The top professional services companies in the Netherlands

06 August 2019 Consultancy.eu

A survey of 4,500 business leaders in the Netherlands sheds light on which professional services companies in the country receive the most plaudits from their clients. Meet the Netherlands’ top 40 professional services firms.

The professional services industry is one of the most important sectors of the Netherlands. According to official statistics from the Dutch government, the country has approximately 350,000 professional services firms, accounting for around 15% of all companies in the country, illustrating the sheer size but also the variety of the industry. The value added of professional services runs in the tens of billions of euro’s, estimated by the government to represent just over 10% of the Netherlands’ gross domestic product.

Segments that fall within professional services include accounting and audit, engineering, architecture, advertising, financial advisory, management consulting, staffing and sourcing, legal services, recruitment and tax. Companies in these segments serve clients across all sectors in the private and public landscape, with competition for engagements fierce. In tapping the services of professional services, leaders, those who buy services, are continuously on the lookout for the best providers in the market – firms which provide the most value for money.

The survey by the Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation, commissioned by Dutch magazine Management Team, asked leaders to rate their experiences with professional services companies, on aspects such as quality of services, customer centricity, quality of execution and the extent to which a manager would recommend a company to peers (Net Promoter Score).

Having analysed the ranking of the top 500 companies with the best reputation, Consultancy.eu crafted a list of the Netherlands’ forty leading professional services firms. Firms are ranked in descending order based on their total score.

Deloitte
Founded: 1845
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 5,500+

Randstad
Founded: 1960
Sector: HR services and staffing
Number of employees: 1,000 - 5,000

Royal HaskoningDHV
Founded: 1881
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 5,000 - 10,000

Berenschot
Founded: 1938
Sector: Management consulting
Number of employees: 350

Witteveen+Bos
Founded: 1946
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 1,000 - 5,000

Arcadis
Founded: 1888
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 27,000+ globally

IBM
Founded: 1924
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 350,000+ globally

PwC
Founded: 1998
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 4,800+

Schouten & Nelissen
Founded: 1980
Sector: Learning & development
Number of employees: 500 - 1,000

KPMG
Founded: 1917
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 3,000+

EY
Founded: 1989
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 4,100+

Antea Group
Founded: 1951
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 1,000 - 5,000

KPN
Founded: 1989 (formerly PTT founded in 1918)
Sector: Telecom
Number of employees: 12,000+

Movares
Founded: 1839
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 1,000 -5,000

Brunel
Founded: 1975
Sector: Staffing & recruitment
Number of employees: 10,000+ globally

Sweco
Founded: 1889
Sector: Engineering consulting services
Number of employees: 10,000+ globally

Manpower
Founded: 1948
Sector: Staffing & recruitment
Number of employees: 500 - 1,000 in the Netherlands and 10,000+ globally

Accenture
Founded: 1989
Sector: Consultancy and IT services
Number of employees: 2,500+ in the Netherlands and 482,000 globally

BDO
Founded: 1964
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 2,500+ in the Netherlands and 56,000+ globally

De Brauw
Founded: 1871
Sector: Law
Number of employees: 500 - 1,000

Baker Tilly
Founded: 1914
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 900+ in the Netherlands and 35,000+ globally

Flynth Adviseurs en Accountants
Founded: 1924
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 1,000 - 5,000

Capgemini
Founded: 1967
Sector: Consulting, technology and outsourcing
Number of employees: 5,000 in the Netherlands and 200,000+ globally

Eiffel
Founded: 1992
Sector: Legal, finance & consultancy
Number of employees: 550

Sogeti
Founded: 1967
Sector: ICT services
Number of employees: 25,000+ globally

De Jong & Laan
Founded: 1988
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 700

Mazars
Founded: 1945
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 950 in the Netherlands and 23,000 globally

CGI
Founded: 1976
Sector: IT and consulting
Number of employees: 2,500+ in the Netherlands and 77,000 globally

Aon
Founded: 1987
Sector: Insurance and consulting services
Number of employees: 2,600 in the Netherlands and 50,000 globally

Centric
Founded: 1992
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 4,300 in the Netherlands

Maandag
Founded: 1989
Sector: Staffing & recruitment
Number of employees: 1,000 - 5,000

Loyens & Loeff
Founded: 2000
Sector: Law
Number of employees: 1,500 globally

Alfa Accountants en Adviseurs
Founded: 1942
Sector: Accounting and consulting
Number of employees: 900+

Ordina
Founded: 1973
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 2,650

Atos
Founded: 1997
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 110,000+ globally

Conclusion
Founded: 1997
Sector: IT and consulting
Number of employees: 1,800

Peak-IT
Founded: 2005
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 500 - 1,000

BMC
Founded: 1986
Sector: Consulting and staffing services to the public sector
Number of employees: 1,000

MediaMonks
Founded: 2001
Sector: Marketing & advertising
Number of employees: 950+

Raet | Visma
Founded: 1965
Sector: IT services
Number of employees: 8,500 (including parent Visma)


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