Faster,
deeper insight

We redefined consulting to make it better for clients and better for consultants.

Eden McCallum’s hybrid teams of experienced independent consultants, in-house partners and analysts deliver faster, deeper insight and lasting impact for clients on their most pressing issues, from strategy to transformation.
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We work with leading companies across the world

Our clients span all sectors, from retail/consumer to industrials, healthcare, financial services, tech, media, telecoms, utilities, B2B services and the public sector.

Our strategy work includes growth, digital, sustainability and M&A, and our transformation work encompasses operational performance improvement, organisation, and commercial effectiveness. We work with clients to answer the 'what' and the 'how', and to help them make it happen.
Our work

A collaborative and pragmatic approach to consulting

We craft each project team with the optimal combination of independent consultants and in-house partners and analysts, ensuring the best skills, experience and ‘fit’ for our clients, and leverage our extensive expert network to bring unique expertise to each project.

Our independent consultants are senior and experienced, so they always take a pragmatic and collaborative approach. Our in-house partners shape and lead every project, ensuring quality and consistency, and our in-house analysts provide the sharp horsepower to drive rigour.

This innovative approach to project teams provides faster, deeper insight and lasting impact to our clients and a highly rewarding experience to our consultants and colleagues.
Working with us
500+
Clients Globally
2500+
Independent Consultants
3000+
Projects Completed
Other consulting firms tend to work to their logic and rhythm, but Eden McCallum people don't just adjust to our culture, they bring energy, inspiration and personal commitment to my team.
David Sanderse, CEO, Marsh & Mercer
Former MD, Achmea
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With Eden McCallum, I get high-calibre consultants, delivering the high quality answers I need, without a feeling of intrusion and disruption to business.
Jeroen Drost, CEO, SHV Holdings NV
Former MD, NPM Capital; CEO, NIBC Bank
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Eden McCallum has very talented and capable people, but they are also prepared to listen to what we say and to design projects around what we need, not what they think we should have.
Robin Lee, CEO, HelloGold
Former CFO, World Gold Council
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Working with Eden McCallum we were not just on the receiving end of analysis; we went on a journey and created a strategy together.
Jat Sahota, Partner, Inbeta.io
Former Head of Pharmacy and Healthcare, Sainsbury's
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Eden McCallum are different: They bring the professional rigour you’d expect, but work in a more inclusive fashion – gentle on the surface, but steely underneath. They’re never afraid to challenge and they don’t allow us to duck difficult decisions, but do so with grace, sympathy, and humour.
Dawn Airey, Non-Exec Director
Former SVP EMEA, Yahoo!; President CLT UFA; Chairman and CEO, Channel Five
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The fit of the Eden McCallum consultants - their experience and their ability to integrate with our teams - is what really makes the difference and gives projects tangible business impact.
Tim Hammond, Chair, NED
Former CEO, Four Seasons Healthcare; Elior; Barchester Healthcare
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Eden McCallum always bring in grown-up people who have learnt things in the trenches. They know what it means to bring about change, to get people to do things differently.
Bas Alblas, Board Member
Former CEO Lamb Weston
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Eden McCallum people are typically more experienced than those you get from a conventional firm…so there’s plenty of real-world experience to draw on. Like all clever people, they make complicated things sound simple, but they’re willing to listen to us, rather than do all the talking.
Derek Harding, Chief Financial Officer, Spectris PLC
Former CFO ShopDirect; Senior plc; and UK FD Wolseley plc
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The expertise that the people from Eden McCallum have brought to us was really world class – I mean it was superb…
Tex Gunning, CEO, LeasePlan
Former CEO, TNT Express; MD, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel
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What stands out to us is that their consultants are typically more experienced people who are prepared to challenge us; they’re not looking ahead to the next project.
Chris Rogers, Chairman, Wickes plc
Former MD Costa Coffee, CFO Whitbread
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You always get straight talk from them. They go quickly to the answer.
Roland van Dijk, CEO, Fokker Services Group
Former Board Member, Arcadis
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You want to use Eden McCallum because you really want to enable change and bring in a team that actually understands where things have been and where things are going.
Wim Ponnet, CEO, FanTechCap
Former CSO & CCO, Endemol Shine Group
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There have been very complex strategic choices that we have had to make, and without their expertise, their insights, and their challenge we wouldn’t have been able to make as clear-cut and good decisions that have then translated into much better sales.
Flemming Morgan, Partner, The Preston Associates
