Our vision is for WSG to be the most influential strategic consulting firm in Europe.
Having founded a successful strategic consultancy in the 1980s, Paul Fifield and John Marti believe the time is right for a 21st century version of their original idea: the Winchester Strategy Group is that firm. WSG is an employee-owned consulting business where all the consultants are experienced professionals.
Our approach is based upon the simple premise that it is management’s absolute right to manage its own business.
However, that does not mean that an impartial, objective voice cannot be heard. ‘Speaking truth unto power’ has always been a central feature of our work. Our role is to enable business managers to make their own informed choices and reach their own conclusions.
We have all been managers and we are all experienced consultants.
This experience is underpinned by our development and training at some of the world’s best business schools and researching what the customer might want next. This experience and knowledge allows us to help business managers successfully navigate the difficult issues confronting them.
We work on the basis of ‘what you see is what you get’.
When someone from WSG agrees an assignment with you, you will see them again. We don’t have polished professionals selling our services only to be replaced by bright, young, inexperienced consultants: experience matters. In WSG whoever negotiates the work with you will usually take the lead for that work.
We work hard with our clients to avoid unintended and undesired consequences.
Many problems are ‘solved’ in isolation. Sometimes problems are indeed discrete, on other occasions the solution leads to problems elsewhere. Potential solutions must be thought through to identify where and what else in the organisation may be affected: it is wise to be forewarned.