"We have been excited to be one of Enswarm's first customers. Their Innovation tool, in particular, helped us support our clients in collaborating and improving their organisations, and really exceeded our expectations. We are so impressed we are now building Enswarm's tools into our events and consultancy services, and we look forward to continuing to work together."
Mandarin Consulting delivers expert coaching support to provide graduate job and internship opportunities in London, the UK and beyond. They offer career coaching, cross-cultural training, recruitment and business consulting to enable ambitious Chinese students and graduates to launch and progress their international careers.
The Board of a Regulatory Body of approximately 60 people was struggling to keep track of multiple projects and the associated costs, necessary to understand the progress of high-risk and high-value projects. The organisation had a history of using external consultants to build systems to enable reporting to the board on major projects. Unfortunately, the systems were not working as they should. Staff lacked confidence in the systems and were using disparate methods to provide project reporting to the Board. Staff were cynical about further initiatives, and were concerned that management would impose a new system from the top down. Merielle Ghali was asked to lead an internal project team to improve oversight of all projects, large and small scale. A combination of: A consultative, collaborative approach that involved asking individuals what did and did not work in prior systems Analysis of processes and day to day working practices led to the development of a new solution. The new solution blended Prince 2 project management methodology with bespoke processes geared towards the needs of the organisation. The Board received regular highlight reports detailing project activity, along with Risks and Issue registers. Merielle built a Programme Office (PMO) using in-house staff to implement the new system, and support colleagues. This ensured buy-in across the organisation. The new solution was delivered within three months, from inception to business as usual. Individuals benefited from the visibility of project push and pull points, which the Board were able to see across all projects to make the right decisions.
Health business Isansys Lifecare has developed a wireless system that allows doctors to monitor patients at all times from anywhere. Revolutionising monitoring of patients A groundbreaking monitoring system developed by Isansys Lifecare that receives signals from wireless sensors on a patient is being shipped to hospitals around the world. The patient status engine receives patients’ vital signs from wearable wireless sensors. It lets healthcare providers monitor patients at all times, in real time, wherever they are, allowing speedier detection of changes in their condition. Researchers and clinicians are also using data from the system to investigate improved treatments for a host of conditions. System trialled at Birmingham Children's Hospital The patient status engine and Lifetouch wireless heart monitor – one of the system’s key sensors – were first trialled at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, Aston University and McLaren Applied Technologies. The Health Innovation Challenge Fund awarded £1.8 million for the three-year trial. Abingdon-based Isansys launched the second generation of the system in 2016. It has shipped it to hospitals in Scotland, Germany, Norway and India, and continues to process orders from all over the world. This case study has been republished under the Open Government Licence v3.0
The brief was to deliver a cost effective and engaging solution to display props and engage with fans at MCM London Comicon in May 2015 to coincide with the series launch on the Fox Channel in the UK. The activity consisted of a installation of an eye-catching prop display with some interactive elements as well as managing a press call with the stars of the show already attending MCM Comicon.
Ashdown Academy was established with one goal in mind: to give their students the most powerful, enjoyable and effective learning experiences possible, through training that blends the best live teaching with the most relevant digital technology available. Back in winter in 2012, off the back of supporting TEDxBrighton we were approached by one of the directors to help them understand how they could take their undergraduate diploma in event management (eventcourse) and offer a radical new way of learning online and off. The first step in this was to create a robust and scalable learning management system (LMS) to help them achieve this ambitious goal.
King are a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. King are well known for the games Candy Crush saga, Farm Heroes Saga and Bubble Witch saga. It is vital that King staff can collaborate with one another, regardless of location. King were undergoing huge expansion, which meant a greater requirement for meetings between people all around the business. They found themselves limited by existing low quality meeting room technology, in particular poor videoconferencing facilities.
The British Library and 17 library authorities across the country are involved in the Business & IP Centre national network. These are: Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Exeter (Devon), Portsmouth, Norwich (Norfolk), Hull, Northampton and Wellingborough (Northamptonshire), Middlesbrough (Tees Valley), London Borough of Enfield, London Borough of Haringey and tri-borough Cultural Community Solution of Harrow, Ealing and Hounslow. Contribution to corporate priorities The national network contributes to local economic growth. Description of the work and the relationship The Business & IP Centre national network is transforming city libraries into engines of innovation, economic growth and social mobility. The Business & IP Centres are physical hubs where people can come together to learn, network and access free and low-cost advice and support in protecting and commercialising a business idea. Current centres are in central libraries in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield. The national network has proven potential to create essential knowledge-based businesses and jobs in devolved cities across the UK at a relatively low cost, due to its consolidation of existing resources, knowledge and public buildings, as well as its unique public-private partnership model. The project was kick-started in March 2012, with £100,000 from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), which enabled the British Library to develop a blueprint of its model and conduct feasibility studies in five major cities, based on a successful pilot in Newcastle. Enterprising Libraries was initially a £1.3 million partnership between the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), Arts Council England (ACE) and the British Library, which enabled Newcastle Business & IP Centre to sustain its service and another five pilot projects in Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield, to become operational centres. It also supports ten innovative satellite projects to work with the centres in a hub and spoke model. The ten are: Devon (Exeter), Enfield, Haringey, Hull, Greater Manchester, Middlesborough, Norfolk (Norwich), Northampton and Wellingborough (Northamptonshire), Portsmouth and Cultural Community Solutions (covering Harrow, Ealing and Hounslow). Based on early successes and, in order to sustain the network over 2015/16 and bring on two new pilots from the satellite projects in Northampton (Northamptonshire) and Exeter (Devon), DCLG and ACE granted the British Library a further £400,000, in addition to the British Library’s commitment of £253,000 in cash and non-cash resources.
Devon Libraries are currently a local authority run service with confirmed plans to run as a Public Service Mutual (PSM) known as Libraries Unlimited from April 2016. During 2015, the library service has been working with 13 communities to explore different ways of delivering the service through community collaboration and involvement. Ashburtons library's co-location emerged from the joint working between the community, Devon Libraries an a local business (the Post Office).