IMC Worldwide half-year review 2015: growth, awards, major project wins
IMC Worldwide Managing Director Gavin English reviews the first half of 2015.
Thursday 06 August 2015, Gavin English
The first half of this year has been positive and exciting. IMC Worldwide continues to improve the lives of poor people around the world through our project delivery, receive awards for our work, win fantastic projects in new service areas and geographies, welcome extremely talented recruits, and build relationships with existing and new clients and partners.
From Syria to central Asia to India, our name is continuously chosen to lead projects due to our team’s experience in international development consulting.
In April, IMC Worldwide won the British Expertise 2015 Outstanding International Business (SME) Award 2015. We also won the ACE Engineering Excellence Award under the Research, Studies and Consulting Advisory category in May. Winning these awards is deserved acknowledgement of the outstanding work and commitment of all of our staff.
Some of the major project highlights of the year so far include project wins for:
- The Schools Construction and Rehabilitation Programme implementation in Pakistan
- Connect to Grow innovation exchange programme in India
- Caribbean Business Incubators programme
- CrossRoads Extension programme in Uganda
- Enhancing Road Safety for CAREC Countries in central Asia
We continue to make good progress in the US, now as lead consultant on two Millenium Challenge Corporation projects, and as a sub-consultant on two USAID-funded frameworks. Over the past two years, we have enhanced our reputation as a quality consultant and are now a sought-after project partner.
Our UK team has welcomed 10 brilliant recruits, and we continue to maintain a 50:50 gender ratio across our permanent staff.
On Saturday 25 April 2015, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Over 10,000 people died, and over 15,000 were injured. IMC had about 140 international and national staff in Nepal at the time.
Fortunately, no staff were killed or seriously injured, but some suffered significant losses. In response, IMC donated 5,000 pounds to support our Nepali staff who had suffered losses, and our hearts continue to be with the people of Nepal during this difficult time.
We have achieved a great deal during the first half of 2015, and for this, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all IMC staff, our clients, our project and programme partners, and the people around the world that we are given an opportunity to work with.