AHC was formed in 1996, following a management buy-out of the consultancy division of the Parallax Group.
The aim was to utilise the "big consultancy" experience we have gained, but tailor this and deliver it in a much more flexible, and client focused package.
For over 20 years, we have helped a wide range of clients to address the issues and challenges they are facing.
Whilst our projects are diverse, they all focus on the effective development and management of processes, people and IT systems to achieve the strategic goals of the business.
With AHC, we steer away from jargon and "blue sky thinking" and focus on providing you with practical support where and when you need it.
Jacqueline started her career as an engineer, and held consulting roles with Ingersoll Engineers, Logica and AT & T Istel, prior to founding AHC.
Early project experience included the use of dynamic simulation modelling of manufacturing facilities, project management of large research projects and manufacturing consultancy.
Jacqueline has also lectured and managed external courses and teaching company programmes at the University of Warwick.
Jacqueline managed 6 Government-supported industry sector challenges, and led a DTI Mission to Japan with the UK Metalforming sector.
Jacqueline now predominantly focuses on helping our clients maximise the benefits they obtain from IT investments - particularly ERP and CRM systems. This work involves:
Jacqueline Allman, Director, AHC
Grenville Allman, Director, AHC
Following a combined business and engineering degree, Grenville worked in business development in the UK and at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart, prior to joining AHC.
Early projects at AHC focused on the new opportunities created by the launch of the Internet, developing a range of web services to support clients trying to get to grasps with a completely new technology.
Grenville also worked on 3 industry sector benchmarking programmes working with trade associations representing the valve manufacturing, fluid power and metalforming sectors in the UK.
Since then, Grenville has used this initial experience and gone on to support many not-for-profit bodies and charities. The focus for these projects has been helping them to grow their membership, and improve retention through improvements in the services and benefits they offer their members and through more effective communications and efficient processes.
Grenville has also helped a wide range of businesses to make effective IT investments and has worked with clients ranging from small, family-based businesses to large multi-national organisations.
"I had the pleasure of working with AHC when the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation retained the services of AHC for an independent evaluation of its membership services. This was the first time we had worked with an independent consultant in this way and we were a little ‘nervous’. However, the project was executed on time and within budget and with a great deal of professionalism."
"One of the reasons for choosing AHC over others for this project was the level and style of communication which was regular, clear and friendly. Grenville and Jacqueline were incredibly thorough, insightful and guiding and steered our project to a successful conclusion."