RSM expands with 25% in West and Central Africa

15 August 2014 Consultancy.uk

Global accounting and consulting firm RSM has expanded its network in West and Central Africa with three new correspondent firms. According to RSM, the new additions will grow its presence on the continent with as much as 25%.

RSM International is the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms in the world, and consists of fully independent member firms and correspondents. The network covers 107 countries and has a combined total of 35,396 employees in 700 offices.

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African expansion
As a result of the emergence of economies throughout Africa, an increasing number of multinationals are looking to develop a footprint on the continent. Following this rapidly developing business market, RSM has earlier this year announced ambitious plans to expand strongly in the quickly growing region. The appointment of three new correspondent firms in West and Central Africa – Cameroun Audit Conseil in Cameroon, Canal Audit SARL in Benin, and Seccapi Sarl in Burkina Faso – marks the first step of this growth strategy.

“We are delighted that these leading African firms have chosen to join the RSM network. Business in Africa is developing rapidly and as demand for professional services in the region continues to grow it is imperative that we ensure RSM is represented by very high quality local businesses,” commented Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, on the appointments.

RSM Africa
With the three new additions, RSM has a total of 15 member and correspondent firms in Africa. In addition to Cameroon, Benin, and Burkina Faso, RSM also is represented in Angola, Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.”