Aviation consulting firm Helios adopts Egis brand

02 March 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Eight years after professional services group Egis purchased Helios, the firm has announced the aviation consultancy will adopt Egis’ branding. According to a release, the move signifies the way the organisations coherently provide “efficiencies, synergies and opportunities” to clients.

Aviation consultancy Helios was founded 24 years ago by its long-standing leaders, Managing Director Nick McFarlane and Chairman Dr Mike Shorthouse. The firm delivers management consultancy, strategy, investment and technical advice across the globe.

In 2013, Helios became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Egis – and has undergone several changes since. Most notably perhaps, this saw McFarlane and Shorthouse step down from their respective roles in 2018, instead taking up active consulting roles involved in projects across Helios and the wider Egis Aviation business. Now, as the Helios and Egis look to further integrate their offerings, the aviation business has announced it will be adopting the brand identity of Egis. From now on the firm will be known as Egis Aviation UK.

Aviation consulting firm Helios adopts Egis brand

Egis Aviation UK CEO Claire Davies – who took up her role in 2018 – commented, “We’re proud of what we achieved as Helios and are immensely grateful to our clients and supporters over the years. We’re excited to continue this as Egis, to embrace this next chapter in our development and focus on helping the aviation industry recover.”

According to a release from the company, after eight years of being a subsidiary, the shift to a single brand is a cosmetic change, and all people, projects, offices and operations remain the same – however the move will signify the firm’s synergies to clients. In a joint statement the companies said that operating together as one brand will mean Egis can present its end-to-end aviation offering “more coherently, delivering efficiencies, synergies and opportunities to our clients.”

Cédric Barbier, Executive Director in Aviation, at Egis, stated, “With digitalisation, sustainability and ‘quality of life’ as key drivers in our commitment to innovation and service development, the aim is to support clients with adapting to today’s societal trends. Communicating as one brand allows us to coherently showcase our aviation services and deliver maximum value for our clients.”

In 2019, Egis reported a global managed turnover of €1.22 billion. The organisation has a total of 15,800 employees.