PA Consulting wins Platinum Award
PA Consulting and the Ministry of Defence won the Platinum Award at this year’s MCA Awards on 19 April for their work in helping to save lives of UK soldiers in Afghanistan through improving protection against explosive devices.
Deloitte won the special Times Award for the best consultant/client team for their work on the London 2012 Olympics.
In total, 13 winning projects and six outstanding individual consultants were honoured.
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA, congratulated all the winners: “Our Awards recognise outstanding achievements, and this year’s winners have made a massive difference. Management consultancy is helping UK business at a difficult time, but also delivering benefits to millions of people.”
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2. Full list of winners
PA Consulting with the Ministry of Defence
Created a ground-breaking remote-vehicle based explosive device detection system that is now saving lives in Afghanistan.
The Times Award for best consultant/client team
Deloitte with London 2012
Worked in a partnership that tackled one of the world’s most complex business challenges.
Change management in the private sector (sponsored by BLT)
Boxwood with Grosvenor
Worked together to transform a solid, secure business into a more dynamic organisation, and in the process delivered significantly better results for its customers, employees and shareholders.
Highly commended: Deloitte with Lloyds Banking Group; PwC with Business Growth Fund
Change management in the public sector
iMPOWER with Coventry City Council
Reformed home to school transport for children with special needs, reducing costs and improving quality of life for the children and parents involved.
Highly commended: Mott MacDonald with the Department for Education and Islington Borough Council
Customer engagement (sponsored by Emphasis)
Transform with Argos
Delivered a new retail strategy that helped the company engage with customers via mobile telephones and its own TV channel.
Highly commended: Propaganda with Clipper Logistics
Arup with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Undertook the first comprehensive analysis of actions to address climate change in the world’s megacities.
Finance and Risk Management
PwC with Swiss Re
Developed a ground-breaking programme across finance departments in 33 offices in 21 countries and 1,060 employees.
Highly commended: KPMG with London Development Agency
Innovation (sponsored by INCo)
PA Consulting with the Ministry of Defence
Created an innovative remote-vehicle based explosive device detection system that is now saving lives in Afghanistan.
Highly commended: KPMG with Musgrave; Deloitte with London 2012
PKF with the Department for International Development
Developed a coordinated approach to public spending in Bosnia and Herzegovina that resulted in a more efficient financial management system.
Highly commended: Deloitte with Pfizer
Operational performance in the private sector (sponsored by Mindbench)
KPMG with Nationwide
Worked together to bring greater stability and reduce costs for this UK financial institution at a critical time.
Highly commended: Deloitte with Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Operational performance in the public sector
PwC with Newham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
Fundamentally redesigned the way the Trust delivered administrative and clerical services, improving patient care saving millions.
Highly commended: EC Harris with Scottish Water
Hudson & Yorke with Barclays
Enabled the first of the large banks to move to a hybrid model and selectively in-source some of its principal telecommunications services.
People (sponsored by Sundial Group)
Ernst & Young with Private Equity Foundation
Investigated and responded to the challenge of young people failing to successfully transition to further education, employment, or training after they leave school.
Highly commended: Deloitte with National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services.
Ernst & Young with Xerox
Delivered massive savings across the company, devising a new business strategy in order to secure sustainability.
KPMG with Association of Chief Police Officers
Highly commended: Atos with Yodel
Change management consultant of the year
Gavin McAlpine, Deloitte
Highly commended: Ruth Withfield, Ernst & Young
HR consultant of the year
Martin McDonell, PwC
Highly commended: Nina Kreyer, IBM
IT consultant of the year
Michael Orr, PwC
Marketing consultant of the year
Daniel Dunleavy, Deloitte
Performance improvement consultant of the year
Stewart Wilson, PwC
Strategy consultant of the year
Silvia Rindone, Deloitte
Highly commended: Celine Herweijer, PwC