Pictured left to right: Ben Williams, Adam Smith and Danielle Cragg
The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) recently announced the list of finalists for the 25th MCA Awards – a national awards ceremony demonstrating the positive impact consulting firms have on wider society. Thirty-six consultancies made it to the interview stage in the most competitive year yet for this leading industry event and NECS was well-represented across the categories.
Performance Improvement in the Public Sector
The recovery of Elective services is a key priority for the NHS following the significant impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on service provision. An important focus was ensuring no patients were waiting more than 104 weeks for surgery by March 2022 (unless they had chosen to do so).
The NECS Consultancy Team put in place systems that meant that more than 9,000 patients were able to be treated across the Midlands who, without any intervention, may have not been treated in a timely fashion. They established an evidence-based approach and supportive environment to discuss with 11 Integrated Care Systems across the region.
Ben Williams – Young Consultant of the Year
Since joining NECS Consultancy in 2018, as part of the NHS Graduate Management Training scheme, Ben has led a diverse range of successful change programmes and projects including the delivery of a large-scale transformational change programme to implement a new operating model for a security operations centre; the development of reporting to enable a range of stakeholders to understand Covid-19 ‘hotspots’ across multiple levels of geography and delivering a ‘live-exercise’ to test Covid-19 mass vaccination delivery models.
Adam Smith – Experienced Leader Award
Adam learnt his craft in the third sector, working across the fields of addiction and criminal justice systems with the most vulnerable members of society, delivering a ‘person-centred’ approach to care. He brought this ethos with him into NECS Consultancy, along with his passion for making a difference to people’s lives. In this last year his team has grown and achieved their financial target and delivered more local programmes and generated a call-off agreement for £750k for a major customer
Danielle Cragg – Apprentice of the Year
Since joining NECS in April 2021 as a Business Administration Apprentice, Danielle has become a valued member of the consultancy team, showing that apprentices can really make a mark. Danielle turns her experiences into opportunities to learn and develop and has excelled in her apprenticeship course. She has also been closely involved in two key projects – the Humber, Coast and Vale (now Humber and North Yorkshire) ICS Transition Programme and the Bradford Out of Hospital Project
The MCA Awards take place in London in November. Find out more here: https://www.mca.org.uk/mca-awards
Good luck to the team!