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PA appoints award-winning female CIO to drive PA's digital transformation and secure IT investments. PA is growing at pace and constantly seeking to innovate for its clients.



- New data from KPMG reveals that 55% of UK business decision makers think that quantum computing is an overhyped technology.
- Yet 91% of respondents think it is important for the UK to be a leading nation in quantum tech.
- Furthermore, a quarter of businesses say they are already working on quantum projects.


Recruitment consultancies across the UK continued to signal tight labour market conditions at the end of 2021, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey.


Growth is predicted to be driven primarily by Gen Z and Millennial social media users...


These promotions are in addition to our usual partner promotion round in July, and reflect the strong growth of the firm driven by demand for services including transformation, deals, and ESG.


Is hybrid working really more productive? ...


Despite ongoing uncertainty in relation to COVID-19 and wider market volatility, analysis from KPMG’s UK Capital Markets Advisory Group has confirmed that 2021 has been a bumper year for UK IPOs.


Accenture has acquired Zestgroup, a services firm specializing in energy transitions, net carbon-zero projects and procurement of renewables. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was named a worldwide leader in business consulting services in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US47023921, November 2021). “Buyers worldwide view BCG as excelling at directly improving the client organization’s commercial performance,” said the report.


Investment from venture capital and private equity is pouring into climate tech, reaching US$87.5bn over H2 2020 and H1 2021, with in excess of US$60bn in the first half of 2021 alone.


A Report from BCG and The Network Discusses How to Retain Digital Talent in a Hot Market...


Oliver Wyman today announced 62 senior professionals have been named Partners of the firm, representing the largest class of new Partners the Firm has ever had.



- Half of the jobs to be based outside London, expanding Accenture’s presence in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Roles in cloud engineering, platforms, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations due to increasing client demand...


Andrea Sinnott joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner in PA’s Energy and Utilities practice.


Accenture has completed its acquisition of BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


The new design for a British electric vehicle chargepoint has been featured in over 800 media publications, following the unveiling by the Department of Transport and PA Consulting last week at COP26.


Electronics and Clothes On Course to Dominate Black Friday Purchases, With UK Customers Set to Outspend US...


Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy, announced today the appointment of James Emmett as Senior Advisor.


The C-suite guide to simplifying for cyber readiness, today and tomorrow...


Accenture has acquired BCS Consulting, a U.K. management consultancy that delivers complex business change for financial services firms. Headquartered in London, BCS Consulting’s 250 strong team joins Accenture’s U.K. Financial Services Strategy and Consulting practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


As the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the UK has seen a spate of corporate takeovers. A key consideration during any acquisition is the ‘fit’ between the two organisations and the need to avoid stretching too thin and too far. There’s always the risk that, as a company diversifies, it tries to be good at too many things and ends up being unsuccessful.


Judo Bank is now live on the nCino Bank Operating System platform, providing a single digital engagement experience for its customers and employees...


PA Consulting’s financial services expert, Jason Hill, comments on the concerns surrounding ESG greenwashing and how asset managers can demonstrate the benefits.


Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm and a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC] today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Huron’s life sciences strategy consulting practice.


Schweizer Becomes CEO as Clients Increasingly Focus on Challenges of Digital, AI, and Climate Change...


PA Consulting’s financial experts, Stefan Knapp and Søren Bligaard Ameland, discuss how established players and newer fintech companies can create synergies through the ecosystem of the financial sector.



- As a charity, Tech She Can can inspire more young girls and women to pursue a career in technology
- Tech She Can Strategic Partners are PwC, Google, NatWest, Centrica, Credit Suisse, UST, Morgan Stanley, Tesco, Nationwide and Zoopla
- Apprenticeships, career insights, and work experience weeks are a core part of its plans...


The post-Covid-19 leader needs these three skills to get on the front foot, argues Amarat Bal.


Times Higher Education (THE) is delighted to announce that PwC, the global network of professional services firms, is joining its prestigious THE World Summit Series as a Global Partner.


