CGI partners with 3 UK teams Commonwealth Games

22 May 2015

CGI has partnered with the Home Nations Commonwealth Games Teams of England, Wales and Scotland. In the run up to the 2018 Games at the Gold Coast in Australia, the firm will provide the teams with Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing. In addition, the firm will motivate its employees to get involved in the Games by raising awareness of the benefits of exercise and helping them adopt healthier lifestyles.

The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event for athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations representing their home nation. The event, which was for the first time held in 1930 in Hamilton – Canada, takes place every four years and is overseen by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), which also controls the sporting programme and selects the host cities.

Although the Commonwealth of Nations consists of 53 members, 71 teams participate in the Games, as a number of British overseas territories, Crown dependencies, and island states, compete under their own flag, including England, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Jersey, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games
From 4 to 15 April 2018, Australia will host the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games in Queensland’s Gold Coast and welcome emerging talent and established stars, able-bodied and para-sport athletes from the participating countries, as well as officials and visitors from all over the world.

In the run up to the 2018 Games, IT and business process services firm CGI has been selected as the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of three of the Home Nations Commonwealth Games Teams: Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland. “We are delighted to partner with Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland during this exciting period. The Glasgow Games in 2014 were a huge success for all three teams and we are very excited to work with them as they begin their four year journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,” comments Tim Gregory, President of CGI UK.

CGI partners with UK Commonwealth Games Teams

“When we started talking to the teams, we found that their values and commitment to developing talent were very closely aligned with those of CGI. We look forward to ‘travelling’ with them on their journey to the Gold Coast and bringing the games to life for our clients and members. In the UK, CGI employs approximately 6,000 professionals across England, Scotland and Wales and our members, which is how we refer to our employees, are really excited about getting involved with their ‘national’ team,” Gregory adds.

In addition to supporting the teams, the consulting firm will also develop a programme of activities to get its employees involved in the Games by adopting healthier lifestyles. These activities aim at developing awareness of the benefits of exercise and wellbeing and include blogs, webcasts and visits by athletes, coaches and nutritionists.



Grey Consulting and Makerversity announce strategic partnership

05 April 2019

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.”