Connell Consulting has a reputation for delivering reliable and well-researched commercial due diligence and strategic projects, delivered by a full-time team of experienced consultants and talented researchers who share a passion for the care sector. We don’t work in other sectors, so clients know they are hiring a team that has worked on a large volume of transactions and projects within health, social care and special education.
Clare leads the team at Connell Consulting and is well known within the private equity and corporate finance world for her extensive knowledge of health, social care and education. After graduating from Durham University, Clare has worked in strategy consulting for 22 years at the Strategy Practice of Accenture, OC&C Strategy Consultants and then 7 years as the most experienced Engagement Manager at Candesic. In the last 9 years Clare and her team at Connell Consulting have worked on a large volume of substantial transactions, strategic reports and operational improvement projects in the health, social care and special education markets. Connell Consulting won the LaingBuisson Management Consultant Award in 2019 & 2020, as well as the HealthInvestor Consultancy of the Year Award in 2016 & 2021. Clare was also voted Sector Expert by her peers in the 2018 & 2019 HealthInvestor Power 50.
Jaimie is the Head of Client Delivery at Connell Consulting, and over the last 9 years, has managed 100s of projects across healthcare, social care and education. Jaimie joined us in January 2013 shortly after completing her MBA. She holds a BSc in Marketing and has studied business and management in Paris and London.
Charlotte is the Manager and Knowledge Management Lead at Connell Consulting. Charlotte’s particular areas of expertise are advising on market entry strategies, portfolio optimisation and the NHS commissioning landscape. She joined Connell Consulting in 2014 having previously worked within healthcare consulting for 2 years. She holds an MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from Oxford University.
Lilya is a Consultant at Connell Consulting and holds MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from Oxford University. She has worked on various special education and specialist care portfolios, with expertise in data modelling and analytics. She was previously Director at the Oxford Woman in Business Society and has experience fundraising for education.
Alex is a Senior Analyst at Connell Consulting and has a degree in Geography with a Year Abroad from Durham University. He joined the firm in 2020 and has since worked on multiple transactions and strategic reports within the sector. Alex also has professional experience working with Grant Thornton, Sustain Value and the NHS.
Sonia is the Office Manager at Connell Consulting. She brings over 11 years of Office Management experience to our organisation. Sonia supports the company operations by maintaining office systems and supporting management. She has experience in handling a wide range of administrative and support related tasks and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people.
Cheran is a Senior Analyst at Connell Consulting with a background in strategy. He previously worked for the Home Office’s Strategy Directorate, and on projects for Bain & Company as well as Strategy&’s M&A team. Cheran graduated with a BA in International Politics from King’s College London.
Sam joined Connell Consulting as a Business Analyst in 2021 after graduating from Oxford University with a master’s degree in Modern Languages. He also has a background in social and public policy, having completed his undergraduate degree in Spanish and Social Policy at Edinburgh University. He has previously worked as a project assistant, and as a teaching assistant in Spain.
Henry joined Connell Consulting in 2021 as a Business Analyst, after graduating from the University of Oxford with a BA in Modern Languages. He has previous experience in consulting and transactions as part of PwC’s Deal Advisory and Venture M&A team, and has spent time working abroad in Austria and Germany.
Alfie joined Connell Consulting as a Business Analyst in 2021, and is from the University of Cambridge. He is currently working towards a Bachelor of Arts in English, and has previously worked as a private tutor for children with Special Educational Needs.
Matt joined the team at Connell Consulting in 2019 as a Research Analyst. He has experience of mystery shopping care home businesses, specialising in elderly peoples services. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Theatre from Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Ben joined Connell Consulting in 2021 as a Research Analyst and specialises in primary research. He graduated with a BA in Acting & Performance from the University for the Creative Arts.