Visionist Consulting Joins Smarter Business Group

Dec 11, 2018


It is with great pride that Visionist Consulting announces the union with Smarter Business Group – one of the UK’s leading independent consultancies. Smarter Business Group are renowned for helping businesses secure the most comprehensive savings solutions, from utilities contract management and procurement to business loans and facilities maintenance.

Visionist Consulting history

To understand the importance of this next step, it is also important to look back on Visionist and its history. Founded in 2009, Visionist is a technology consultancy company with many years of government delivery experience and extensive practice in delivering digital solutions to large organisations and not-for-profits. Visionist specialities include ServiceOps – IT service management and operations – and DevOps – software development and software operations. This includes SIAM service management, enterprise architecture, security designs and reviews, digital transformation for legacy systems, cloud-based solutions and more.

Smarter Business Group history

Smarter Business Group began in 2015 with just six staff members, but now boasts almost 250 staff members and is ranked by Cornwall Insights as one of the UK’s leading consultancies. During the course of 2017, Smarter Business Group acquired two distinguished energy firms – BAS Energy & Commercial Utility Brokers – with major plans for growth in the immediate future. The team’s positive ‘can do’ attitude and commitment to service has earned them a five-star Trustpilot rating and a customer satisfaction rating of 93%. Smarter Business Group is fast becoming the ultimate one-stop shop for a host of utilities and business services.

A new dawn

The two companies have a clear synergy, with Smarter Business Group selling energy to businesses and Visionist understanding the energy sector from a policy-making perspective through their services to BEIS.

Peter Miller, Visionist Consulting Client Director, says: “Visionist Consulting joining Smarter Business represents an investment to help our business take its innovative digital transformation and share that with wider government and companies. We’ve managed to turn around various legacy government systems completely, and we look forward to extending our capability to deliver our transformative services more widely and efficiently.”

Smarter Business Chairman, Mark Read, says that Visionist are an important part of the growth strategy for Smarter Business Group’s core offerings. “Visionist are instrumental in helping Smarter Business improve its own systems and processes. Now, partnering with Visionist forms part of our ambitious expansion plans as we continue to drive the business forward in line with our stated objective of expanding into other areas of business, including recently deregulated water services, facilities management, energy efficiency and other business-essential services. Through this wide range of services, we continue to identify and implement the best solutions for all our customers. Making Visionist’s end-to-end digital transformation services available to our existing 38,000-strong customer base in the private sector further enhances our own offering, and also allows us to leverage new large opportunities in the public sector.”

A promising future

This merger will see a renewed vigour for both companies, assisting each other in their respective goals moving into the future. The merger also represents the commitment of both companies to their clientele and service offerings – banding together to bring the very best to the British market.

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