We are proud to be a leading independent UK professional services consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance.

From small beginnings with just 20 people, we’re now a team of more than 1,370 people in nine offices. 89 are partners, each delivering on our values and our promise, ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality.

We act as a trusted partner for a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors – this includes almost 25% of FTSE 100 and almost 15% of FTSE 350 companies.

We are free from any external stakeholders, allowing us to take a long-term view with all our clients and giving us the freedom to bring fresh ideas to the table, unobstructed. We call this free thinking. It’s in our DNA.

Our primary focus continues to be providing the personal, quality, tailored approach that has driven our success and has led to our high level of client retention. We seek to build stable and long-term partnerships with clients, supported by our low staff turnover thanks to our ongoing investment in our experts and our unique culture. 

"Once in a while you come across a professional service firm that operates in a rather superior way – it’s hard to put your finger on it, but you know it when you see it. Barnett Waddingham is such a firm."
Jonathan Duck CEO, Amtico International Limited

How we work

As a leading independent UK professional services consultancy, we’re free to do the right thing by all our clients at all times. 

We're free from any external stakeholders meaning that we take the long-term view on working in true partnership with our clients, rather than focusing on our own short-term profits.

We’re at liberty to operate with agility and flexibility. We’re free to think differently about your challenges.  We’re not restricted by the services we can offer and solutions we can develop. And we can bring fresh new ideas to the table unobstructed.

Each client is always the responsibility of a partner who assembles an expert team dedicated to meeting your particular needs, but will always maintains a close, personal involvement at all levels of work.

We don't believe there is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution – you shouldn’t expect a standard tick-box response. We're free to recommend tailored solutions and impartial advice in your best interests and are always looking to find a better way.

Often, our most difficult work is to bring clarity and understanding to complex technical issues. We avoid using jargon so that clients can make decisions on an informed basis and they understand the issues that are most important to their specific circumstances. 

Sound advice is clearly important to us – but so is the delivery.  Our service is based on agreeing deadlines and sticking to them.  We also ensure our fees are competitive and therefore do not come as a surprise.

Our people

Our people are key to the success of our business and we are exceptionally proud of their loyalty and commitment to delivering a quality, efficient client service. People who join Barnett Waddingham tend to stay, thriving in a professional learning environment and caring, friendly culture, underpinned by WorkSmart, our flexible working approach.

We develop teams who give – and welcome – different opinions, views and cultural perspectives, bringing a real richness to our day-to-day activities. We believe a diversity of thought achieves better business results, for both our clients and for ourselves.

Our employees have a depth of consulting expertise and a breadth of administrative skills, supported by the latest technology that allows us to tackle a wide range of work – from advising small clients to dealing with large pension schemes and employers.

Clients benefit from an efficient, team-based approach – where each individual feels a sense of accountability and responsibility – and all have a real sense of involvement in client affairs.

Andrew Vaughan, Senior Partner