Curzon supports public sector as G-Cloud 12 supplier

29th September 20202 Minutes

Curzon Consulting is delighted to have been awarded a place on G-Cloud 12 framework. We provide five key cloud-related services to the public sector:

Business Transformation

Curzon Consulting delivers transformation and step-change capability improvement. Our services help clients translate strategic imperatives into realised benefits.

Digital Transformation

We help organisations to explore and exploit technology and innovation, including cloud-based services, to improve responsiveness, resilience, effectiveness and efficiency. Our digital transformation services include evaluation of current maturity, opportunity exploration, Design Thinking to reimagine the way work is done, bespoke applications, and implementation planning and delivery of solutions.

Change Management

Curzon Consulting provides change management expertise and support to digital and cloud service migration programmes. Services include business-led interfacing with technical teams, defining governance models, organisational design and migration planning, and working with the organisation to define and deliver the process and behavioural changes required to secure the planned benefits.

Cloud Strategy

Curzon Consulting helps organisations develop winning digital and cloud strategies; robust, achievable, supported and with a clear path to implementation. Our service includes analysis of current state and maturity, opportunity landscape evaluation, articulation of priorities and benefits, and development of a cloud strategy roadmap aligned to the wider organisation direction.

Programme and Project Management Delivery

Curzon provides programme management support across the lifecycle to underpin successful deployment of digital and cloud service innovation. Services include business requirements framing, governance, implementation delivery management and assurance, and corrective action intervention. We apply a business-outcome approach, maintaining focus on achieving and sustaining delivery of the stated benefits.

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Global consulting network Nextcontinent renews governance

10th July 20205 Minutes

‘Glocal’ consulting network for the future

Curzon Consulting is a citizen of international consulting network Nextcontinent. The network has 7,600 professionals, generates US $1 billion and is present in 40 countries. Created less than 10 years ago, Nextcontinent is already ranked among the top 15 consulting networks in the world.

Its 17 citizens – independent consulting firms – have just reelected Francis Rousseau, Chairman and founder, and François Pouzeratte, General Manager – to head this “consulting network for the future”.

The mission of this multi-local and multi-skills player is to help major international clients on a global scale.

Nextcontinent governance until 2023

Francis Rousseau, Chairman and founder of Nextcontinent, and François Pouzeratte, General Manager, have been elected for a new three-year mandate (2020-2023).

Thanks to the strong commitment of the team and the successful expansion and development of the network, the 17 citizens have unanimously voted in favor of the renewal of this Governance, which will be reinforced by the creation of a new Business Community Leader Committee.

New Nextcontinent member firms

Over the last 12 months, 5 new citizens joined the network:

  • Matrix Consulting, HQ in Chile, strategy consulting company, 100 employees
  • Paradigma, HQ in Argentina, management consulting company, 250 employees
  • DMW, HQ in the UK, IT strategy consulting company, 140 employees
  • Prospectus, HQ in Ireland, management consulting company, 7 employees
  • Point B, HQ in the US, management consulting company, 1,000 employees
  • Visagio, HQ in Brazil and Australia, management consulting company, 500 employees

About Nextcontinent

After seven years, Nextcontinent is a worldwide consulting network, with more than 7,600 professionals generating US $ 1 billion and present in 40 countries (Europe, Americas, Asia and Middle East). Nextcontinent, a multi-local player and multi-skills network (from consulting to engineering) is now ranked among the top 15 consulting networks in the world.17 independent consulting firms, each with a leading position in their respective countries, decided to join forces to create an ambitious international project aimed at helping major international clients on a global scale. Called a “consulting network for the future,” Nextcontinent is a new type of organization.

The vision of Nextcontinent is to keep on growing to act among the major international consulting players. For that, the new three-year project aims at strengthening the cooperations and the value delivered by the professional teams locally and globally.

Nextcontinent offers a global perspective in all economic areas, with a large portfolio of expertise – Strategy & Management Consulting, Engineering, Digital & IT, Human Resources & Coaching – shared and developed in its Business Communities. The Business Communities are comprised of international teams of partners and managers that share a common goal: to satisfy clients globally and locally through their obsession with innovative products and high-quality results. Business communities are fully business-oriented and work on key business issues for the future. They publish international studies, position papers and value new ideas. They are also the place for knowledge sharing and developing new methodologies and innovative techniques.

