Why partners are important?
K2CP was founded on a Partnering model, and it is not by luck that “Partners” is in our company name. It is important to our philosophy that we retain a Partner model for a number of reasons:
- Scale Our intention is to be the largest team of business and IT consultants in the UK. We can only do this by adopting a Partner model. Scale is not just about numbers of people or consultants, it is about ensuring we have all the core capabilities and competencies that our clients are looking for. In addition we include more specialist experience and capabilities like risk and compliance in banking or life sciences, and security cleared consultants.
- Value We feel that we can only guarantee our value with a Partner model. This enables us to offer rates at 50% of the competition, whilst also having the ability (unlike most other Associate based companies) to generate and share with our clients, compelling and insightful thought leadership.
- Quality It was important for us to build quality into our structure and not have it as an afterthought. All our Partners are known to Mike Hunter personally, and he has worked with them for many years. Therefore we know their quality standards and the quality of the work they deliver. It is similar to a personal recommendation!
As well as our 3 core values, it is fundamental that our partenering model demonstrates Integrity. For K2CP to ensure that it treats all its partners fairly, it is important that K2CP does not start to bring onboard Associates of its own that may compete with the Associates of the Partner firms. K2CP will only have Associates by exception and only when agreed with its management team; this way we ensure integrity of our model and retain the importance of our Partners.
We are constantly looking for and adding to our pool of partners to ensure we “plug any gaps” in our capabilities. Our standards are very high, and any new partner must be known by Mike or one of the management team.
Becoming a Partner
K2 Consulting Partners is constantly looking for new Partners with different skills to add to our exciting and unique network.
We have a growing pipeline and significant market interest. We are specifically looking for solid Associate based consulting firms that have a track record in their chosen sector or focus area, but who are also looking to grow.
If you would like to become a Partner or simply explore what it may mean then please get in touch.