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Trusted by large clients

We have a strong track record of success with the FTSE 100 and Central Government and encourage you to ask our clients about us

Best practice leaders

The things we write are internationally recognised and used by major industries

Capability driven

We work to increase your capability to deliver faster, cheaper and more reliable projects, products and services

Our history

Firewood is where innovation meets expertise, and every challenge is an opportunity. Founded in 2008 by Tayyab Jamil, a former Atos (KPMG) consultant specialising on large-scale transformation programmes, Firewood has carved itself in the dynamic world of business solutions. 

Our journey began with clients like Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) and the Department of Health, where we quickly established a reputation for thriving and delivering in challenging environments. This success ignited engagements with industry giants like TJX in 2010 and British Airways in 2012. By 2017, Firewood's portfolio had expanded to include multinational financial services firms such as Allianz, London Stock Exchange Group, MSCI, Old Mutual Wealth, Quilter, and Pinnacle Insurance, which was part of BNP Paribas.

At Firewood, versatility is our essence. Our diverse clientele is a testament to our adaptability and unwavering expertise. From collaborating with Orsted, a leader in wind energy, to navigating the intricacies of public and private hospitals, and ensuring the smooth operation of Network Rail, we stand ablaze at the forefront of change. Even the prestigious British Library has benefited from our unique approach.

Our journey doesn’t stop here. Firewood’s commitment to growth has led us to collaborate with government bodies, notably supporting the UK Cabinet Office since 2020. Our ability to adapt and excel across different sectors and industries is showcased in our diverse and impressive client list. 

 

What sets us apart isn’t just the quality of our work, but the passion we bring to every project, programme and porfolio. We don’t just deliver solutions, we leave a lasting impact. Our team is a collective force of creativity, dedication and expertise, ensuring you shine, no matter the challenge.

Join us on this exciting journey, where your success is our mission. At Firewood, we don’t just navigate change; we drive it.

2008
Firewood is established by Tayyab Jamil

2017
Engagements in the Financial Services sector

2024
Release of innovative tools and technologies

2012
Engagements in the Infrastructure and Transport sectors

2020
Collaboration with government bodies

Our vision

Helping businesses and governments operate more effectively to meet the needs of stakeholders and society.

Our mission

Helping clients improve their performance by providing the best-in-class services and tools for project management and assurance.

Our values

  1. Deliver to the highest professional standard. 

  2. Bring innovation in management practice to clients.

  3. Embrace diverse perspectives with respect and openness. 

Strategy

Our team

Core Team

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Tayyab Jamil

Tayyab brings a proven track record in delivering large scale change initiatives, with particular expertise in fixed deadline programmes in FTSE 100 companies. Recently, he has primarily led engagements on M&A integration, digital transformation and new product launches. 

 

Tayyab is co-author of the ‘Body of Knowledge’ for the Association for Project Management and the ‘Agile Leader’ competence framework for the International Project Management Association.

Managing Partner

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Megan Brodie

Megan is a project and business change manager with a demonstrable record of leading cross-functional global E2E projects and transformations. She has led numerous business critical projects in large multinational organisations such as Philip Morris International and Impact.com.

 

Megan has extensive experience in building and managing relationships with cross-functional stakeholders and developing operational models and processes. 

Senior Consultant

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Phil Stanton

Phil has over 30 years of project and programme management experience and has led major projects and programmes in the infrastructure, telecoms and financial services sectors.

Phil was one of the three authors of the 2017 edition of PRINCE2®, is a member of the British Standards technical committee for the update of BS6079 and has worked as part of the team representing UK interests in the update of the ISO 21500 set of standards.

Partner

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Flóra Nyisztor

Flora is a business professional with experience in business strategy and corporate development. She is experienced in data analysis, strategic planning and stakeholder management having worked in various roles in large multinational organisations, such as Schwan-STABILO. She currently looks after operations and business development efforts within Firewood. Flora has recently completed her APM Project Fundamentals Qualification. 

Operations Manager

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Shamsa Rana

Shamsa has 25 years of experience in helping businesses define their focus. She has worked with large corporates, smaller start-ups and the UN Global Compact, where she headed strategic partnerships. Her work has focused on product development and go-to-market approaches / strategies.

 

She began her career with KPMG UK where she was focused on the strategy and transformation of some of UK's leading businesses. She is an investor in start-ups and has helped to reframe business and operating models as a mentor.

Interim Product Director

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Mustafa Gulzar

Mustafa is a full stack developer with a degree in Computer Science from King's College London. He is experienced in managing CI/CD transformation projects and complex microservices architectures with a focus on scalability and robustness in cloud deployments. His technical repertoire is extensive, encompassing Python, Docker, JavaScript, Java, Scala, Kubernetes, React, TensorFlow, Django, Flask, AWS, Ruby-on-Rails, C++, Flutter, and TDD. Mustafa is currently spearheading a SaaS project at Firewood. 

Full Stack Developer

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Chloe Schuitevoerder

Chloe is a highly detail-oriented project professional with over 8 years project and programme management experience across the Financial Services, Insurance and Retail Construction sectors.

 

She is experienced in delivering both business change and IT projects using a range of methodologies and has managed multiple implementations of new rating engine platforms and associated pricing models. Chloe is both PRINCE2 and MSP certified. 

Senior Manager

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Ranbeer Chaudhary

Ranbeer is a Computer Science graduate from King's College London who excels in blending technical development with UI/UX design. His proficiency in AWS, Ruby on Rails, and agile methodologies, coupled with a strong portfolio featuring web applications and 3D visualization projects highlight his capability to deliver user-centric digital experiences. Ranbeer's involvement in the J.P. Morgan Software Engineering Virtual Experience Program and the KCL Art Society showcase his agile project management skills and commitment to collaborative innovation.

Developer Intern

Extended Team

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Arnab Banerjee

Arnab is a leader in strategic and operational change in large and complex organisations and focusses on advising central government including BEIS, DEFRA, UK Space Agency, DIT and the Infrastructure Projects Authority (IPA).

He developed an Integrated Project and Programme Methodology for the whole of Transport for London - “Pathway” – and led the change workstream for London Underground’s P3M3® journey to Level 3 Certification. 

Associate

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Roy Millard

Roy is a highly respected author and audit and assurance practitioner with over 30 years’ experience of helping organisations improve their governance, risk and assurance arrangements.

Roy was a Senior Audit Manager at Transport for London where he developed TfL’s project, programme and portfolio management audit approach and planned and managed all aspects of TfL's internal audit activities.

Associate

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Tony Seigel

Tony is a highly experienced Capability, Talent & Project Management expert who has successfully delivered significant people-based transformation projects in several large national, international and government organisations such as Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office, OMV (Austria), Royal Mail and BG Group.

 

He has worked both as a senior leader and as a consultant across many business sectors including UK government departments, oil & gas and logistics. 

Associate

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