Last month the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) announced the finalists of their 2019 awards, and we are thrilled to have not one, but two successful entries:
- The Innovation in Digital & Technology category, in recognition of our partnership with Thomas Cook Money
- The Strategy category, for our work with a private UK bank.
The Innovation in Digital & Technology award is awarded to a firm which has demonstrated the successful management of a digital or technology-based initiative for a client. We have been working with Thomas Cook to build out a new financial services business – Thomas Cook Money. Together, we have launched two new products: Roam, an innovative travel insurance product, and Lyk, a pre-paid travel money card.
The Strategy award is given to a firm which has demonstrated the development of a new strategy, or a major contribution to a critical aspect of a client’s strategic thinking. In partnership with a private UK bank, we rapidly designed, tested and brought a compelling proposition to market. It is a proposition that has defined the bank’s competitive advantage and market position in an open banking world.
Our client, COO of the private UK bank, said:
Elixirr fully understood us and our ways of working, they engaged with our senior business leaders and earned both the trust and respect of my colleagues. Elixirr truly brought the startup feel and energy with them. I’ve never seen our team so engaged in product development, being able to test and iterate ideas in almost real time. There is no doubt in my mind that we would not have achieved what we did at the pace that we did without the commitment and expertise of the Elixirr team.
Anth Mooney, Chief of Retail & Money at Thomas Cook
We have 175 years’ experience of providing holidays for millions of customers. TCM is therefore uniquely placed to meet holidaymakers’ demand for hassle-free money solutions. Elixirr has been here with us from day 1, making our ideas & concepts a reality, so it was an easy decision to put a 5- year strategic partnership in place. A new division like Thomas Cook Money would typically take 2 years to build, but we have managed to build it together in just 9 months. The quality of the Elixirr team & their network have been fully aligned with our vision. We are very ambitious and are excited about what this partnership will deliver. Together, we want to define a whole new category of holiday money.
Stephen Newton, Elixirr’s Founder and Managing Partner, said:
It is extremely rewarding to see Elixirr shortlisted in categories that are in our sweet spot, and we are incredibly proud. We carry out cutting-edge work with global companies across multiple industries, and to be recognised by the MCA is such a testament to the results that we’re bringing to every one of our clients, and the transformational change that we help them make happen for their businesses. We’ve come a long way since ‘Best New Consultancy’ in 2014 – congratulations team Elixirr!