Stuttgart: Last month German consulting group Horváth & Partners had more than 500 staff on its payroll for the first time. The firm now has 11 offices in six countries in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. It has added 100 staff over the past three years. Speaker of the Board, Dr. Michael Kieninger, said, "We are delighted to have crossed this historical line because it shows us and the market two things very clearly: first, that our revenue continues to develop very successfully and, second, that we are an attractive employer and that thanks to our values and our unique culture we continue to score in the competition for the best graduates and professionals. The fact that our 500th employee is a female consultant makes us especially happy because it shows that consultancy is being seen more and more as an attractive career option for women."