We’re delighted to announce that Oliver Bishop and Rory Farquharson have been selected for Consulting Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars of the Profession’. This achievement recognises those who are actively working to redefine the industry and is a true testament to Elixirr being a firm of disruptors. Our people are fearless trailblazers and relentless in their ambition to solve big boardroom issues. 

Oliver is the firm’s first ever to work his way up from Analyst through to Partner. His quick progression through the grades highlights his deep expertise in both consulting, and more recently M&A; he currently leads our acquisitions team. Oliver has been selected as a ‘Rising Stars: Ones to Watch’ and has been honoured in the category of Excellence in Strategy Consulting.

Rory is a Principal at the firm who has been selected as a ‘Rising Star’ for 2022, also honoured in the Excellence in Strategy Consulting category. His leadership scaling up our US business over the past five years – now 50 times the size it was before he moved there – indicates his passion for growing a world-class business. Rory credits his achievements to understanding the risks and rewards involved with building a new business – a true entrepreneur.

Oliver commented:

Being in a professional environment that encourages individuals to act like entrepreneurs has been key to my achievements. I’m very thankful for the platform that Elixirr has given me. Elixirr both enables and encourages you to progress at the same rate that they grow, taking on maximum responsibility and carving out individual opportunities – regardless of grade – to add value to clients, the business and consequently yourself.

Rory commented:

I’m delighted to be selected for this award, which I see as recognising both my role in delivering strategies for our clients but also helping deliver Elixirr’s own strategy. Elixirr’s culture is grounded in entrepreneurialism, and the journey that I have been able to create with Elixirr, across our geographies and especially for our US business, is a testament to that culture. This award would have been impossible without the energy, commitment and brilliance of the teams I’ve been able to work with over the years, and I’m excited about what we as a firm will be able to achieve in the coming years.

Stephen Newton commented:

Oliver and Rory, like the rest of our team, don’t simply do the job — they exceed expectations, and are totally invested in making a real impact for our clients. I’m very proud of this recognition. We invest in our entrepreneurial people deeply, giving them the opportunities to drive their own careers and #makeshithappen. Congratulations to both!