Garwood Director, Simon England, recently appeared as a guest on popular consulting podcast, Climb in Consulting. In an interview hosted by Nick Synnott, Simon discussed his own professional career journey as well as providing his best advice for other firms facing challenging times right now.
Over the past 36 years, Simon has built up a wealth of experience in leading, transforming, and growing organisations across both the public and private sector. Before joining the team at Garwood Solutions, Simon spent 27 years with Accenture, leading various business units and helping to turn around others.
Between leaving Accenture and joining Garwood, Simon spent a year leading the stabilisation and recovery of Capita’s largest, and very public, transformational outsourcing contract with Primary Care Support England, overseeing a 900 strong team to turn the programme around.
During the interview Nick and Simon discussed a whole range of topics, including:
Simon’s uncommon path into consulting, his entrepreneurial streak and how starting out on his own helped him build the consulting career he’s had
His lessons learned from his 27 years at Accenture and what you can take from them to help you on your own journey
And Simon’s advice for consulting firms – big and small – on what you should be doing now to help you stabilise your business and succeed beyond Covid-19
Given the current climate and Simon’s phenomenal track record of both growing and turning around businesses, this podcast episode makes for a truly interesting listen.