Whitecap Consulting to open Bristol and Newcastle offices

01 October 2018 Authored by Consultancy.uk

Whitecap Consulting, a strategy consulting firm headquartered in Leeds, has announced it will open two new offices in Bristol and Newcastle. The move sees the firm emulate previous success with the launch of two similar satellite sites in Manchester and Milton Keynes in 2017, as it enters the latest phase of its regional growth strategy.

Established in 2012, Whitecap Consulting works with mid-sized organisations and divisions of corporate businesses across multiple sectors including: Financial Services, Technology, Retail, Higher Education, Property, Healthcare and Inward Investment. Supporting clients typically located outside London, the firm usually helps clients analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.

Whitecap's clients have included Bibby Financial Services, The Co-operative Group, Costcutter, OCS, Department of International Trade, Furness Building Society and London South Bank University, among others. The firm is also a co-founder of FinTech North; an events initiative championing FinTech in the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’ economy.

Whitecap Consulting to open Bristol and Newcastle offices

Whitecap is headquartered in the Yorkshire city of Leeds, and the firm recently expanded its regional presence by opening offices in Manchester and Milton Keynes in April 2017. The development served to better cater to the needs of the North West and Midlands, respectively. Now, the firm has announced plans to launch a further two satellite offices, as it bids to replicate that success across the country.

Whitecap will launch offices in Bristol and Newcastle, as it looks to meet clients’ growth ambitions in the region, including customer acquisition, new proposition development, new channel and market expansion, as well as digital and data-driven transformation. The consulting firm’s Bristol office will be located in the newly opened Runway East building in the city centre, while the Newcastle office will be located within Generator Studios, the city centre head office Whitecap’s client and partner, Hedgehog Lab.

Commenting on the next stage of the firm’s growth, Richard Coates, Managing Director at Whitecap Consulting, said, “Our vision is to a build a regional strategy consultancy across the UK servicing mid-sized organisations. As a result, we are delighted to announce two new satellite offices in Bristol and Newcastle to add to our three existing offices. Our services are not location-specific, as we have national and international clients, however, we are acutely aware that to support clients and develop new business it is important to be present and active in that location. This is an approach that has proved successful and we look forward to further expansion in the future as we continue to grow.”

Stuart Harrison, Associate, South West & Wales, at Whitecap Consulting added, “Bristol is a vibrant city with thriving Technology, Financial Services, FinTech and Higher Education sectors. Not only is it a great fit with Whitecap’s experience but the city also lacks the presence of a strategy consulting firm like Whitecap. I’m delighted to be working with Whitecap on build its presence in Bristol and the South West.”

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