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I started out in Management Consultancy in 1997 having graduated from the University of Durham with a Masters degree in Astrophysics. I have worked with some fantastic clients over the last fourteen ...
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Director of rightmove.co.uk
After graduating from the University of Newcastle in 1995, I spent my early career with Anderson Consulting as it then was. It was a great place to cut your teeth in consulting but ultimately I found it unsatisfying being a small part of large project teams with very little direct influence on the overall outcome. Berkeley offered me the chance to build my own client relationships and much greater responsibility and autonomy in my work. The support’s there when you need it but they really trust you to do get on with the job with minimal supervision and interference. I also enjoyed the variety, small and large projects and a range of industries. The highlight was a large-scale change programme for an oil and gas client which was a very demanding but gave me a great sense of achievement personally and meant a lot to the firm.
After 5 good years with Berkeley, I decided I wanted a change of direction. My main driver was wanting to be part the longer term direction of one business rather than moving from one client project to the next, so that meant a move from consulting to in-house. I felt I could be completely open with the Partners about my plans and they were constructive and supportive in helping me to make the move. After a bit of time out, I took up a great opportunity with rightmove.co.uk, where I have recently become a Director. It’s a very different role of course, but I learnt a lot about leadership at Berkeley and that’s been incredibly useful.
I’ve stayed in touch with a few people at Berkeley. I had a real affinity with the people there and alongside the scope of work and responsibility, I still think they are a great option for any consultant looking for an alternative to the big firms.