Two Capgemini consultants, Hamish McKechnie-Sharma and Nigel Green, have been recognized at the 1st Consultant of the Year Awards in the UK. These new awards were launched to celebrate the achievements of individual consultants and highlight examples of outstanding consultancy.
Hamish McKechnie-Sharma’s work with the UK’s Metropolitan Police earned him Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year. He not only improved the procurement process and cut costs, but equipped the organization with the tools to build on this success once the consultants moved on.
“More and more, our work is about making sustainable improvements, giving our clients the tools to progress in the future.”
Nigel Green, who has worked for the UK Home Office on an IT network for the criminal justice system, received runner-up in the IT Consultant of the Year category. The experiences and knowledge he gained on the project can be applied to other public-sector organizations, and will form the basis of a book.
“The challenge is not in the technology itself, but in how it is applied,” he explains. “It has to respect the specific business system that it is designed to support. This way of thinking is much more interesting than talking about server infrastructure.”
The awards were run by the MCA in association with British newspaper, The Sunday Times. The MCA Awards high-profile panel included Dr Duncan Angwin from Warwick Business School and Carol Lewis, editor of The Times.
Peter Hill, CEO of the MCA, commented: “In their first year these awards have been [âŠ] a good example of the MCA and consulting firms working closely together to highlight the value that consultants deliver to businesses and the wider economy.”
The awards ceremony took place on November 8, 2007 in London.