Slalom appoints Caroline Grant as Managing Director of Slalom Manchester
Manchester, 12 June 2023 - Slalom, the purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company, today announces the appointment of ex-Accenture executive Caroline Grant, as Managing Director of Slalom Manchester.
Caroline is responsible for building Slalom’s relationships with clients and its brand presence across the region, overseeing the growth of Slalom Manchester’s diverse set of consulting and technology capabilities, as well as continuing to connect Slalom with the wider community.
With more than 18 years of experience working both within and outside consulting, Caroline has developed an array of specialist expertise which will be paramount to leading Slalom’s fiercely human approach to business and technology driven transformation. Slalom Manchester opened its new offices earlier this year and was recently named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work®.
Speaking on her appointment, Caroline said: “I've been watching with interest since Slalom’s inception in the UK. The culture – living purpose-driven values – has become increasingly important to me. It’s easy to say you’re a people-first organisation but it’s rare to see it evidenced in real life as it is at Slalom.”
“I’m thrilled to be part of the brilliant Manchester team, continuing to connect Slalom’s business and technology consulting with local organisations and wider community, as we’re still a relative newcomer to the market. I’ve been working in and around Manchester for the past four years and I think both the passion and talent of the teams, coupled by the dynamism of local business, creates a unique and exciting environment for growth.”
Commenting on Caroline Grant’s appointment, Slalom UK & Ireland President, Dave Williams, added: “I’m so excited to welcome Caroline into the Slalom UK and Ireland business. She strongly represents Slalom’s purpose-focus and people-first culture and, as we look to grow our presence in the North, her people skills and client expertise will be invaluable. We look forward to the positive impact she will provide for our team and customers.”
Caroline is taking over from Paul Squire, who founded the Slalom Manchester office in 2019 and has grown the business to a 120-person team serving organisations throughout the northwest, and beyond.
Paul will be moving to a new role as Director of Transformation; supporting Slalom’s client experience for UK and Ireland-based organisations, as they adopt rapidly emerging technologies, develop their talent, and enable business transformation. Paul will serve as the leader for the company’s ambition that customers love working with Slalom, as they support them to dream bigger and move faster.
Paul Squire comments: “I’m proud of what we’ve achieved in Slalom Manchester over the past four years. Starting a business in 2019, just before the pandemic, made for unpredictable challenges, but the tenacity and adaptability of our people has helped us grow organically to a 120-strong team today. I’m excited for Caroline to continue building on Slalom Manchester’s momentum and vision to build better tomorrows for all.”
“In my new role I will be working closely with Caroline, as well as leaders in our London and Dublin businesses, to shape and deliver some of our clients’ most impactful initiatives. At Slalom, we take love seriously, and our focus on our customers and their customers is unwavering. We measure the results through our proprietary 10-dimensions of customer love, which help us to remain purpose-driven and human-centric.”
Originally launched in Seattle in 2001, Slalom has since grown organically to 45 markets and now eight countries. Slalom’s global team of 13,000 is an award-winning partner to 400 of the most innovative technology companies in the world, including AWS, Salesforce, Google Cloud, Microsoft, and Tableau. It has been recognised as a best company to work for by Fortune Magazine, Glassdoor, Forbes Magazine, and Human Rights Campaign.
Slalom is a purpose-led, global business and technology consulting company. From strategy to implementation, our approach is fiercely human. In eight countries and 45 markets, we deeply understand our customers—and their customers—to deliver practical, end-to-end solutions that drive meaningful impact. Backed by close partnerships with over 400 leading technology providers, our 13,000+ strong team helps people and organizations dream bigger, move faster, and build better tomorrows for all. We’re honoured to be consistently recognized as a great place to work, including being one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For eight years running. Learn more at slalom.com.
For further information, or to organise a chat with Caroline direct, please contact Slalom@thePHAgroup.com