Clarity Consulting, a consulting firm from Hungary, has won the Gold medal of the Constantinus International Award 2015. Amsterdam-based Van de Bunt scooped the first silver medal, while Austrian advisory Grobner Consulting was awarded the second silver medal. All three firms received their prize during the International Consultancy Conference, held last week in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
To promote excellence in the management consulting industry, the ICMCI, the global association of national management consulting institutes, a few years ago launched the so-called ‘Constantinus International Award’. The competition has as goal to promote the consulting sector in general, as well as on a global scale recognise outstanding advisory and implementation projects. “The quality of the consulting sector relies heavily on the innovative strengths of the consultants themselves. This is why ICMCI has initiated the Constantinus International Award in order to give a prominent stage to all the excellent accomplishments of the branch,” says Tim Millar, Chairman of the ICMCI.
This year five consulting firms were nominated for the final of the Constantinus International Award, the elite group chosen out of dozens of nominations from across the globe. The finalists:
- Clarity Consulting, a Budapest-based consulting firm established in 2001
- eMundo, a German IT consultancy firm with 4 offices in the DACH region
- Grobner Consulting, an Austrian firm formed earlier this year through a merger
- Van de Bunt Adviseurs, an advisory firm from the Netherlands, based in Amsterdam
- wirkungsvoll, an Austian advisory and coaching firm founded by Angelika Radl-Walser
The winners of the fifth edition of the Constantinus International Award were unveiled last week, during the International Consultancy Conference 2015, the ICMCI’s annual conference. The congress was held this year in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, and boasted an agenda full of keynotes, seminars, and workshops, including contributions from Ricardo Semler (a management guru), Fiona Czerniawska (co-founder of Source for Consulting) and Her Royal Highness of the Netherlands prinses Laurentien (founder of the Missing Chapter Foundation).
The gold medal was awarded to Clarity Consulting, for a project conducted with the Hungarian National Asset Management company. Key task of the joint client-consulting project team was to provide insight into the asset landscape, as well as define a clear process for the asset creation process. The runner-up award was handed out to Van de Bunt Adviseurs, a management consultancy from Amsterdam with roughly 25 consultants on its payroll. The firm was recognised for its ‘Journalism 2025’ project, a research programme commissioned by the Dutch Journalism Fund that established four long term scenarios of the journalism landscape, providing media companies the context for developing future-proof strategies and business models.
The second silver medal of the Constantinus International Award 2015 went to Grobner Consulting, an Austrian firm formed earlier this year through the merger between Marianne Grobner and deepunite. The Feldkirch headquartered advisory received praise from the jury for its role in preparing a paper-free strategic event for 200 leading executives of Südtiroler Volksbank, through the use of among other social tools and a special app. Last year Grobner Consulting managed to win the Austrian national counterpart of the consulting prize – the Constantinus International Award is in fact modeled after the Austrian contest – a feat which it also realised in 2005 and 2012.
Constantinus International Award 2014
Last year the gold medal went to Austrian consultancy C.M.T. & Co, with silver going to PM Analysis Assessoria from Brazil and Hungarian firm Concordia Organization & Management Development. Similar to this year’s edition, the finalists were heralded during the annual ICMCI conference, which in 2014 took place in Seoul, South Korea.