The TORI Story
A word or two from our joint CEO and founder Martin Harvey about the founding principles that sets the firm apart from other management consulting firms.
Let me take you back to 2002…
A group of three C-level executives, myself included, had been working for large Financial Services firms and we were frustrated. Frustrated by the way that management consultancies operated and frustrated by their lack of knowledge, experience and transparency. This also led to the creation of our tagline; Experience. The Difference.
So we decided to become the solution we were looking for. We set up TORI to be a transformational consultancy within Financial Services that would do things differently.
It was a tough start. Our competitors were huge. Their reputations, influence and spending power dwarfed ours. I was even advised to close the firm at one point. And that was before the financial crisis hit…
But we backed ourselves through it all. We always believed that if we worked hard, built successful partnerships and stuck to our values of Trust, Openness, Respect and Integrity, we would reap rewards. Our experience was indeed the difference!
Now let me show you the future…
The pace of digital change is unprecedented, but we will always be ahead of the game – because we will always put industry experience and client relationships at the heart of what we do.
It gives me great pride and personal pleasure that TORI has grown and become an award-winning and recognised financial service consultancy. We have some of the best brains in the business and a proven track record of success. We also have big ambitions for ourselves and for our clients.
We look forward to working with you.
TORI Global is born
Founded on the values of Trust, Openness, Respect
First client is Perot Systems
New offices open in Hanover Square.
Success at last
Repeat business from clients. Word spreads. TORI starts making money. The firm grows rapidly.
First international business
Working with US and Australian firms.
Sponsorship of children’s tennis academy in Norwich
‘Everyone owns the firm’ model adopted
All employees receive options.
Change’ and ‘Run’ practices introduced
Head office moves to Cavendish Square, Oxford Circus
‘Control’ practice added.
Top 50 in the Times Tech Track 100
‘Digital’ offering created.
2015 – April
Company magazine ‘Perspectives’ is launched
2015 – May
£50,000 raised for charity Samaritans
2015 – July
New York office opens on Wall Street
A year of growth and investment
2016 – April
Managed Services practice added
2016 – April
Top 50 in the Times Tech Track 100 for second year running
2016 – November
TORI HQ moves to City of London, doubling office size
2017 – January
ISO9001 initial accreditation
We become qualified under the internationally recognised BSI ISO9001 Quality Management certification.
2017 – February
Expand business into Middle East and Nordics
2017 – April
Introduced a new brand for TORI
Refreshed our look-and-feel with a modern, streamlined brand identity.
2020 – August
TORI 20th Anniversary
In 2022 TORI Celebrated its 20th year of incorporation! In two decades of operating TORI has delivered over 1000+ projects to over 200+ financial service clients. To commemorate the milestone, the infinity sign was incorporated into a special one-off celebratory logo.
New digs! TORI moves to a new office at 125 Old Broad Street
Moving from Cornhill just around the corner to new serviced accommodation at the the old London Stock Exchange building.