What makes us so different?

Our unique mix of Academic grounding and real world consultancy experience.

Our team has a great mix of academic grounding as well as real world experience of change management within industry. We value this so extensively, to become a management consultant with Akcela, we require a formalised post graduate degree equivalent in management consultancy.

This allows Akcela to ensure your business is offered a structured, proven process for your project, alongside a plethora of real world experience to marry academic models to your situation. Allowing your business the assurance to focus on delivering the outcomes of our project.

James Adams - Akcela Founder and Management Consultant

James Adams

BA, MBA, DiPC - Director - Management Consultant

James has vast experience working within a U.S owned Fortune 200 company, receiving enterprise level early in career training alongside MBA and DiPC education to formalise his experience in consultancy projects.  James is a full practicing member of the Institute of Consulting after previously being associated at Affiliate and Associate levels. James has worked in many countries conducting consultancy projects including China, America, Western and Eastern Europe. Through his career, James has worked alongside many Blue Chip companies including McDonalds, Tesco, KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Vauxhall.

Mark Merrywest - Management Consultant at Akcela

Mark Merrywest

BSc, MBA, DiPC - Management Consultant

Mark has nearly 20 years experience in the design, software development and marketing industry and holds a Management Consultancy focused MBA from the University of East Anglia. He is the Managing Director and Strategist for Flocc, a creative marketing agency based in Cambridge and Norwich which traces its history back to 2006. Mark leads a team of specialists working with a wide range of clients both nationally and internationally focusing on providing outstanding solutions to help organisations develop and grow.

Kate Yarbo - Management Consultant at Akcela

Kate Yarbo

MBA, DiPC - Management Consultant

Kate’s objectives are to use her proven strategic thinking skills and commercial leadership ability to add value to organisations experiencing difficulties, or in need of a strategic plan. Kate has a wide range of business experience ranging from developing and leading successful start-up companies to building organisations purchased from administrators into thriving entities. Having qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse early in her Career, one of Kate’s key attributes is her ability to come alongside clients and communicate simply in a way that drives results. Having gained a distinction in her MBA whilst in the CEO role, Kate has first-hand experience of implementing analysis and strategy leading to increased profitability

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