4-consulting is a multi-disciplinary consultancy offering policy, technology and management advice to help develop strategy, improve performance and maintain a competitive edge. Our core skills combine to provide an unrivalled resource of ability and knowledge which we provide to our clients throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. Our core values are integrity, creativity, professionalism and client focus:
We deliver our services with integrity and in an ethical manner, thereby earning and retaining the trust of clients, colleagues and partners.
Creativity is vital to our business and we continually search for new and better ways to meet the needs of our clients.
Professionalism and perseverance underpins all of our work and we always use the most appropriate skills, seek opportunities to improve and share best practice with clients, colleagues and partners.
Our client focus is on learning and understanding our clients’ business and personal objectives.
We bring our knowledge, expertise and experience to bear on your organisation’s plans, operations and management team to create effective, innovative and practical solutions to your challenges. We keep up to date with leading edge thinking while ensuring that we offer realistic advice and implementable solutions to clients. We maintain complete independence and always avoid conflicts of interest. Our primary focus is on your needs.
Sandy is a Chartered Accountant who has expanded his skill set across Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and management development. He has held senior technology posts in both the public and private sectors.
Ralph is a Chartered Accountant, an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Richard Marsh is an economist, elected fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and member of a Scottish Government expert group advising on economic modelling and statistics.
Mary is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, holds the Diploma in Business Advice and Counselling from the Scottish Enterprise Premier Adviser programme, and is a Registered Specialist with Investors in People Scotland.
Peter is a Member of the Institute of Consulting, part of the Chartered Management Institute. He is accredited and trained to use a number of profiling tools, and has Prince2 experience.
Thomas is 4-consulting's Admin and Research manager having previously worked at Bank of New York Mellon and Fife council. Thomas is Prince2 qualified.
4-consulting regularly undertakes evaluation and appraisal of public policy to review impact and value for money. Our clients include local, central and devolved governments, development agencies and overseas agencies.
4-consulting uses scenario planning and other strategic planning approaches to assist clients develop corporate strategy in response to regulatory, policy, economic and social change. Our clients include public sector agencies, universities and colleges, third sector organisations and, in the private sector, large corporates and SMEs.
4-consulting offers research services to provide policy and market intelligence to support the development of evidenced based policy.
4-consulting assists with ICT strategy assessment or planning to enable performance improvement and effective investment in ICT.
4-consulting assists with governance assessment or planning to ensure compliance and risk mitigation within a desired framework for decision taking.
4-consulting advises on investments in ICT systems software, equipment and services to deliver performance improvement.
4-consulting advises on the planning or review of e-business to improve service delivery.
4-consulting assists with ICT skills development to improve ICT performance through training and mentoring.
4-consulting's project management toolkit offers planning techniques, processes and actions to ensure effective and efficient project delivery.
4-consulting helps the human resources function to develop people policies as the key to organisational performance improvement through management development, and assists with the management of change.
4-consulting provides market research and supports marketing strategy development to enable responsive performance improvement.
4-consulting assists the finance function with planning, recording and interpreting the numbers to deliver desired performance.
4-consulting was commissioned by the Swedish Government’s Swedish Agency for Development Evaluation (SADEV) to provide research support. A major evaluation was required to investigate support for the development of policies working with other countries and European institutions.
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