27 years of experience. 1043 loyal clients


Black Isle was founded in Edinburgh in 1990 by John Miers. The Toronto Office was opened the following year to service large North American clients, amongst them Boeing, Xerox, Andersen Consulting, CIBC and Bank of Montreal.


The Hong Kong office was established. Companies based in India, Korea and Singapore were quickly added to the group's growing list of clients and the Asian team grew from strength to strength.


The Australian office was established by Raymond Nelson. This was to deliver consistent service to global clients, and also work with domestic institutions like Telstra, Commonwealth Bank, McKinsey & Company, BHP, Australia Post, Clayton Utz and AMP.


After a short spell in Hong Kong, Tim Richardson established the London office.


Black Isle won the Hong Kong Trainer of the Year award. In 2001, Black Isle worked with the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid team. Although the bid was lost in the final ballot to Beijing, the Olympic committee said it one of the best presented bids ever seen.


By 2002 Black Isle had established three strong bases in London, Toronto and Hong Kong, with other offices in New York, Shanghai, Sydney and Dubai.

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All the offices were grouped together under the Black Isle Group global brand, which had by then become the advisor of choice for many of the leading international banks, law firms and professional service firms throughout the world.


Black Isle launched its bespoke Online Portal, which was fully integrated to deliver online content in support of all programmes. Every person that Black Isle works with enjoys a personalised blended learning resource tailored to them.


The Black Isle consultancy team expanded its capacity, so that it now has more skills and experience in business psychology, leadership development and business change. Bringing together this expertise to maximise your potential and effectiveness as leaders.

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