Magazine article Management Today

MCA Management Awards 2009: Project Summaries of the Finalists

Magazine article Management Today

MCA Management Awards 2009: Project Summaries of the Finalists

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BUSINESS STRATEGY

- Accenture with Oxfam India

Merging six Oxfam affiliates to create a single Oxfam India capable of managing dollars 20m of programmes was the challenge accepted and met by Accenture Development Partnerships - an international development arm of the consulting firm that allows its consultants to volunteer, on half pay, for work with charities and NGOs.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR

- PA Consulting Group with LCH.Clearnet

Its image battered by the failure of a post-merger IT integration programme, City of London financial clearing house LCH.Clearnet found in PA Consulting a partner able to help restore its reputation. The pair enjoyed two years of successful projects, including management of the biggest-ever default, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

- HCL Axon with Birmingham City Council

With a budget of pounds 3bn per year, Birmingham's city council is Europe's largest - but its back-office functions couldn't provide accurate financial information. HCL Axon delivered a two-year corporate services transformation project that will realise pounds 860m savings over 10 years (pounds 355m is already in the bank) and meet the government's Gershon objectives.

- KPMG with Hounslow Council

Through a dramatic 15-month cost-improvement programme, KPMG helped Hounslow Council become both leaner and stronger, saving pounds 53m over three years. It allowed Hounslow to freeze its council tax while generating a cash surplus that will be invested in roads, new leisure facilities and essential school buildings.

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT

- Deloitte with Cancer Research

Cancer Research UK was investing more than pounds 300m per annum to find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, but its scientists warned that by 2011 it would need pounds 500m. Through a five-year supporter relationship management programme, Deloitte helped the charity to create deeper, more regular contacts with donors and realise a potential extra pounds 100m over the next 10 years.

ENVIRONMENT

- IBM with Natural England

Many organisations are trying to reduce their environmental impact, but IBM has given Natural England's efforts focus and rigour with a set of tools and techniques that measure, model, analyse and track the carbon footprint of its activities. The organisation aims now to reduce its footprint by 50% by 2010, having already achieved a 20% cut in just one year.

- Navigant Consulting with Climate Change Capital

Few investors will fund green technology that cannot prove commercial viability. Navigant worked with German solar cell manufacturer Sulfurcell to make its thin-film cells a compelling proposition for Climate Change Capital Private Equity, which subsequently invested EUR85m in the company, the biggest clean-tech growth capital fund investment of the year.

HUMAN RESOURCES

- Tribal with Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council wanted a more efficient, modern alternative to its paper-based recruitment processes. Tribal developed an end-to-end recruitment solution that saved the council almost pounds 400,000 in its first year, increased job applications by 10%, made it easier for people from all sections of the community to apply, and halved the lead time for recruiting staff, to boot.

INTERNATIONAL

- Atos Consulting with DFID Nigeria

Following years of military rule, Nigeria's public services were poor or non-existent. …

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