Deloitte plans to nearly triple its consulting team in the North

23 December 2020 2 min. read
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Deloitte has unveiled plans to almost triple its consulting team in the North of England. The news would see the Big Four firm’s consulting presence in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle grow to over 300 staff.

Committed to the growth of the regional economy and local businesses, Deloitte offers a range of advisory services in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East. The firm provides a consulting team of more than 100 staff to help solve clients’ most complex issues in the local and national markets they compete within, delivering strategy and implementation from a business and technology view.

As Deloitte prepares for a busy year helping clients adapt to a host of challenges – including the continued Covid-19 pandemic and the final resolution of the Brexit question – the firm has announced it will nearly triple its consulting team’s headcount across its offices in Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle.

Deloitte plans to nearly triple its consulting team in the North

Leading the expansion is Partner Richard Bray, who recently relocated to Deloitte Manchester, said of the news, “I am extremely proud and excited to be responsible for expanding our consulting team in the North. The region is home to a wide range of ambitious businesses and public sector organisations that are looking for support on transformation projects and how to adopt new ways of working. We are already supporting job creation in the region and have access to a wealth of talent, which will help to drive economic growth and recovery.”

The move comes as part of Deloitte’s commitment to further strengthen relationships with clients in the North and offer a greater breadth of services, which includes digital transformation, cloud deployment, analytics and helping clients to adopt new ways of working. The firm will also continue to support a number of the most significant retail businesses and public sector bodies address the major challenges of 2021 while driving growth in the region.

The move comes as fellow Big Four firms are also moving to bolster their positions in the North. EY recently announced strong growth in its North of England team, thanks to its own expansion campaign. Growing the firm’s presence and senior representation in the North has allowed EY to expand the range of services it provides to business in the North of England. In the North West alone, EY’s 785-strong practice, comprising offices in Manchester and Liverpool, grew staff numbers by 5.5% to July 2020.