Re_Set appoints Kevin Barrett as Managing Partner

14 May 2020 2 min. read
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Business consultancy Re_Set has appointed a new Managing Partner. Kevin Barrett joins the firm having previously spent almost a decade consulting with Accenture.

In an era of rapid technological advancement, innovation is currently seen by companies as a kind of holy grail, which can deliver improved performance and results, while ultimately cutting costs. Founded by James Bidwell, retail and tourism leader and owner of Springwise, and Sophie Albizua, private equity and digital specialist, Re_Set is a London-based advisory firm catering to the innovation and transformation needs of UK businesses looking to prepare for an uncertain future.

As it looks to bolster its expertise in strategy, the boutique consultancy for disruption, innovation and sustainability has confirmed the appointment of a new Managing Partner. Kevin Barrett joins after Re_Set reported continued record growth, as the consultancy scales to address the issues of modern business leaders.

Kevin Barrett - Managing Partner - Re_set

Announcing the news, James Bidwell, co-founder of Re_Set commented, “Kevin Barrett is the outstanding candidate for this vital role… We remain convinced that strategy for disruption, innovation and sustainability is mission-critical for success, and that Boards and CEOs will be defined by both their agility and their ability to reset. This agenda has been both accentuated and accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and Kevin’s deep experience and expertise will be a powerful force in inspiring our team and our clients to thrive over the coming months and years”

Prior to joining Re_Set, Barrett was a Group Commercial Director at Howdens and Director of Strategy at Sainsbury’s. On top of more than 20 years of experience in developing strategy and innovation initiatives client-side, he also boasts eight years of working in consultancy with Accenture. A highly respected industry expert, Barrett is also known as a thought leader, who has helped clients create modern, profitable and sustainable businesses.

Barrett himself remarked, “Re_Set is a dynamic and fast-growing consultancy whose founders are rapidly breaking new ground. I am starting with a great team and great set of client partnerships and am delighted to be joining Re_Set. This is a tremendous opportunity to work with James and Sophie to shift the consultancy paradigm and to focus on helping clients respond to the unprecedented challenges we are all now facing.”