News in brief

Internal communications consultancy, Banner McBride, has opened a New York office. The office is a collaboration between Hill & Knowlton and Enterprise IG and will offer branding, strategic communications and change management advice.

IT services group CMG has inducted a group of college leavers into its first graduate recruitment and training programme in the north of England.

The 10 graduates will attend an intensive IT masterclass programme in the company’s finance and advanced technology division.

The directors of Ellis Hayward Consulting have been highly commended in the Executive Team of the Year awards, sponsored by the Executives Association of Great Britain. The team was presented with an award by TV news personality Martyn Lewis at The Savoy.

KPMG has linked up with the The Relationships Foundation on the joint use and development of the foundation’s Relational Metrics business tools.

These aim to audit the quality of business relationships, internal and external.

The Chiltern Group has completed the acquisition of NCS Consultants, which comprises of TaxServe and Oxford Trust Company for an undisclosed sum. NCS had a consultancy revenue of #2m last year.

The IMC has published new standards and conditions for use by all management consultants. The guidelines give a format for the description of an assignment and a set of standard terms. The aim is to promote communication between consultants and clients.

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