MI-GSO | PCUBED commits to support UK armed forces personnel

18 July 2023 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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MI-GSO | PCUBED has signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The agreement will see the firm provide support to current and former armed forces personnel, as they look to build lives for themselves in the civilian world.

Established in 2019 the UK through the merger between UK-based Pcubed and France-based MI-GSO, MI-GSO | PCUBED (M|P) is a global consultancy dedicated to project, program, portfolio, and change management. The firm works with clients across the aeronautics, defence, automotive, transport, and financial services, energy, and government sectors.

Alongside global locales in Asia, North America, Oceania and Mainland Europe, M|P has three offices in the UK – including its London headquarters, Bristol, and its recently launched Manchester wing. Since signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant, the professionals across these hubs will now work to support current and former military personnel and their families.

MI-GSO | PCUBED commits to support UK armed forces personnel

As noted in its document, the Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge to acknowledge and understand military, air-force and navy personnel should be “treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives”. The covenant supports multiple aspects of this, including education and family wellbeing; having a home; beginning a new career; seeking financial advice; and receiving mental health support.

By signing up to the covenant, M|P has been handed the AFC Silver Award. Looking ahead, this will see M|P professionals work to help veterans transition to civilian life; acknowledging armed forces personnel should be provided fair and equal treatment in the civilian community; helping those continuing to serve; and aligning that message with its clients.

M|P will also offer extra support for reservists (members of the armed forces on a part-time basis and are used for support on operations and deployments), to facilitate and meet the needs that the armed forces require from them.

A number of M|P’s consultants have been cited as having driven the move from within the firm. After being noted as a supported of the Armed Forces Covenant in comments on a LinkedIn announcement of the signing, Principal Consultant Matthew Powell noted that “a milestone like this is not possible without leadership investment to support the initiative”, before also thanking Mark Sorrell, Richard Siddle, Richard Burnet, Maria Larsen, Paul S and Oscar Griffiths as people “critical to this success.”

Among other consulting firms to have supported the Armed Forces Covenant are Atos, which signed up in 2015, and EY, who signed in the same year. Consulting firms Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, KPMG and Cognizant have also previously been recognised as military friendly employers, by ratings entity Victory Media.