Consultancy firm Elixirr has hired the team of Jersey-based firm, KIT Consulting.
KIT’s Founder and CEO Emiko Caerlewy-Smith will join as a partner, bringing with her the expertise of Jane Flemmer and Amy King who will join Elixirr as Principal and Manager, respectively.
Elixirr said that Emiko’s appointment to the partner team not only broadens their ESG and financial services expertise, but also expands their presence in Jersey as she joins Elixirr Partner Matt Gorman. “Now, with the inception of Elixirr Consulting (Jersey) Limited, which will become a direct subsidiary of Elixirr International plc, we will be able to grow new and existing relationships with clients based in the Channel Islands, other offshore finance centres and across the globe.”
With 20 years of financial services and consulting experience, Emiko has held a number of senior roles in organisations including Lloyds Banking Group and PwC. Most recently, as Channel Islands COO of Barclays, her broad remit gave her responsibility for strategy, innovation, change, transformation, risk and governance. In 2018, Emiko left Barclays and returned to her consulting roots, setting up KIT, a purpose-led consulting firm.
Since foundation, the team at KIT have worked with financial services clients to embed ESG into the heart of business strategy and operations. Harnessing sustainability as a core business management tool, KIT’s clients are now capitalising on the opportunity for sustainability-led innovation and transformation, while striving for positive environmental and social impact.
Stephen Newton, Founder & CEO of Elixirr, commented: “In order to continue tackling the most pressing boardroom challenges for our clients, we must stay at the forefront of changing market demands. Em and the team at KIT bring a wealth of experience – their core expertise, combined with a forward-thinking, innovative approach to sustainability and transformation will be a huge value-driver for our clients, allowing them to transform key global-scale challenges into revenue and growth opportunities.
“As a founder herself, Emiko brings the entrepreneurial mindset that I seek in all of my partners, and she will be an asset to the team. I can’t wait to see the impact team KIT have in Elixirr’s growth story.”
Emiko Caerlewy-Smith, Founder & CEO of KIT Consulting, commented: “We founded KIT as a purpose-led consulting firm to make a real, material impact for clients, and becoming part of Elixirr will supercharge our ability to do just that.
“Stephen’s ambitious leadership is hugely inspiring, and we cannot wait to experience the energy, quality and collaboration of our new colleagues at Elixirr. KIT could not be more culturally aligned to the team at Elixirr, and we are excited to start helping global clients transform ESG challenges into innovative opportunities for growth. We have been following Elixirr’s phenomenal journey for the past few years with great interest, and I’m delighted that we are now a part of it.”
Matt Gorman, Partner at Elixirr in Jersey, commented: “With Emiko and the team at KIT joining our Elixirr team in Jersey, it adds further capabilities not only to the Channel Islands, but across the globe. We have a huge opportunity to challenge the traditional consultancies in Jersey and wider. Emiko’s entrepreneurial drive, alongside her team, will help accelerate our impact in executing transformational change. Now having the Elixirr (Jersey) company, we can provide a breadth of capabilities to enhance the Channel Islands’ corporates and companies in delivering successful change.”