Curzon Consulting Financial Times UK Leading Management Consultants 2020

UK’s Leading Managing Consultants 2020

29th January 20201 Minutes

We have been named as one of the ‘UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2020’ by the Financial Times. We are recommended in four categories:

Sectoral expertise

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Financial Institutions & Services

Consulting services

  • Operations & Supply Chain
  • Strategy

Managing Partner Andrew Morgan said

We are delighted to be comfortably in the top 40 UK management consultancies alongside some well known brands. This reflects our dedication to delivering results for clients in our chosen markets through strategy, operational and digital transformation.

2019

This is the second year that Curzon Consulting have been recognised in this special report. In 2019 we were recommended or frequently recommended for consulting in strategy, financial institutions, and construction & infrastructure.

Methodology

Compiled with data company Statista, the annual rating is based on recommendations by clients and peers. Statista compiled results based on recommendations. As a result, consulting companies are awarded Bronze (recommended), Silver (frequently recommended) or Gold (very frequently recommended).

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HR organisation

Building organisational capability to drive rapid performance improvement

The issue

  • Curzon Consulting were initially engaged to define the programme efficiencies of a public body with a target of £302m for the current investment period
  • Alignment of financial targets and scope at scheme level enabled us to provide assurance that the programme will succeed
  • It also revealed that there were some critical underlying issues around people and processes that needed practical solutions
  • Project configuration and change control were not historically managed well across the programme; project baselines were not agreed/recognised, and redesign often occurred
  • There was an embedded Process Compliance culture. People were more concerned on outputs and checklist completion than project outcomes and performance
  • There was inconsistency in capabilities and performance among the PM community. Projects seemed to follow contractor’s agenda rather than the client’s
  • Project and programme performance was poor and in general all projects were over budget and running behind schedule, costing millions to the Programme

What we did

  • Assessment of the management capability to implement change and mobilise the workforce
  • Analysis and prioritisation of the project management capability gaps for current and future operating model
  • Project lifecycle process mapping to understand gaps, levers and weak points
  • Communication of spend profiles to focus on project high cost and critical path activities
  • Reinforcement of the role of the PM in the operating model and the support available from specialist functions
  • Development of an on-the-job training approach to deliver immediate results and simultaneously start to address the capability challenges for long term results
  • Focus on people behaviours around process adherence and promote and install an intense focus on project performance to achieve the Programme’s objectives
  • Set performance indicators that were aligned towards outcomes, rather than outputs, to bring performance visibility

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The results

  • Established a holistic view for an integrated project configuration and control framework. Programme has visibility on project progress and Project Manager development
  • Increased alignment to project configuration and adherence to the baseline
  • Created and installed a clear set of impactful project cost, schedule and risk related metrics. These are now being used for project performance management
  • Improved forecast stability and reduced risk exposure

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Andrew O'Reilly Curzon Consulting

Andrew-Eugene O'Reilly

Andrew O'Reilly Curzon Consulting

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I am a recent Masters in Management (MiM) graduate at Universita Bocconi having completed a bachelor’s degree in Business & Economics at Trinity College Dublin.

I have over 18 months experience working at Accenture with a major technology client. Previous experience has included 3 months as part of the Investment Management consulting team at Deloitte Ireland and an advisory internship with Alkermes Pharmaceutical.

Through my education and professional background I have developed analytical and communication skills enabling me to provide practical and effective solutions.

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Andrew Wilson

Will Anderson Curzon Consulting

Managing Consultant

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I am a seasoned management consultant and transformation programme lead with over 15 years’ experience in designing and delivering diverse transformation projects that improve operational excellence, systems, process, and governance, reduce costs and increase revenue.

Using project management methodologies, operating model design and supported by the appropriate digital technologies I have co-created solutions with stakeholders to ensure successful project implementation underpinned by measured change management.

Prior to entering the business world I was a professional rugby player. I leverage learnings from my sports experience s to adapt and be successful in today’s unpredictable and challenging business environment.

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Will Anderson

Will Anderson Curzon Consulting

Senior Consultant

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I am an experienced consultant and product manager with a demonstrated history of delivering global programmes. My background lies in manufacturing product development and systems integration consulting where I worked with key players in the automotive sector such as Honda, Jaguar Land Rover and Ford.

My skills include continuous improvement, product development, digital transformation and data science. I have a B.Eng. (hons) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Technology from Warwick Business School. During my MBA I focused on digitisation.

I am particularly interested in how mobility, electrification, digital disruption and connectivity can drive growth.

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