Consulting definition, routes and the industry explained.
Consulting is becoming an increasingly broader industry incorporating roles such as management consultants, recruitment consultants and business advisors, to name just a few.
But whichever way you look at it consultancy is a varied profession, with projects and clients changing constantly. This can be the beauty but also the challenge of the profession.
The origins of the consulting industry in the UK date back to the 1950s as American management consultancy firms extended their reach across the Atlantic, and the Institute of Consulting was set up shortly after as a membership body for the growing market.