Martyn Headley takes over as Clancy Consulting CEO

09 April 2019

Clancy Consulting has announced long-time Director Martyn Headley as its new Chief Executive Officer. Headley replaces Alan Bramwell at the top of the firm, after the latter decided to call time on his almost four-decade-long career at the consultancy.

Founded in 1972, Clancy Consulting is a professional services firm based in Altringham, Cheshire. The company provides a multi-disciplinary engineering design, building surveying and advisory service across the built environment. Clancy works to deliver value to its clients business by utilising a multi-faceted team and collaborating with fellow professionals.

Over the last 15 years, the firm has been under the stewardship of Alan Bramwell, and it has expanded exponentially during his time at the top. Since Bramwell – who has spent his entire 37-year career at the firm – took up the role of Chief Executive Officer, Clancy’s turnover has boomed from £5 million a year to £14 million, opening an additional five offices across the UK during that time. After nearly four decades at the firm, Bramwell has decided to retire from his position as CEO as of April 2019.Alan Bramwell and Martyn Headley - Clancy ConsultingWhile many firms might be concerned with the prospect of having to replace such a seasoned professional at the top of their companies, Clancy has quickly moved to install another of its stalwarts as CEO. Martyn Headley will now take on the role, having joined the engineering consultancy in 1991. He joined the firm after a three-year spell as a Civil and Structural Engineer at Curtins, and quickly moved through the ranks at Clancy, eventually taking the title of Main Board Director for the group’s Manchester office.

In the latest chapter of Headley’s 27-year stay at Clancy, he will now assume the top office of the company. He will now lead the firm’s 191 employees, 58 of whom are UK chartered engineering staff. The news comes at a key time for Clancy, which has just been appointed onto London Housing Association’s One Housing framework agreement as a structural and civil engineer.

Commenting on his promotion, Headley said, “I’m very proud to take over the role… from Alan, whose excellent stewardship over the years has been instrumental in positioning Clancy Consulting as a leading engineering firm nationally. It’s certainly big shoes to fill and Alan’s presence will be sorely missed, although I’m excited to take on the new challenge… Recent changes to the business reflect a natural progression that is laying the foundations for further growth in the coming years. We have a fantastic team at every level and I am confident that I can lead the company to further success.”

Clancy Consulting has expanded its expertise notably over the last 12 months, amid structural growth to its UK and Middle Eastern operations. In 2018, the consultancy appointed Jane Saynor as its first female Board Director, alongside Chris Acton.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

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.