Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to Adiru Consulting: Your Partner for Business Success

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, staying ahead is about more than just keeping up with trends. It’s about being guided by expert insights, strategic acumen, and a deep understanding of your unique business needs. This is where we, at Adiru Consulting, come into play. Our aim is to empower businesses with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in a demanding, fast-paced, and increasingly digital marketplace.

Who Are We?

Adiru Consulting LTD is a UK-based management consultancy that specialises in helping businesses thrive in a competitive environment. We were born out of a desire to offer small and medium-sized businesses the expert guidance usually reserved for large corporations. Our expertise spans across key business disciplines, designed to cater to the foundational aspects of any successful business.

While each of our service areas can stand alone in delivering results, the true magic happens when they align. This holistic approach ensures that every aspect of a business is geared towards a unified goal. It’s this synergy, this perfect alignment, that paves the way for unparalleled success.

Let’s delve further into each of our service areas:

🟣 Information Governance

Information governance is the cornerstone of modern business. In the age of big data, managing, protecting, and leveraging information effectively is crucial for business success. Our information governance service helps businesses establish a robust framework to manage information assets efficiently. We assist with policy development, process improvement, and training, to help your team understand the importance of proper information handling and align it with your strategic objectives.

🟣 Data Protection

With the rise of cyber threats and stringent regulations like the UK GDPR, data protection is a top priority for businesses. We offer expert guidance on how to safeguard sensitive data and remain compliant with data protection laws. Our services include conducting data protection audits, implementing data security measures, and providing training to foster a culture of data protection within your organisation.

🟣 Risk Management

No business is immune to risks, but with the right strategy, risks can be managed and even turned into opportunities. Our risk management service is designed to help you identify, assess, and manage potential threats to your business. We work alongside you to create a risk management strategy that aligns with your business objectives, fosters resilience, and facilitates informed decision-making.

🟣 Human Resource Management

People are a company’s greatest asset. We offer human resource management services to help businesses attract, develop, and retain talent. Our services include advising on HR strategy and policies, performance management, and employee engagement. We also provide training on HR best practices to help your HR team become more effective and strategic.

🟣 ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2022 Compliance

Compliance with international standards like ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) and ISO 27001:2022 (Information Security Management) can set your business apart in the market. We help businesses understand these standards, prepare for certification, and maintain compliance. Our comprehensive approach ensures that these standards are not just met but embedded into your business culture.

🟣 Corporate and Charity Governance

Good governance is vital for the success and sustainability of any organisation. Our corporate and charity governance service provides advice on how to establish a governance framework that promotes transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour. Whether you’re a startup, a charity, or a well-established business, we can guide you in setting up a governance structure that meets regulatory requirements and aligns with your organisational values.

Partnering with Us

At Adiru Consulting, we don’t just provide services; we partner with you on your journey to success. We are committed to understanding your unique business needs and customising our services to match them. We believe in offering practical, actionable advice that can be implemented swiftly and effectively.

“We are not just your consultants; we are an extension of your team.”

In Conclusion…

Our goal is to make quality management consultancy accessible and valuable for every business. Whether you’re grappling with information governance issues, trying to navigate data protection laws, managing risks, streamlining HR practices, striving for ISO compliance, or establishing governance structures, we’ve got you covered. We are here to guide, support, and empower you on your path to business success.

Our Story…

So, a little about me…and I feel I should start with the reason why I chose to name the Company as I have.  Despite being a coincidental acronym for the services I offer (Advisers in Data Protection, Information Security, Risk Management and Underlying Corporate Governance), Adiru is actually my middle name.  In the language of my birthplace, Lugbara, its meaning is “born during war” – referencing the Ugandan Civil War of the early 1980s that resulted in my family moving to the UK and establishing a new life for myself and my siblings.

The spring/summer of 2020 instigated a period of deep personal reflection for me…the world fighting a war against the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst social unrest was suddenly amplified by the barbaric killing of George Floyd and the ever-growing Black Lives Matter movement…but this time was different…this time the entire globe was engaged…and I heard a united roar that “things must change”.   On numerous occasions I read and heard the statement “this is not a moment; this is a movement” and I felt a call to join those that are actively pursuing change.  I wanted to be a part of that universal voice whose mission was to create a better future for the next generation, including my own children.

So, what could I do to help?  My professional background has been quite varied.  Studying Accounting and Law at university directed my early career towards UK Taxation.  My interest in the value of employees and the power of great communication led to seeking a qualification with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which progressed to employed roles within Corporate Governance and Data Protection.

I realised that my knowledge and experience had already been of great value to organisations throughout my career, but my inner drive for social and corporate equality could particularly positively impact those individuals seeking independence from covert racism by branching out and embracing their entrepreneurial spirit. 

Black businesses in the UK are growing exponentially (particularly with women founders!) and the inception of the monthly Black Pound Day starting on June 27th 2020, provides an avenue for consumers to discover and support new and existing Black-owned businesses to spend their money with, thereby sustaining and evolving the market.  Increased growth through sales will inevitably lead to a greater number of employees and a greater emphasis on the strategic approach to operational activity.  This is where guidance and advice from Adiru Consulting Ltd can make the difference between sustained growth and expansion versus limitations due to an inability to manage increased customer demand.

My mission is to level the playing field by implementing strong governance systems within these businesses, that will enhance our status, our access to wider markets and ultimately our ability to attract investment.

I have been inspired by recent turmoil and driven to engage with Black owned businesses, empowering them to reach their strategic goals by partnering with my business: