QuoStar announce new partnership with leading consultancy JUMP Advisory Group

QuoStar announces new partnership with JUMP Advisory Group

In a drive to provide further value to their recruitment agency clients, IT Consultancy and Support provider, QuoStar, have announced a new partnership with industry consultancy JUMP Advisory Group.

QuoStar has delivered IT consultancy, support, and cyber-security services to the recruitment industry for over 15 years. Working closely with agency founders and directors, QuoStar help them to achieve business goals and increase client and candidate engagement using technology, strategy and process.

This new partnership will enable QuoStar to provide even greater support to the sector, ensuring agencies can access advisory services for all areas of their business, from technology and strategy, through to marketing and leadership development.

About JUMP Advisory Group

Founded by industry veterans who’ve led large multi-national, niche, and private firms across multiple sectors, JUMP provides advisory consultancy, leadership and development, and marketing guidance to recruitment leaders to accelerate and sustain growth.

They work in partnership with leaders and their executive board to help them navigate opportunities, risks, and challenges to increase business performance at speed and scale.

JUMP has assisted SME recruitment agencies across multiple industries with areas including:

  • ‘1000 Day’ plan strategy workshops
  • Global expansion strategies
  • Differentiated brand propositions
  • Successful MBO support and advice
  • Developing bespoke client solutions
  • Creating techniques to outperform competitors

James Stelfox, Managing Director at QuoStar

QuoStar Managing Director, James Stelfox, comments:

“We have worked closely with recruitment agencies founders since our inception, so our consultants have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and how IT strategy and direction can address them. This partnership allows us to further strengthen our services and relationship with the recruitment agency, ensuring a holistic approach where they can access the support they need to transform every area of their business..”

Paul Jacobs FREC Jump Advisory Group

Paul Jacobs FREC, Co-Founder & Director of JUMP Advisory Group, adds:

“We’re delighted to welcome QuoStar as a partner. They have extensive experience in the recruitment sector and, like JUMP, work closely with agency leaders to accelerate business transformation and growth. With QuoStar on board, JUMP clients will be able to access recruitment-focused IT consultancy, support and strategic guidance to further strengthen their business.”

QuoStar launches new on-demand CIO Service in shake up of digital transformation consulting

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Leading IT consultancy QuoStar has announced the launch of a CIO Service that will deliver on-demand access to top-level IT leadership on a flexible, cost-effective basis.

QuoStar’s solution will provide businesses with a dedicated, experienced CIO-level Consultant who will work in partnership with the senior leadership team to ensure IT continually delivers measurable results. Businesses will benefit from a board-level understanding of performance and receive a clear roadmap for future tech investment and improvements. As a result, they will be able to reduce unnecessary spend, enhance client service delivery and engagement, and gain a lasting advantage over competitors. Based on co-sourced arrangements, this is a fresh approach to bringing external expertise into the business. It’s backed by QuoStar’s Outcome Assured™ guarantee, giving peace of mind that the expected results will be achieved.

IT investments require continuous management and businesses must consider them strategically to deliver the expected returns. While enterprise businesses can employ and retain highly skilled and experienced IT professionals to plan and lead their IT functions, many mid-market businesses cannot, even though the need for professional IT advice is just as great. QuoStar has recognised this challenge and has developed a service that effectively acts in place of the top-level internal CIO position while delivering the benefits of a full, expert external team.

The CIO Service will be headed by Chris White, Head of Consultancy at QuoStar and former Global CIO at international law firms, such as Clyde & Co, HFW and Ashurst. He leads a team of experienced IT leaders who have built and run complex IT environments across many sectors.

Chris comments:

“Technology is increasingly critical to the success of every business. The competitive landscape is changing in most sectors, clients require higher levels of service from their suppliers and remote working looks like it’s here to stay. Technology must be considered as a strategic asset. There’s no getting around the fact that transformation can be expensive, complex and time-consuming. But if you do it right it can provide a significant competitive advantage to your organisation.  We’re delighted to launch the CIO Service, which will help businesses to get the most out of their investments and move their IT estate forward.”

QuoStar has seen an immediate uptake of interest and has recently signed UK law firm, Blanchards Bailey to the service. The firm is already reaping the benefits of working with a dedicated CIO-level Consultant to drive their IT forward.

Paul Dunlop, Managing Partner at Blanchards Bailey, comments:

“At Blanchards Bailey we recognised the strategic importance of technology and its potential to deliver a significant competitive advantage and better client service. As lawyers, we don’t have all the necessary skills to achieve the results we want and therefore we partner with specialist IT firms to deliver the very best secure systems. We have recently partnered with QuoStar, to provide us with a Chief Information Officer Service, providing the board with strategic IT knowledge and expertise. QuoStar gives us the technical, operational, and strategic skillsets of a highly experienced senior IT professional, but on a basis that fits our firm’s needs and budget. We’re in the early stages of our partnership, but the initial reviews have already delivered dividends and we look forward to working with QuoStar on a long-term basis.”

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Chris White joins the QuoStar Board

Chris White joins the QuoStar board

QuoStar, the specialist business and IT consultancy, has today announced that Chris White is joining its board as a Non-Executive Director.

Chris joins QuoStar as a sector expert with vast experience across the financial and legal services sectors. As a board-level specialist in professional services, Chris’s focus at QuoStar will be to help enhance the company’s services. He will look particularly at those focused on the specific needs of law firms and others operating in this market.

Chris built his career in financial services through roles at both NPI and Schroders before making the move to the international law firm Ashurst, where he was responsible for the construction of the company’s Legal Technology Award-winning IT operation. He also held senior strategic IT and leadership roles in Mimecast and Kennedys before joining Clyde & Co as Global IT Director – a position he still holds.

Chris White, Non-Executive Director at QuoStar comments: “I look forward to getting started in this new role at QuoStar. It’s a well-respected firm in a competitive industry with a real opportunity to build on its already strong market position. There’s undoubtedly an appetite for QuoStar’s joined-up approach to business consultancy and technical management. Plus the personal touch that the team provides is a great driver for future success.”

Robert Rutherford, CEO of QuoStar, comments: “Chris’s background is impressive, as is his highly relevant and current professional experience. The fit does, however, go further than this as Chris’s values and corporate ethics clearly marry our own. Our clients can continue to expect us all to drive onwards and upwards for their benefit. I feel that we’ve truly welcomed a great asset to the team, and it’s great to have Chris on board.”

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