What we do

We provide advisory and management consultancy services to help clients transform their businesses through diversity and inclusion to make a measureable difference.

Our core area of expertise

The Talent Pipe line

Laser focused strategies and solutions to win the digital age “war for talent”. Helping to attract, develop and retain a diverse and globally minded workforce.

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Leadership Development

Creation of inclusive leadership and fast track programmes for executive leaders, managers and staff, contributing to positive behavioural change and identification of emerging talent.

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Coaching and Mentoring

Design and implementation of internal mentoring and coaching programmes to help accelerate individual and team performance.

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Interim Management

Recruiting expert D&I support for clients to add capacity and accelerate implementation of change. Working collaboratively with CEOs, HR and D&I leaders.

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Strategy and Research

Supporting the development and execution of strategies aligned to business objectives and making the business case for equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Training and Change

Providing bespoke learning solutions through creative design to maximise learning and behavioural change.

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How we work

Benton and Shergill is an Advisory and Management Consultancy business. We create success for our clients through honest conversations, listening and working collaboratively to achieve a measureable difference. Our creativity and integrity helps those involved learn and enjoy the experience of working with us whilst putting in place solutions that deliver business objectives and social impact.

Our values

  • Honesty: We listen and provide feedback with integrity in a safe environment enabling clients and staff alike to engage positively.
  • Innovation: Our creative approach to problem solving helps clients to think outside of the box and come up with new ways of working more effectively.
  • Collaboration:We create effective and sustainable solutions through working closely with our clients and building ownership for change.
  • Fun: We help clients to tackle difficult issues through serious and fun conversations, celebrating what is good.

Who we are

Derek Benton BA(Hons) GDL BVC - Partner

Derek Benton, a trained barrister, has over 20 years’ experience working in professional services with a solid background in HR, diversity & inclusion work. He has worked with KPMG, The Boston Consulting Group and IBM, where he has consulted and advised on strategy, policy and cultural change through diversity focused solutions. This has led to clients receiving recognition with organisations such as Investors in People, Stonewall, Business in the Community, Race for Opportunity, Opportunity Now, Business Disability Forum and Working Families, as well as numerous recruitment awards and appearing in the Times Top 10 lists.

His clients cut across the professional services, media and technology sectors and agencies focused on delivering public services.

Derek is a flautist and has interests in classical music, travel and social policy issues concerning LGBT communities.

Kulbir Shergill BA(Hons) - Partner

Kulbir Shergill has over 20 years’ experience working with and advising major professional services companies, Government agencies, International Charities and Community Interest Companies. These include KPMG, The Red Cross, and London School of Economics and Chartered Institute of Housing.

Her strategy work with organisations such as KPMG, Genesis (a social housing innovator with £5.4bm of assets) and NACRO (one of the largest charities in the country) has led to external recognition by Stonewall, Opportunity Now, Wealth in the City and the National Business Awards.

Her clients include: AXA investment Management, Guinness Partnership, Harvey Nash and The Law Society.
Kulbir has interests in art, theatre and history. She is particularly focussed on social policy issues concerning BAME communities.

Dr Noorzaman Rashid MBA BA(Hons) - Managing Partner

Noorzaman specialises in business transformation through talent acquisition and development using “inclusion” as the golden thread for accelerating performance improvement and growth.

He is a board adviser to a wide range of businesses including The Business Laboratory (Houston), Strategies for Change (South Africa) and Clarity Informatics (UK). He has worked for several global talent management firms at board level including: Harvey Nash Group plc. BNB Resources plc. EDS and ATKearney building significant businesses through organic growth, mergers and acquisitions. He established the Global Diversity Practice for Norman Broadbent.

His portfolio of public service Non Executive roles has included Chair of the NHS Institute for Innovation’s Worldwide Board and Group Chair of EACT a Multi Academy Trust. He is currently Chair of FutureVersity, a City based charity working with young people in challenged communities to become “job ready” and Firstsite, a new £28m Art Gallery in East Anglia. He is a board member of the Foundation for Social Improvement.

Noorzaman is an author and former fellow of several universities including The University of Warwick Business School. Here he led international work in Japan, Russia, South Africa and the USA.

Noorzaman has interests in design, wine tasting, cooking and is currently building a private library. He is a reader in social policy issues concerning ethics and artificial intelligence.

Peter Green ACMA - Non-Executive Director of Benton and Shergill

Peter is an experienced Finance Director and Interim professional with over twenty years domestic and International experience of initiating, transforming and managing finance support across a wide range of industries that include: FMCG, Retail, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Technology and Consulting.

His clients have included Former clients including Skanska, Cap Gemini, Motorola and Procter and Gamble.

Peter is a keen motorcycle enthusiast and traveller.