Embridge Consulting and Social Work England win Transformation Project of the Year at ERP Today Awards 2021

Embridge Consulting, a boutique UK ERP consultancy, was awarded ‘Transformation Project of the Year’ in conjunction with Social Work England at the prestigious ERP Today Awards.

This ERP Today award recognises ‘customers and partners that demonstrate the greatest impact and value from their transformation project’.

Social Work England partnered with Embridge Consulting on an agile, forward-thinking Unit4 ERP implementation, which is transforming the way people work at the specialist regulator. Finance and payroll tasks that previously proved difficult to execute can now be achieved in seconds.

The Social Work England success was achieved as part of an aggressive six-month deployment schedule, undertaken during Covid-19 restrictions. The entire Embridge and Social Work England team collaborated as one and is now building on this success to support the next phase of growth.

ERP Today acknowledged that Embridge’s partnership with Social Work England set the benchmark for ERP implementations. Embridge is one of the first digital transformation consultancies to embed kindness, wellbeing, and collaboration as key measures of digital transformation success. According to Paul Esherwood, Editor of ERP Today, “the project defied the history of ERP implementations by embedding a set of values at the core that put the wellbeing of the project team front and centre.”

Commenting on the award win, Emma O’Brien, founder and CEO of Embridge Consulting, said: “On behalf of the entire team at Embridge Consulting, I am delighted to receive this outstanding award alongside our client Social Work England for ‘Transformation Project of the Year’. The award is testimony to the skills, teamwork, and commitment of the Embridge team. It reflects our dedication to Social Work England’s success and our trusted partnership with Unit4. As a boutique alternative to the global systems integrators, we continually strive to deliver innovation, agility, and impact.”

Guy Oliver, project delivery and improvements manager at Social Work England, added: “Delivering these benefits on such a tight timescale was a huge challenge – and we were mindful of people’s wellbeing. Our success was made possible by having a unified team that was empowered and brave in their actions; by adopting structured change control, and by treating each other with kindness. Ultimately, Embridge is helping Social Work England to deliver positive change in social work regulation.” 

Embridge was also highly commended in the ERP Today ‘Transformation Team of the Year’ award category, as a ‘change-enabling consultancy’ that demonstrates the highest levels of customer success and value in delivering digital transformation and enterprise technology projects. As a trusted partner of Unit4, Embridge is helping customers in the public sector, non-profit, and other markets achieve their digital transformation goals more quickly, more cost-effectively, and with less risk.