Samir aims for another successful chapter

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A businessman from Halifax is hoping to begin another successful chapter in his career with the launch of his new book.

Samir Parikh, who owns SP Consulting, a Swedish-based consultancy firm, has written The Consultant’s Handbook, which offers a guide to delivering high-value and differentiated services in a competitive marketplace.

He says the book is designed to appeal to a wide variety of business people and explain some of the intricacies of the consultancy profession.

He said: “Last year I decided to document my experience in a format that could be shared with others, whether novices interested in the consulting profession or established practitioners.

“In the book my aim is to break the consulting profession down to basics in a way that will make sense irrespective of the reader’s field of specialisation – business, technical or scientific.

“The approach is also a very practical one sharing many stories and anecdotes from real consulting engagements around the world.

“This gives a real flavour of day-to-day life in what I consider to be an exciting and truly international profession.”

Samir, who grew up in Shibden Valley and went to school in Lightcliffe, says he often returns to Halifax and enjoys a pint at his favourite pub, the Shibden Mill Inn.

He said: “I entered management consulting with an American firm and began working in Amsterdam, then on Wall Street, New York, before moving to Southern Europe and finally Scandinavia.

“In early 2000 I started SP Consulting and we specialise in change management and work for some of the world’s leading corporations.

“The firm has grown progressively over the years and now has a track record of delivering consulting projects in more than 50 countries.

“It’s been an interesting journey with lots learned along the way. These days I spend my time between the USA, Europe and Australia. “

The book is launched on Monday, June 15 and is already available on Amazon and Waterstones.