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When and why did you join?
I joined The Berkeley Partnership in March 2010. I was really keen to join a small firm, but one that had a big reach. I wanted a firm that had good opportunities and strong relationships with great well-known and successful clients, and on top of that I wanted to be surrounded by intelligent, driven people who would push and challenge me in my career.
Working at The Berkeley Partnership has really stretched and challenged me. And that’s because we have roles with clients that we’re trusted to take on, in really responsible positions. And with that great responsibility comes push, challenge and development.
How are we different?
It’s a really small firm, with a huge footprint. You can go into really trusted, special positions within a firm where you are advisors or confidants of your clients, so you get a different perspective from that point of view. From the social side and from the development side, you’re given so much chance to do what you want to do. There’s a degree of maturity about Berkeley which I don’t think you get at the bigger firms.
Most satisfying project?
Probably the one I’m working on right now, which is a role on a huge firm on a really exciting, ground-breaking project. And what’s great about the role is I’ve been given my own space, my own patch, which is mine to shape and that in turn allows me to work with the Board, and some of the senior members of the firm, as well as other suppliers. So I’ve got a real feel for what it’s like to work alongside our clients, in what we call client-side consulting.
So working at The Berkeley Partnership is a firm where people are of a similar mindset about what’s important in a work/life balance. And that, as such, means that you can have really mature conversations on, during or after projects about what worked well or what is going to work well to maintain that work/life balance. And so far that’s worked really well.
Since I’ve been here there’ve been lots and lots of highlights. From the work side, I’ve had challenging roles on big, blue-chip, household names which is fantastic. On the social side of things, there’s always something going on, be it informal table tennis tournaments, to weekends away or to grabbing a beer with your mates after work.
If you want the chance to come work for a small firm that punches well above its weight, that does away with many of thetrappings that the big firms fall into, and yet has that family feel, then come and talk to us here at The Berkeley Partnership. I think you’ll find something really exciting.
Graduating from Nottingham University in 1999 with a degree in Management Studies and French, Dom began a varied career in the Management Consulting industry. With experience of working for large firms such as Capgemini and smaller boutique consultancies, Dom worked with clients across finance, IT, retail and utilities, as well as the public sector, gaining a broad base of knowledge in every area of the programme lifecycle – from strategy and shaping, through to business analysis, implementation and Programme Management. It was with over six years experience of implementing both major change programmes and smaller projects, that Dom came to The Berkeley Partnership with career development firmly in mind.
Since joining in 2010, Dom has taken on numerous projects, including the development of an IT strategy for the trading arm of a large energy company, managing the PMO for an IT Retail change programme and most recently taking on the role of the Resource and Commercial Manager on a global Business Information programme for a consumer goods company. The responsibility of these projects have enhanced Dom’s stakeholder management skills, his personal drive and his resilience – allowing him to successfully deliver in complex and challenging environments.
1. No pigeonholes or comfort zones. The chance to stretch yourself in different roles across a variety of assignments and industry sectors.
2. More time consulting, less time selling. At Berkeley we focus on the quality of our work and the client relationships we build. Sales naturally follow from that.
3. We stay connected. Most of our clients are in London, but for those who do travel more widely we keep you connected to the firm through regular social activities and firm wide updates.
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