PA’s Rob Mettler, higher education digital expert is quoted in an article on university technology trends.


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in Everest Group’s “PEAK Matrix® for Application Transformation Service Providers 2021” report.


C.V. Ramachandran, operations improvement and digital transformation expert at PA Consulting, explains how manufacturers can gain a competitive advantage by better utilizing their data.


When people feel part of the change, as opposed to subject to it, the true benefits of agility can be realised.


To succeed in the future of work, the time for change is now. The COVID-19 crisis forced organizations around the world to re-evaluate many aspects of their work, workforce, and workplace, while also presenting new risks and opportunities.


SiFAB™, Unifrax’s Patented Silicon Fiber Anode Battery Technology, Holds Breakthrough Potential in the Broader Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy.


Over £6.5billion ($8.9billion) invested in UK scaleup businesses in Q2 2021
- 7 percent rise in the number of deals completed in Q2 2021
- Investment in early-stage businesses on the rise
- Global VC investment in biotech flourishes...


Sustainable procurement is a hot topic in today's purchasing and supply chain management. But even companies seriously intent on developing sustainable KPIs in accordance with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals can benefit from expert consulting...


Accenture Security received highest scores possible in European go-to-market strategy, European partnership ecosystems, European R&D initiatives, and technical consulting implementation capabilities criteria.


PA Consulting is mentioned in The Times in an article about British tech entrepreneurs developing innovative, reusable, recyclable and affordable alternatives to single-use plastic.


Casino Group, Google Cloud and Accenture announced today a strategic collaboration to accelerate the technological developments of Casino Group, digitally transforming the leading French mass-market retail brand and the retail market as a whole.


Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was named a leader in innovation consulting services in a report by Forrester Research, an independent research firm. “Boston Consulting Group’s innovation journey approach supports holistic offers to help clients build human and tech capabilities that deliver high-impact outcomes,” said the report, titled The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Consulting Services, Q2 2021.


Report recognizes Accenture’s drive to apply innovation for its clients, as well as the breadth of its innovation capabilities and expertise globally...


PwC UK today announces the promotion of 63 new partners from 1 July 2021.


PA Consulting, the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, has won the 2021 Amazon Web Services’ Global Public Sector Partner Award for most valuable Amazon Connect deployment. The award has recognised PA’s work for launching the Wellbeing Automated Call Service (WACS) for Hampshire County Council, in just seven days. To develop WACS as quickly as possible, PA turned to proven technology, Amazon Connect, the cloud contact centre system from AWS.


KPMG Private Enterprise’s UK family business practice now boasts 50 professionals who have achieved the globally recognised STEP qualification in advising family businesses.


Hilary joins PA from KPMG, where she was Chief Medical Adviser and worked globally in the Life Sciences team. Hilary worked first in KPMG’s Healthcare practice, before transitioning to the Life Sciences practice as a Partner in 2013, having identified the opportunity to build strategy capability in this market.



- Robust recovery in the short-term to see UK economy return to pre-Covid level by Q1 2022, with GDP growth of 6.6% forecast for 2021 and 5.4% for 2022.
- Despite interest rates remaining low in the short term, the withdrawal of government support schemes could coincide with a significant uptick in the number of company insolvencies.
- Recovery is unlikely to be even across the UK with strongest growth expected in the West Midlands, London, and the East of England.


The adoption of video-calling technologies mushroomed during the COVID restrictions. As illustrated in BBC WORKLIFE, they enabled virtual contact and helped people feel less isolated. Many who had not previously used FaceTime or Zoom turned to their iPads or PCs to connect with family and friends in a more engaging way than by phone.


The Retail programme, now in its 5th year, is delivered in collaboration with GrowthBuilders and brings together established Retail and Consumer industry leaders and high-growth technology scale-up disruptors to work more closely and drive innovation in the market.


Staff are returning to the office and it looks like hybrid working is the new normal...


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