Our Story


The inspiration behind Tessiant was derived from our own challenging experiences of leading and resourcing transformation projects. From this realisation Anna Barsby (FTSE100 CIO), Matt Neale (Headhunter) & Alex Ball (Transformation Consultant) formed Tessiant, combining our expertise into one offering ‘consulting reimagined’. Focusing on providing strategic advice and transformation delivery for retail and consumer businesses.

Since, we have evolved our offer considerably adding a Senior Industry Advisor (SIA) offering, meaning we can utilise the UK’s most senior retail professionals in our projects. 2021 also saw Stuart Smith (ex COO Morrisons & Tesco) join our leadership team, expanding our capability into supply chain and operations.

We believe we have built a unique business for our size and age – one which can deploy a range of skills from a junior business analyst through to an ex CEO. We believe that there is nothing more valuable in providing individuals and teams that have genuinely ‘been there and done that’. Being able to provide clients with real industry relevant expertise in a pragmatic way. As well as teams who can strongly empathise with clients, whilst maintaing a strong, inclusive culture.

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