Strategic Discourse was founded in 2014 to change the traditional model of consultancy utilised by many organisations around the world. Our Founder and Managing Director had worked in the Public Sector for over 20 years and grew increasingly frustrated with the expenditure on Consultancy fees for what felt like “Off the Shelf” solutions. With an ever-increasing demand on Public Sector resources and a chronic lack of funding, our Founder decided he could take no more and set up his own Management Consultancy that would work in partnership with its clients and deliver bespoke and high-quality solutions for a fair price. It sounds too good to be true, the idea that Consultancy can be affordable and of high quality, but that is just a misconception. We set out to disrupt the traditional model and help protect those precious resources in the public and associated sectors, and to ensure the ability to provide better services for citizens.
Within the Public Sector, our three main pillars are Healthcare, Education and Community. These form the backbone of our services, and countless end-users have benefited from our expertise and our approach.
After successfully supporting a number of Public Sector clients, we were approached by several Private Sector organisations to provide consultancy services for them. Although the company had been set up with a Public Sector focus, it became increasingly clear that these approaches were being demanded by the Private Sector. We expanded our team and brought in experts from a wide variety of industries, fields and backgrounds. We have always believed that diversity is key to success.
From all our engagements, we know that a lack of strategic and operational alignment is the single greatest cause for failure for most of our customers. Ensuring this, therefore, is at the heart of what we do.
Our name comes from the fact that without true Strategic Discourse around these areas, and a full and proper understanding of the business environment in which our clients are operating, we believe that failure is a very real possibility. Our mission statement is aligned with this:
Ensuring our clients’ success through the alignment of strategy, operations and supporting functions with the marketplace to deliver the best outcomes at all times.
With this at the core of who we are, we deliver solutions which are tangible, workable and of benefit to everyone in the client economy.
Our tagline is “Understanding | Engagement | Success”. Having identified an issue or opportunity, we conduct extensive research into the cause and potential response. It is vitally important to understand all micro and macro factors affecting the current situation and is, therefore, something we take very seriously.
Once we truly understand the situation, we are able to deliver the most suitable solution. Throughout this process, we engage with your teams and departments to ensure they are kept well informed, and any change processes are received efficiently. It is through this partnership working and continued support that you achieve success, and when you achieve success, we also win.