Business Unit Consultancy

A CONSULTANT (from Latin consultare “to deliberate”) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area. A consultant is usually an expert or an experienced professional in a specific field and has a wide knowledge of the subject matter.

The role of consultant can fall under one of two general categories:

Internal consultant: someone who operates within an organization but is available to be consulted on areas of their specialization by other departments or individuals (acting as clients);

External consultant: someone who is employed externally to the client (either by a consulting firm or some other agency) whose expertise is provided on a temporary basis, usually for a fee.

By hiring, clients have access to deeper levels of expertise than would be financially feasible for them to retain in-house on a longterm basis.