Elixirr’s Oliver Bishop and Rory Farquharson win consulting awards

02 March 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Oliver Bishop and Rory Farquharson, Partner and Principal at Elixirr, have been named among the ‘Rising Stars’ of the consulting profession by industry publication Consulting Magazine.

Every year, the US publication announces a list of ‘Rising Star’ and ‘People to Watch’ across 15 categories, with nominees coming for large and smaller firms across the consulting landscape. This year’s list includes over 60 consultants from 40+ consultancies.

Among the celebrated leaders in the profession are Oliver Bishop (based in the firm’s UK office) and Rory Farquharson (based in the US), Partner and Principal at Elixirr, respectively.

Oliver Bishop and Rory Farquharson - Elixirr

Oliver Bishop joined Elixirr as an Analyst in 2012 and has become the firm’s first ever employee to work his way up to partner. Having spent his first eight years as a business consultant, he has since transitioned to a role in Elixirr’s acquisitions team, leading the four acquisitions closed since late 2017.

Bishop has been selected as a ‘Ones to Watch’ and has been honoured in the category of ‘Excellence in Strategy Consulting’.

“I’m very thankful for the platform that Elixirr has given me. Being in a professional environment that encourages individuals to act like entrepreneurs has been key to my achievements,” said Bishop.

“Elixirr both enables and encourages you to progress at the same rate that they grow, taking on maximum responsibility and carving out individual opportunities – regardless of grade – to add value to clients, the business and consequently yourself,” he continued.

Rory Farquharson joined Elixirr nearly seven years ago as a consultant. During this time, he’s worked across four major cities, and has most recently moved to New York to help expand the US practice. Farquharson has played a key role in the firm’s success stateside, helping the US business achieve over 100% growth in FY20-21, and helping to triple the growth of the team.

Farquharson specialises in the financial services industry, and has led various transformation projects for investment banks, wealth managers and insurers.

He has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ and has been honoured in the category of ‘Excellence in Strategy Consulting’. “I’m delighted to be selected for this award, which I see as recognising both my role in delivering strategies for our clients but also helping deliver Elixirr’s own strategy,” Farquharson said.

“Elixirr’s culture is grounded in entrepreneurialism, and the journey that I have been able to create with Elixirr, across our geographies and especially for our US business, is a testament to that culture. This award would have been impossible without the energy, commitment and brilliance of the teams I’ve been able to work with over the years, and I’m excited about what we as a firm will be able to achieve in the coming years.”