OC&C Strategy Consultants join the team
We are pleased to announce that global firm OC&C Strategy Consultants have become the latest business to join forces with the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association.
The partnership will see the global consulting firm provide funding to the BBSA's youth bobsleigh and skeleton teams as they look to build a bright future at next week's Youth Olympics in Lillehammer and beyond.
GB youth athletes now hold the top three places in the female bobsleigh world rankings and first, third and fourth in the male bobsleigh standings, while leading female youth skeleton slider Ashleigh Pittaway won all four of her recent Olympic qualifying races.
Just as GB Bobsleigh and GB Skeleton continue to challenge the traditional strongholds of the sports on the world stage, OC&C has challenged what was originally seen as a US-dominated industry to become a leading global strategy consulting firm, bringing clear thinking and consideration to the most complex issues facing today's management teams. Operating from 14 offices in 10 countries around the globe, the firm’s client roster includes some of the world's most respected companies throughout the business services, retail, consumer goods, technology, media and telecoms, and private equity sectors.
"We are delighted that OC&C have joined the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association team at what is an extremely exciting time for both sports," said Richard Parker, CEO of the BBSA.
They share our values and our passion and we look forward to building a successful partnership with them as we look continue to develop the next generation of bobsleigh and skeleton stars.
“Our youth programmes have enjoyed a hugely impressive season so far and I have no doubt that they will continue to do the country proud at the Winter Youth Olympic Games over the coming 10 days.
“Knowing that OC&C are now supporting us in our quest to become the leading sliding nation in the world is a huge boost ahead of the Games.”
Will Hayllar, Partner at OC&C Strategy Consultants, added: “The mindset of British bobsleigh and skeleton athletes is one that greatly appeals to OC&C, and that’s why we jumped at the opportunity to support them. In the face of some pretty stark challenges, including the lack of an ice track in the UK and the fact that bobsleigh and skeleton aren’t grassroots sports in our country, British athletes are now among the best in the world - outranking competitors from the sport’s traditional homelands.
“At OC&C we pride ourselves on thinking differently, thinking clearly and challenging the way older, traditional management consultancies do business. This seemed to naturally complement that of the team of athletes, performance coaches and development officers at the BBSA.
There are many synergies in the way we find and foster great talent too: like the BBSA, at OC&C we go the extra mile to find the most talented young people and create an environment that allows them to grow and become the best consultants they can be.
“We hope that with OC&C’s backing it’ll be a smooth ride to gold for GB’s bobsleigh and skeleton athletes.”