Guildhall 25 Apr:  The Annual Education Supper
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The Urwick Award

 
The Urwick Award and Cup

The Urwick Award commemorates the life and work of the distinguished management consultant, writer and educator Colonel Lyndall Fownes Urwick.

Lyndall Urwick was one of the British pioneers of "scientific management" prior to the Second World War. In 1934 he set up a management consultancy practice, Urwick, Orr & Partners (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a foundation originated in his name in 1969 for the purposes of furthering management education. 

In 1999 the late Hedley Thomas OBE, a Past President of The Institute of Management Consultants, Honorary Assistant of the Company of Management Consultants and a Trustee of the Urwick Foundation proposed that the Foundation should endow the Company with the Lyndall Urwick Memorial Cup together with the Trust's residual funds. It was agreed that the Cup would be awarded annually to the most deserving individual in the study of management (consultancy and/or education) as determined by the Company.

The Cup was presented in October 1999 by Sir Alan Urwick, an Honorary Member of the Company and son of Lyndall Urwick. The Cup was designed and made by Shannon O'Neill, a former Silversmith of the Year of the Goldsmiths' Company. Sir Alan awarded the Cup to its first winner Annette Williams at the Company Education Supper at Watermen's Hall on 15th June 2000.

This cup and a certificate is awarded to an evening or day MBA student from Cass Business School who has been awarded a distinction during the past year, and who demonstrates an understanding of the potential contribution of management consultancy to organisational effectiveness. The winner is given honorary membership of the Company for one year and the cup is presented at the Company’s annual Education Supper.