LCP Consulting appoints Richard Walters as Partner

28 September 2015

Supply chain and operations specialist LCP Consulting has boosted its partner team with Richard Walters, who joins from Stonesthrow Food, an e-commerce business he setup and ran over the past two years. Walters has been tasked with further expanding LCP Consulting’s growing Manufacturing practice.

Founded in 1985 by Alan Braithwaite, currently the firms’ Executive Chairman, LCP Consulting has since grown to become one of UK’s leading business advisories specialised in supply chain management, logistics and operations. The Berkhamsted headquartered firm has roughly 40 advisors on its payroll, and serves clients across a range of industries, including Retail, Manufacturing, FMCG, Healthcare, Transport, Public Sector and Energy. 

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LCP Consulting recently bolstered its Partner team with Richard Walters, who becomes the firm’s eighth partner. After completing an MBA at Leeds University, Walters joined Bidwells Agribusiness, specialising in strategic supply chain projects for the UK’s retail and foodservice sectors. More recently, he established Stonesthrow Food, an e-commerce based home delivery business delivering fresh and local food.

At LCP, a member of the MCA, Walters will work with the manufacturing team to deliver services for FMCG and foodservice clients such as manufacturing platform optimisation, operations improvement, and implementation of global planning solutions (S&OP/CRM). “Richard’s appointment illustrates the continued expansion of our dedicated practice, which now advises many of the world’s leading manufacturers,” says John Lockton, Managing Director of the business advisory.

Lockton adds: “His extensive foodservice and retail experience will complement our end-to-end supply chain offer. His in-depth knowledge of e-commerce customer experiences and how they link to supply management systems and processes, will be an invaluable asset for our clients.”

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Besides Braithwaite, Lockton and Walters, LCP’s partner team also consists of Stuart Higgins, Emile Naus, Phil Streatfield, Michel van de Veegaete and Will Shepherd, who joined from Capgemini in November last year.


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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.