Independent Consulting

Consulting where short-staffed or projects suited to individuals

We provide consultants for projects suited to individuals (often smaller projects big consulting firms wouldn’t get out of bed for) through our curated network of 5000 independents across Europe. Our consultants have a combination of consulting and real-world experience to offer pragmatic advice on Strategy, Data & AnalyticsTransformation and M&A.

Since starting in 2014 we have completed over 1000 projects for over 450 clients across Europe from junior analytical strategy support through managing transactions to leading major transformation programmes. Over 75% of our clients have already returned for further support and 98% say we met or exceeded their expectations.

We take the time to define the project requirements with our clients and suggest two or three consultants from our network we believe could deliver the work but leave the choice to the client to find the best cultural fit. We then keep in close touch with consultant and client throughout the project to ensure deliverables are met on time to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

Our leadership are themselves former independent consultants with experience from consultancies like Bain and Boston Consulting Group combined with real world experience in running $100M P&Ls and operational leadership. 

Whether you are actively looking or thinking ahead and want some advice with career planning, the consultants at The Barton Partnership will take time out of their day to talk to you.

• Emphasis on partnership model with selected candidates to ensure that we are not spread too thinly and can dedicate the appropriate time to everyone.

• A team with a history of continually outperforming our competitors.

• Work on a proactive basis by discussing clients that could provide a fit rather than wait for a specific assignment to come up that would suit your profile.

• We treat every candidate as a potential future client.

We will discuss your career history to date as well as talk in length about your next steps and aspirations, not just regarding day to day responsibilities and career progression opportunities, but also your perceptions of the ideal company cultural fit.

We will assist you in structuring your CV and offer advice on remuneration based on industry benchmarking, as well as interview and offer-negotiation tips to ensure that you are fully aware of the process from start to finish. In short, we will manage your expectations not set them.

Our team of experienced consultants not only work on a reactive basis (by submitting your profile to current opportunities) but also on a proactive basis by discussing clients who we feel could offer a suitable match even if they are not currently recruiting.

This personal approach has led to many candidates returning to us time and time again throughout their careers as candidates and clients.

You can search directly on our site for Strategy jobs and much more on our Vacancy Search page or call us today on 020 7138 3691.

Type of Roles

  • Strategy



    5 Year Plans

    Cost Reduction


    Board Advisory


  • Transformation

    Programme Management Office

    Pricing Optimisation

    Sales & Marketing


  • M&A


    Due-diligence Support

    Transaction Support

    Post-merger Integration

Our Sectors

  1. Commerce and Industry

  2. Financial Services

  3. Professional Services

  4. Private Equity