I spent the first eight years of my working life in a line technology role with a third-party supply chain and logistics service provider, joining in 1990 on completing an IT degree. When I left, I wa...

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It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.


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We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again.

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Alex Ball

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After graduating from Birmingham University with a 1st class degree in Engineering and Commerce, I decided the variety and challenge of consulting was for me.

I joined PA Consulting’s IT practice, where for seven years I “cut my teeth” procuring, designing and delivering large public sector IT transformations, notably at the DWP, FCO and Home Office. This was followed by a three year stint at Ernst and Young, where I not only helped shape an emerging consulting practice, but worked with a new set of public and private sector clients (including Pharma, Utilities, Oil and Gas).

I joined Berkeley having been immediately impressed not only with the type and variety of work, but more importantly by the quality and enthusiasm of the people and the focus of the company to do its best for clients. It’s a culture that encourages you to have ideas, build relationships, do some excellent client work and enjoy yourself while you do it. Since joining Berkeley I have led both IT delivery and IT strategy projects, and have worked with a large variety of client organisations (from the NHS to niche investment banks).
I live in Essex with my partner Louise and son Aaron. While our young son takes up a lot of my time, I am still a keen sports watcher (mostly cricket, rugby and Southend United I’m afraid), a lapsed sailor, and am learning the science/art of brewing my own ale, which is handy as sneaking out to the pub is increasingly frowned upon!

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