Sophie Herring

I was looking for a career in consultancy after completing a degree in History, and knew that I was not looking for a typical graduate scheme with a multinational firm.  I was conscious that working for a smaller organisation would be a fantastic chance to broaden my knowledge of entrepreneurial culture as well as business more generally, and to and learn directly from experienced professionals.  I was also keen to ensure that I applied to companies which were well respected, and which worked on engaging projects for blue chip clients.

White Space offers exactly the kind of opportunity that I was looking for. It is a small company, but it punches above its weight in terms of the quality of its work, and offers fantastic opportunities to learn and develop. I have now been at White Space for five years, and am a Senior Engagement Manager. I’ve worked on over 70 projects, each of which has taught me many valuable lessons and has expanded and shaped my skill set. My experience has been incredibly broad and varied. I’ve worked for clients across multiple industries, from some of the UK’s largest grocers and energy companies, to huge European manufacturers. Every project presents a new challenge. I really value that variety, and working with such a bright, engaging team in the office to shape our recommendations is a real positive to working at White Space.

The White Space culture and working environment sets it apart from other consultancies as a place to work. There is a real emphasis on work/life balance, and most days we do leave the office by 6pm. This, combined with the calibre of our clients and the nature of the work we do, makes White Space a unique employer and a fantastic place to develop a career in consultancy.