Will Stevns takes on new Consulting Partner role at PwC Midlands and firm acquires Coventry based supply chain consultancy Olivehorse 

16 February 2022

Professional services firm PwC has appointed Will Stevns as its consulting leader in the Midlands taking over from Nick Atkin, who now leads the firm’s industrial manufacturing, automotive and services practice.

Will brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role, having led on large scale transformation projects working with clients across the UK and globally spanning a wide range of industries, and in particular in financial services.

Will’s appointment coincides with the acquisition of Olivehorse, which was completed on 12 February. Olivehorse will be a great asset to the firm in the Midlands, bringing in a further 60 members of staff to One Chamberlain Square with vital insight and knowledge in the fields of supply chain management consulting. Demand for supply chain expertise has increased rapidly throughout the pandemic, and is expected to remain strong.

Welcoming the appointment, Matthew Hammond, PwC’s Midlands Region Leader, said: 

“I’m delighted that Will will be leading our consulting business in the Midlands. I would also like to thank Nick Atkin for his dedication, enthusiasm and expertise over the last three years and the successful period of growth he has led.

“Will’s appointment reflects our Midlands commitment and sector focus on technology enabled transformation, particularly in financial services. The pandemic has presented both challenges and opportunities and we need leaders to negotiate the uncertain landscape and capitalise on new opportunities. Will’s experience of managing digital change, transformation and integration programmes will help grow our consulting business further.

“Will’s appointment coincides with the acquisition of Olivehorse Consulting. The acquisition will strengthen Olivehorse’s already outstanding and FT Gold medal ranked supply chain expertise. Demand for this expertise has increased rapidly during the pandemic and will continue to be a key area of need for our clients going forward.” 

On his appointment, Will Stevns commented: 

“I’m excited to be appointed to the role of consulting partner at PwC for the Midlands, and delighted that Olivehorse are joining the firm. By combining our capabilities, people, networks and credentials, we are reflecting, in very real terms, our ambition to invest and grow quickly in this market. The challenges facing the UK and global economies require innovative and technology enabled solutions, combined with deep industry insight. Olivehorse joining PwC is another fantastic example of our commitment to continue to make such market leading capabilities available to our clients.”

Fred Affuko, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Olivehorse, said:

“We at Olivehorse are delighted to be joining the PwC family and see this as the next step in our journey. We are confident that through joining with PwC, we will be able to bring huge additional value to our clients and enhance the amazing offering PwC already has, through the addition of our talented people.”