Former President, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Danone
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They were amazingly resourceful, very much on the front foot, asked all the right questions and unscrambled the challenge. They gave us new insights – very forensic. A very different approach to the big consultancy firms.
Darren Shapland, Chair, Topps Tiles plc
Former CEO Carpetright plc & Former CFO Sainsbury’s
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I find their approach very efficient…they get us to the endgame a lot faster.
Julia Calabrese, Chair, McArthurGlen Group
Former CEO, McArthurGlen Group
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The combination of people who are well trained by the global consulting firms, but have got a bit more real world experience, makes them just better at understanding how to get stuff actually done... They get under the skin of how we think far faster than some of the bigger consulting firms.
Dido Harding, Member, UK House of Lords
Former CEO, TalkTalk plc
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Eden McCallum impresses on every level: the care they take in understanding and meeting client needs, the sheer quality of the consultants they select for assignments, and the genuine interest the whole team demonstrates in ensuring the outcome is successful – and sustainable.
Angus Somerville, Chair, Independent Monitoring Board, HMP/YOI Winchester
Former CEO, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
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The Eden McCallum team were fast, responsive, insightful and a pleasure to work with.
David Taylor-Smith, Chairman and Private Equity Advisor
Former CEO, phs
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They distil what the big strategy firms do into its pure form. It’s just a group of very clever people, working alongside the customer, finding an answer... It’s just a different way of working.
Roland van Dijk, CEO, Fokker Services Group
Former Board Member, Arcadis
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With the bigger consultancy companies, you’re always sort of squeezed into their format and you’ll have to basically follow them, whereas with Eden McCallum they apply models, practices, based on the situation that you have
Rob Versloot, CEO, Hero
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They’re mould-breaking – a bit disruptive. They’re more in tune with the way everything is evolving with this more tailor-made, more specific, more attentive to what each client’s needs are
Flemming Morgan, Partner, The Preston Associates
Former President, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Danone
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I believe that Eden McCallum's proposition is the consulting model of the future. They give us high quality consulting while offering complete flexibility to tailor team size and composition to our needs.
Tex Gunning, CEO, LeasePlan
Former CEO, TNT Express; MD, Decorative Paints, AkzoNobel
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It was really clear that these guys wanted to be on the project with us. They were really energized by hitting a sweet spot where they felt that they could add value. We had a fantastic team. It was great to work with them and that made all the difference
Serena Lang, Chair, Eleco plc
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The Eden McCallum uniqueness is that they are agile, pragmatic, and much more focused – in my experience – on the client than on the long-term relationship building, and actually the irony of that is that they build great long-term relationships as a result.
Dido Harding, Member, UK House of Lords
Former CEO, TalkTalk plc
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They pull together the right team for the job in hand, ... as a result, we get incredibly high-quality people and a very, very coherent and impressive team set-up
David Leigh, CEO, AMS
Former CEO Study Group; SHL Group
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It’s a firm that engages with its clients with a focus on delivering a result – not just delivering a project.
Dano Lister, CEO, Balcan Innovations Inc.
Former Division President, GREIF
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They are actually very good at leaving us, at making sure that they exit so that we own what we’re doing, and we really implement it. And that’s a very rare trait in consulting firms.
Dido Harding, Member, UK House of Lords
Former CEO, TalkTalk plc
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Our clients

We work with leading companies across the world and all sectors to solve their most pressing business issues, from strategy to operations, organisation, and transformation. Our clients are demanding, and we thrive on their challenge.

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Our Independent consultants

Our independent consultants are truly outstanding. We accept one in ten who apply. They all have experience from top tier management consulting firms and more than 9 in 10 also have had roles in industry, making them more experienced, pragmatic and collaborative. Their careers depend on doing great work for our clients, not selling the next project.

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We are constantly building our exceptionally talented pool of independent consultants and in-house team.

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News & updates

Eden McCallum is delighted to announce the appointment of David Ebstein to our Leadership Team. David joins as a Partner in the London office.
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