Joe is a Professor of Management Consulting and a consultant to the consulting industry. He has advised companies such as McKinsey & Co., IBM, Deloitte and KPMG on innovation and helped numerous small consultancies grow successfully.
Joe's research on the consulting industry has been published in the world's top management journals, and his books with Oxford University Press are the best selling textbooks on the topic globally.
Joe has taught and coached over 2,000 executives and MBA students on management consultancy and helped hundreds of students gain places at leading consulting firms. Joe's work has been recognised in an award from the British Academy of Management, several University prizes, and he was recently made the first Academic Fellow of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. Joe has worked in a variety of different consulting roles, started three of his own firms (one of which was sold in 2007) and has worked with all the major consulting industry associations.
Simon is a Chartered Director and works with around 500 senior leaders and directors each year. Simon co-owns the market and social research firm FMR Research Ltd, whose work has been cited in Westminster and Scottish Parliaments.
Simon is a double-finalist in the Institute of Consulting's UK ‘Consultant of the Year’ awards and is Chair of the Academic Fellows panel for the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes. He is founding editor of the academic publication, the Management Consulting Journal.
Simon is a Visiting Fellow at Durham University Business School and teaches consulting skills at management schools. He is Strategy Programme Lead for the Institute of Directors and runs workshops on business strategy. Simon is the author of ‘Consulting Skills for Social Researchers’ (published by Policy Press) and ‘Strategic Decision Making’ (written with Dr Ben Shenoy and published by Kogan Page) and joint author of handbooks on Leadership and Strategy for the Institute of Directors.