2023 in review
Look what you’ve achieved as a community
It’s been a busy year, full of collaboration, insight, and epic events. In between opportunities to mingle (our word of the year, thanks George), we accomplished more than we could ever have imagined…
Your 2023 wrapped
We’re so proud of what you as a community have achieved this year. More organisations and teams are supporting each other and making good use of what we offer to do more and do better every week.
This year, with our network growing by 35%, over 350 of you have come together under The Consultancy Growth Network umbrella.
You’ve embraced the opportunity to connect, with 43% more Slack interactions this year, meaning members are getting instant feedback from their peers to make faster decisions.
And your level of contribution has been phenomenal. Online workshop participation increased by 88% and in-person events grew by 26%. 2023 also saw a proliferation of member-initiated forums including a 60-strong female-founders group and a thriving new group focused on HR and People.
21 roundtables provided opportunities for members to discuss sector-specific opportunities and topics from B-Corp, HR and People to International Expansion. Testament to this success, we have seen more members than ever upgrade their memberships to involve their leadership teams and bring on future partners within their business.
Since launching Consultancy BenchPress in 2020, more than 600 consultancies have contributed to our benchmarking research. Consultancy BenchPress 2023 provided more data than ever, to make more great things happen. Total Negotiation used the insight to transform its sales culture to win a multi-million-pound new contract and launch a new referral strategy to expand within key accounts. Take note: BenchPress 2024 is just around the corner!
The Annual Summit in October was the biggest and the best so far, with 185 participants and outstanding feedback scores of 9.2. One attendee described it as ‘the most inspiring, insightful and fun business event I’ve ever attended’. A heartfelt thank you to everyone for making it so successful. Here is just a snapshot of more great feedback posted after the event:
You asked we answered. Our 8 Growth Experts have been on hand to guide members on their growth journeys through hours of strategic reviews, with Growth Experts now engaged on the Boards of more than a dozen member organisations. And we’ve added to our incredible network of specialists on hand to support members with their every need, taking the number of partners to 22, with the successful addition of Create.Engage, Vivero and SBR Consulting.
2023 also saw the launch of 3 brand-new initiatives:
The Growth Hub
1 incredible new Growth Hub launched, with 100+ searchable resources now at your fingertips
25 organisations have already taken advantage of specialist sales and consulting skills training (booking now for 2024)
The Consultancy Awards
The only awards to champion all consultancies. TrustMark certified, over 180 companies have already registered their interest in entering by the 31 January 2024 deadline
Your success is our success
2023 has not been an easy ride for everyone, but we’re in this together and always ready to talk (in fact, the community team spent more than 1400 hours on video calls with members doing just that!)
Here are just a few of your headlines that have blown us away:
Total Negotiation hit £10m for the first time
Waymark exceeded their 2023 target twice over (booking £3m in just one week) and are going into 2024 in great shape. “Being part of The Consultancy Growth Network is just another level. It’s like having a team of non-execs”. Matt Atkinson
NextWave Consulting was named the UK’s fastest-growing consultancy in The Sunday Times 100, with an annual compound growth rate of almost 200%
Beyond FS have grown to a £5m business since joining the Network in 2020. Matt Beattie credits Marc Jantzen for a nugget of guidance on pricing that provided a key element for their current success
Granted achieved a successful exit strategy and since their acquisition have continued to make full use of the Network
Sladen Consulting, Optimo, and Butterfly Data have become proud B Corps, and major contributors to our thriving B Corp member group of over 20 members
Namos Solutions hit the bullseye by sponsoring Rob Cross, English professional darts champion
As a team, we would like to say a huge thank you for all your support since the network launched 4 years ago. With NPS consistently at 70%, 3000+ LinkedIn followers, five-star Google reviews, and welcoming George’s son Jude into the team, we couldn’t be prouder of everything we have achieved together. We’re also having a lot of fun along the way.
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