About Us

Whitecap Consulting was set-up in May 2012 to target a gap in the regional professional advisory market. The company’s founder, Richard Coates, identified that growing SMEs and mid-sized organisations were poorly served by practical, accessible and affordable strategic advice and support.

Larger firms and corporates will likely to go to one of the ‘Big 4’ or to an established London strategy consultancy for business strategy support. Small firms may go to a ‘one-man-band’ for support and advice. Both are good at their respective roles and satisfy a client requirement.

However, growing SMEs, established mid-sized organisations and divisions of corporates may not have the need for or fee appetite of a Big 4 firm, but may need something more substantive than an individual is able to offer on their own. There are several boutique strategy firms in London, but very few located in the regions; where most businesses are based.

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Working across multiple market sectors

Whitecap works with clients across a range of sectors including Financial Services, Technology, FinTech, Outsourcing, Consumer and Retail, Property, Healthcare, Higher Education and Professional Services, including Corporate Finance and PE.

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Whitecap Consulting

Whilst there may be some similarities across the organisations we work with, each has different challenges and different needs. Therefore, every assignment is unique and a ‘one-size fits all’ approach does not work. We flex and adapt to work with clients to deliver what they need, and don’t ask them to fit into a rigid consultancy engagement model.

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Whitecap Capital

Whitecap Capital was created and incorporated in early 2019 to help early stage and growing businesses benefit from strategic and commercial support in situations where they are unable to allocate precious financial resources to professional advisors.

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FinTech North

FinTech North supports and helps to grow the FinTech community in the UK’s Northern Powerhouse by hosting high quality events and connecting all parts of the FinTech ecosystem to create jobs, growth and attract investment.

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Future Growth Plans

As we look ahead, Whitecap will continue to focus on supporting client requirements across a broad range of market sectors, including manufacturing and production, as well as developing stronger relationships with regional Corporate Finance, Accounting, Banking and PE partners. The firm will also continue to grow and expand by building the in-house consulting team in all locations and working with skilled and experienced Associates.

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