My name is Tim Biddiscombe, and I am a recovering
Consultant. That’s actually a lie, I heard the term recently at a trade show,
and while it made me chuckle, it’s factually inaccurate. As much as I might
pretend otherwise, even coming up on 8 years at Purple Square, even since
rising through the ranks of Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant, Head of
Professional Services and Professional Services Director, I will always first
and foremost be a Consultant.
What exactly does it mean to be a Consultant, and more importantly, you might be wondering why do I think you are a Consultant too? It’s not about the travel or the early starts (though there are plenty of those). It’s also not about the obsessive acquisition of Avios & Hilton points (yep, plenty of them too). It’s even not about the number of stamps in your passport (seeing a pattern?).
Put simply as an ethos, being a Consultant in my mind means
to work hard, to do a great job, to leave every situation better than you found
it (both professionally and personally when you’re doing it right), to enjoy
every minute of it, and above all, to take an immense pride in being really,
really good at something.
Does it feel like such a stretch now? You find
Consultants in the strangest of places after all, for we are a strange breed.
For example, many of my favourite clients I’ve worked with now and over the
years I would call Consultants (as well as friends), and hope they took it as a
At Purple Square, we are always on the lookout for
Consultants we want to enjoy working with, whether they are the women and men
that we hire, or they work at our clients, or they are our clients.
If you have what it takes, either as a preferred client or future colleague, Purple Square are ready to hear from you, get in touch.