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27 February 2019

Baringa creates dedicated Central Government advisory practice and welcomes new partner Sarah Ashley

Baringa Partners, the international and award-winning management consultancy, continues to expand its service offerings by opening a Central Government practice in London, and welcomes newly appointed partner Sarah Ashley.

It is evident that UK government faces major challenges over the coming years, with the pressure to deliver improved services at lower cost. Government will want help in leveraging process, technology and customer insights from the private sector, and of course there are the changes that will be necessary as a result of a new relationship with the EU.

Over the last two decades Baringa has provided advisory services to regulatory authorities and to government departments, related to Energy and Financial Services policy and delivery challenges. In the UK that has included BEIS, Ofgem and the FCA, where we have established a reputation for quality, expertise and client focus, from policy through to delivery. Our work with BEIS on the Smart Metering Implementation Programme and Ofgem on the Energy Default Tariff Cap, are examples of this ‘policy to delivery’ work. 

Our clients in government are keen to see us support them in broader delivery challenges. Likewise, we have talented consultants who would like to focus their careers in helping government deliver challenging projects linked to improved societal outcomes. And our capabilities in technology, process, data analysis and AI, supply chain and customer and digital are all highly relevant to the challenges faced. In response to this, Baringa has created a dedicated Central Government practice and we are delighted that Sarah Ashley has joined us as new partner to help drive our offering and capability.  

Sarah has over 15 years of experience working with central government departments and Arm's Length Bodies in an advisory capacity and has supported clients with delivering complete transformation programmes and technology-driven change. Sarah will be working closely with partner colleagues Duncan Sinclair and Andrew Chittenden, who bring substantial experience in regulatory and governmental advisory.

Andrew Chittenden, Senior Partner, says, “We see there is appetite for a high quality, mid-sized, independent advisory that offers government departments and agencies something different to what others offer.  Baringa is renowned for implementable advice, and working collaboratively with clients to make change happen.  We are pleased to have won places on the Consultancy 2 as well as the Digital Outcomes Specialists Frameworks, and are delighted that Sarah has chosen to join us and help build our capability.”

Sarah Ashley, Partner, says, “The UK Government has a positive record of engaging with industry to implement the most challenging change projects. I am looking forward to supporting government on this journey and working with Baringa’s experts on the challenges to come.”

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