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Energy and industrials

We have a strong track record in both strategy and execution in the following sectors:

Case studies

Our recent work includes the following engagements:




The Ampersand way

Commercial & functional organisation

Our clients were achieving fast growth, including acquisitions, and needed to maximise commercial synergies and overall effectiveness

  • We aligned the management team on strategic vision and agreed design criteria for the new model

  • We proposed options and facilitated decisions around new operating model, as well as detailed of key elements in the new organisation

  • An implementation roadmap was agreed and included initiatives were set up to deliver quick wins

  • New organisation  implemented within a year, including new product management support roles

  • Strong alignment around new model and organisation

  • Clear way forward and momentum thanks to both roadmap and quick wins initiatives

  • Mission delivered ‘part time’ to accommodate team calendar

  • Focus on workshop preparation, facilitation and decision making

  • Industry expert input on commercial best practice

Strategic Diagnostic


A smart energy device business line was under performing and not delivering synergies with the wider division

  • We engaged management, sales and users to rapidly assess root causes

  • We redefined customer proposition, sales model and identified organisational gaps

  • We aligned all key stakeholders on way forward

  • Momentum was restored with strong alignment on proposition and commercial model

  • Immediate actions were taken to remove organisational blockers

  • A sprint diagnostic and recommendations in six weeks, including 30+ interviews and client case studies in various geographies

  • A flexible team kick starting with four consultants then ramped down to two to facilitate final alignment

  • Combination of industry and retail knowledge in our team to accelerate thinking

Operational Performance

A diversified energy company kept missing operational targets across its portfolio

  • We rapidly diagnosed weaknesses in performance management process and operational capability

  • We helped the asset teams develop improvement plans with targets rooted into performance analysis

  • We monitored and supported delivery, assisted initiatives and embedded new tools and processes to support operational discipline

  • Thorough performance conversations cascading from leadership team to frontline

  • Capability improvement including new in house team to support sustained impact

  • £100m+ benefits delivered in the first two years

  • Strong engagement and mobilisation of leadership to drive the change

  • Flexible support from 4 embedded contractors with progressive hiring and training of in-house team

  • Successfully replaced a big firm project failing to get buy in

Please contact for industry specific case studies and capabilities, we’d love the chance to explore how we could help you and your team.

Energy & Industrials team

With a strong mix of consulting and line management roles, and a breadth of functional and cross-sector experience, we have the expertise and commitment to help crack almost any problem you may be facing.

  • Energy, Aerospace and industrials specialist with expertise in strategy development, operating models, overhead cost reduction, operational excellence and transformation

  • Formerly Project Lead at Booz & Company and Roland Berger

  • MBA, Kellogg School of Management

  • MA Economics, Sciences Po, Paris

  • Energy, defence and industrials specialist with expertise in strategy, organisation and operational improvement

  • Formerly Principal at Booz & Company

  • MBA with distinction from London Business School

  • M.Eng (Hons) Civil Engineering with Design & Management (first class)

Douwe Tideman

Associated expert

  • Senior advisor with 25+ years in the oil & gas sector, formerly head of the upstream practice of Booz & Company in Europe & Middle East

  • Held management positions in both majors and E&P start-ups


  • MSc. and BSc. (distinction) – Offshore Engineering, Delft University of Technology

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