London based consultancy firm Egremont Group has set up an office in Chicago, its first on the ground international operation. Fifteen year company veteran Andy Morris has been tasked with leading the firm’s US endeavours.
Founded in 2000, by the current CEO Sean Connolly, who formerly worked for Capgemini Consulting and BDO, Egremont Group is a mid-sized management consulting firm that helps clients with five services areas: business transformation, strategy execution, operating model and organisation design, operational excellence and leadership development. The consulting firm has seen steady growth over the years, and currently has a team of around 35 consultants and project managers.
On the back of growing demand for its services from a number of US clients, Egremont Group has opened a new hub in Chicago, with a population of 2.7 million a top 10 US city and business ecosystem. The new office is headed by Andy Morris, one of the firm’s first employees and today a Vice President leading some of Egremont Group’s largest and most complex projects. Prior to joining the consulting firm, Morris worked in the retail sector and at Capgemini Consulting. His consulting track record includes working with clients such as Shell, Walgreens, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Galenica and Severn Trent Water.
His advisory work has taken him across the US and Europe – out of the base in Chicago he will specialise mainly on transformational change and people projects within the retail, travel and utilities sectors.
Morris, who is a fluent French speaker, holds a BA in French and management, an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, and a postgraduate diploma in marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Earlier this month Egremont Group won an MCA Award for a two year business transformation programme it ran with Walgreens Boots Alliance. The consultancy was given the ‘Change Management in the Private Sector’ category award for the, according to the MCA, “outstanding work” it delivered, in combination with the multi-million dollar benefits case realised at the retailer. Egremont deployed a team of 21 consultants who between them were change experts, innovators and industry experts, tasked with leading change on a large scale. The project involved strategy execution, operating model and organisation design, and operational excellence and leadership across head office and the stores.