About us.

Our History

Consultancy+ are part of the Reed Group, working as a Management Consultancy under the Reed Talent Solutions Ltd business.

Reed was founded in 1960 and were an early adopter in the recruitment market in the UK. Over the past 60 years the business has grown to become the UK’s favorite recruiter with a turnover in excess of $1billion p/a. But it hasn’t lost that commitment to innovation that allowed that early adoption back in 1960 shown by a rich history of market leading creative solutions:

  • 1995 reed.co.uk was launched as jobboard pioneering ‘freecruitment’ in the .com age
  • In 1996 OnTime was launched to digitise the timesheeting process
  • In 2001 Reed became one of the first organisation in the UK to offer Managed Service Solutions
  • In 2012 Reed launched the XMS vendor solution harnessing big data analytics for the sector

And Consultancy+ is the latest in this long history in providing solutions that work and change the industry. As such, we in Consultancy+ look to ensure we share and support the values of our parent company of being fair open and honest, working together and taking ownership in everything that we do. And you will see this in our open marketplace – that everyone can join, in our transparent pricing models that ensure you get what you pay for and in our collaborative PMO team working with clients to deliver outcomes.

And it was this very approach that led to our formation in 2016. As organisations were looking for the visibility and control of a contingent managed service alongside the skills and experience of a Consultancy, we brought these two things together. 20 years experience in delivering outsourced projects, with 15 years delivering complex managed service solutions combined to offer our innovative Services Procurement solution. At the same time, bringing clients direct savings through adding our consultancy approach to the Reed access to talent, to bring clients project based solutions without the layer margin.

And that’s why we have grown so quickly, and continue to add new clients to our portfolio every day. Honest solutions that delivery transparency. Quality and value.