The S&A Group
Established in 2010, S&A quickly gained a reputation as the leading Consulting, Training & Resourcing business for all things ‘architecture’. Delivering Target Operating Models for large M&A’s via our Business Architects, leading major business and IT transformations via our CxO’s, Partners and Enterprise Architects and assisting clients with every imaginable architecture skills from Solutions to Data to to Cyber.
Consulting & Advisory
Projects & Solutions
Ventures & Academy
To be the best consulting partner for every business aspiring to be better.
To exceed our client’s aspirations through the deployment of innovative strategies, operating models, digital capabilities, systems and technologies. Seamlessly integrating people and know-how to meet fast-moving challenges to drive business transformation. To deploy the best people to implement the best ideas. Outperforming the billion-dollar corporate enterprises through attention, effort, attitude and aptitude.
A Brief History
2010 – Incorporated as “CTO Plus Ltd”
An early pioneer of ‘fractional‘ or ‘Gig-Economy‘ Consulting, CTO Plus was launched to provide high end technology advisory services to large and small enterprises on a temporary or part-time basis.
2011 – The Strategy & Architecture Group
With the rise in popularity of IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture, together with a client base increasingly keen to engage experts and teams rather than egos and individuals, we set about building the best S&A Consulting, Training and Resourcing business in the UK.
2013 – A Firm of Firms
Building on our position as a leader in Strategy & Architecture, we began to widen our capabilities by adopting a stronger partnering model, working with a select number of independent firms and delivering our expertise through brands such as Top4 Consulting Firms and Systems Integrators.
2015 – The S&A Group
By 2015, The Strategy & Architecture Group was delivering a much wider spectrum of consulting, project delivery, IT, Business & Digital Transformation initiatvies across public and private sectors. The brand became much more widely known as The S&A Group, reflecting our retained expertise in Strategy & Architecture but also the acceptance that the business had well outgrown its original S&A offerings. By 2015, S&A were were leading a range of client solutions from small assignments to £100m whole of business transformations.
2020 – S&A Resourcing Solutions Ltd
Unlike interims providers, S&A deliver services, solutions and contracted outcomes at our risk. However, to ensure we achieve the very best outcomes for our clients we sometimes use PSC (Private Service Companies) within our projects. Having worked extensively across the public sector since the IR35/Off-payroll legislation changes were introduced in 2017, we refined our business model to prepare for the private sector legislation in April 2020. Recognising our unique position in the UK consulting market, we worked with our clients, lawyers, tax consultants and government to launch an additional company, within The S&A Group, to manage inside-IR35 resource delivery alongside our consulting business.
Integrity & Respect
We don’t sell, we build our reputation through integrity, honesty respecting all peopel and all points of view.
There is no box. We must strive to think better, not just differently.
We are a challenger business, challenging ourselves, our clients and our joint aspirations, challenge in a positive way.
Take accountability, follow extreme ownership
We Do the Right Thing, Regardless
Empower our people to make the right choices, regardless of process or policy or possible financial loss.
Be Kind & Thoughtful
Always thinking what else you can do to help our our colleages, our clients. There is no contract required for kindness, no degree required to think about others and the impacts our actions may have on them.
Today, within the Group we can providing our clients with a complete consulting and resource management solution, taking over the management of all their contract workforce, whilst ensuring our PSC’s have a safe, compliant umbrella solution for inside-IR35 work whilst continuing to deliver concurrent outside-IR35 services via our consulting business.
Find out more at S&A Resourcing Solutions Ltd.
Additional Business Lines
We are business builders and transformers, We believe we have one of the most entrepreneurial spirits of any consulting firm in the world. We work extensively across the innovation and start-up landscapes and are constantly looking for the next business to buy, invest in or simply mentor for fun. If you think we can help and you share our values then please get in touch.
We invest time, money and resources into early stage technology based businesses.
Our S&A Academy brand contains our services approach to both training our own staff, developing our own IP and also our position towards ensuring our clients employees can retain knowledge and capability well after we have gone. We offer tailored training in almost all of the activities we deliver including accreditation courses if required.
We want to leave a positive and lasting impression on everything and everyone we interact with.
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Birmingham, B3 2AA
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