Globalization, digitalization, demographic change: The mega trends of our time are causing changes the world has not seen since the Industrial Revolution. The way we live, work and do business is changing fundamentally. Innovative technologies create new industries and business models and shake up the labor markets. Cross-border competition is becoming tougher.
Companies are challenged to constantly put their processes to the test and to develop them further, and are dependent on the best ideas and the best minds, particularly in the field of IT. The current corona crisis relentlessly reveals that many companies have to catch up.
A development that has a direct impact on the personnel service provider sector: after all, it provides those companies that need external advice and support with the right, highly qualified specialists. For personnel services, social and economic disruption primarily means one thing: an enormous opportunity to tap new business potential and generate sustainable growth. Westhouse is also seizing this opportunity – and is joining forces with Future Consulting from Frankfurt am Main.
Westhouse and Future – “It’s a match!”
The Westhouse Group has so far specialized in the placement of experts in the area of IT, but also in the areas of engineering, finance and life science, with a particular focus on mid-tier sized corporate customers. It is currently number 7 in the Lünendonk ranking of the top-selling IT freelance agencies.
Future Consulting has a relatively small but stable business in the placement of self-employed IT experts, but with a focus on corporate group customers (DAX and MDAX) from different industries.
An ideal combination – in terms of business models, the customer and location structure, as well as expertise. Both companies also share the same values and high quality standards. These are good factors for improving the performance of the two companies together and making them even more attractive to customers.
Customers benefit from an expanded candidate pool
The first feedback from customers is also positive:
“We are pleased that in the future we will be able to benefit from an expanded Westhouse candidate pool when looking for specialists for our projects,” says Hans-Georg Schulz, director of the management and technology consultancy BearingPoint, which has been using Westhouse’s placement expertise for years.
The integration of Future into the Westhouse cosmos thereby takes place in two steps: At the beginning of May 2020, both companies and their subsidiaries were bundled under the Westhouse roof. Since then, the Future Group will gradually be incorporated into the Westhouse Group technically and organizationally but will initially remain active on the market under its own name. The merger of names will be carried out in summer 2020. The companies with their respective subsidiaries are then united under the roof of the new “Westhouse Holding”.
The new Westhouse will continue to advance in the ranking of the top-selling agencies in IT freelancing through the merger – and is even targeting for the top 3 with its expanded pool of experts and a sales offensive for 2025.