Sheffield Haworth strengthens with S&H Consulting acquisition

16 October 2019 Consultancy.uk

Talent consultancy Sheffield Haworth has acquired change management and business transformation consultancy S&H Consulting. The move comes at a time of rapid growth for Sheffield Haworth’s Consulting Solutions team.

Unemployment is low, while an ageing population and increasing restrictions to cross-border labour movement mean that demand for talent is high. Amid the on-going war for talent among UK firms, demand has boomed for consulting firms which can help clients plot HR strategies to navigate this environment.

Founded over 25 years ago, Sheffield Haworth is a talent consulting firm that delivers talent and up-to-date industry information across the globe in the financial services, business and professional services and digital and technology sectors. The firm supports clients with executive search and consulting solutions and talent advisory, combining a lengthy track record with an on-going commitment to diligence, integrity and innovation. The business has 10 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

Sheffield Haworth strengthens with S&H Consulting acquisition

Sheffield Haworth has been rapidly expanding its consulting solutions team to keep up with this demand, with several senior and experienced hires appointed in the last few months. It has continued this trend with the acquisition of S&H Consulting, a firm which provides consultancy services to top tier banks and other financial institutions, engaging clients to deliver programmes for strategic initiatives and tactical solutions across risk, finance, operations and technology.

Commenting on the acquisition, Tim Sheffield, Chairman, Sheffield Haworth said, “We are delighted to welcome the S&H Consulting team to the Sheffield Haworth group. This strategic acquisition accelerates the growth of our Consulting Solutions business and enables us to deliver additional services to support our clients’ change management and business transformation initiatives.”

Based in the City of London, S&H engages with clients to deliver programmes for strategic initiatives and tactical solutions across a host of areas, including risk; regulatory and compliance; quantitative analytics; operations and finance.  The company was founded in 1993 and is headed by Alan Summers. 

Speaking on the news, Summers said, “This is a really exciting opportunity for both S&H and Sheffield Haworth.  We are complementary businesses founded on strong values and principles.  With over 25 years’ experience in financial markets both companies enjoy an excellent reputation with Clients.  This new chapter will offer our Clients a wider range of Strategic Solutions and modes of engagement combined with flexible Operating Models to meet their ever changing needs."


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