Libra Europe Consulting refines proposition with new structure

04 July 2019 Consultancy.uk

Libra Europe Consulting, a London-based implementation consultancy, has introduced a new organisation structure to support a clearer propositioning towards clients.

Founded in 2000, the consulting firm specialises in transforming operational and supply chain functions, with a focus on clients in the manufacturing, logistics and retail sectors. “We work with our clients to solve a wide range of problems covering process, people and systems development,” explained Bob Heward, Libra Europe Consulting’s managing partner. 

Speaking of the decision to redesign its organisation structure, Heward said: “We firmly believe this new structure will result in the sum being greater than the individual parts. It will provide our clients with a clearer proposition and our growing team with opportunities to work across business units or to specialise.” 

Four business units have been set up to group the firm’s expertise. Libra Transaction Partners spearheads Libra’s work on sales, mergers, acquisitions and turnarounds. The internal team of consultants is led by Philip Gill, who joined Libra Europe Consulting in 2012 and to date has led the consultancy’s analysis function. Libra Change Partners is the firm’s service area for change management, working with clients to deliver meaningful performance improvements and sustainable change to their businesses. The arm is led by Bob Heward and Michael Carson, who joined the London-based consultancy in 2018 from SIG.

Bob Heward, Philip Gill, Michael Carson, Ben Davies, Andrew Fenton

A newly launched venture, Libra-3E focuses on learning & development with an emphasis on engaging, empowering and enabling teams to perform at higher levels. Led by Ben Davies who joined Libra last year, Libra-3E will operate as an approved training provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), delivering levy-funded apprenticeship training. Libra Solutions Partners supports clients in the vendor selection process as well as on-boarding of software solution. The unit is led by Andrew Fenton, who has worked with the consulting firm for six years. 

Supporting Libra’s business units and 30-strong team are several partnerships with technology providers in the operations and supply chain realm, including Llamasoft (supply chain planning software), Siemens (the company’s SIMATIC IT Preactor APS is a suite of production planning and scheduling products) and Gemba (Gemba Solutions provides a software solution that provides access to reliable real-time shop floor data).

Libra Europe Consulting has recently worked with clients such as Glenmorangie, Labeyrie Fine Foods, Mastercard, Sainbury’s and XPO Logistics.


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