Principal ConsultantPrincipal Consultant

Bob Empson

Bob Empson

Clients benefit from ideas, insights and inspiration gained from:

  • Experience advising c.200 organisations from diverse sectors
  • Over 31 years in business
  • Work in both the boardroom and operations/field
  • Delivery in c.35 countries on 6 continents
  • A very extensive personal network
  • Tutoring at Warwick Business School and an MBA

Bob Empson is White Maple's founder and Principal Consultant.
He has advised c.200 UK and international organisations across the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors. This wide client experience, working in c.35 countries on 6 continents, spans global corporations, professional service partnerships, private businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups through to government agencies and a variety of not-for-profit institutions, trade associations and charities.

Bob EmpsonBob's career started with British Petroleum in the UK and Africa.
He became a management consultant in 1985 when he joined a specialist strategy and marketing consultancy. He subsequently established the strategy/marketing consulting group of a UK professional services firm before joining another major firm to
lead its management consulting practice for 10 years. He
founded White Maple Consulting in 2002. Since 2003 he has also tutored on the MBA programme at Warwick Business School.

He is a former President of the UK's Institute of Management Consultancy, and is a Fellow
of its successor the Institute of Consulting (FIC). Bob was educated at the universities
of Bristol and Warwick (MBA) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM),
a Chartered Marketer and a Full Member of the Market Research Society (MMRS).

Bob EmpsonBob is a Trustee of The Stroke Association (the only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages). For 5 years to 2011 Bob was a non-executive director of Ascertiva Group Ltd. He was co-founder in 2006 of Cities in Sound (an online venture producing and publishing tourist audio tours in European cities); the business was sold in 2008. He also has an interest in a specialist training business: Training Professional Guides.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3586 7176

Email: bob at

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