IMD Group announces sponsorship of Bath Rugby star.
September 14, 2017
Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath Rugby in possession. European Rugby Challenge Cup Semi Final, between Stade Francais and Bath Rugby on April 23, 2017 at the Stade Jean-Bouin in Paris, France. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images
IMD Group are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the very talented Bath Rugby winger and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Lance Corporal Semesa Rokoduguni (Roko) for the 2017/18 season.
As a Reconnaissance tank soldier with the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Semesa signed a full-time contract with Bath Rugby in 2012. He has scored a number of outstanding and memorable tries for Bath since then, including 10 during the 2016-2017 season. He has also represented the Army, England Saxons and England, making his debut against the All Blacks in the 2014 Autumn Internationals. Having already scored 3 more Bath tries this season, leading to Todd Blackadder’s recent description of him as a “freak of nature”, he looks set to have a very exciting season!
With his experience of the Armed Services and as a professional sportsman working in high performing teams, Semesa was first choice for IMD Group’s sponsorship. He is ideally placed to use his experience to the benefit of IMD’s learning and development facility, Bristol Management Centre, through which many Armed Services delegates pass during resettlement to the civilian workforce, as well as their consulting services into Government and Industry.
Matt Powell, Bath Rugby Business Development Manager, Bath commented on the Partnership: “Bath Rugby are very thankful for the fantastic support it receives from local businesses, such as IMD Group, through shirt sponsorships of the squad. We are looking forward to a great season, and are really excited to have IMD Group on board.”
IMD Group are pleased to welcome their first graduate consultant
September 7, 2017
IMD Consultancy are thrilled to have Adam Lewis join the team. Adam is currently in his third year, studying a BSC in Computing with Portsmouth University. He received a 1st Class in recognition of his work this year. Adam will be placed with IMD until July 2018, whereupon he will fulfill his final year by completing a project and dissertation. He is hoping to take his experience from the time spent within the consultancy, to produce a toolkit to help schools turn paperless, where possible. We wish him the very best of luck, and thoroughly look forward to working with him over the next year.
IMD Group are proud to announce the promotion of two of our Capability Leads.
August 8, 2017
A very warm congratulations to our Procurement Lead Toni Reed, and our Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architecture Lead, Lee Harrison on their consecutive promotions to Principal Consultant.
“Helping build IMD in to a successful business has been very rewarding. I feel extremely grateful to have been involved in its growth and look forward to being a part of its exciting future.” – Lee Harrison
“My time with IMD has been fantastic. We have built a successful business, we have exceptional talent within the company and great clients. I feel extremely proud and lucky to represent the company and look forward to continuing to contribute to the sustained growth and success of the company both short and long term.” – Toni Reed
IMD Group enhances its team by introducing two Junior Consultants
June 13, 2017
Katharine Toledo has joined IMD Group in the position of Junior Consultant.
During her degree course at Loughborough University, from which she graduated in July 2016 with a 2:1 in Social Psychology, Katharine worked part-time in retail for five years, always finishing each month as one of the top ten sales performers.
Following graduation Katharine entered Enterprise Rent-a Car’s graduate management programme, where she continued her sales success, before taking up her first role at IMD as Project Manager for a staff / management coaching assignment at MOD Abbey Wood in Filton, Bristol.
Joining IMD Group as a Junior Consultant is Lucy Hart.
Graduating from Coventry University in 2016 with a 2:1 BA degree in Economics, Lucy’s first role in business was as an associate recruitment consultant within the Education specialism of Hays Recruitment, where she made a significant contribution to her team’s success in winning the ‘Office of the West & Wales’ Award in December 2016.
Since joining IMD, where she first provided assistance with the company’s successful “Gcloud9” bid, Lucy is presently providing project support and helping with data management as part of the LAM team working on the “HALO” project at MOD Corsham.
IMD Group grows and appoints a new Cost Management capability lead
June 13, 2017
IMD Group has appointed Tony Purpuri as Managing Consultant who will also head up the company’s Cost Management Practice.
