Leading Resolutions: MBO is catalyst for accelerated growth

Leading Resolutions, the leading business-focused technology consultancy, has today announced a management buyout that will take the company into its next phase.
April 26 2023

Leading Resolutions management team is pleased to announce the successful MBO backed by regional investment specialist NVM Private Equity LLP.

“This investment fires the starting pistol on the next stage of our development, building on the successful growth we’ve already achieved post pandemic,” says Pete Smyth, CEO. “We’re a people-focused business, helping our blue-chip clients to deliver complex digital transformation programmes, working with talented individuals to maximise return on investment. This funding means we can speed up our client-focused plans to develop our services, bringing additional skills and experience into our core team. Our ethos and approach will remain unchanged: applying intelligence and pragmatism to deliver outcomes for our clients in a collaborative and highly cost-effective way.”

NVM partners David Rolfe and Charlie Pidgeon will join the Leading Resolutions Board alongside Geoff Neville as Non-Executive Chair. Geoff brings a wealth of experience in enabling the team to leverage his experience in building high growth, high value organisations whilst retaining the customer-centric ethos that has defined Leading Resolutions to date.

Day to day Leading Resolutions will continue to operate as it does now, with the existing senior leadership team providing continuity, whilst working with Geoff, Charlie and David to enhance organisational capability. The operational board will comprise of Pete Smyth, who will assume the role of CEO, with Sheila Bryant (COO), Paul Crowe (Director of Business Development), Jon Bance and Rob Chapman (Consulting Directors). They will continue to work with our valued clients and partners to deliver exceptional business outcomes, whilst continuously developing Leading Resolutions’ capabilities and services.

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About Leading Resolutions

Leading Resolutions is an independent business and technology consultancy with a 100% focus on delivering successful outcomes for clients, through Strategic & Advisory, Technical Consulting, and Programme & Project Delivery services. Working for leading corporations and household names, our highly talented team of business change and technology experts have a track record of success in delivering large scale, complex digital transformation projects and programmes.

Our expertise is founded on real-life experience up to CIO and CEO level and covers all aspects of digital and business transformation. Our capability and understanding cover the whole world of the CIO & CDO including business and digital strategy, IT transformation, cost optimisation, people and change, net zero, customer experience, IT service operations, governance and compliance, data privacy, security and cyber resilience, data and analytics, the digital workplace, and cloud migration. Our people have worked across all sectors, including retail, financial services, manufacturing, logistics, utilities, construction, travel, leisure, hospitality, and the public sector.

Leading Resolutions was recognised by the Financial Times as UK Leading Management Consultants in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In 2023 we were awarded for the categories of Innovation, Growth and New Business Models; IT Implementation; Consumer Goods and Retail; and Sales and CRM.