Baker Tilly adds 200 professionals to Italian operations

09 October 2015

A large part of Synergia Consulting Group, an alliance of professional services firms in Italy, has joined the Baker Tilly network. With the move, which includes the addition of two other boutique advisories, Baker Tilly adds roughly 200 professionals to its Italian footprint.

With 27,000 people in 133 countries Baker Tilly is one of the largest accounting and consulting networks of the globe. Late September the business advisory unveiled it has significantly bolstered its Italian operations. 14 specialised tax advisory firms have been integrated into its network, of which 12 are members of Synergia Consulting Group, an Italian alliance between 15 local players. The new firms add coverage in Alba, Ancona, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Genova, Modena, Naples, Rome, Turin, Treviso and Verona.

Pietro Mastrapasqua, Managing Partner at Synergia, comments on the joining of forces: “Synergia was impressed with Baker Tilly International’s value proposition, particularly regarding taxation services. We believe joining Baker Tilly International will provide us with significant opportunities including best practice sharing and the opportunity to work with a greater depth of international clients. We are honoured to be joining a network with strong ethical principles”.

Baker Tilly adds 200 professionals to Italian operations

In addition, Baker Tilly has added two other firms: Studio Lobis is based in the key business city of Milan and provides niche services to German clients, while Studio MMVN & Associati also provides coverage in Milan advising Italian and French clients. Reflecting on the major expansion in Italy, Baker Tilly CEO Geoff Barnes says: “Italy is an important market in Europe and our member firms are keen to access quality coverage for taxation services, from a breadth and depth perspective, to complement the services that are provided by our current member firm Baker Tilly Revisa. The addition of the 14 firms to the network provides our members with access to high profile firms across Italy, a critical mass of expertise throughout the country. All of the firms will be committed members of our network, seeking to create strong links with member firms and to collaborate on future projects”.


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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”