PA Consulting sponsors RS Feva Sailing Championships

06 February 2015 Consultancy.uk

PA Consulting Group has signed up as sponsor of the UK National and World Sailing Championships of RS Feva, taking place in May and July of this year. The sponsorship is part of the consulting firm’s pledge to support young people in their ambitions and achievements. 

RS Feva Championships
The RS Feva Championships are sailing events that lead the world’s development of junior double handed sailing and function as the training ground for high performance boats of Olympic sailing. The events take place throughout the year and are organised by national RS Feva associations.

As part of its initiative to encourage its people to support the ambitions and achievements of young people, consulting firm PA Consulting Group has decided to sponsor two upcoming RS Feva Sailing events: the UK National RS Feva Sailing Championships, taking place in May 2015 on Rutland Water, and the 2015 World RS Feva Championships in July 2015 on the German Baltic coast.

PA Consulting sponsors RS Feva sailing championships

“Our sponsorship of the RS Feva UK National and World Championships recognises the importance of sport and competition in the development of our leaders of the future,” explains Alan Middleton, CEO of PA Consulting Group. David Cotterill, Chairman of the UK RS Feva Class Association, adds: “It’s fantastic to have a great blue chip sponsor, supporting our young sailors, and is a reflection of the profile that UK junior sailing is achieving. PA Consulting recognises that many of our next generation leaders need the skills which sailing develops – fitness, mental agility, strategy and tactics, combined with the will to win.”

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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.”