Change and transformation consultancy heading state-side

Mel Burke

Manchester-based graduate development consultancy, Grayce, is expanding to the US.

With more than a decade of experience in the UK, and with 117% growth over the past two years, the US launch marks a significant milestone in Grayce’s growth and global presence.

Grayce supports large businesses in their change and transformation programmes and said its expansion state-side is a logical step to support its largest clients where the US market is fundamental to its ongoing success.

It said the expansion will give its largest clients the chance to tap into its talent pipeline of high quality, cost-effective graduates.

Grayce is already working with colleges to recruit top quality talent and develop them into credible change and transformation professionals.

Initially concentrating its activity on the East Coast, Grayce will support modern business transformation programmes in major sectors such as finance, pharmaceuticals, and insurance.

Mel Burke, Grayce’s Vice President of US Operations, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Grayce, and I’m really excited about being part of this journey. I have been with the business for a decade and, having gone through the graduate programme myself, I know first hand the impact Grayce Analysts have.

“We know that coming out of the pandemic, organisations of all types have experienced challenges delivering their business-critical change and transformation programmes and are struggling to find high-calibre talent and build long term capability for delivery.”

She said 75% of US financial sector employers report difficulty finding skilled talent, while less than 25% of those working in insurance are under 35 years of age, ringing alarm bells for the future of the industries.

She added: “As employers, taking proactive measures is not just about improving the bottom line. We know that cross-generational collaboration can enhance ED&I and foster a culture of learning and innovation, all critical to success in today’s economy.”