Since 1986 we have built a company that has helped to make a difference to people’s lives

 

Here are some of the milestones in our 30 year history:

Foundation

1986 – Team Consulting was officially formed on November 11th 1986 by five colleagues who had worked together at PA Consulting (Andy Fry, Perran Newman, Alan Goodman, John Targell and Peter Sharpe).

They chose the name ‘Team Consulting’ as it embodied the aspirational culture of what they hoped to achieve, one of combined wisdom, teamwork and collective expertise.

Jerry Turner and Andy Fry

Focusing on medical device development

1997 –  This year marked our decision to specialise in medical device development. Prior to this we had worked in a number of different sectors, but this focus gave us the opportunity to explore our true potential in developing products that could make a real difference to people’s lives.

Medical device focus

Moving to our current offices

2004 – Our offices in Cokenach were unexpectedly sold to a new owner so we had to set about finding a new home. Later that year we moved into a renovated 13th century barn in the village of Ickleton in Cambridgeshire.

Abbey Barns - Head Offices

Gaining ISO 13485 certification

2006 – We received our ISO:13485 certificate. This standard specifies a requirement for a quality management system that demonstrates that the medical devices and services we deliver consistently meet the customer and the regulatory requirements. 

Download Team’s ISO certification

Increased global recognition

2013 – Over a number of years, our awards tally for consulting, engineering and design began to grow and grow, and by 2013 we had amassed a great recognition around the world for our developments.

Staff buy-out

2014 – As part of a long-planned succession and change to the ownership structure, our employees acquired most of the shares owned by two original shareholders. At the time, over 80% of Team employees became shareholders in the company.

Continued growth

2016 – Team continued to grow as an award winning medical device product development consultancy, ending the year with nearly 100 people at the company.

Growing larger, enabled us to provide a broader spectrum of clever engineering, creative design and practical processes to help our clients bring commercially successful products to market that have a profound impact on the patients they serve.

On November 11th 2016, we celebrated our 30th birthday.

Team Consulting - Celebrating 30 years of teamwork

Trust ownership

2016 – On 16th December 2016, Team transferred control of the company to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

The business had always been owned by those who work in it, and the transfer to an EOT broadened ownership to all staff and ensured that the employee ownership model was sustainable in the long-term.

team-consulting-trust-ownership

Continued expansion

2017 – Following sustained growth for the previous five years, Team invested in new facilities at the site of its 13th century offices at Abbey Barns in Ickleton to the south of Cambridge.

The new office space added four new laboratories, dedicated secure project spaces, new meeting rooms and a large open-plan office.