White Maple Consulting has won the UK’s Institute of Business Consulting’s 2008 award for “Most Outstanding Practice in Building a Sustainable Client/Consultant Relationship”. The award was announced and presented at a ceremony in London on 4 December 2008 at the Waldorf Hilton hotel.
The award was given for White Maple’s longstanding relationship with Russell-Cooke, the Top 100 firm of solicitors. Bob Empson, Principal Consultant, at White Maple®, has worked with Russell-Cooke since 1991. In that time Russell-Cooke has grown by 600%.
In a testimonial provided for the application, Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould said: “The long term relationship with White Maple Consulting and its Principal Consultant Bob Empson, has been a key element in Russell-Cooke’s sustained and profitable growth to become a Top 100 firm of solicitors. Continuity and long term trust has led to a detailed and contextual understanding of our business model, operations and individuals…. The trust derived from continuity is particularly valuable in the presentation of change in a profession which can be both instinctively conservative and suspicious of concepts or ideas which lack rigour.”
The Institute of Business Consulting is now the Institute of Consulting. It is the professional body for management consultants. White Maple® is a Recognised Practice at the IC.