du Boulay is one of our fairly recent converts to the partnership model which we’ve been championing for the best part of a decade. As is often the case with partnership converts of ours, they were already doing a lot of the things synonymous with our partnership model before we came into contact with them. As such, the implementation was relatively painless. However, Kate and David, whom we met with to discuss the benefits of implementing our model, said that “making it official”, as it were, did reap some quantifiable benefits. Yes, they were already a high-functioning contracting team – I mean you have to be when there’s just 14 in your team and you’re turning over ten million a year. But both admitted that the change in structure and resulting elevation in the teams’ status meant that the guys “went from 90% commitment to 120%”, which of course is never a bad thing.