CIL prides itself on bringing together entrepreneurial, curious and kind individuals to create exceptional work. In this series of interviews, we sit down with these CILers to discover their stories and discuss how they navigate their careers.

Settling into CIL

Caroline Billyard talks to us about her first six months as an Analyst.

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Balancing your time

CIL Analyst, Ben Park, talks to us about starting his career in consulting and how he balances his busy work-life with playing semi-professional hockey in the Premier League.

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Starting out in CIL’s first international office

Grace Yiyang Zhou talks about her journey from Analyst to Manager and what it was like joining CIL’s first international office.

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Creating a work life balance

Alex Marshall discusses what it is like working in CIL’s Frome office and how he manages to keep the balance between his family life and his work.

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Knowing your strengths

Leah Daniel, a Director in CIL’s Consumer practice, talks about her journey from joining CIL straight after university to where she is now and her experience of being a woman in consulting.

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Why we strive for diversity

Ronak Joshi discusses his experience as a Manager at CIL, how we approach D&I and our partnership with upReach.

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Joining CIL as its first Data Scientist hire

Araan Mohanadass, a Data Scientist in CIL’s Advanced Analytics practice, discusses his transition into the expanding team.

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Setting up an international office

Juliane Kaden-Botha joined CIL in 2021 to head up its first German office. Here she discusses how she channelled her entrepreneurial spirit into life at a management consultancy and her experience as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in consulting.

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Working and living in Frome

Jack Turner, a Manager in CIL’s Frome office, talks about why he made the decision to live and work in the South-West and what it has to offer.

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Why choose an apprenticeship?

Ryan Moore, CIL's Global IT Manager, joined CIL direct from the Royal Navy. Here he discusses the value of apprenticeships and what it’s like working in CIL’s IT team.

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The importance of social mobility

Jon Whiteman, now Managing Partner at CIL and head of our Industrial Products and Services practice, discusses the importance of championing social mobility in consulting and how CIL aims to improve it.

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Making partner as a single parent

Tabitha Elwes joined CIL in 2017 to set up and develop its media practice, having run her own firm for five years. Here, she joins us to talk about juggling single parenthood with being a Partner and how she achieves that ever important work/life balance.

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Navigating your career at CIL

For Liam McGuinness a career as a management consultant was not one he had considered growing up. However, working in his family businesses across the South West of the UK and learning about how they work from his entrepreneurial father ignited a spark. Here, he talks to us about how he came across CIL and the advice he would give others starting on the journey.

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