Award for IMD Cost Consultant
August 8, 2018
IMD Group was delighted to hear recently that that our Cost Consultant, Richard Cousins, has been awarded a Commendation in the category of Best Technical Presentation by the Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF). Richard delivered his presentation entitled “Integrated Cost and Scheduled Risk Analysis” to a SCAF Workshop at the end of 2016, before joining IMD, but received news of the Commendation award last month, so we are pleased to celebrate this with him. Richard is a diligent and highly valued member of the IMD Cost Management consultancy team and it’s great to see him achieve this well deserved recognition.
A copy of Richard’s presentationr can be found on the SCAF website:
Richard’s knowledge and experience in Combined Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis is part of the wider capability offered by IMD Consultancy. For further details of IMD Group Consultancy Services, please contact Richard Massey via [email protected]
IMD Group welcomes new Junior Consultant
July 3, 2018
IMD Group are delighted to have welcomed Megan Dance to their consultancy team. Megan, who takes up the post of Junior Consultant, began her consultancy career in 2015, working as a junior project manager and consultant for Step5 Group. She brings to IMD her experience of working in a major programme to deliver the new Police Standard Operating Platform to the Metropolitan Police Service. Megan held a number of responsibilities and was principally concerned with project controls and planning. Most recently, she has worked with the Ministry of Defence to consider all aspects of in-housing TAFMIS which was delivered and accepted. Megan is very excited to have joined IMD Group’s consultancy arm and looking forward to contributing to the team.
IMD Group are thrilled to to be supporting the Emergency Services Career Transition Programme.
February 27, 2018
IMD Group and Bristol Management Centre are delighted to be supporting the development of a formal Emergency Services Career Transition (ESCT) programme. Although this will initially be centred on the police, it is hoped that in due course it can be rolled out to all emergency services personnel looking for support in transitioning to a new career.
Working together with the teams at State 21, (a Management Consultancy founded by former police officers), SVGC and Leaving the Police we are looking to develop and champion a formal ESCT programme that will initially be centred on the police and will be supported by the relevant policing organisations and hopefully others from the private sector. Whilst the Armed Services appear to have a slick operation in place to support their leavers into new career related roles, our discussions and research to date appears to suggest that the provision of support offered to police officers, staff and the wider policing family, differs, depending on where you are serving.
On Wednesday 21st February, IMD Group hosted an ESCT seminar at Bristol Management Centre, jointly organised with State 21 along with colleagues from SVGC and Leaving the Police. The event was very well attended by stakeholders from various police forces, policing bodies, staff associations and private organisations.
The consensus was that a more formal structure and set-up was required for police leavers to help to prepare them for the next stage of their working life and that some work should be done to create and propose and ultimately pilot such an outcome.
We plan to provide updates on progress and it is our joint aim is that this team, working together, will do whatever we can to provide a way forward for the wider policing family as they eventually move on to other professions, be that prior to, or on retirement from the service.
IMD Group welcomes new Senior Consultant
November 2, 2017
For the last six years Andrea has been part of the Responsible Designer Project team working on the Hinkley Point C nuclear energy development, where she was responsible for schedule and documentation management in their UK branch. She is no stranger to large scale infrastructure projects having also provided previous Project support to the Southmead Hospital development in Bristol and the King’s Cross Station redevelopment in London. Andrea is joining our P3M and Project Controls team where she can share her expertise.
IMD Group welcomes latest recruit; Senior Consultant, Kelly Ring.
October 3, 2017
After graduating with a 2:1 in History from the University of Oxford, Kelly began her career in fundraising, working as a consultant for the last seven years. She has worked on a wide variety of projects for several high profile Arts and Education charities in the UK and US, helping to raise millions of pounds in the process. Most recently, she managed a 24hour multi-channel fundraising campaign with two Oxford Colleges, raising 155% of the initial target.
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).