Organisations today are being faced with continual challenges to improve the efficiency of their operations in order to cut costs, streamline processes, improve revenue and meet their strategic goals – whilst at the same time meeting the ever-changing demands of their clients..
Our highly experienced consultancy team provides a world-class, personalised consulting service, designed to help your organisation succeed. We collaborate with you to help identify opportunities for improvement and provide practical solutions to the issues you face daily and in the long term.
We make it our business to understand the challenges facing your organisation and your sector. Our hands-on, partner-led service enables us to implement change efficiently and effectively, resulting in value-added solutions that help maximise your organisation’s potential.
Local experience with a global perspective
Our consulting team is made up of experienced advisory professionals with a range of specialist, sectoral expertise. We have many years of experience helping and advising clients in Ireland across diverse sectors, from public authorities and not for profit bodies, to local businesses and multinational organisations.
We also leverage our global network, drawing on the knowledge and experience of our international colleagues across a range of specialist practice areas within Crowe Horwath.
Our consultancy services include:
Strategy and planning: We help clients identify, develop and implement lasting strategic change to help them and their organisations meet their business goals. Working alongside the client’s senior team we help develop comprehensive, robust and practical planning documents. These range from high-level, long-term strategic plans for large organisations, to detailed one-year business plans for individual units or departments.
Integrated marketing: Our team has a strong background in marketing with experience across many sectors. We provide a full range of marketing activities, from initial research to the design and implementation of tactical marketing plans, both offline and online, across multiple channels.
Operational review: We work with a range of businesses and organisations, helping to identify operational and cost efficiencies. We conduct detailed evaluations of your current service provision, including value for money reviews, business process re-engineering, client/customer surveys and efficiency analysis. Working alongside the clients’ senior teams we develop workable plans to achieve real change, based upon many years of practical experience.
Governance audit: Observing best practice in corporate governance is of paramount importance in today’s world. Regardless of size or sector the demands placed on organisations to keep abreast of changing developments and to enforce modern good governance is significant. We help organisations review the effectiveness of their governance arrangements, advise on policies and help implement best practice procedures.
Recruitment: We offer executive recruitment services to clients, in a highly tailored manor to meet the specific needs of their organisation.
Sectoral reviews: Our consulting team regularly conduct independent reviews of economic sectors, industries or clusters of organisations involved in similar services. We have conducted sectoral reviews for a range of different associations and professional groups in areas as diverse as mental health, broadcasting and utilities. We help to identify trends likely to impact the sector, we review the sector’s performance, and we examine opportunities for growth or consolidation within the sector.
Independent programme evaluations and reviews: When conducted correctly, an independent programme evaluation can deliver significant benefits to an organisation. Evaluation is critical to identifying, monitoring, and managing programme success and to improving performance and efficiency.
Crowe Horwath has a vast experience conducting both mandatory and voluntary programme evaluations for both public and private sector organisations. We provide our clients with objective and robust evaluation findings that enable them to make important decisions.
Specialist sector experience
Crowe Horwath’s consultancy clients are drawn from the full spectrum of private and public sector organisations within Ireland and abroad. We work with clients in sectors which include:
- Government / Public sector
- Not for Profit
- Hotel, tourism and leisure
- Broadcasting, film, Media & Creative Industries
“Crowe Horwath assisted us with a review of our governance, development of a new strategic plan and an analysis of the 90+ mental health associations operating under the MHI umbrella. We really appreciated the way Shane, Vanya and the Crowe Horwath team very quickly developed an empathy for our organisation and the nature of our work, and the quality and responsiveness of their work for us. We would be happy to recommend Crowe Horwath to other not-for-profit organisations.”
Orla Barry, CEO, Mental Health Ireland