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Consulting & Professional Services

Attracting, retaining and developing top talent

Diverse talent is key to the success of any consulting and professional services business

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Standing out in an ever-more crowded market

Your clients demand higher-quality delivery from more diverse teams and greater transparency to tighter deadlines. Competition for business is fierce and increasing. You also need to broaden your skillset to take account of emerging technology and drive technology-enabled transformation for your clients.

Talent is your key competitive advantage

Consulting and professional services firms face tightening margins and intense competition for top talent. Your clients expect to work with the best, and your ability to hire, retain, develop, and deploy the right people at the right time is what will set you apart from your competition.

Attracting market leading skills is a challenge, while other sectors are increasingly poaching the best consulting talent for themselves.

Talent solutions for leading Consulting & Professional Services Organisations

Sheffield Haworth’s talent pool includes some of the most experienced transformational change professionals in the world. This network – and our deep experience of your sector – mean that we can supply and advise you with all your human capital needs across your entire talent management value chain.

Whether you need executive search, leadership development, coaching, executive and team assessment, or assessment of the leadership teams of potential acquisition targets, we can help, with experience across five key areas. 

We focus on five areas:

Business Services

Sourcing the talent you need to support your growth

Management Consulting

Bridging the skills gap and attracting top talent

Technology Services

Sourcing the skills you need to foster growth and innovation

Professional Services

Smart succession planning to guarantee your future success

Private Equity

Seeking competitive advantage by sourcing the best leadership talent

Diversity & Inclusion: getting the best candidate

At Sheffield Haworth, every talent engagement includes a focus on diversity and inclusion. You need the best person for the role, and our approach helps to mitigate selection bias and emphasises the value of diversity of thought. When you need the best talent, we help you find it – whatever their background.

At a glance


Person Specialist Team


number of global locations our team are based from


Hires Across The Sector In The Last 5 Years


Gender Diversity Of Placements


Years Longest Client Partnership

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Case studies

Partnering with a global multinational professional services network

Addressing the lack of gender diverse Partners

Our specialists

Ben Richardson

Managing Director (Global)

Helen Tudor

Managing Director & member of the Senior Advisory Board

Adam Dunn

Managing Director

Thierry Camerlynck


Jennie Frewen


Frances Denny

Frances Denny

Managing Director (EMEA)

Yen Pin Ng

Managing Director

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