Kreston adds Bangkok based Thai Info to network

31 July 2015 Consultancy.uk

Thai Info, previously a member of BDO International, has joined the Kreston network.

With more than 20,000 professionals in over 100 countries, Kreston is one of the globe’s largest accounting and advisory networks. Kreston was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in the UK.

Last month the network unveiled that it had bolstered its presence in Asia with the addition of Thai Info, a Bangkok-based professionals services firm. Previously a member of BDO International, Thai Info has 3 Partners and 30 staff, and offers audit and consulting services to the manufacturing, export, educational, construction and insurance sectors. “We are delighted to welcome Thai Info to Kreston. When a gap appeared in our regional coverage, we set out to recruit a quality firm which is well connected in the local market and which has excellent international capability and experience. Thai Info meets this criteria,” says Kreston CEO Jon Lisby.

Kreston adds Bangkok based Thai Info to network

Managing Partner at Thai Info, Boonsri Techavarutama comments: “We are delighted to be a member of the Kreston International network. We are determined to not only provide our clients with services in line with the generally accepted international professional standards but to also expand our professional relationships with Kreston members in the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the global network”.

Earlier this year Kreston successfully poached a member firm from RSM in Italy.

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US change management consultancy opens office in London

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

One year after UK consultancy Thought Provoking Consulting invested in American change management firm Change 4 Growth, it has opened its first international office in the UK. Change 4 Growth’s new London locale will see the company look to supply organisational transformation solutions crafted over the last several years in the US to British clients.

Specialising in transformational change, American retail boutique consultancy Change 4 Growth (C4G) offers an expansive range of services. This includes organisational change management, culture alignment and engagement, leadership development, training and e-learning and recruitment of staff support. Well-known retail brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle, Chico’s, Eddie Bauer and Ann Taylor are already among C4G’s clients, but since receiving investment from Thought Provoking Consulting in early 2018, the company has been keen to pursue expansion of its own.

Speaking at the time of the deal, Beth Thomas, CEO of C4G, commented, "I’m so excited to be working with Thought Provoking Consulting... The move will allow us to tap into a breadth of retail expertise and help our clients find solutions that are critical in this age in areas such as pricing, promotions, planning, product development and supply chain."

US change management consultancy opens office in London

In 2019, this has seen the Ohio-headquartered consultancy announce the opening of its first international office in London. Led by UK native and Managing Director, David Lucas, the base in Britain’s capital will bring the firm’s holistic service to clients in Europe looking deal with change at every level within their organisations.

Commenting via his LinkedIn profile, Lucas said, “At a time of huge technological upheaval, the importance of organisational and cultural change, married with operational speed and agility, has never been greater. Achieving that balance between people, process and technology for the digital era is the burning platform for most organisations…The C4G team… offers a spectrum of change and re-alignment capabilities and can bring proven approaches, methodologies and solutions to support the UK market.”

In the US, C4G has been able to tap into the fact that disengagement and unhappiness at work have become an epidemic across multiple sectors, resulting in poor business performance and bottom line results. With the UK’s high streets currently faltering due to an influx of e-commerce competition, Brexit pressures, and stagnating real wages, C4G will likely also find fertile ground for its retail-focused transformation services on both sides of the Atlantic.

Remarking on the firm’s arrival ‘across the pond’, Thomas concluded, “Many of our clients are global organisations who have facilities and employees around the world, and as an avid admirer of Britain’s innovative retail community, it has long been my intention to open a C4G office in the UK… With David Lucas, who brings a proven track record of transformational change at the helm and our sister company, Thought Provoking Consulting… we’re more excited than ever to explore the synergies to be discovered in having a UK powerhouse to support not only the retail sector but all industries.”