Chelverton House (CHL) is an independent, senior consultant providing professional services to corporate clients and small businesses alike. The CHL consultant has many years experience in business and retains his independence whilst maintaining essential professional contacts and the facility to work in CHL or client project teams.
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What is Consultancy?
“To take counsel together, deliberate, confer; to take counsel to bring about, to plan, devise, contrive; to provide for by consultation; to have an eye to; to ask advice of seek counsel from, to have recourse to for instruction or professional advice.”
Source: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
So it was originally and is still, strictly to do with the giving and taking of advice or the cooperative working together of people with a common aim. However, as you well know, in today’s frenetic business world it is taken to mean a whole range of things encompassing not just advice but also:
- Project Management
- Provision of tools, techniques and training
- Doing the job
- Managing or being the ‘outsourcer’
- Managing or being the ‘contractor’
- Managing or being the ‘subcontractor’
- Interim Management
As an independent consultant , I network through a great many associates and therefore lock into their networks and thus into other Networks beyond. I am therefore very often able to find the right person for the job, but at fees that are below those that you would expect to pay to one of the bigger Interim Management Agencies.
I do not limit myself to any one discipline because of the range of experience I have gained. What I am offering is a practical ad hoc service, which has been proved to work. “It’s not what you know, but who you know” is a well-known phrase but this is has never been truer than working through a network like CHL.
In the past we have not concentrated on this area as a core service, but it has proved to be an area where we have been able to provide the right person at the right time and at the right price. If you are seeking an Interim Manager, then contact us now: we might just be able to help. Consider us your partner! CHL has provided documentation, training and accountancy management on an interim basis for a number of IT clients.
As far as CHL is concerned, the definition or the role title matter less than doing the appropriate work in conjunction with a client organization and their staff to meet a need in a friendly, professional and cost effective manner. My aim is to meet the requirements of the project in such a way as to gain the confidence of managers and staff alike and to be invited back for further work when the occasion demands.