The Tavistock Institute wins SME award for change & development consulting

20 November 2018 3 min. read

A London-based not-for-profit consultancy has landed a prestigious award form SME companies for the second year in a row. The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations was presented with the gong for Best Business Change & Development Consultancy by the Greater London Enterprise Awards.

Formally established as a registered charity in September 1947, the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) is a British not-for-profit organisation which applies social science to contemporary issues and problems. Last year, the firm celebrated its 70th year in business, and has spent that time supporting sustainable change and on-going learning by engaging clients with evaluation and action research, organisational development and change consultancy, executive coaching and professional development.

Amid its 70th year festivities in 2017, TIHR was handed additional cause to celebrate by SME News, when the organisation handed it an award commending it as the Best Business Change & Development Consultancy of the year. SME News is a British media outlet which draws on a UK-wide network of industry insiders to provide readers with the latest news, features and deals from across the UK landscape of small and mid-sized enterprises. Each year, it organises the Greater London Enterprise Awards to promote the best practices of firms in the market.

The Tavistock Institute wins SME award for change & development consulting

Keen not to rest on its laurels, however, TIHR pushed on, and one year later has repeated that same feat. The firm was awarded the title of Best Business Change & Development Consultancy 2018 in the Greater London Enterprise Awards, with the organisers of the ceremony commenting of their selected winners, “Our awards are given to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.”

The statement from SME News added, “Every one of our award winners can rest assured that their recognition was truly deserved, as we carefully evaluate everything from their performance over the past 12 months, their commitment to innovation, their methods and even their competition to ensure that only the most deserving names walk away with one of our prestigious accolades.”

In response to the triumph, TIHR released its own comment, saying, “We are still celebrating over 70 years at the forefront of organisational development, leadership consultancy and evaluation and research after storming Chicago at this year’s Academy of Management conference. This is why UK and international organisations consistently choose The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations!”

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