Ben Hayman joins growth consultancy The Foundation

07 October 2015

The Foundation, a London-based growth consultancy, has bolstered its team with Ben Hayman, who joins as a Director. Hayman brings with him more than 15 years of experience, in his most recent role serving as Head of Innovation at C Space.

After graduating from the University of Leeds, where Ben Hayman gained a B.A. in European Studies/Civilization, he started his career at FutureBrand, an international brand and design consultancy with 25 offices across the globe. Hayman spentfour years with FutureBrand in the UK and US, serving a range of clients with branding and creative services. In 2005 Hayman joined insight and innovation agency Promise, where he grew to become Managing Director of the consulting unit and joint Managing Director of the entire business, helping to develop Promise from 4 people to 130 in the UK and 600 globally. After the acquisition of Promise by Omnicom in 2012 Hayman served as Head of Innovation of the joint company, Promise Communispace.

Three months after Promise Communispace was rebranded as C Space (June this year), Hayman decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined The Foundation, a consulting firm that helps clients with realising growth, implementing a customer-centric business model and unleashing the power of innovation. The London-based consultancy serves clients across industries, including HSBC, Just Giving, Eurostar, Harvey Nichols, eBay, Jaguar Land Rover and Haymarket.

Ben Hayman, Director, The Foundation

In his new role as a Director, Hayman will support organisations with among others the launch of new products and services, the delivery of deliver customer-led innovation and growth. “We are delighted that Ben is joining the team. He has proven experience in helping clients put the customer at the heart of what they do. He will be a great fit for our growing practice,” says Terry Corby, Partner at The Foundation.

Reflecting on his new role, Hayman says he is delighted to be joining The Foundation, adding: “It’s a great time to be joining The Foundation. They do something very different: helping clients generate belief by demonstrating the commercial advantage of customer-led strategy and innovation.  The potential for the business is huge!”

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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.