Ernst & Young LLP receives record five 2014 Association of Management Consulting Firms' Spotlight Awards

Recognized in Change Management, Growth Strategies, Developing Markets, Operating Model Design, and New & Digital Media categories

Mar 31, 2014, 09:00 ET from Ernst & Young

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced today that it is the recipient of an unprecedented five Association of Management Consulting Firms' (AMCF) Spotlight Awards for Value and Excellence in Consulting, winning trophies in the categories of Change Management, Growth Strategies, Developing Markets, Operating Model Design, and New & Digital Media.

"These awards are a testament to the exceptional client service EY teams provide our clients," said Bob Patton, Advisory Vice Chair, Ernst & Young LLP, "It is a tremendous honor at this time to be recognized as a leader in digital transformation and all the other areas, as we work with clients to build a better working world and increase trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, develop talent and encourage greater collaboration."  

The five award-winning projects were:

  • Change Management, for an end-to-end redesign of Bloomberg's source-to-pay organization and help with its global transformation.
  • Growth Strategies, for developing a new approach to operations that is delivering dramatic, yet sustainable profit growth for a division of the Avis Budget Group.
  • Developing Markets, for creating the design for globally centralized operations for The Brink's Company, enabling them to offer highly cost-efficient services in cash-intensive developing markets.
  • Operating Model Design, for thoroughly redesigning automated operations for the E. W. Scripps Company so it could succeed in the digital advertising and media world.
  • New & Digital Media, for creating a digital framework and strategy that enabled Nike to deliver cross-business unit e-commerce and digital marketing programs.

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The winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges who assessed the quality of each submission and rigorously evaluated them against detailed selection criteria. This panel comprised well-known, experienced executives from business and government, as well as respected journalists and academics. A full list of judges is available here

AMCF awarded prizes in 13 categories: Change Management, Corporate Responsibility, Customer Engagement, Developing Markets, Finance and Risk Management, Growth Strategies, Human Capital, Information Technology, Internal Initiative, New and Digital Media, Operating Model Design, Operational Performance and Supply Chain.

About the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF)
AMCF is the trade organization of the management consulting industry, providing knowledge exchange and professional standards for the community of consulting firms worldwide. Through value-driven programs, research, and communications, AMCF promotes a better understanding of the profession among the business community, government, and academia.

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