2016 was a year of opportunity and change. Find out what our Chairman and Chief Executive say about 2016 and the year ahead, check out our key facts and figures, and read more about how we continue to make the difference for organisations, communities and individuals around the world.
"This is a defining time for businesses and governments alike … As a leading consulting, technology and innovation firm, it is our mission to guide our clients as they navigate these changes."
Political, economic and technological developments have all contributed to making 2016 an extraordinary year for many organisations worldwide. While the implications of these developments are still yet to be fully understood, one thing is clear: this is a defining time for businesses and governments alike. And because of the resulting challenges and uncertainty, there is a huge amount of opportunity to improve and change how organisations interact with customers, consumers and citizens. As a leading consulting, technology and innovation firm, it is our mission to guide our clients as they navigate these changes.
"Our clients face exciting new choices about their future; the convergence in business and technology consulting that we see in the market plays to our strengths; and I continue to be impressed by the quality, knowledge, focus and enthusiasm of our team."
Chief Executive Officer
The events of 2016 highlighted just how important it is for organisations to innovate, and our experience and expertise have been in high demand throughout the year. We have helped our clients achieve their goals and overcome their challenges – whether that is creating new products, services and markets or transforming for a more agile and digital future.
2016 brought new opportunities and challenges for organisations in every industry. Many looked to PA for the groundbreaking solutions and innovative thinking they needed to respond. We are proud to have worked with hundreds of organisations to help them achieve their goals and prepare for future success. Here are just a few highlights.
PA's deep experience with the world's leading airlines means the blueprint they've created for Etihad is both refined and practical. This highly deliverable design will play a key role in helping us achieve our growth ambitions.
Sinead Kilkelly, Vice President HR Operations, Etihad Airways
PA remained a trusted partner throughout our transformation journey … I always got the sense that we were in it together and it was that strong team ethic and true strategic partnering that made the real difference.
Chris Day, VP IT Strategy & Transformation, AstraZeneca
PA brought the right people to address our challenges. From strategic thinking and planning to operational implementation, they were pragmatic and worked shoulder to shoulder with us, fundamentally changing how IT was used within the company. They made our team successful and we aligned around a patient-centric approach to IT solutions.
Nick Ventresca, SVP and Chief Information Officer, Ariad Pharmaceuticals
We had huge confidence that PA could deliver for Rentokil Initial – and that proved to be well placed. The team's thoughtful, creative and collaborative approach means we have ended up with something much more powerful than we envisaged at the outset. This platform provides extraordinary insight into our operations and our customers' needs, and opens up new possibilities for future innovation. This is the foundations of our digital business.
Paul Donegan, Director of IT, Rentokil Initial
Being able to explore how new cutting-edge technologies can make a difference for our business is a great step forward for IMI. It supports our strategic imperatives and helps us strengthen our position at the forefront of technology innovation.
Mike Semens-Flanagan, Director Strategic Planning, IMI Critical Engineering
PA's support has been invaluable. This is a huge and complex undertaking and their breadth of expertise gives us confidence in every area – from customer experience to programme management, and sourcing through to data analytics. We're looking forward to making this programme a success together.
Josh Jacobs, Get To Zero - Director, Puget Sound Energy
Innovation is at the heart of PA. We are passionate about sharing our expertise and supporting innovation in society. We work with young people and both new and established organisations to help them challenge the status quo, generate new ideas and achieve inspirational results.
The PA Raspberry Pi competition
Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing)
We've been thrilled with the support that PA provided on our Progression Report. This report is helping make the case for supporting more disadvantaged young people get the support they need to succeed and we couldn't have done it without the expertise and generous support of the PA team.
Jonathan Dando, Associate Director of Press, Public Affairs and Policy, Teach First
It was fantastic to work with PA on this important piece of work, which brought clarity to our thinking and took us a long way on our journey towards our ambition. We were all hugely impressed by the quality of PA's work and really enjoyed working with you. The dedication and enthusiasm of the team was inspiring.
Ginny Lunn, Chief Executive Officer, Beanstalk
In addition to our client work, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of the debate on some of the biggest issues affecting our clients' industries. From creating a culture of innovation to combatting cybercrime, read our latest insights and research here.
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