Steve Bedford and Tom Snow join Albany Beck in London

04 February 2019 Consultancy.uk

London headquartered Albany Beck has added two senior consultants to its team. Steve Bedford and Tom Snow both arrive from IBAM Management Consulting, bringing 15 years of industry experience to the firm as it seeks to continue its rapid growth in 2019.

Founded in 2005, Albany Beck is a privately-held management consultancy with offices in London, Dublin, Frankfurt and New York. Part of the InterQuest Group, the firm provides strategy, consulting, finance & risk, digital, technology and finance across all industries. Working across front, middle and back-offices, Albany Beck’s services include, sales, risk, finance, compliance, treasury, audit, digital transformation, data analytics, data science, systems implementation/ integration and Robotic Process Automation, while focusing on the Financial Services, Health, Central Government, and Local Government sectors in particular.

As the firm looks to expand its UK presence at the start of 2019, Albany Beck has announced the hiring of two new employees. Steve Bedford has arrived as a Managing Director, while Tom Snow takes on the role of Client Solutions Specialist at the firm, bringing 15 years of consulting industry experience between them.

Steve Bedford and Tom Snow join Albany Beck in London

Steve Bedford joins Albany Beck from IBAM Management Consulting, and will continue to focus on the growing consulting business. He remains a Managing Director with Tempest Leadership Development, a niche learning and development organisation in London. He has also spent time as a Director with Bedford Walsh and Bloomsbury Group during the last 12 years of his career.  

Similarly, Tom Snow also joins Albany Beck from IBAM, where he spent the last three years, most recently holding the role of Principal in Solutions Delivery and Resourcing. Before this, he spent almost two years with City of London Mile, where he reached the rank of Director of Operations, and four years with Run-Fast Sports Management as a Talent Management Consultant.

Commenting on the arrivals, Managing Director James Constable said, “I’ve known of Tom and Steve and the excellent work they have done at their previous firm, for a number of years. They are joining Albany Beck to help grow our consultancy offering across the UK, New York and Frankfurt. Both Steve and Tom have an enviable track record of delivering business and project solutions to financial services clients and are a fantastic addition to the Albany Beck Consultancy team.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.