Posted by Cathy
Congratulations to all the winners at the MCA Awards Dinner 2012, which was recently held at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London.
The Platinum Award winner was PA Consulting, for its work with the Ministry of Defence to improve protection against explosive devices, which is now saving lives in Afghanistan.
Emphasis sponsored the Customer Engagement award, which went to Transform (pictured here with Emphasis CEO Rob Ashton), for its work with Argos. Transform gave the high-street retailer a new strategy that brought it closer to its customers through texts and its own TV channel.
We were delighted to entertain guests from Boxwood, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, Marks & Spencer and Nabarro at our table, and look forward to seeing you all again soon.
For the full list of winners, click here.
Posted by Cathy
Emphasis are proud to be sponsoring the Customer Engagement Award at the MCA Awards 2012.
Last year, management consultants Navigant scooped the Customer Engagement Award for their work with Skandia investment managers. This year, the shortlist for the award comprises: Ernst & Young, for their work with BMW; IBM with Nationwide; LOC Consulting with Truvo; Propaganda with Clipper Logistics; and Transform with Argos. All the companies on the shortlist have achieved great things this year and we wish them the best of luck.
Weâ€™ll be there on the night, and Emphasis Chief Executive Rob Ashton will be presenting this yearâ€™s Customer Engagement Award. As well as Rob, Director Tom Wilde and Development Manager Jenny Ferguson will be attending. Please do come and say hello, whether to talk about how we can help your company or just to put names to faces. Weâ€™ll be reporting on the night, so itâ€™s also your chance to tell us your latest news.
The MCA Awards will be held on Thursday 19 April at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London. For more information, and to see the companies shortlisted in other categories, click here.
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Emphasis is delighted to announce a new business partnership with the Management Consultancies Association (MCA).
The MCAâ€™s 60 member companies represent around 70 per cent of the UK consulting sector, and is increasingly active as the representative voice of this important and strategic industry.
The MCA informs and influences public debate on topical issues, and provides authoritative data on the industry. It commissions research and policy analysis and represents the industry in discussions with Government and other stakeholders. The MCA also facilitates networking and the sharing of best practice within the industry through events, publications and initiatives such as the Young MCA.
The partnership with Emphasis will allow the MCA to add to the services it offers its members.
Emphasis is the UKâ€™s leading organisation dedicated solely to business-writing training and consultancy. The company is behind some of the best business-writing skills in the UK, working with a huge range of organisations â€“ including MCA member firms.
Alan Leaman, MCA Chief Executive, said:
‘We are delighted that Emphasis have joined with the MCA in this new partnership. We will be working together on a number of projects over the coming year.’
Rob Ashton, Emphasis Chief Executive, said:
‘This is an exciting project, building on our work with numerous knowledge-based organisations. It provides a real opportunity to help member firms make the most of their intellectual capital.’
For more information on the MCA, go to www.mca.org.uk.