Individual consultants from KPMG, Atkins, Deloitte, PwC and IBM have all been recognised as the best in their discipline at the 2014 MCA Awards. Categories included Change Management, HR, Performance Improvement, Strategy and Technology with an award going to the Young Consultant of the Year and an Overall Prize for The Consultant of the Year, sponsored by The Times.
Sha Ali, KPMG – The Times Consultant of the Year and Technology Consultant of the Year
Through a combination of creativity, team spirit and sheer persistence, Sha devised a revolutionary new way to investigate customers, which has saved client RBS a huge amount of time and resources. The new approach has also been submitted for what is only KPMG’s second ever patent application.
Tina Hughes, Atkins – Change Management Consultant of the Year
Tina Hughes is a management consultant who has overcome personal tragedy to enable a significant increase in corporate motivation and transformational change, reducing risk, resulting in improved safety at level crossings.
Following the death of her 14-year old daughter Olivia, in a level crossing accident, investigation reports highlighted errors in Network Rail’s risk assessments. Using her knowledge of risk management, Tina realised that there were serious flaws in Network Rail’s practices but feared nothing would change.
Her remarkable drive and determination to make change happen on a national scale is something her daughter would be so proud of.
Michelle Dryden, Deloitte – HR Consultant of the Year
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Mark Hatton, PwC – Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year
Mark stands out in particular for having conceived and co-developed PwC's ‘Perform’ solution: a unique methodology for transforming the operational performance of organisations. By building the capability of a team of 30 internal specialists, Mark has helped us deliver this solution to 10 clients so far across two continents.
Mark’s clients are commercial organisations with an immediate need to improve their operations. He faces the challenge of delivering quantifiable benefits in short timeframes, whilst engaging and building the capability of client staff to sustain the improvement once PwC has left.
As programme director in both of these, Dan has to combine a range of skills to create and maintain a strategy that can overcome the intrinsic tensions in each programme.
Sarah Collins, IBM – Young Consultant of the Year
The youngest Senior Consultant in her business unit, Sarah Collins has made an enormous impact since joining IBM as a graduate in 2010. Her project portfolio includes work on the first smart meter implementation for a major utility, and a first-of-its-kind engagement to define the social business strategy for a global retailer.
An ambassador for e-Skills UK, Sarah has shared the stage with CEOs, CIOs and Government ministers, and was the youngest person ever to speak at IBM’s Global Academic Day Conference. She is an APMG-certified Change Management Practitioner and leads a workstream for IBM’s worldwide study on organisational change.