L.E.K. Consulting Europe

THE SCOOP 

Getting to like L.E.K.

Founded in London in 1983, L.E.K. Consulting is a global strategy consulting firm with 21 offices across 13 countries.  It offers five major capabilities to its clients: strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations and organizational development, shareholder value management, and marketing and sales consulting.  L.E.K.'s clients are drawn from a wide variety of industries and include FTSE 100, Eurotop 300 and Fortune 500 members, major central government departments and smaller more entrepreneurial businesses. In Europe, the firm has strength in a number of major industries, including biopharma and life sciences, retail and consumer products, healthcare, financial services, industrial products and services, media and entertainment, aerospace and defence, transport, energy and private equity.

 

Digging in

Underscoring all its services, says L.E.K., are its data-driven research capabilities. "We confront each challenge or opportunity without preconceived notions, and our recommendations are based on facts rather than assumptions. Every solution we propose is informed by a combination of in-depth research and rigorous analysis." The most valuable service that L.E.K. provides, the firm says, is "helping companies to achieve tangible, high-impact results by combining industry experience with sophisticated analysis of complex issues. Our solutions give executives the tools they need to make critical business decisions with greater certainty." 

Offering a helping hand

L.E.K. takes its responsibilities-especially its social responsibilities-seriously.  As part of its environmental and social responsibility program, the firm works with charitable organizations on projects to improve the environment and local communities.  For example, the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) in the UK aims to help 'A' Level students from less-privileged backgrounds to realise their potential by helping them enter university and progress on to a challenging career. L.E.K. participates in the SMF placement program, which matches students to internships within leading UK businesses.  L.E.K. London also works closely with a local secondary school to mentor pupils and give them the opportunity to work at L.E.K., either as a regular part-time employee, or on short temporary work placements. 

And, when it comes to going green, L.E.K. is more than just talk, working with clients on issues related to climate change, such as policy and regulation, green investments and developing low-carbon business strategies.  In January 2008, L.E.K. became carbon neutral, making it the first major consultancy to implement such a policy across its global operations. 

The firm's outreach doesn't stop there, either. In 2011, it began publishing a blog, written by current L.E.K. consultants. Called the L.E.K. Advisor (http://ask.lek.com), the blog serves as a window into both the company and the consulting profession for those who may be considering applying.

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L.E.K. Consulting Europe


40 Grosvenor Place
London SW1X 7JL
Phone: 44 (0) 20 7389 7200
Fax: 44 (0) 20 7389 7440
www.lek.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-founder & Chairman: Iain Evans
  • Global Managing Partner: Stuart Jackson
  • 2014 Employees: 1,050

  • Employment Contact

    www.lek.com/join-lek


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Marketing & Sales

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Operations & Organization

    Strategy

Major Office Locations

  • London (HQ)
    Milan
    Munich
    Paris
    Wroclaw

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