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  Ernst & Young’s UK Advisory practice won four of this year’s Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards in a prestigious ceremony last night.

The Awards celebrate the very best teams and individual consultants and are widely regarded as the benchmark of quality within the industry. Ernst & Young collected an impressive two awards in the following project categories and two in the individual categories.

Project categories:

  • Technology Award for work with UK Border Agency

    Ernst & Young supported UKBA through the procurement and delivery of a £191m IBM system ‘going live’ and beyond. It was a collaboration that brought together the best of the consultancy, client and multiple supplier teams, in an outstanding example of how government IT programmes should work. The legacy IT system capturing and validating biometric information for asylum seekers and visa applicants was close to the end of its useful life. With the ever increasing focus on border security and the use of biometric data, the switch to a system with greater functionality, security, reliability and mobility was essential to support current and potential future government policy.

  • Finance and Risk Management Award for work with Credit Suisse

    Ernst & Young worked with Credit Suisse senior executives to produce their Global Recovery and Resolution Plan in just eight months from initial engagement. In this short, intense period, Ernst & Young: Deployed a global team of over 100 staff in Zurich, London and New York to meet the needs of primary regulators. The team established global executive governance and communication; administered the huge task of information gathering and decision-making and led the production and delivery of a highly detailed report receiving positive feedback from authorities worldwide.

    Individual categories:

  • Strategy Consultant of the Year – Yunus Ozler

    The core commercial value that Yunus brings, centres around the credible, unique and deep insight that he applies to his clients in the Energy Retail sector through his expertise in business strategy, acquisitions and partnerships, market strategy and value management. Positively influencing the strategy behind a project or organisation within the Energy Retail sector is a real motivation for Yunus. He strives to help his clients create actionable strategies and to help Ernst & Young engage at Board level.

  • Change Management Consultant of the Year – Sayeh Ghanbari

    A change specialist with deep knowledge and experience of government and public sector transformation programmes, Sayeh uses strategic thinking, architecting to help clients implement change in their operating model and organisational design.


    Harry Gaskell, Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s UK & Ireland Advisory practice said: “I am delighted that the work of our committed and passionate teams and individuals has been recognised by the MCA. At Ernst & Young what drives us is our belief that the solution to every business problem lies in working together as teams of experts and with our clients to help them make a difference in the areas they operate in. This year’s EY winners have helped their clients do exactly that. Congratulations to all of them for the outstanding service that they delivered.”

    David Gittleson, Head of Financial Services Advisory for Ernst & Young EMEIA, said: “We were really pleased that two of our financial services projects were shortlisted this year and are delighted that one of them has won. It is a testament to the hard work our team has put in to building sector specific advisory capability across financial services. The work we did for Credit Suisse underlines the kind of complex challenges financial services firms are facing – our teams are having to combine real insight, practical experience and the ability to implement change for all of our clients in this environment and I know they will be very proud that their hard work has been recognised by the MCA.”

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