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From startup to the UK’s fastest-growing consultancy in just three years

Digital acceleration consultancy, NextWave Consulting, has been recognised as the UK’s fastest-growing consultancy and 13th fastest-growing company in the UK in the prestigious Sunday Times Hundred 2023, with an annual compound growth rate of almost 200%. 

Members of The Consultancy Growth Network since 2021, Tony Clark, Founder and CEO, credits The Network with having supported NextWave’s phenomenal growth. “The Consultancy Growth Network’s influence on our journey is tangible. Lots of growth catalysts have come from our membership”.   

NextWave launched in 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. It has already grown into a £6m business and 80-strong team across 4 offices, delivering complex digital transformation projects across Financial Services. 

Tony says, “I wanted to scale my business quickly from the outset and I knew my time working on building the business was going to be more valuable than working on individual project deliveries.” Not being billable ended up being one of Tony’s best business decisions. 

NextWave joined The Consultancy Growth Network on an individual professional membership after an introduction to The Network.  

Tony immediately liked what he saw. “I liked the Growth Hub resources, the Growth Accelerator Programme. I saw a lot of potential in the TCGN alliances and particularly the Marketers in Consulting group. It was as if I had suddenly gained multiple mentors and it seemed like very good value for money. I attended an in-person event, really enjoyed it and it went from there.” 

Tony highlights The Consultancy Growth Network founder and CEO, Marc Jantzen for his outstanding guidance. “I get lots of value from listening to Marc. I always get two or three things I hadn’t thought about or should do more. He is very clear and structured with his approach and he brings a wealth of experience”. 

Tony also credits the introduction to marketing specialist provider Matt Hodkinson at TGO with having made a significant difference to NextWave’s positioning and marketing strategy. 

The accolades for NextWave keep on coming, with the team recently achieving The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 national recognition for employee engagement, diversity and social impact. They have also won two Equality Awards for their One4One social enterprise internship programme. Truly one to watch in the consulting space and we are very proud to support them in their journey. 

Benefits delivered: 

  • insight from Marc Jantzen and The Network’s panel of experienced Growth Experts 
  • expertise from specialist providers and referral partners, in particular marketing and resource management 
  • inspiration and peer support at in-person and online events with access to 400 consulting leaders facing similar challenges 
  • fast, helpful and constructive answers from experts and peers on the community Slack channel 

Article | Network news

Written by

Amy Rashbrooke

The Consultancy Growth Network