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Merlin Consultancy



Merlin Consultancy (Global) Ltd

Address: 4 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA

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Merlin Consultancy
Business Transformation | Performance Improvement | High Impact
Helping social housing providers drive sustainable change and transformation.

Established in 2014, Merlin Consultancy brings connected experience to make immediate impacts on business thinking, direction and performance.

Our focus is on the provision of services and solutions essential to transform and improve business performance.

We have worked with some of the most recognisable organisations across a range of sectors. In the Social Housing sector, we have assisted providers of various shapes and sizes across the UK, including many of the leading organisations in the housing sector.

Merlin’s consultants combine deep transformation experience with practical business acumen. Core capabilities include Business Performance Diagnostic, Target Operating Model, Organisation Design, Value Stream Assessment and Management Information.

We have recently helped housing clients solve business critical challenges in areas such as:

·      Business Transformation
·      Operations Transformation
·      Finance Transformation
·      Procurement Transformation
·      Governance, Risk & Internal Controls

Find out more about our services on our website

Our Services

Merlin’s consultants combine deep transformation experience with practical business acumen.

Digital and emerging technologies, changing market conditions, and regulatory pressures are common external forces that drive business transformation. Even more so in an era of growing complexity, uncertainty, and disruption.

Internally, new leadership, growth, consolidation strategies (including M&A) and cost reduction imperatives often spark transformation.

No matter what the driver, the same challenges typically apply: how to align your organisation design, talent, leadership and culture with your business strategy to make the transformation vision a reality, and then sustain it over time. Naturally this follows the challenge of shaping the transformation ambition and strategy together with the design of new business and operating models.

Merlin’s consultants combine deep transformation experience with practical business acumen.

Our teams provide a range of proven services and solutions to enable sustainable change and performance improvement across all sectors. In addition, beyond the transformation agenda, our experts are often asked to advise on our clients’ Business Strategy and related priorities.

Our global network of professionals draws on the strength of Merlin’s full suite of services and industry experience to focus solutions on the real issues affecting businesses today.

We invest in learning about what’s happening in the market so we can be innovative for our clients. We work collaboratively with our clients to create long-term value.

From developing a pragmatic strategy and evaluating merger and acquisition opportunities to improving Operations, Finance, HR and other corporate functions, we have the experience and expertise to help clients act with certainty and succeed.

Meet the Team

Bill Kane, CEO
m: 07771 663 830

With over 45 years of Director and Consulting experience, Bill has been exposed to a broad spectrum of challenges across many countries, cultures, sectors and industries.

Bill’s experience includes CEO of a PLC; Director positions for a range of public and private sector businesses; Several major FTSE 200 acquisitions/divestments plus Business Transformation / Operating Model Programmes for blue-chip clients. In addition, Non-Executive Chairman and Director experience in commercial, investment, start up and not for profit sector.

Prior to Merlin, Bill was a Partner with Deloitte Consulting and Global Operations Strategy Lead for IBM Business Consulting post IBM’s acquisition of PwC Consulting.

Paul Gilmour, CFO & COO
m: 07711 469 998

Paul has substantial finance and operations transformation and change experience across a broad range of sectors including many large and listed international businesses.

Paul has led and worked with Bill on numerous social housing client engagements in recent years.

Prior to Merlin, Paul was a Consulting Partner with Mazars LLP where he worked with over 40 social housing client organisations on a range of assignments.

Elliot Gilmour, Director
m: 07834 175 299

With over 30 years experience working across multiple industry sectors, Elliot has developed and led teams in delivering Operational Excellence which has delivered significant, tangible and sustainable results in highly complex environments.

Elliot’s comprehensive technical knowledge is founded upon his experience working for Nissan Motor Manufacturing where he held senior engineering and management positions.

Additionally Elliot has also previously held a senior management positions in BAE Systems and British Steel before progressing through the senior management team of an international lean consultancy company.