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About Us

Quercetum Limited is a professional management consultancy primarily serving clients throughout the United Kingdom, but regularly undertaking projects for clients considerably further afield – the furthest has been in Siberia.

Our consultants have a wide and diverse range of experience – some have achieved senior positions in major consultancy practices and others in industry. As a consequence, we are happy to consider unusual assignments, as we may have the required, unusual, mix of skills, which the situation demands.

We are pleased that many of our clients have returned, at intervals, as they face fresh challenges, and also that they recommend us to other potential clients. Our approach is that, whilst we will consider any assignment, we will not undertake any work until we have satisfied ourselves that we understand what is required, that we have the appropriate skills available, within the time frame required by the client, and we have agreed the precise details of the assignment, in writing, with the client.

Whilst the size of assignment can range from the very large, to the occasional piece of advice, from strategic advice, through programme, project, and interim management to mentoring, and from major international organisations to sole traders, the bulk of our work falls into three main areas:

  • Strategic Business Consultancy;

  • Strategic IT Consultancy;

  • Assistance with Procedures.

For further details on each of these see Services

Below, we have provided further details on:

  • The Background to the Company;

  • Our Location;

  • Our Industry Experience; and

  • Our Use of Associates

Background to the Company

Quercetum Limited was established in late 1992 and is staffed by very experienced consultants who have worked for a number of other consultancies. As an example, the Managing Director has worked for the consultancy arms of four of the top 15 firms of Chartered Accountants, two of them as a director. The consultancy uses a mix of full-time employed consultants and freelance associate consultants, as we find that many experienced people in their 40's and 50's wish to be self-employed, although they are prepared to enter into a contractual relationship with us.

We currently have a number of consultants on whom we would expect to call regularly, and many more whom we could call if the need arose. We also maintain links with some other firms of consultants whose skills are complementary to ours.

We work to the highest standards, as a number of our consultants have previously worked for firms which were members of the Management Consultants' Association, and a number of our consultants are, or have been, members of the Institute of Management Consultants, as well as a number of other professional bodies, such as the British Computer Society.


We are based in the North West of England, near the M62 motorway connecting Lancashire and Yorkshire. Manchester Airport, with its good international connections, is within easy reach. Whilst the majority of our projects are within 100 miles of the M62, we have undertaken projects as far afield, outside Europe, as Almaty, in Kazakhstan, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk in the Urals, and Kemerovo in Siberia.

Industry Experience

The clients, for whom our consultants have worked, have been in a variety of industries including:

  • Sportswear, Mens Suits, Youth Fashion and Textiles;

  • High Street Retail, including chain stores and individual retailers;

  • Plastics, DIY and Paint Brushes;

  • Garages, Tyres, Exhausts and Battery Retail;

  • Grocery and Confectionery, Wines and Spirits, and Home Freezer Products, and an abattoir;

  • Solicitors, Accountants, Insurance Brokers and Recruitment Agencies;

  • Travel Agency and Hotel Reservations;

  • Container Leasing;

  • Builders Merchants;

  • Light Engineering including Joinery, Spring Manufacture, Precision Engineering, Fabrication, Wire Drawing, manufacture of large Plastic Structures etc.;

  • Sewing machines;

  • Tobacco Products;

  • Printing and Packaging;

  • Newspaper Publication, both National and Local;

  • Book Publication;

  • Trades Union;

  • Building Material Manufacture;

  • Steel Stockholding;

  • Transport;

  • Earthmoving Equipment, small plant Hire, and engineering maintenance (fork lift trucks and refrigeration plant);

  • Banking, Finance Houses, Insurance Companies, Stock-Brokers, and Market-Makers;

  • Estate Agents (Residential, Commercial & Industrial), Property Management;

Use of Associates

There are times when our expertise is insufficient to cover all the requirements of the project. In such cases, we will call on the services of associates who can provide the relevant expertise under our control. In such cases we will notify the client of their role, but we will retain contract responsibility for the work. We do not object to clients developing an on-going relationship with the associate, but we ask that no new contractual relationship is entered into until the initial project is concluded, to avoid conflicts of interest.