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About Us

Applied Acumen have been partners with organisations around the globe since we introduced ourselves in 2002. We have built an enviable array of solutions for the modern, ambitious customer and we are always pleased to welcome new organisations. 

From the very start we became mutual partners for our customers. We broke away from the outmoded and constrained services provided by contemporaries. That desire has never left us and we have continued to inventively raise the performance for those we work with.

For nearly twenty years our customers have been our best supporters, returning to us time and again as they look to achieve or recommending us to others who aspire.

We understand that choosing to work with a consultancy is a significant decision for anyone but we will never tire of record breaking results and seeing your people excel. So join us in our mission to show what can really be achieved.

Who Are We

Management Consultants who are going to deliver outstanding performance, by being the best investment you can make in your organisation.


Our Mission

To show what can really be sustainably achieved, breaking performance records for the benefit of all of everyone.

What We Do

Design and implement crafted programmes that measurably deliver extensive results with those who want to go forward.

The Applied Acumen Story

We were founded in the knowledge that organisations deserved a better service from Management Consultancies. From the ill designed content of initiatives, the lack of sustainability, one sided commercial arrangements through to a poor experience for the customer’s staff you needed and demanded change. Applied Acumen met that demand from our launch in 2002, attracting organisations of all different sizes and all manner of sectors who knew there was potential in them and wanted to gain it.

How we deliver


What: Agree the Extent of the Potential

Outputs: Understand what you are capable of and where the challenges lie.

Duration: A few hours

Cost: None!


What: A detailed and expert examination of what could be achieved in areas of scope.

Outputs: An agreed set of targets and measures. An agreed timescale and an agreed approach.

By working with us the customer’s team will “see what we see” and process of change started.

Duration: 2-4 weeks

Cost: Shared cost, billed and recovered on implementation

Design and Develop

What: Create a programme to deliver the full potential identified from the Analysis to suit the customer’s strategy, company culture, current capabilities and financial situation.

Outputs: A mutually agreed programme to deliver tangible and sustainable benefits at the fastest pace possible.

Duration: 1-2 weeks.

Cost: None!

Mutually Invest

What: This could be a supported project, an interim project, recruitment support or training support. Or a combination.

Outputs: Cash flow as per projection, sustained improvements and  behaviour changes combining to deliver quantum changes in performance.

Duration: 8-30 weeks

Cost: Cost billed and recovered from improvements.


What: Continue to work closely together to achieve goals.

Outputs: Audits, bench marking and support

Duration: Ongoing

Cost: None!



Opportunity to employ the new techniques and technology we continually develop.

Outputs: Greater Potential

Duration: Ongoing

Cost: Significant Payback

Why Choose Us?

Central to the speed and sustainability of our work is the change in behaviours of your people.

We have won awards for the innovative solutions and technology delivered to the customer.

From further education, haulage and manufacturing to call centres, warehouses and construction, we have a wide sector experience.

Our staff have fantastic experience and understanding from their pre consultancy careers, combined with development with us and a desire to make real change.

Customer’s financial returns are the highest they make, along with a low and controlled cash exposure.

Often copied but never matched, we are paid on the outcomes of our work.

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