Birmingham-based consultancy Entec Si books record revenues

14 September 2018 3 min. read
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An IT consultancy based in Birmingham has enjoyed a bumper year, improving its turnover by almost £1 million in the last financial year. Entec Si participated in over 70 engagements in that time, and hopes to expand its headcount to continue that momentum in the near future.

The consulting industry in Birmingham has seen plenty of activity in recent months, with a number of well-known brands striving to improve their foothold in the UK’s second city. PwC announced that 2019 will see the city become a major beneficiary of the Big Four firm’s nationwide reshuffle, as it will take up residence in the whole first building of the multimillion Paradise redevelopment scheme in Birmingham, while the firm closes six other regional presences, elsewhere in the UK. Similarly, Big Four rival EY has looked to ramp up its headcount in the locale with senior appointments in 2018, while engineering and construction consultancy Ramboll also took up residence in a new office in Birmingham, amid a national expansion drive.

The success of consultants in Birmingham has not been limited to the just the usual suspects, however, and one IT and business consultancy based in the city has hailed its most successful year to date after recording a major jump in turnover. Entec Si posted a turnover of £2.2 million for the year to 31 March 2018, a rise from £1.4 million in the prior 12 months. The company, based at Alpha Tower – a Grade II listed office skyscraper initially designed by the Birmingham-born architect George Marsh of Richard Seifert & Partners as the headquarters of the commercial television company ATV – has also almost doubled its workforce over the same period.

Birmingham-based consultancy Entec Si books record revenues

Entec Si was founded in 1996 by Eman Al-Hillawi and Peter Marsden, and specialises in leading service transformation, ICT projects & programmes. To that end, the firm undertook 75 separate client commissions during the financial year in question, while investing heavily in its recruitment and operational systems, including a new, modernised website to help further drive client demand.

Following a number of key appointments over the past year, the company anticipates further employee growth at a steady rate, as it looks to further develop its portfolio within the aviation and local government sectors. At the same time, Entec Si will also maintain a focus on up-skilling its current staff, who have helped deliver a bumper year, via employee development and investment initiatives.

Commenting on the matter, Director and Principal Consultant at Entec Si, Eman Al-Hillawi, said, “We understand that people are at the heart of any successful change management programme. Our unique Entec Si and client blended team approach allows us to influence culture change by identifying skills and upskilling our clients’ staff to facilitate business transformation.”

Fellow co-founder Peter Marsden added, "With entrepreneurial spirit running through the very fabric of the business community, adapting to change is very much at the top of the agenda for enterprises… We recognise that Entec Si’s achievements are largely down to the relationships we have with clients, our strong values and the commitment of our team and we intend to continue investing in employee growth and development to attract and maintain the best talent."