«Since we worked with CSRN, there's been a multitude of benefits.»
“I’m Samuel Jones, President of the Universal Consulting Club. I'm currently based in London, Hammersmith specifically, but I tend to move around the UK, just depending on the current lockdown situation. We provide a pro bono consulting to different clients, ideally around the globe. Right now we have some projects in Lebanon and then we're also going to start some projects within the UK.
**What was the main business challenge you tried to resolve?**
Before partnering with CSRN we didn’t really have a client outreach system. It was a really great way for us to acquire clients through a well-respected source. CSRN condense clients, bring them together, and then they offer clients to different student consultancies. So that was where the added value was. They essentially get all of the outreach and then we just brought together a lot of Like-minded students, consultants to work on the case. It really just provide us with a solid framework to get into the consulting game and especially involved in cases in places such as Lebanon, which we would not have had a network to achieve.
**Why you couldn't solve this issue in-house?**
It comes down two key points. Firstly, is capacity, we're quite a small team and we don't necessarily have a large enough team to outboard and outreach to clients. So that was one of the key reasons and two is the knowledge and expertise. Previously before this, we did never outreach to clients, so we wouldn't necessarily know how to do it or what to do or even where to start. So by working with CSRN, they were able to provide us with this framework, which we couldn't have within our organisation. They basically applied their knowledge, skills and expertise and provided us with this client outreach system, which we really needed to take our organisation to the next stage.