IT consultancy Waterstons launches Sydney and Perth offices

03 March 2020 2 min. read
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Six months after announcing its push into Australia, British IT consultancy Waterstons has formally launched its offices in Sydney and Perth.

Waterstons is based in Durham in the United Kingdom, and has been operational for more than 25 years now. The firm works for dozens of organisations in the UK across sectors including education, chemicals, healthcare, government, housing associations and oil & gas.

With a portfolio of IT consulting, implementation and vendor reseller services, the firm works with clients and stakeholders to identify business problems, build solutions and then with embedding digital solutions in the business. The firm also supports its clients with the delivery of digital transformations programs, leveraging partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, DataCore, Citrix, AWS, SAP, VMware and Veeam.

In Australia, businesses of all sizes are ramping up their digitalisation efforts, aimed at both the front-end as well as back-end of their operations. Up until recently, Waterstons has been serving its Australian clients from its base in the UK, including shipping company James Fisher Group, which lauded Waterstons for having a “proactive approach, unfaltering work ethic and excellent problem solving skills.”

The Sydney team of Waterstons

Commenting on the decision to establish an on ground presence, Waterstons Australia Managing Director Charlie Hales said, “We have been successfully servicing Australian clients from the UK for some time now, and we have noticed that our offering and how we work seems to be something new and is resonating with Australian organisations and their IT needs.”

“We see huge opportunities for our brand of IT consulting here in Australia in the architecture, engineering and construction sector; as well as the distribution, transport, education, energy and manufacturing sectors. We are already in discussions with CIOs and CTOs in those areas, as well as others,” she added.

Asked how the firm will seek to differentiate itself in a crowded marketplace, Hales said, “We are an IT business with a difference – business-focused and consultancy-led – we’re not all about technology.”

Last month two other consulting firms launched in Australia’s as they seek to capitalise on the country’s growing consulting industry. Both asset management consultancy Cutter Associates and global TMT consultancy Delta Partners picked Sydney as the base for their domestic operations.