François Pouzeratte said:

Nextcontinent is a world-wide consulting network, based on the mutual desire to work together, or affectio societatis, trust and open mindedness rather than capital gain or other transactional or financial approaches. The 7,600 professionals from our 17 citizens work together on what is useful for society today and what will be meaningful in tomorrow’s world. Companies will have to adapt their strategies to people and not the other way around. The bottom-up will replace the top-down. The post-Covid economic crisis, which promises to be severe and lasting, should further enhance the uniqueness of Nextcontinent. Our network is a human network, with Citizens who place people at the heart of organizations. It is this DNA that our customers – including major global companies – appreciate”

The next Partners Meeting, with more than 100 partners, will focus on the future of work, linked to the future of mobility.

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Global business risk and impact survey 2020

Take the business risk and impact survey

As many countries start to ease lockdown, companies will need to adjust their business models to a “new normal”. Companies must now construct a recovery plan focused on mitigating the main business risks and taking advantage of the main opportunities. To help our clients to prepare for recovery, we are launching the COVID-19 Global Business Risk and Impact Survey.

This will enable top executives to identify and evaluate the main risks which could affect their businesses given the current context of the COVID-19 crisis.

Through our partnership with the Nextcontinent network, the survey will be conducted in over 30 countries meaning we can identify trends at a global level with local insight.

By completing the survey you will receive a:

  • customised report with a series of suggested measures to address the most critical risks in your business
  • free meeting with one of our Partners to understand the results and what it means for your business
  • consolidated analysis of the global responses

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

We invite you to complete the risk and impact survey before June 26th.

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COVID-19: what we're doing to keep our clients and people safe

Last updated 25 September 2020

What we’re doing to keep our clients, partners and colleagues supported and safe during Coronavirus.

Continuing to support our clients and keeping our people safe

We understand the importance of business continuity, particularly during times of uncertainty.

Curzon Consulting remains open and active in delivering our services and responding to new client challenges. We’ve shifted our operations to remote working in line with the reality of the disruption caused by Covid-19.

To continue supporting our clients safely we have taken a number of actions:

  • Our staff are working from home, in line with government advice
  • For our team members who do want to return to the office we’ve put in place a number of measures to ensure social distancing and make sure they feel comfortable
  • Our recruitment process is remote
  • We’re using remote working tools to ensure continued support across all current, planned and future client engagements
  • All business travel has been postponed and all meetings moved to either video or audio conference calls
  • Our IT systems are designed for us to work remotely, a key feature of our usual business operations
  • We use digital channels to collaborate and communicate. These include instant messaging, video conferencing and webinars
  • We’re securely connected. All internet connections on Curzon Consulting laptops are protected using secure VPN technology
  • We use cloud-based platforms to access documents
  • Our dedicated in-house IT support ensures we maintain client service
  • We have robust policies in place to ensure data protection and confidentiality, no matter where we’re working
  • We’ve set up regular check in calls with our whole team to ensure we stay connected
  • Our in-house mental health first-aider is available for the team during this challenging lockdown
  • We also continue to have fun (remotely!) through caption competitions, quizzes and team challenges

The well-being and safety of our clients, partners and people is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to operate in line with guidance from UK government.

Take care, stay safe and keep in touch.


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).

Curzon Consulting Financial Times UK Leading Management Consultants 2020

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Curzon Senior Consultant elected Young MCA chair

23rd November 20193 Minutes

Phil Hanson is new Young MCA chair

Curzon Consulting Senior Consultant, Phil Hanson, has been elected as the new Chair of the Young MCA.

The Young MCA is a professional network for consultants which aims to:

  • Be the voice of young consultants in the consulting industry
  • Enhance the development of young consultants
  • Provide key networking opportunities for young consultants across the UK
  • Increase awareness of the consultancy profession to school leavers and undergraduates

Phil will take over the role in December 2019 following an election by young consultants. The appointment of a new Chair comes at an important time for the Young MCA which is rapidly growing its membership base and is developing new regional networks across the UK.

Phil Hanson said:

“I am delighted to take up the position of Young MCA Chair. I value the important role the organisation plays in attracting the best talent to the industry, supporting its members and inspiring and developing them. I also recognise the significant opportunity that exists to continue to grow and build on the excellent work the Young MCA is already doing, enabling it to engage in more ways with an even wider member base.

Consulting is changing rapidly and I intend to ensure that through the Young MCA, young consultants’ voices are heard, helping them evolve to meet the needs of the clients and industries they serve.”

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the MCA, said:

“The Young MCA is an important part of the MCA and supports professionals joining the consulting industry in MCA member firms. 2019 has been a busy year for the Young MCA with new communication activities, a record number of events across the UK and a growing membership base. We are delighted to have welcomed 13 new member firms this year into the MCA and one of the key benefits for firms is the access their young consultants get to events through the Young MCA. We look forward to building on this success in 2020 and the years to come. I would like to thank Josh Hutchison for all his hard work in supporting the Young MCA as Chair and welcome Phil Hanson on board in his new role.”

