Connell Consulting

Clare Connell

Clare founded Connell Consulting and is well known within the private equity and corporate finance world for her extensive knowledge of health, social care and education. With over 17 years of strategy consulting experience, Clare has worked on the majority of healthcare deals in our specialist sectors since 2005. Clare worked for the Strategy Practice of Accenture, OC&C Strategy Consultants and for 7 years as the senior Engagement Manager at Candesic where she managed the majority of their health and social care projects from 2005 till October 2012 when she left to set up Connell Consulting.

Connell Consulting  has worked on a large number of transactions and strategic projects in the healthcare, social care and special education sectors. We work for a range of investors including leading private equity firms, hedge funds, banks and operators.

Clare holds a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University.

Jaimie DeVries


Jaimie specialises in market positioning, competitor analysis and regulatory compliance. She has worked on all of our projects in the last 2 years. Jaimie joined Connell Consulting in January 2013 shortly after completing her MBA. She holds a BSc in Marketing and has studied business and management in Paris and London.

Charlotte Bushnell


Charlotte’s particular areas of expertise are advising on market entry strategies, portfolio optimisation and the NHS commissioning landscape. She joined Connell Consulting in 2014 having previously worked within healthcare consulting for 2 years. She holds an MBiochem in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Oxford.

Henry Hunt


Henry joined Connell Consulting in 2016 as a business analyst having recently graduated from the University of Bristol. Henry holds a BA in English and completed his dissertation on Literature and Medicine. He has previously worked in the Shanghai and Chicago offices of AkzoNobel.

Sadie Grewcock


Sadie joined Connell Consulting as a Research Analyst in 2013 focusing on care home and children’s services businesses. She has previously worked for Bournemouth Social Services within their Fostering Team and at local special schools for children with complex educational needs. She graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA(Hons) degree in English Literature.

Jonny Hine


Jonny joined Connell Consulting as a business analyst in 2017. He recently graduated with a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Bath, having also studied at the University of Sydney. Jonny has previously worked in Crossrail’s finance department as well as Baker Tilly’s Restructuring & Recovery practice.

Charlie Phillips


In 2016 Charlie joined the Connell Consulting team as a Research Analyst. She graduated with an MA in Acting from East 15 Acting School, having previously achieved a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Drama. Charlie utilises her acting experience to support children with communication difficulties in drama therapy workshops.

Leon Williams


Leon Williams joined the Connell Consulting team in early 2016 as a research analyst specialising in learning disabilities. Leon trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and has taught children with special education needs.

Genny Capper


Genny joined Connell Consulting as a Research Analyst with a keen interest in the healthcare market, having worked to raise money for local Bristol hospitals. Genny has an LLB degree in Law from the University of Bristol. She has previously worked in marketing and has a particular focus on competitor analysis.

George Hawkins


George joined Connell Consulting in 2015 as a research analyst, focusing on care homes and special education. Prior to Connell Consulting, George worked closely with SEN children in primary school settings. He holds an MA in Classics from Royal Holloway.