It’s our 25th anniversary in 2012. If you’d like to contribute an anecdote about BLT, please get in touch.
I may have been one of BLT’s first consultant recruits but I was almost certainly the easiest!
I worked for Birmingham City Council way back in 1987 in an internal consultancy called the Management Effectiveness Unit. We had a great Chief Executive who gave me some honest career advice that I ought to see more how more organisations worked and experience the private sector. He was frankly pushing at an open door. I was only interested in Government consultancy and the market leader was Coopers & Lybrand. I had met the local Partner, Ken Crossland, when he tried to sell us an IT strategy, and I had warmed to him. So I asked Don Leslie to arrange a discussion with Ken. One week later I had met him and the lead consulting Partner in the Birmingham office. The following week I had an offer and moved. I am sure Don wished all assignments were so easy.
Alan Edwards went on to became a Partner at both IBM and KPMG