About Us

P2 Consulting was started by a group of award winning consultants who recognised the opportunity to build a global consultancy firm that had clients’ needs at its heart. We understand the challenges clients face – the pace of globalisation, technology change and increasing regulation – and the pressure they are under to respond to these changes rapidly and efficiently.

What We Do

We work on some of the largest transformation programmes in the corporate world and the public sector. Partnering closely with our clients, we help them deliver successful business change. Our reputation as a consultancy is built on excellence in portfolio and programme management, business architecture and design, testing and quality assurance and implementation.

Insights

Understanding the challenges that keep our clients awake at night is essential. In this section we demonstrate our expertise at solving your problems. We have deep insight into the business and technology issues facing all sectors.

Join Us

Are you looking to join a company where a challenge is welcomed, change is anticipated, and expertise is expected? Then have a look at our job listing and please get in touch.

Case Studies

We’ve worked with clients across a range of sectors and gained excellent results – but don’t just take our word for it. Have a browse through some of the work we’ve done.

Year One Review

Last week, the P2 Academy welcomed three new students to the fold. To help ease them into our two-year learning and development course, we asked our current year-two students to give them some insight into what they can expect from their first year and what advice they would offer. Take a read below:

26.09.19
Arthur Hobhouse, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
The first major assignment for a utility company based in Yorkshire. The past 10 months have been an opportunity like no other to learn from consultants at all levels within P2. Working to meet client and colleague expectations pushed me to learn and develop throughout the programme the opportunity to supplement this with formal classroom learning has put me in a great position for my next assignment.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
Exceeding them. P2 was very transparent about the level of formal training that we would be put through during the 2-year programme. What I have most learnt from is P2’s demand that we add value in each assignment; P2 expects you to learn both formally and informally, absorbing as much as possible from all avenues and then go out and apply that knowledge for the client. P2 expects you to take on more responsibility and, if you are missing skills to complete an assignment, to proactively build and expand your skillset.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
The most interesting thing I have experienced over the past year is the ebbs and flow of the workload. As a Management Consultant you are expected, first and foremost, to meet and exceed client expectations. Depending on the client this can mean working standard hours or getting in an hour before your colleagues and working 2 hours later. The important thing is that you keep adding value, impressing your client, and developing as a consultant.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
Continuing to explore new areas of P2’s service offering and working with new colleagues and clients.
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Learn. Apply. Experience
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Take the opportunity to meet as many people as possible, both internally and externally. Internally, you are in a unique position that allows you to ask as many questions as possible to explore new and interesting areas of P2’s service offering. The best thing you can be is curious about anything and everything.

 

Jake Swindley, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
Quick completion of professional courses and opportunities to work on high profile assignments. I have enjoyed the opportunity to network vertically within the company, both formally and informally.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
Yes. The course has in fact over-delivered in terms of qualifications received. I enjoy my client site work and find I am encouraged to learn from the experiences of my Academy colleagues, contributing to a steep learning curve in a variety of areas.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
You really are a jack of all trades. As a consultant, you are brought in to offer intelligent and pragmatic solutions to a variety of issues. A high technical ability is key to be able to generate information; however, your true value is in understanding an issue and implementing a solution.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
I am looking forward to a series of informal classes to be undertaken, which will help align myself with P2’s ambition to develop ‘T-Shaped’ consultants.
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Supportive, engaging, exciting!
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Put your name there, and generate as much exposure as possible for yourself. If you have an idea, Career Managers will be extremely supportive in the implementation – so make the most of it!

Alex Papachristou, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
Advancing from our university life to the business world is never an easy step. The Academy made me realize from the first days during the induction week that it can provide me with the guidance needed, and a well-structured and organized plan for the next 2 years, which made me feel confident enough to know that I am in the right company to grow and cultivate my skills.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
The combination of early on exposure to a variety of projects and the professional certifications acquired during my time in P2 Academy has proven to be the leading recipe to initiate my career. Feels like having your own personal incubator, helping you thrive while building on firm and solid foundations.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
No problem can stand in the way of an inspired team composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds, growth mindset and ready to challenge the status quo with their intellectual capabilities.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
Taking advantage of the knowledge that I received from the Academy’s development sessions and the qualifications from the training courses, and apply it directly to our clients and add the highest value to their portfolio of transformational programs and projects. Also, assisting the new members of our Academy in the early stages of their professional journey and provide them with all the necessary insights and techniques in order to have a great head start!
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Motivating, Engaging, Fun
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Prepare to be part of the enthusiastic and energetic P2 Family! Strong relationships and clear communication are what makes us stand out

Thomas Rakas, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
Where most of the companies would hesitate to put their fresh joiners in client-facing roles, P2 Consulting provided me with the opportunity to immediately take off. By joining our large assignments, I was directly exposed to a team consisting of experienced and senior consultants and the key stakeholders they interacted with daily. I was given ownership and responsibilities at an early stage and hence was able to add value straight away.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
Exceeding. P2 Consulting will equip you with the fundamental knowledge & framework, will guide you through the main functions & responsibilities but will not hold your hand through the entire process and on a daily basis. Exposure and accountability are both instantly given, providing you with the opportunity to immediately get in the shoes of a responsible consultant.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
Value (value added by processes, tools & people, how to recognise it and how to add it), Stakeholder interaction; Expectation Management; Importance of effective communication (right tone, right connotation, right word selection), steps/milestones for successful Delivery, IT transformation programmes.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
More expose to different clients, business sectors & roles. Embracing and becoming an expert in P2’s Adaptive Delivery model.
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Learn-Think-Deliver
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Eyes wide open, there are no stupid questions, “What is the value I add?”, “How can I improve this (process, document, skill, behaviour, tool…)?”

Harrison Franks, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
Passing all my exams and meeting some great people within P2.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
The first year has met my expectations in regards to learning/exams/ courses.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
The constant need to adapt and deliver to satisfy the client. The competitiveness of the industry as a whole.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
I’m looking forward to being able to prove myself within my aligned practice and grow within that practice. Additionally, moving from a CA to a Consultant.
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Ambitious, Rewarding, Professional
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Speak to as many people within the P2 community as possible and complete your courses/exams as early as possible to find out what area you find most interesting and enjoyable.

 
George Skitini, Consultant Analyst

What were the highlights of your first year?
The opportunity to achieve my Prince2 Foundation qualification right from the beginning gave me a great foundation for working on programmes. Also, being placed on a large-scale assignment allowed me to put my own skills in place, learn from mistakes and those around me, and be part of a large-scale programme from the very beginning of my career in consulting.
Is the course meeting your expectations?
Yes – I look forward to completing all my qualifications and for my next assignment.
What have you learnt to date about working for a management consultancy?
Learning how to step over challenges and learn from past lessons is vital to continuous growth and improvement – external support from those with more experience will accelerate this process.
What are you looking forward to the most in your final year?
I am eager to delve further into my chosen practice to learn in-depth knowledge around subjects, tools and techniques that I can deploy while on assignment.
If you were to describe the P2 Academy in three words what would they be?
Great development opportunities
Finally, any advice for this year’s intake?
Always strive for continuous growth and improvement, learn from those around you, and always feel like you can ask for help.

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