For more information

To find out more, visit the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) website

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Curzon Consulting become MCA members

27th September 20193 Minutes

Curzon Consulting has joined The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) as a member.

Curzon Consulting Partner, Douglas Badham, commented:

“We are delighted to have joined MCA as a member at an exciting time for Curzon Consulting. Our recent rebrand conveys our bold, innovative approach to consulting and pride in our track record of helping clients since 2003 to deliver sustained growth.

The quality of our work has been recognised through five consecutive years of success at the MCA awards, and becoming an MCA member further demonstrates our commitment to Consulting Excellence. We look forward to working with the MCA and its members to shape the future of consulting in the UK and continue to deliver results with our clients.”

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the MCA, added:

“We are delighted that Curzon Consulting have joined the MCA. As a growing firm who have enjoyed several successes at the MCA Awards, we look forward to continuing to celebrate the great work they are delivering to clients across the private and public sector. Their application demonstrated strong commitments to Consulting Excellence and we will be introducing them to the wider membership in due course.”

About the MCA

The MCA is the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms. For over 60 years, the MCA has been the voice of the consulting industry, promoting the value of consulting to business, the public sector, media commentators and the general public. The MCA’s mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. The MCA’s member companies comprise over 50% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 45,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape.

Compliance with the MCA’s tough entry criteria and adherence to the principles of Consulting Excellence means that MCA member companies are widely acknowledged to provide high quality services to their clients. Many of their achievements are recognised in the annual MCA Awards, which Curzon Consulting have been successful in for five consecutive years.

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Digital forum: "AI at scale"

Event: "AI at Scale"

2 October 2019

Join us for a Digital forum on “AI at Scale”, hosted by our Nextcontinent partner Eurogroup. We will hear from industry leaders on what it takes to successfully deploy Artificial Intelligence solutions at scale to address real business challenges.

Event details:

Date: 2 October 2019

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: The Den, 14 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3JA

Spaces are limited, so RSVP below or email events@curzonconsulting.com to reserve your place

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We've rebranded to Curzon Consulting

17th July 20191 Minutes

We are delighted to unveil Curzon & Company’s new branding, website and name… Curzon Consulting.

This rebrand reflects Curzon’s bold, innovative and collaborative approach to management consulting.

A bold new visual identity

Curzon has come a long way over the last 16 years. Our new website and refreshed visual identity reflects our bold approach to consulting and our focus on delivering tangible outcomes.

At the heart of our refreshed branding is a strong commitment to working collaboratively with our clients to deliver future growth.

It was important to create a brand identity that resonates with our team and our clients. Working with design agency Hamilton Brown, we tested early design concepts and website architecture with everyone in the company to ensure that every aspect “felt like Curzon”.

We understood the importance of user experience in our digital approach and collaborated with clients and internal team to test navigation and content:

  • User experience design (UX) – to enhance customer satisfaction we have improved ease of use and navigation, which we tested with our clients before launch
  • Optimised for Search (SEO) – to ensure our content can reach the people who need us most, we designed our website with search engine optimisation in mind

An improved digital experience

Compare our website homepage before and after the rebrand:

Curzon & Company website

We’re very proud of the result and we hope you like it

Read more https://hamilton-brown.com/curzon-consulting/ 

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Curzon recognised for Innovation at MCA Awards

28th March 20191 Minutes

We are delighted that Curzon Consulting managing consultant Edem Eno-Amooquaye won Innovation Consultant of the Year 2019.

We were also finalists for Innovation in Digital and Technology and Performance Improvement in the Public Sector.

Edem’s work to deliver disruptive technology for Anglian Water, support Curzon colleagues and publish thought leadership for the wider sector earned him the top spot.

“Edem has redefined the role and amplified the value that management consultants can have in IT programmes. He has been critical to enabling the development of systems that significantly disrupt the water infrastructure value chain… He has transcended the role, shaped wider strategy for the company and become a trusted colleague.”

Iain Amis, Head of Developer Services, Anglian Water

MCA awards 2019 Curzon Innovation Digital
Curzon & Company, Anglian Water, Cognizant and Highways England

Edem thanked the supportive environment at Curzon that allows for innovation and his clients.

2019 marks the fifth consecutive year that Curzon Consulting, formerly Curzon & Company, have been successful at the prestigious awards. Congratulations to all of the other winners and finalists

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