MHC pushes into Northern England with Sheffield and Manchester offices

18 September 2018 Consultancy.uk

Financial services consultancy MHC has opened its second and third office in the UK. Sheffield and Manchester add to the firm’s established London head office – taking MHC’s global footprint to 18 operations hubs across four continents.

Over the course of nine years in business, Mansion House Consulting (MHC) has transitioned from its English roots to being an international consulting player. Founded in 2009 in London, the business and technology consultancy remains focused exclusively on the financial services sector, also providing implementation execution and project management support to clients, helping them with change programmes driven by digital transformation.

Thanks to the rising demand for such services, MHC has since opened offices in Frankfurt, Singapore, New York and Jacksonville, Florida. As a result, MHC has seen fast-paced growth on a global scale, winning multiple awards for their performance as a leading Technology and Business Consultancy specialising in the Financial Services sector. The firm’s rapid expansion has been noticed around the world, being ranked in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to inspire Britain in 2015 and 2017, as well as in The Financial Times’ FT 1000: Europe’s fastest growing Companies in 2017.

MHC pushes into Northern England with Sheffield and Manchester offices

Now, the consultancy has announced a further push for growth, as it expands into Northern England. The North is seeing an improved economic outlook in recent years, with the mid-market economy of Yorkshire for example having recently added 13,800 jobs to the region, amid growing profits. As a result, a number of firms are in the process of beefing up their process in the area, in order to make the most of expanding firms in all industries looking to hit the next phase of growth.  RSM and Ramboll are among those who have sought to tap into this potential demand in Manchester in particular.

MHC has become the latest of these, adding two new offices to its Northern presence, one of which is in Manchester, in Peter House, Oxford Street. According to the firm, the office is a new, modern and vibrant state of the art space, which is located in the heart of the city centre. The new location has been chosen with the company’s staff and clients in mind for their comfort and convenience, and for facilitation of collaborative working across MHC’s local and global teams.

At the same time, MHC has added a location in Sheffield. The new space is based on 1 Concourse Way, Sheffield. MHC’s operations in Sheffield started back in 2017 when MHC obtained large scale business in the region, which allowed the company to extend their core service offering around Cyber security, Ecosystem monitoring, Payments, Delivery assurance and Technology infrastructure transformation. Both locations were supplied by flexible workspace solutions firm Regus.

Commenting on expansion MHC CEO Gerard Kenny commented, “We have identified a growing requirement and associated opportunities in the north of England and are now growing our UK footprint to better service our clients in this fast-growing region. Our expansion drive in Sheffield and Manchester is a sign of our commitment to our existing clients within these UK locations and our appetite is to scale our offering, leveraging our global experience and capability and strengthen MHC’s brand presence in the domestic market.”

Moving forward, MHC is now looking to recruit. The firm hopes to grow its headcount as a further provider of revenue growth, and are actively recruiting for a range of positions in the new locations in particular.

Related: Mansion House Consulting appoints Jitu Parmar to Strategic Advisor role.

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US change management consultancy opens office in London

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

One year after UK consultancy Thought Provoking Consulting invested in American change management firm Change 4 Growth, it has opened its first international office in the UK. Change 4 Growth’s new London locale will see the company look to supply organisational transformation solutions crafted over the last several years in the US to British clients.

Specialising in transformational change, American retail boutique consultancy Change 4 Growth (C4G) offers an expansive range of services. This includes organisational change management, culture alignment and engagement, leadership development, training and e-learning and recruitment of staff support. Well-known retail brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Chico’s, Eddie Bauer and Ann Taylor are already among C4G’s clients, but since receiving investment from Thought Provoking Consulting in early 2018, the company has been keen to pursue expansion of its own.

Speaking at the time of the deal, Beth Thomas, CEO of C4G, commented, "I’m so excited to be working with Thought Provoking Consulting... The move will allow us to tap into a breadth of retail expertise and help our clients find solutions that are critical in this age in areas such as pricing, promotions, planning, product development and supply chain."

US change management consultancy opens office in London

In 2019, this has seen the Ohio-headquartered consultancy announce the opening of its first international office in London. Led by UK native and Managing Director, David Lucas, the base in Britain’s capital will bring the firm’s holistic service to clients in Europe looking deal with change at every level within their organisations.

Commenting via his LinkedIn profile, Lucas said, “At a time of huge technological upheaval, the importance of organisational and cultural change, married with operational speed and agility, has never been greater. Achieving that balance between people, process and technology for the digital era is the burning platform for most organisations…The C4G team… offers a spectrum of change and re-alignment capabilities and can bring proven approaches, methodologies and solutions to support the UK market.”

In the US, C4G has been able to tap into the fact that disengagement and unhappiness at work have become an epidemic across multiple sectors, resulting in poor business performance and bottom line results. With the UK’s high streets currently faltering due to an influx of e-commerce competition, Brexit pressures, and stagnating real wages, C4G will likely also find fertile ground for its retail-focused transformation services on both sides of the Atlantic.

Remarking on the firm’s arrival ‘across the pond’, Thomas concluded, “Many of our clients are global organisations who have facilities and employees around the world, and as an avid admirer of Britain’s innovative retail community, it has long been my intention to open a C4G office in the UK… With David Lucas, who brings a proven track record of transformational change at the helm and our sister company, Thought Provoking Consulting… we’re more excited than ever to explore the synergies to be discovered in having a UK powerhouse to support not only the retail sector but all industries.”