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In the news Australian Financial Review - Boutique consulting thrives on promise of better value

The Bridge International featured in The Australian Financial Review today, the article focuses on the boutique consulting firms are thriving during the pandemic by offering the services of the large branded firms at rates that are up to 60 per cent cheaper.


"Client demand is also up at boutique firm The Bridge International after dipping in the initial months of the pandemic.

The firm, founded by former insurance executives Stuart Blake and David McDonald, offers consultants that have executive corporate experience at a discount to the big four.

“We have five partners with combined 120 years experience in executive roles” Blake says. "The leadership team is well supported by our core team of 20 consultants based around Australia who have on average 15 years' industry knowledge.

“[Our] ultra-low overheads – most of the consultants work from home or the client site – means it can charge between 40 per cent and 60 per cent less than that of the big four consultants.”

He says business has increased by 55 per cent in the three months to July compared with the three months to March."


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