Formerly a Managing Consultant with BMT Hi-Q Sigma for the last six years, operating mostly in the Defence and Civil Air industries, Tony brings to his new role specialist cost management expertise including cost estimating, cost risk analysis, cost of schedule delay, investment appraisals, cost governance and requirements engineering. Most recently he has been responsible for providing independent cost estimates, worth in excess of £15 billion, for one of the largest procurement programmes within Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).
IMD Group further strengthens its team with new Junior Consultant
March 2, 2017
Torsten Cadot has joined the IMD Group team as a Junior Consultant.
Born and raised in Kenya, Torsten moved to England in order to pursue a career in the British Army where, for the last 4 years, he served in the Army, latterly as a Lance Corporal in the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards.
Torsten has commenced his relatively short civilian career to date with an Award from renowned retailer Marks & Spencer which was bestowed for providing outstanding customer assistance and support. He is expected to follow in the footsteps of many Servicemen before him who have successfully transitioned from the Forces into civilian life to become highly regarded, in-demand Senior and Managing Consultants.
IMD Group appoints new Chief Operations Officer
January 12, 2017
Bristol based management consultancy IMD Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Graham Joyce as Chief Operations Officer. The former Defence Delivery Director (Europe) of the world renowned civil engineering consultancy CH2M HILL brings to his new post a wealth of experience and expertise particularly in the areas of Project & Programme Management, Systems Engineering, and Bid Management.
Most recently Graham has been involved in the management of Defence & Nuclear programmes focussing on bespoke manufacturing processes, facility modernisation and new build, and P3M Consultancy within highly regulated environments.
Managing Director of IMD Group, Dean Taylor, said: “We are delighted that Graham has joined us in what is a formative and very important stage of our company’s development. Having already been awarded a number of Government defence industry consultancy assignments, we are now looking forward, with Graham’s guidance and support, to extending our services across a broader range of both Private and Public sector projects.”
“This is a fantastic opportunity to make a major contribution in shaping the future of IMD Group,” said Graham. “I’ve been impressed with the capabilities and commitment of the people at IMD and the company’s rapid growth should therefore come as no surprise. I am especially keen to leverage the wide range of accredited training courses offered through our Bristol Management Centre (BMC), our classroom based learning and development facility, in order to enhance the capabilities of our clients’ teams.”
In the last few months IMD consultants have been selected to support the Ministry of Defence’s Information Systems and Services (ISS) department, providing strategic procurement and commercial advice as part of the MoD’s ‘Defence as a Platform’ IT programme. This adds to the Systems Engineering work that IMD was already undertaking on behalf of the ISS unit’s Cryptographic Enabling Services, Information Management and secure, one-to-one voice and wideband data networks systems programmes.
IMD Group welcomes new Consultant
December 20, 2016
IMD Group is delighted to announce that Jamie Tibbles has joined the company as a Consultant.
Jamie has worked in the Financial services, Information Technology, Government and Defence sectors delivering projects and will join IMD, at a time of expansion, as a junior consultant.
BMC awarded Quality Seals of Approval
December 12, 2016
IMD Group’s classroom based learning and development facility, BMC (Bristol Management Centre), has recently had its accreditations with the Chartered Management Institute and APMG International renewed.
Both organisations operate a rigorous system of quality assurance audits to ensure that their Accredited Training Organisations (ATOs) meet the highest standards. These standards require that ATOs, such as BMC, have in place quality assured systems for delivery and management of their training provision. During the audit, quality management systems, communication and administration arrangements all come under close scrutiny; this in turn ensures that all client, learner and staff needs are fully met.
Managing Director, Dean Taylor, said “All our staff continue to work tirelessly to ensure that we maintain the same high quality of service that BMC has been delivering for over 40 years, whilst at the same time ensuring our offering is relevant to today’s delegate and businesses. Thanks to everyone involved in the audits for all their hard work and dedication to BMC, which continues to go from strength to strength under new ownership.”