RSM ratchets up Technology & Management Consulting arm

RSM, the leading audit, tax and consulting firm has established a new Technology and Management Consulting hub based in its central Manchester office as it looks to build on the team’s current growth.

To support this expansion RSM partner Neil Sharples has relocated from the firm’s London headquarters to Manchester, with a remit across the North-West. The move is part of RSM’s extension of its core services nationally and in particular to provide IT and Digital strategy, cloud ERP and management consulting services to the firm’s middle-market client base nationally.

The move comes after RSM’s recent acquisition of 54-strong Crewe-based NetSuite specialist FHL which propelled RSM UK to become the largest provider of NetSuite services in Europe.

Neil’s remit will be to grow RSM’s Technology and Management Consulting capability throughout the North, helping clients to define and implement technology strategies to support their business growth.  

Chris Knowles, lead partner for Technology & Management Consulting at RSM said:

‘Neil’s appointment in Manchester is the next significant step for us as we seek to help more businesses across the country to apply Digital technology in a way that supports their growth. Neil’s experience of leading IT-driven business change means he is ideally placed to lead our expansion plans in the North. He will work closely with our new colleagues at FHL and will help to get the message out across the North of England that RSM can help clients in all sectors with their technology challenges.'

Jill Jones, regional managing partner for the North-West region at RSM said:

‘The ambition set out by our Technology and Management Consulting colleagues mirrors that of our own plans for growth here in the North West. We’re delighted to welcome Neil into the fold and I look forward to working with him to expand and develop the team.’

Neil Sharples, partner at RSM said:

‘There are many thriving sectors in the North including manufacturing, software and services and I am very excited to take the message to them about RSM’s Technology & Management Consulting services and how we can help them to grow through better use of technology.  Many businesses in the region know they need to invest in IT and Digital technology but aren’t sure how to start.  We can help.'

RSM’s national Technology and Management Consulting team consists of more than 100 people providing clients with advice on IT and Digital strategy, system selection and implementation, as well as complementary skills in finance consulting and business change.   RSM is a strategic partner of Oracle-NetSuite and Microsoft Dynamics.