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Grant Thornton scoops MCA awards
theConsultant.eu: 24/04/2015

Grant Thornton and Kodak Alaris have won the outstanding Project of the Year Award at the 2015 MCA (Management Consultancies...

UK car making
Car sector drives consulting use
theConsultant.eu: 14/04/2015

London: More use of consulting in the automotive sector has helped drive a 6.8 per cent growth in consulting revenues in the...

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NHS
TRUSTECH drives NHS innovation
theConsultant.eu: 20/03/2015

Manchester: Keith Chantler, executive director at TRUSTECH, looks at the specialist consultancies driving innovation across the...

Peter-Osborne-Managing-Director-LOC-Consulting
How to keep on track -LOC
theConsultant.eu: 13/03/2015

London: Peter Osborne, managing director of LOC Consulting, on how you can tell if your project has lost direction or risks...

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Munich
Roland Berger elects 8
theConsultant.eu: 18/02/2015

Munich: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants is underpinning a strong start to 2015 by electing eight new Partners, five of whom...

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Arthur D. Little names 20 partners
theConsultant.eu: 28/05/2014

Brussels: Arthur D. Little, the global strategy and technology consultancy, has appointed 20 new Partners through a mix of...

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3D Printing
KPMG sees disruptive trio
theConsultant.eu: 18/09/2014

London: 3D printing, Internet of Things (IoT), and biotech/ healthcare IT are amongst the top five disruptive technologies...

PwC London
PwC: End of the Office?
theConsultant.eu: 31/07/2014

London: The traditional nine to five office environment could soon become a thing of the past according to a new report by PwC:...

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Retail Sales
UK retail shows 10% growth
theConsultant.eu: 30/03/2015

London: Multi–channel challenges and the threat of hard discounters have driven up the use of management consultants in UK...

Pharmaceuticals
Pharma makes consulting U-turn
theConsultant.eu: 11/03/2015

London: Despite a historic reluctance by the pharmaceutical industry to use management consultants, a new report released today...

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Sir Alex Ferguson
Fergie's management legacy
Patrick Madden: 14/05/2013

Manchester: Half a million people on the streets of Manchester last night, and barely a dry eye. The City was painted red (its...

David Wetherill
Wetherill set sights on Rio
blogger@theConsultant.eu: 24/04/2013

Manchester: It is easy to be cynical about consulting firms and giving, so here is a straight up, generous, good news story of...

news in brief

Infosys buys Skava
24/04/15 16:43

Bangalore: Infosys, the Indian IT consultancy, saw net profit up 15% to $2.01 billion on revenue up 5.6% to $8.7 billion in the year to the end of March. The firm also announced a definitive agreement to acquire Kallidus Inc. (which goes to market as Skava), a leading provider of digital experience solutions based in San Francisco. This acquisition was an all–cash deal, with an aggregate purchase consideration of $120 million including retention bonus and a deferred component.

Grant Thornton wins top MCA award
24/04/15 01:30

Grant Thornton and Kodak Alaris have won the outstanding Project of the Year Award at the 2015 MCA (Management Consultancies Association) Awards, held last night at the Park Plaza, Westminster. The project, which worked across 33 countries, secured the future of the UK Kodak pension scheme (KPP), preserved thousands of jobs and created two profitable new businesses.
The Grant Thornton and Kodak Alaris project also won the MCA Award for Change Management in the Private Sector and the People award. Fellow professional services firms dominated the other Award categories. Full details of the 2015 Awards will follow.

KPMG fires ignition centres
23/04/15 17:05

New York: KPMG in the US has opened the first of several planned high–tech work environments designed to facilitate the "cross–functional teaming critical to the successful design and delivery of emerging solutions to its clients". Dubbed "Ignition Centers," the environments are modeled after leading technology parks and business incubators around the world that feature dedicated, project–focused workspaces designed for information sharing, collaboration and increasing efficiencies during the creative process. The new Ignition Center, based in Denver, stands to bring approximately 125 new jobs to the area.

Atos enjoys first quarter
22/04/15 16:01

Paris: Atos, the French IT services consultancy, has reported a stellar first quarter on the back of 8% growth in its consulting business and huge progress in France and the UK. First quarter revenue was € 2,427 million, up +17.6% year–on–year and up +0.2% at constant scope and exchange rates. Order entry was € 2,198 million, up +31.5% year–on–year, representing a book to bill ratio at 91%. Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos, said: "Since the beginning of the year we have seen the outcomes we expected from the strategic moves in 2014 start to materialize. The new sales organization and the focused investments we made in digital solutions are progressively translating into sales and pipeline increase. Indeed, revenue in Cloud, Big Data, and Cyber–security represented 10% of the total revenue in Q1 with a double digit growth rate. During the first quarter of 2015, the Group signed several significant deals with some of its largest customers, becoming the partner of their digital transformation".

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