Parthenon EY France acquires OC&C France

Having recently lost part of it’s senior team to Parthenon-EY, OC&C’s French arm has now joined Parthenon-EY, following in the fiitsteps of its Benelux operation which joined last year.

The move sees the OC&C team of 7 Partners and 45 employees join the business.

http://www.consultancy.uk/news/13943/french-arm-of-strategy-consultancy-occ-joins-parthenon-ey

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BCG elects Lesser new Chief Exec

Rich Lesser will take up role of President and CEO in January 2013

He succeeds  Hans-Paul Bürkner who will go on to become Chairman next year after 9 successful years as CEO. During his tenure BCG has nearly tripled its revenues to $3.55 billion and nearly doubled its staff to 8,400. It has opened 17 new offices worldwide and established itself as a full-service management consultancy with global reach.

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ROLAND BERGER EXPANDS IN GREATER CHINA

Strategy Consulting firm opens fifth office in the region

Roland Berger is the first international top management consultancy to open an office in Guangdong Province.

The new office is the latest addition to the region, joining its offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. Roland Berger Strategy Consultants now has 49 offices in 35 countries.

Find the full press release here.

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MCA Awards for Consulting Excellence

Project to save lives of soldiers wins top prize at consultancy awards

PA Consulting and the Ministry of Defence won the Platinum Award at this year’s MCA Awards on 19 April for their work in helping to save lives of UK soldiers in Afghanistan through improving protection against explosive devices.

Deloitte won the special Times Award for the best consultant/client team for their work on the London 2012 Olympics.

In total, 13 winning projects and six outstanding individual consultants were honoured – full details here.

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Growth for European Consulting Market

Client survey reports positive outlook, with BCG best positioned to benefit

The Sourceforconsulting.com survey of 400 executives from private sector clients, predicts higher than expected growth for the European Consulting Market. The report states that 95% of management consultancy clients have either no plans to reduce the level of consulting, or they plan to increase it significantly.  The increase in demand is driven by client need for increased external input as internal headcount is kept in check.  This shift has implications for the way in which consulting firms work.

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