who we are

We’re a bunch of smart, passionate, emotionally intelligent human beings. We all have our own speciality and way of working, underpinned by a shared belief in bringing our whole selves to work and approaching each project with curiosity, care, courage and a refreshingly real collaborative approach.

We love what we do and we’re proud to work with such interesting and influential clients.

We understand that businesses are nothing without people, and this is where we bring deep empathy along with deep expertise. Every project we’re involved in has one thing in common: it makes a big difference. Not only to your bottom line, but also to everyone’s lives.

To find out more about us as individuals, click on the pictures.

who we are

‘They've got lots of integrity, they are very creative, clever and quite alternative... they can bring something quite special to most problems which most businesses will face.’

Ben Wishart, Group CIO, Ahold

We started life on the first day of the new century with an ambition to do interesting work with interesting people. Now, more than midway through our second decade, we have bases in the UK and US and we continue to work throughout Europe.

how we’re giving back

We support a range of causes that encourage us to open our minds, think differently and help improve people’s lives.

We’ve sponsored and actively supported TEDx Exeter for the past five years – a partnership which we continue to build on. We regularly donate to charities such as Restless Development to help empower young people around the world. We also offer pro bono work where we can add value through our time and insights, for example, delivering a team development day with Restless Development.

We guest lecture at a range of universities, and in the countries where we work we offer paid internships to help people onto the job ladder. We like nothing better than eating and exercising, so we do both in equal measure to fundraise for a range of charities.

Corporate responsibility and sustainability are close to all our hearts, and as individuals we’re involved in many more causes and projects. Collectively we are committed to building on the work we’ve done and the difference we’ve made so far, and we’ll be highlighting new initiatives as they get underway.

sophie reflects on her first impressions at egremont

Sophie Gunn joined Egremont Group as a Researcher at the start of the year. Four months into her role in consultancy, Gunn explains what her job involves and how she moved into the consulting industry after graduating with a degree in history.

When I graduated with a degree in history 18 months ago, I didn’t dream that my first job would be a leap into the future. I am nearly two months into a new job as a researcher at Egremont Group, based in London, and spend most of my time looking at future trends and gathering stats and predictions about the world of 2030.

what I do

Before I started working at Egremont, I didn’t have much understanding of what being a management consultant involved and it is certainly a lot more complicated than I could have imagined. I work across the company, interacting with consultants at all levels right up to the senior leadership team, researching statistics and trends that help formulate our forward-looking business strategy for prospective and current clients. This involves analysing the implications of these trends and their implications for the current business environment, where the areas of risk will be and how to mitigate that risk and plan for it. This is not something I imagined doing and it’s certainly very different from my degree where I spent the last few years looking back in time!

key skills

My degree demanded a whole different set of analytical skills, and essays that ran into several thousand words were not unusual. One of the main challenges I have had in my role has been figuring out how to condense key points from hours of research into a sentence or two.
Whilst daunting at first, the fact that I have so much to learn has fascinated me and means that every day is different. When one of my first research packs went down really well, it was such a great feeling knowing that I was on the right track and that the consultants appreciated the hard work I was putting in.

how I got the job

I was first contacted about the role whilst working as an intern at a retail trends consultancy. Straight out of university I had taken a year out to go travelling and thought it was essential to simply get into a working environment once I was back. Whilst there I started to build my Linkedin profile and send out applications to any job that I thought sounded interesting. I went to loads of interviews, even some for jobs that I was pretty sure I didn’t actually want to get, simply to get used to the interview process and get my name out there.

A recruiter contacted me about this role at Egremont after a three months of job hunting. I had three rounds of interviews including a phone call, assessment and a one-on-one with a consultant. The final interview with Sean Connolly, the CEO, was an informal chat about getting to know me as a person and working out if I would fit into the company.

I wish I’d known...

A part of me wishes that I had thought about what I wanted to do earlier and started to research different jobs in my 2nd and 3rd year – whilst I had done a couple of internships over summer holidays, they never really led anywhere as I was uncertain exactly what I wanted to do. However, taking the year out really gave me time to think and meant that I was more eager than ever to get working when I did. This definitely helped during the interview process as I was ready and eager to work hard.

a bright future

My first month and half in the new job have raced by and I already feel at home. I have been made to feel welcome from the start, helped by the open culture at Egremont and the outgoing and friendly staff. Due to the nature of my role I have been integrated into the business very quickly, working with a wide variety of people across a number of different projects, from business development research up to assessing broad macro-economic trends. The variety makes every day different and while the office has a laid-back atmosphere, there is a definite a work hard mentality here.

This article first appeared in Consultancy.uk on 12th April, 2018. To find out more, please get in touch with Sophie Gunn: SophieGunn@egremontgroup.com / +44 (0) 20 7298 7878