THE REPUTABLE CONSULTANCY COMPANY
There are some excellent and highly reputable Consultancy Firms who provide high quality Commercial, Planning and Project Management support for Construction projects.
Client2Consultant also treats these reputable organisations as an end “Client”.
These organisations typically consist largely of permanent employees and often contract less than 25% of their overall resource base through independent freelance “Consultants”.
Client2Consultant is key for these firms and provides a partnering arrangement allowing them to compliment their solid resource base of permanent employees with a supply of independent freelance “Consultants” allowing all important flexibility to ride the traditionally significant peaks and troughs of the construction industry.
THE “PSEUDO” CONSULTANCY COMPANY
Admittedly there are also many intermediary organisations who describe themselves as Consultancy Companies but are effectively “middle men” consisting largely of contracted independent Consultants.
These Consultancy Companies have long standing professional service agreements with end Clients providing much of the resource for their project teams.
In such cases and in my experience the end Client is unaware that many of the Consultants representing the Consultancy Company are in fact freelance and independent, whatsmore there is little or no contact or support from the Consultancy Company.
In such cases the Consultant has already passed through a further level of middle men beneath the Consultancy Company.
The rate increasing at each stage as they are passed on. The name of the Consultancy Company is effectively meaningless.
The Consultant despite having had a telephone interview and/or face to face interview with the intermediaries is still interviewed by the end Client’s project team leaders.
If interviews and checks are held by the end Client anyway then why is the middle man required?
The reality is they are not however until now there has not been a simple way for the Client to go direct to a Consultant