Thank you to all who took part in ConsultingWhere’s 2016 Christmas competition “What building, what city”. Once again we had a fantastic response with entries received from far and wide.
We did promise that the 2016 Christmas competition would be easier than previous years, and happily, every entry received correctly identified the photograph as the Lafayette Gallerie in Central Paris.
We are delighted to announce that from the multitude of responses, Ian Davidson is this year’s winner and his chosen charity is the RNLI.
Ian writes “Having been a professional soldier for nearly 37 years and been paid to take risks, I have always admired the courage and bravery of the men and women who voluntarily but repeatedly put their lives at risk in extreme circumstances, for no reward except the satisfaction of saving another human beings’ life. In many cases, they are the last hope for those who without their aid would perish at sea. Would were we all so selfless. A most worthwhile donation to an eminently worthy cause – thank you.
ConsultingWhere was very pleased to donate £200 to this extremely worthwhile UK charity on Ian’s behalf.
As part of our continued growth, ConsultingWhere is delighted to announce the establishment of a new office in the Dubai World Central Free Zone.
“Although we already operate worldwide, having capability in the region is important for offering better services to our customers. The market for location services is developing rapidly, through technology innovation stimulated by for instance UAVs, low cost satellites, big data analytics and spinoffs from autonomous vehicle development. However, many organisations need strategic advice on making the right investment decisions and that is where we can help.” says Andrew Coote, Chief Executive.
Matthew Pennells, has been appointed as principal consultant and General Manager of the new office. Matt brings an exceptional range of skills in strategy and business case development, management of location information, GIS architecture, digital transformation, and executive engagement. These skills come from experience across sectors including local government, disaster management, emergency services and environmental planning.
Matt will be supported by the full International team of staff and associates at ConsultingWhere allowing us to offer, within the region, a wide range of advisory services including strategic business and marketing advice, investment appraisals, enterprise architecture studies, management training, mentoring and research.
ConsultingWhere was recently commissioned by GeoPlace, a public sector limited liability partnership between the LGA and Ordnance Survey, to research the cost/benefit evaluation of the impact of address and street data across England and Wales. An article written for Geoconnexion detailing the project outline and methodology can be found here.
ConsultingWhere Senior Consultant Philip Knight has contributed a paper on the future of Autonomous Vehicles to the recently published Association of Geographic Information foresight report.
GeoPlace LLP have commissioned ConsultingWhere to carry out a significant study examining the return on investment in address and street data for local authorities.
ConsultingWhere will be examining the costs and the benefits of the address and street data local authorities create under statute. The team will also be examining the onward benefits for other government bodies from this, including Fire and Rescue Services and Police Forces.
A previous economic study was carried out in 2006 examining the financial return of investment from the Local Land and Property Gazetteer. Despite significant case study work in the intervening years, no major new study has been conducted since that time examining the economic value.
The results of the study will be made available next year.