Challenger Consultancy achieves substantial growth in an uncertain market
Brickendon has today revealed 300 per cent growth since 2012 (1) as it celebrates eight years of success and significant expansion despite challenging market conditions.
With reports speculating that Brexit is set to shrink the financial services market by as much as 9.5 per cent in value by 2020 (2), it is imperative that the sector continues to innovate and find alternative ways to grow to stay ahead of macro-economic and sector challenges.
Brickendon’s innovative and forward-looking approaches to issues such as cloud technologies, digital methodologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain have helped it do just that, as well as enabling the firm to rapidly expand into global markets. Since its inception in 2010, Brickendon has grown from one office in London to multiple offices around the world. This month, Brickendon has increased its global offering even further by expanding its expertise to the Canadian market.
Increased international reach
With increased international reach and capabilities, Brickendon is set to build on its domestic and international success. Brickendon’s expertise spans over five practice areas – strategy, risk & regulation, data, quality & testing and digital. With almost 30 clients, including global banks, hedge funds, asset managers and FTSE 100 companies, the transformational company’s innovative offering acts as a springboard for reimagining the financial services sector and challenging the status quo of large consultancies.
Brickendon is renowned for helping deliver the financial services of the future by constantly innovating and adapting strategy in challenging market conditions. Inspiring efficiency and competitiveness, Brickendon aims to transform the financial services sector through its unique and tailored solutions, particularly in areas such as its award-nominated DevOps approach.
Remained on top
“Brickendon has remained on top through the ever-evolving cycles of the financial services sector. Now serving four markets globally, we have grown our workforce to over 100 in under five years,” says Christopher Burke, CEO of Brickendon.
“Our growth shows the financial services industry is changing and shifting significantly. Major corporations are now opting to work with innovative challenger brands with deep domain expertise that can offer more unique solutions to their challenges in these increasingly uncertain market conditions.”
Dismantle dusk-til-dawn culture
A key focus for Brickendon has also been to dismantle the ‘dusk-‘til-dawn’ culture. The firm signed the Women in Finance Charter in 2017, strengthening its vision that females have an integral part to play in the financial services industry. It already employs a number of senior women in part-time positions and is actively seeking to increase this figure.
(1) Increase in volume of projects, Brickendon December 2012-2017
(2) TheCityUK, 2016: https://www.thecityuk.com/assets/2016/Reports-PDF/Leaving-the-EU-Implications-for-the-