Deloitte extends partnership British Olympic Association

28 November 2014 Consultancy.uk

Professional services firm Deloitte has extended its partnership with UK's National Olympic Committee, the British Olympic Association. Deloitte has been the organisation’s partner for the Games in 2008 and 2012, and will again provide the organisation with the best planning and preparations possible.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the UK and one of the 204 NOCs recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The BOA represents the UK Olympic movement and organises athletes’ participation (Team GB) at the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games. Its mission is to “transform British lives through the power of the Olympic values and the success of Team GB.”

Deloitte partner of British Olympic Association

Recently, the BOA has decided to extend its partnership with Deloitte as its official professional services provider up until Rio 2016 and help the organisation with preparations for the competition in Brazil. The consulting firm first became partner in 2008 and also acted as partner during the organisation’s preparations for London 2012. “We are proud to be once again working with the BOA up to 2016; it is a strong statement of our enduring support of Team GB.  With our wealth of experience gained as the official professional services provider to London 2012, coupled with the breadth and scale of our offering as part of a global network, we will help the BOA negotiate the challenges of taking a team from a successful home Games to a completely different environment,” comments David Sproul, Chief Executive and Senior Partner at Deloitte on the partnership.

As part of the renewed partnership, Deloitte will provide the organisation with its expertise through a number of secondees. These Deloitte professionals will lead the programme planning and ensure the best preparations possible for Team GB. “We have every confidence that Rio 2016 will be a great Games, although not without some logistical challenges and there is an obvious need for world class project management and meticulous planning. We could not ask for a better partner than Deloitte, who will help us to ensure the environment in Rio is the best it can be for our athletes,” says Bill Sweeney, Chief Executive at BOA.

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Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Grey Consulting has forged a new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of the brightest creative innovators, headquartered at Somerset House, London. The partnership hopes to tap into the experimental community to develop pioneering solutions for Grey Consulting’s clients.

In August 2018, one of the world’s largest design agencies surprised the business world by launching a dedicated consulting outfit. The news came as the two industries continued on their trajectory towards a historic synthesis. The consulting industry has been engaged in a pitched battle with the advertising and design space for the past few years, as the former increasingly encroaches on the territory of the latter via a protracted campaign of mergers and acquisitions; but there had been little traffic moving in the other direction.

At its launch, Grey Consulting was not billed as a direct competitor to established consultancies. However, the firm behind the new entity hopes that its creative experience will give it a competitive edge in winning consulting business from its existing clients. The Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City, and 432 offices in 96 countries, operating in 154 cities. Grey Consulting opened its doors with a view to aiding clients within the areas of business and brand design, innovation and digital transformations.Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

Now, as the firm looks to further expand its footprint in the market, Grey Consulting has unveiled details of a ground-breaking new alliance with Makerversity, a 500-strong community of creative innovators headquartered at Somerset House, London. The alignment with Makerversity is hoped to unlock the potential of collaborating with one of the world’s most experimental communities.

Makerversity curates and convenes the best talent across product design, fashion, art and experimental architecture, sustainable materials, IoT, digital manufacturing, and coding. It provides spaces and workshops for professional makers to develop and create their work, supported by Somerset House Trust. The alliance is expected to enable Grey Consulting to develop pioneering solutions for its clients, together with innovators who make something amazing for a living, every day. 

Leo Rayman, Grey Consulting CEO, commented, “This gives our clients the potential to access a network of some of the most diverse and innovative individuals in the world today. Being so tightly connected to a community of makers means we don’t just develop transformational strategies but can quickly realise them in three dimensions. This sets Grey Consulting apart from the pure play strategy houses who are sometimes criticised for not making their thinking real at the pace modern businesses require.” 

Fiona Dent, CEO of Makerversity, added, “Makerversity acts as a catalyst for unexpected encounters, fostering collaborations between an incredible range of the brightest leading creators and innovators. Our experimental approach and engaged members, whose own practice is defining our world, create highly original new outcomes. We are delighted to bring this philosophy to a wider audience and generate interesting projects for Makerversity members through our partnership with Grey Consulting.”