the Netherlands.”

For more details and the complete top 20 view the 'World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’ list.

* The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category is only applied for the ‘Global Outsourcing 100’.



10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

The UK is home to 100+ leading consulting firms. New analysis reveals the 10 consulting companies that rank as the best industry employers to work for. 

The list of top consultancy employers is based on the views and opinions of employees who were surveyed by The Sunday Times about their experience of their firm’s leadership, workplace environment, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and commitment to social responsibility. In the large consulting firms category, two of the Big Four – EY and Deloitte – and Accenture stand out from the rest. Seven other consultancies made the prestigious cut, all of which are small to mid-sized players in the consulting industry. 


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 15,076 

With roots stretching back to 1989, EY now spans over 27 UK offices. The firm supports clients, ranging from small, privately owned companies and global household names, with assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As part of the firm’s core values, EY looks for people who demonstrate integrity and respect; people with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead; and people who build relationships based on doing the right thing. 


Established: 1849
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 16,138 

Deloitte employs staff across 150 countries and territories, and its UK operations now span 24 offices. The professional services giant offers services including audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory. Among the firm’s core values are: integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity.


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 10,747 

With employees across 120 countries, Accenture provides a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 40 industries. The Dublin-headquartered company believes in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for the business, valuing diversity, fostering an open working environment and demonstrating integrity at all times.Ten leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

Karmarama (part of Accenture)

Established: 2000
Category: Mid-sized consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 245 

Karmarama is a creative agency, since December 2016 part of Accenture Interactive. The firm’s services include advertising, direct and digital marketing, digital design and build, data and analytics, PR, social and innovation. Karmarama is in the market known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data, to help brands better engage with consumers. 


Established: 2010
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

Clarasys is a London-based management consulting firm that advises and supports clients with business change, process implementation, project management and other related consultancy services. The firm serves a variety of clients, from small, not-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations. Clarasys differentiates itself through its truly democratic approach, with an elected member from each team providing feedback for their department. 

The Berkeley Partnership

Established: 1990
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

The Berkeley Partnership is an independent management consultancy providing specialist support for transformational change, working side-by-side with clients to achieve their goals. Clients include a number of FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and government departments, with over 85% of clients using the services of The Berkeley Partnership more than once. 

Abbott Risk Consulting

Established: 2002
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Edinburgh
Employees: 69

From 12 sites across the UK and Australia, Abbott Risk Consulting provides safety and risk environment consultancy services to some of the most high-hazard industries in the global economy. The company helps to work out the risk associated with hazardous events, such as oil platforms explosions, train crashes, or accidents affecting nuclear power stations.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Established: 2003
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 180 

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting is a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, working with 85% of the world’s top 20 asset managers. In order to attract and retain the very best people, Alpha, which has offices in London, New York, Boston, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg and Singapore, seeks to provide employees with a great experience.

Lane4 Management Group

Established: 1995
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Maidenhead
Employees: 193 

Lane4 Management Group is a leading HR consultancy specialised in human performance. The company’s team, based in Buckinghamshire, builds on a track record of achievement in business, psychology and elite sport. Lane4 was founded by British Olympic gold swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones and Adrian Hutchinson. 

NHS Transformation Unit

Established: 2000
Category: Internal consulting firm
Main office: Manchester
Employees: 52 

The Transformation Unit is an internal consultancy of the NHS, based in Manchester. The firm provides consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement. Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems. 


The top employers list of The Sunday Times further includes several other professional services firms that also provide consultancy services, including firms with an accounting heritage (Anderson Anderson and Brown, BHP, PKF Cooper Parry, Price Bailey), firms with an engineering heritage (BWB Consulting, Caunton Engineering) and those with a tax heritage (ForrestBrown).