Carnstone has been around in one form or another since 2000, making it one of the first specialist advisors on Corporate Responsibility.
We first came together as a small team within engineering consultancy AEA Technology. Our original brief was to offer board-level insight on the emerging social, environmental and ethical agenda and in particular, its effect on strategy. We’ve been doing that ever since, and indeed some of our long-term clients date back to that period.
The whole team moved to Norwegian risk consultancy Acona in 2002, remaining part of this group until six of us completed a management buy out in April 2011 to create Carnstone Partners LLP. The Acona environment was entrepreneurial and stimulating, but eventually our paths diverged as the Norwegian part of the group focussed exclusively on providing services to Norway’s booming oil sector.
We’ve grown steadily from a team of six people in the early days at Acona, with numbers of clients and sales rising each year. We’ve been based in Central London since 2004.
Our future we see in direct line with our past – remaining an equity partnership, steadily growing our team and aiming to provide the same great service to clients as we have since 2000.