About Berkeley

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.


After graduating in 2010 from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Finance, Accounting & Management, I began my professional career at a US private equity firm. My role in Corporate Accountin...

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The people

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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Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.

Meet the team

Kirsty NethersellKirsty Nethersell


I graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Geography in 1999, and seeking variety while I decided what I wanted to do long term with my career, I began my management consultancy career at Accenture. The variety of work which was the initial draw has kept me in consultancy ever since.

My early days at Accenture coincided with the Dot Com boom and I worked on a wide variety of portals and content management systems, predominantly in the Energy Industry, before expanding into mobile technologies, supporting field force initiatives for a number of Utilities clients.

Seeking a new challenge, I joined Berkeley in 2007, attracted by the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments for top tier clients, combined with a supportive and fun community of colleagues. Berkeley has exceeded all my expectations – one of my early roles was formulating an HR and Learning Strategy for a Global Oil major, not something I had ever been given the chance to do before with my technical project delivery background! Berkeley’s collaborative approach to working with clients is refreshing and I believe it makes us unique - I love working as part of a client team, offering genuinely independent advice to help them transition through their biggest challenges.

Outside of work I love to travel and in addition to holidays, I’ve taken 4 sabbaticals with my husband Rob travelling around Africa, Asia, South and Central America. I’m also a very keen competitive boxer and powerlifter, so much of my free time is spent in the gym!