North Highland announces Qedis Rebranding

February 25, 2014

North Highland, a global consulting company, and Qedis Consulting are pleased to announce that they will combine under a single global brand, North Highland Worldwide Consulting. This follows on a long term relationship between the two firms that began in 2005. The rebranding will enable the UK business to broaden and deepen its expertise and service offerings, adding an exciting new global player to the UK consulting marketplace.

Speaking about the rebrand, Paramjit Uppal, Qedis founder, said, "We are delighted to change our name to North Highland as we build our external presence in the UK consulting marketplace. We have grown significantly since start-up and established a strong reputation for our work and our people. Combining under a single integrated global name as North Highland provides an ideal platform to fuel our growth and to shake up the consulting landscape. Working with North Highland for many years on UK/US engagements, we have learned that they share the same values and have a similar passion for our unique style of consulting. We provide a fresh, innovative way of working - blending professional know-how and original thinking, and now, with North Highland, we can also enhance the services we offer our clients."

North Highland was founded in 1992 on the core premise of putting our clients first. We do the right thing for our clients - and we do the same for our people. North Highland is employee owned, ensuring our consultants are literally invested in the success of our clients, creating a unique relationship not often seen in the consulting industry. This innovative business model has enabled North Highland to become a significant player in the consulting industry. The unique service commitment to clients embraced by the employee-owners of North Highland empowers high quality service delivery and builds long-lasting client relationships with some of the most recognisable brands.

"One of the main reasons we invested in Qedis was because its culture of challenging the status quo and putting clients first aligns very much with North Highland's core values," said Dan Reardon, CEO of North Highland. "I'm very pleased to know that this won't change - together, as North Highland, our single most important motivation remains to do the right things for our clients."

The new branding will kick-off with a global advertising campaign in top-tier business media and major transport hubs. Under this single brand, we will now provide a complete set of consultancy services for the C-suite including finance, HR, IT, operations, and beyond through a growing UK-based team as well as more than 2,600 expert consultants in over 50 offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.

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About North Highland

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance improvement, and technology and digital. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe, and has been named as a “Best Firm to Work For” every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (www.cordenceworldwide.com), a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit northhighland.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

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