MCA Awards 2019: The Winners
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We had the honour of sponsoring this year's MCA Awards, an annual opportunity to celebrate talented consultants achieving great things. Find out more about all the winners from the night below:
Project Of The Year (Sponsored By Deltek)
Winner: EY with London Ventures
EY have been at the forefront of delivering an innovation programme focused on providing transformational solutions to London local government since 2013, working in partnership with London Councils, the membership organisation for the 33 local authorities in London. Hear the full story below.
The Times Consultant Of The Year
Winner: Anjum Hakim, PWC
Anjum is an experienced consultant in PwC’s Digital and Technology Transformation practice. She advises clients on major transformation programmes in the public sector, focusing on enabling clients to exploit digital technology to solve Government’s most pressing challenges. Read more here.
Best New Consultancy
Winner: Parker Fitzgerald
Highly Commended: Thought Provoking Consulting, Inner Circle Consulting
Consulting Excellence Firm Of The Year
Highly Commended: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Best Use Of Thought Leadership
Winner: Carnall Farrar with IPPR
In 2018, Lord Darzi, alongside the think-tank IPPR, asked Carnall Farrar (CF) to lead the thinking on the direction of national health policy by conducting a landmark review, ‘Better Health and Care for All’. Read more.
Change And Transformation In The Private Sector
Winner: PwC with Ofgem
PwC were engaged to build trust and transparency across the UK Gas market, working with Ofgem. Read more.
Highly Commended: Crimson & Co with Bristol-Myers Squibb
Change And Transformation In The Public Sector
Winner: Cognizant with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Realising that its environment was constantly changing, BBC Monitoring working with Cognizant, opted for an ‘agile transformation’ approach to address the challenges. Read more.
Winner: Vendigital with Spectris
Working collaboratively with Spectris, Vendigital produced a vision of how a business transformation could take place, before embarking on a programme which sought to achieve organisational reform without constraining the individual entrepreneurial drive of each of the operating companies. Read more.
Highly Commended: PwC with Baker Hughes a GE Company
Customer Engagement And Marketing
Winner: Decision Technology with Schroders plc
Schroders needed to shift its global digital marketing strategy to address the growing trend of self-directed private investment, whilst maintaining their existing relationships with intermediaries. Schroders partnered with the behavioural science consultancy Decision Technology to create investIQ, an online investor education and behavioural finance platform. Read more.
Innovation In Digital And Technology
Winner: EY with London Ventures
EY have been at the forefront of delivering an innovation programme focussed on providing transformational solutions to London local government since 2013, working in partnership with London Councils, the membership organisation for the 33 local authorities in London. Read more.
Winner: EY with AstraZeneca
AstraZeneca engaged EY to help combat multiple issues by creating a clear strategy for the implementation of a digital solution across six countries. Read more.
Performance Improvement In The Private Sector
Winner: Bourton Group with Cambridge Assessment
Bourton Group supported their client Cambridge Assessment with a wide Business Improvement Programme. Read more.
Highly Commended: Atkins with Heathrow Airport Ltd
Performance Improvement In The Public Sector
Winner: Amey Consulting with Network Rail
Amey Consulting was appointed by Network Rail to gain a better understanding of where, how, when and what small delays occur and support them in addressing this key performance issue. Read more.
Winner: Arup with Transport for London
Transport for London (TfL) commissioned Arup to update the existing Construction Logistics guidance and develop a bespoke training programme to engage the industry and provide adoption of consistent construction logistics methodology, to embed best practice construction logistics planning. Read more.
Highly Commended: OEE Consulting with Willis Towers Watson
Social & Environmental Value
Winner: Atos with Gosport Independent Panel
In June 2018, the Gosport Independent Panel concluded that 456 lives had been shortened, and probably a further 200, by routine inappropriate use of opioids at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. With vital expertise and insight from previous inquiries, Atos played a central role in enabling the Panel to deliver its work: extreme sensitivity was vital, combined with robust solutions and tight governance in the face of growing amounts of evidence. Read more.
Highly Commended: Arup with Yorkshire Water
Winner: Gate One with UCAS
In 2001, a young James Cooper used UCAS to find and gain admission to the right undergraduate course for him, digital business and e-commerce at Nottingham University. 17 years later, it was UCAS that found itself at a moment of transition, and James was able to return the favour by leading Gate One’s overhaul of the charity’s corporate strategy. Read more.
Highly Commended: Sia Partners with EDF
Individual Consultant Of The Year Awards
Young Consultant Of The Year
Winner: Rory MacDonagh, Arcadis
Rory is a consultant in Arcadis’ Business Advisory team. Over the past two years he has played a key role in delivering transformational projects across the rail, utility, and automotive sectors. Read more.
Team Leader Consultant Of The Year
Winner: Laura Morroll, BearingPoint
With over 20 years combined experience in the Retail and Consulting industry, Laura has developed key skills and traits to successfully, and effectively lead her teams in delivery of client projects. Not only does Laura engage with her teams to build trusted, long lasting relationships, she does this with her clients also. Read more.
Thought Leader Consultant Of The Year
Winner: Jon Ainger, IMPOWER Consulting
In May 2017 Jon launched the IMPOWER iNDEX – a pioneering tool which enables councils to improve citizens’ lives. It does this by providing a clear view of what is being achieved with the money that is being spent on public services, rather than focusing only the cost. For the first time, councils can find out how they are performing and use that information to improve decision making. Read more.
Highly Commended: Amanda Widdowson, Thales Cyber and Consulting
Innovation Consultant Of The Year
Winner: Edem Amooquaye, Curzon & Company LLP
Edem, a strategy and transformation Managing Consultant, advises clients in the Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy sectors. He most recently supported Anglian Water with developing disruptive technologies that transform the water industry’s value chain in the provision of infrastructure for property developments. Read more.
EY Outstanding Achievement
Winner: Anjum Hakim, PwC
Anjum is an experienced consultant in PwC’s Digital and Technology Transformation practice. She advises clients on major transformation programmes in the public sector, focusing on enabling clients to exploit digital technology to solve Government’s most pressing challenges. Read more.
To find out more about the areas covered by each of the above categories and the judging process, visit the MCA Website.
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