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'Highly Commended' Technology Transformation Project

Tuesday 15 November, 2022

 Coeus' work with Shell Energy has been 'Highly Commended' at the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards 2022.

Coeus' work with Shell Energy, helping them create a new digital retail energy platform (within just 9 months) to enable their 2050 net-zero goals, was praised by the judges as a project "that delivered an innovative solution that was genuinely transformational."

Furthermore, the project "delivered a fundamental technology transformation for a client with clear sustainable benefits delivered for the organisation and using innovative techniques". It is expected to lead to $50-$100 million revenue and 2 million+ new retail energy customers.

Ben Barry, Director, Coeus Consulting commented "The Coeus team - Simon Walker, Reka Pecsi and Andrew Patterson - delivered remarkable benefits to the client within a very challenging timeline. It's fantastic that the team have won this recognition from the MCA."


Technology Transformation Project of the Year - Summary

"Historically operating within oil and gas, Shell needed to launch a new, renewable energy business for the retail market as part of their transformation into a carbon-neutral organisation by 2050.

Shell’s objective was to win new energy consumers by providing a competitively-priced, customer-centric offering based on renewable energy. This entailed building a completely new retail energy business within only nine months using world-class technology in a highly competitive, digital marketplace.

To meet the challenge, Shell engaged the consultancy to help with its technology transformation, since Shell had limited knowledge of the global retail market, customer requirements and digital technology.

The UK-based consultancy team helped Shell Energy in the Netherlands deliver a new, digital consumer offering, within aggressive time frames and a tight client budget - from strategy and software vendor sourcing, to running the project and launching the new business. In an industry-first, the consultancy persuaded Shell and its global vendors to collaborate to create an innovative combination of multiple SaaS products, delivering a differentiated, affordable solution.

At times the project was so challenging that Shell had C-Level talks around stopping the build. It is highly likely that without the consultancy team driving the project, the business would not have been launched within the timeframe – or may have been abandoned.

The successful delivery of the project enabled Shell to launch a new retail energy business within the Netherlands. As the platform is rolled out globally this is expected to lead to $50-$100 million revenue and 2 million+ new retail energy customers."

View more about Coeus' technology transformation work & insights here.Find out more about our Awards and Accreditations, view here.