Presented below is an increasing portfolio selection of EWC's clients for the 2017/18 academic year.
As EWC closes its client recruitment phase for the 2017/18 academic year, we are pleased to announce a selection of our portfolio of partnering clients. We plan to release further names incrementally, so keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for the latest publications.
Global Dignity Romania
A world-renowned face on the NGO scene, Global Dignity is encouraging young people of all cultural and social backgrounds to engage in conversations on the values that lie at the core of a dignified life. By making future generations understand what dignity means at both individual and community level, Global Dignity aims to teach people how to respect themselves, the ones around them and the societies they are part of.
One of the fastest-growing and most impactful branches of Global Dignity has been recently opened in Romania, where its mission is of crucial importance. This year, EWC is supporting Global Dignity Romania by developing a thorough marketing strategy for the client, which is due to include plans for social media interaction and an exciting “viral” campaign to spread the message on dignity.
The Warwickshire County Council
The Warwickshire County Council is the major entity of local government in the Warwickshire area, operating just below the authority of the British Parliament based in London. Governing over 550,000 people spread across 1,975km2, the Council heads responsibility for education, public and private transport, infrastructure such as roads and parking, public safety, construction planning, social care and environmental protection and sustainability. As modern technology and expectations of the public evolve, so must the Warwickshire County Council’s provision of services, and thus, under an environment of rapidly developing technology and in partnership with Warwick Blackout, EWC has been tasked with consulting the Council on the future of private transport.
Although Warwickshire has been an essential element of the global automotive industry in preceding decades, and despite its swathes of research and development centres for leading car manufacturers, as the electric and renewable revolution proliferates, the county has been largely overlooked. The ubiquitous infrastructure required for electric travel does not yet exist in the county, and even if plans are made, the Council encounters significant challenges in ascertaining that these plans are known to the public and easily understood. With its multitude of market towns and international tourist sites, and as the global movement towards sustainability hastens, the Council is confident that there exists a demand for the accommodation of electric vehicles, but faces some uncertainty on how to cater for it and ensure public awareness.
The following projects will be conducted in partnership with Warwick Blackout, an environmental student society which aims to inspire local organisations and students to become environmentally sustainable. In this context, they have volunteered to advise EWC students as they progress through the consultancies.
Project 1: Assessing Means of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Enactus students will research emerging national, subnational and international technologies and strategies for coping with the lengthy charging needs of electric vehicles. Based on the research, students will assess the suitability of deployment for these various technologies, presenting an in-depth and comprehensive report to the Warwickshire County Council at the end of the project.
Project 2: An Effective Marketing Strategy
Through research on wide market penetration, EWC students will devise a marketing strategy which the Council can implement to inform all demographics of Warwickshire on their plans for accommodating electric vehicles. By coordinating with the Council, the team will determine which aspects of the electric vehicle infrastructure are most crucial to advertise, how they can be most clearly communicated and by when the information should be circulated for a smooth transition into electric vehicle technology.
Exponea are a Slovakian digital marketing and analytics start-up. Their platform allows businesses to understand and engage with their customers in a way that produces maximum value from collecting, analysing, and acting upon customer interactions.
The aim of our project is to provide Exponea with a deep understanding of the digital analytics and automation needs of West Midlands SMEs whilst synthesising intelligence on current market trends.
Non-Violence Project Uganda
Non-Violence Project Uganda, a home-grown social initiative, combats three of the most poignant issues plaguing Uganda: pervasive violence, wide-spread poverty and mass unemployment. Led by award-winning entrepreneur and visionary Eddy Balina, it educates and facilitates ordinary Ugandans with the skills necessary to thrive in an economically deprived region, all the while operating as a profitable entity that reinvests its bottom-line into the community. NVPU primarily operates in the slums of Jinja, a large town outside the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
In the video below, meet our client, Eddy Balina, as presented by CitiBank.
The Bank of Bermuda Foundation
Established as a set of trusts designed to empower Bermudians, the Bank of Bermuda Foundation has recently overhauled its operating strategy to target and strategically combat Bermuda’s poignant concerns. Building upon the work of consultants and its esteemed tradition of philanthropy, the Foundation has devised a Theory of Change framework, identifying key drivers of socioeconomic disparity whereby intervention is crucial for altering the island’s heading. How these changes should be implemented, however, including their form and their timing, resides a more ambiguous matter. As the Foundation, led by an array of skilled and experienced professionals, prepares to spearhead a newly transformative role in shaping Bermuda’s social fabric, Enactus Warwick Consulting has offered to help, exploring new and innovative methods for problems already confronting Western society on a much larger and more complicated scale.
One of the UK’s pioneering social enterprises, Vi-Ability is providing employability trainings and work placement opportunities in the sports industry to people of disadvantaged backgrounds. By channeling the power of local sports clubs and transforming them into sustainable, socially-oriented businesses, Vi-Ability has been successfully strengthening the vitality of the areas it is assisting for almost a decade. Named the 2015 Social Enterprise of the Year by the UK Association of Social Enterprises, Vi-Ability has already changed the lives of over 5.000 people and reinvested £2.8 million into local communities. After a recent expansion from North Wales to London, our client is now focusing on the exciting challenge of bringing its impactful model over to Ireland.
Strategic Development & Analytics Team
Measuring accurately the impact created by EWC projects is crucial for the development of the society, as it enables the identification of best practices for producing accurate client recommendations while creating a marketable legacy for EWC to use in client and talent acquisition. For this purpose, EWC has created an internal team, SD&A, to devise and implement robust, quantifiable metrics for measuring the impact created by EWC projects. The team will also work on a suitable archiving method (e.g. a database) for EWC best practices: this knowledge bank will act as a reference point for current and future consulting teams.
Me & MyCity
Me & MyCity is an internationally acclaimed Finnish education innovation, the story of which began in 2009. A learning concept aimed at school children, The Me & MyCity learning environment is a miniature city where students work in a profession and function as consumers and citizens as part of society. The concept is aimed at strengthening societal awareness, teaching partaking pupils crucial knowledge about society, working life and entrepreneurship. With Me & MyCity, Enactus Warwick Consulting is most likely to develop new methodologies for the organisation’s partnership acquisition and management, as well as explore opportunities for international expansion.
The Social Incubator
Founded in 2014 by a group of professionals with over 15 years of experience in the world of business, The Social Incubator is an association dedicated to supporting Romania’s institutionalized youths in gaining employment and achieving social integration. By running career guidance workshops, vocational courses and coaching sessions and providing development support for local social enterprises, The Social Incubator has helped 100 youths in finding a paid job in 2017 alone.
As part of the association’s efforts to increase its scale and presence, the need for a branding book to be used by the employees has been identified. Thus, EWC has been commissioned with researching best practices in the field and creating the branding book itself, which should cover both communication and visual guidelines and offer design solutions which can help define The Social Incubator’s brand image.
The Gap, a charity based in Warwick, focuses on providing security to society’s most vulnerable demographics, the young and the elderly. Although The Gap normally conducts its mission through its community centre, where it provides a safe environment for these groups to interact and personally develop, they have recently sought expansion. Obstacles, however, are numerous. In an ever-tightening grant market, and amidst faltering government support for non-profits, plans for new methods and programmes to extend The Gap’s reach encounter instant financial headwinds. The solution, most probably, will depend on creative and innovative methods to raise the charity’s top-line, streamline operations and monetise its resources without adversely taxing those it serves. For the sixth year in a row, The Gap has turned to Enactus.