MCA Awards 2018 - Shorlisted and winning projects

We’ve been recognised by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) with the following winning and shortlisted individuals and projects. This is our way of celebrating how clients and consultants working together can achieve results.

Department for International Development - Girls' Education Challenge

Highely Commended: International

In 2010, 271 million children, the majority girls, were out of school in developing countries. In response, in 2012, the UK Department for International Development asked us to be the lead Alliance Partner of the Fund Manager for the Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC), a programme that continues today, and aims to improve the educational outcomes of at least 1 million marginalised girls in developing countries. To date, working across 18 different countries the GEC programme has brought improved learning outcomes for over 820,000 girls, as well as shed new light on barriers to education and ways to overcome them.

Direct Line for Business (DL4B)

Winner: Digital and Technology

Small businesses are the growth engine of the UK, hence it’s vital they have easy access to the right insurance. DL4B wanted to disrupt the commercial insurance market with an exciting proposition - a solution tailored to the customer’s specific needs. We worked with DL4B to help it build a picture of what its consumers really needed from the insurance experience. We spent time directly with customers and helped create a new commercial product along with the desired online experience – driving through to implementation in less than 11 months.

Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Shortlisted: Change Management in the Public Sector

The A&E target that 95% of patients attending A&E should be admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours, is one of the highest-profile NHS targets. Yet many Trusts have struggled to achieve this – Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust included. This was the challenge PwC took on as part of the Trust’s five-year transformation programme. Together we designed a ‘Patient Flow’ improvement programme and within a year, Epsom & St Helier became one of the top-performing trusts for A&E performance in the country. It is now consistently in the top 10, reporting number 1 on numerous occasions.

Rolls Royce Plc

Winner: Commercial Excellence

Rolls-Royce wanted to transform its future global logistics services to support the business as it shifts to a total care model. We embarked on a journey to deliver an 18 month strategy-through-to-execution transformation project, to design a flexible and responsive supply chain. We worked collaboratively with Rolls-Royce to negotiate multi-million pound contracts, better service and risk management, resulting in outcomes that exceeded the targets for both cost reduction, improved service levels, application of digital technologies and rigorous quality control.

Softbank Vision Fund

Winner: Change Management in the Private Sector

Artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud technology, the Internet of Things and more present tech companies with the potential to flourish. But to do so, they all need one thing: investment. The SoftBank Vision Fund – the world’s largest late stage tech investment fund was set up to provide just that. To support to launch of the fund, we designed the components of the fund’s UK, US, Japan and Jersey-based operating model – including functions, processes, organisational structure, governance, sourcing, controls and technology. The fund was launched seven months after.


Winner: Best use of Thought Leadership

The UK is at a unique juncture. With the echoing uncertainty of Brexit, people want genuine, constructive insight from industry leaders – and a clear vision for the future. PwC’s Strategy& and TheCityUK recognised this need for clarity in relation to the role UK-based financial and related professional services can play in making possible the country’s long-term success post Brexit. Together, we collaborated with industry, regulators and government to create a unique, ambitious and practical report that sets out a positive roadmap for the future of the industry to 2025. Unlike any other, the report looks to a future beyond Brexit, identifying the factors that will secure the future for the industry, its customers and the UK economy.

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