Definition of consultancy in English:

consultancy

noun

  • 1A professional practice that gives expert advice within a particular field, especially business.

    [as modifier] ‘a management consultancy firm’
    • ‘More than ever, software companies and consultancies are trying to sell small businesses on supply-chain management.’
    • ‘Molly Scott Cato is a researcher with Green Audit, an independent environmental consultancy.’
    • ‘As large buyers of flights and hotel rooms, consultancies can arrange with travel agencies to deliver covertly discounts of about 40 per cent.’
    • ‘But while industry bodies organise events where they can lament the drought, the shortage of good IT staff has proved to be a boon for recruitment consultancies and IT professionals.’
    • ‘On Tuesday, Frontline, one of Scotland's leading independent management consultancies, is on the move to its new offices in Strathclyde Business Park.’
    • ‘Working within such organisations, which include management consultancies such as McKinsey, PA Consulting or Hay, can be highly stressful.’
    • ‘Management consultancies have been forced over recent years to demerge consulting and auditing arms, due in the main to concerns over conflicts of interest.’
    • ‘Congestion charging is suddenly a growth industry and Turner's consultancy is flourishing.’
    • ‘The professional team comprises of the following consultancies and their anticipated professional fees are apportioned thus.’
    • ‘Many former City traders from Essex are deserting the City and are turning to self employment, starting up estate agencies, management consultancies and as investment advisers.’
    • ‘Some departments endorse such private consultancies precisely because doing so enables them to retain the most talented and well-funded faculty members.’
    • ‘He is also principal of Domain Media, the communications and publishing consultancy.’
    • ‘Andy Ingles from Dunbar runs his own environmental consultancy.’
    • ‘Even the pure-play interactive agencies evolved in 1999 to more closely resemble both traditional agencies and consultancies.’
    • ‘Not too long ago international management consultancies were trying to persuade graduates not to join dotcoms by offering them signing-on fees of up to £10,000.’
    • ‘It probably reflects people using their previous experience in businesses to set up consultancies in areas like financial advice and accountancy, said Professor Hart.’
    • ‘We saw as early as Chapter 2 the extent to which business services firms and consultancies are proliferating in this country.’
    • ‘Research published in Britain last week by consultancy Detica showed very low public demand for 3G.’
    • ‘International business consultancy KPMG has hit the pop charts running.’
    • ‘RPS is the biggest European environmental consultancy and it is even quoted on the London stock exchange.’
    1. 1.1The work of giving professional advice within a particular field.
      • ‘The larger accountancy houses add consultancy and other services to their product mix.’
      • ‘When a short term consultancy became available with PB Asia Parsons Aviation he took it.’
      • ‘Just as well the department is offering to fund five days of consultancy if a school wants to develop such a strategy.’
      • ‘He has since developed interests in a number of companies, offering business consultancy and private investment advice.’
      • ‘For a woman with a background in beauty consultancy and art promotion, she has learned a thing or two about the pharmaceuticals industry.’
      • ‘Colette Grundy has worked in environmental consultancy for the past 10 years.’
      • ‘Last year her €60,000-a-month consultancy to run the Digital Hub came to an end.’
      • ‘It recently announced plans to buy companies that are active in energy consultancy.’
      • ‘The next six weeks is spent working on consultancy projects for small and medium-sized businesses in Scotland.’
      • ‘That's not to suggest that civil servants who have taken lucrative consultancies in private business have done anything wrong.’
      • ‘Laurent will provide research and development consultancy on an on-going basis.’
      • ‘It provides consultancy, IT support, specialised business workshops and an ongoing advice service.’
      • ‘Irish operations include research and development, consultancy and training.’
      • ‘Soon, he ventured into consultancy but was drawn by the prospects in IT.’
      • ‘The pilot will bring in 28 days of free consultancy from specialists, which could be worth tens of thousands of pounds.’
      • ‘Ten years ago he was a Dundee University drop out whose career encompassed labouring, recruitment consultancy and a rock band.’
      • ‘Sai also provides consultancy for environmental modification for handicapped persons.’
      • ‘Many foreign securities firms have been investing in China by means of technical support and consultancy.’
      • ‘The expert knowledge of folklorists and ethnologists is also in demand in the tourist and development industries and their academic writings are a cachet to earning consultancies and contracts.’
      • ‘Andersen's death will be a watershed for accountancy and consultancy; neither will be the same again.’

Pronunciation:

consultancy

/kənˈsəltnsē/