LEISHMAN  management  consulting 


Tel 01505 873618

LEISHMAN management consulting was established in 1994 as an independent management consultancy practice by Ralph Leishman, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultancy, the professional body for management consultants in the UK. We view every assignment as a partnership with our client and work closely to share learning and ideas.

Clients in today's world are looking for the mix and quality of skills and experience that is most appropriate for their needs. Not even the largest firms of management consultants can be expected any longer to have a full skills set constantly available in house at affordable rates. LEISHMAN management consulting became part of a virtual network of consulting firms and individual specialists. The majority of the consultants in our network have previous large, international consulting firm experience. Most will already have worked together on teams assembled to meet specific client needs. Many of the firms are based in Scotland but we also have links with firms in the rest of the UK. Within the network, we can source a very wide range of consulting skills, expertise and experience but, because the individual firms do not face the overhead costs of large organisations, we can offer these to clients at very competitive rates.

Another benefit to clients of this approach is that "what you see is what you get." The members of our team involved in presenting our proposals, many of whom are principals or directors of their respective firms, are also those who will carry out the work. We do not field a "sales team" and subsequently involve more junior consultants in delivery.

In early 2001, seven firms in the network merged their interests to form a new firm, 4consulting Limited.

LEISHMAN management consulting offers specialist knowledge of the Scottish public sector market. We have wide experience of public sector management issues.

Our services to public sector clients include:

  • policy reviews and strategy development
  • organisation reviews and organisational restructuring
  • feasibility studies and option appraisals
  • management development programmes
  • financial management and management information systems

We have assisted private sector clients to prepare public sector market entry strategies.

We have carried out business process re-engineering in the context of outsourcing in both the public and private sectors.

We have a particular expertise as education consultants.

Our clients include:

We will be pleased to offer a free scoping meeting to discuss how we would approach a project. Please contact Ralph Leishman in the first instance.