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That summer feeling

Some things are not to be meddled with. One of them is the tradition of the annual summer BBQ in Oslo where we invite students to celebrate the end of exams and the beginning of summer. This year was no exception and last night, 100 students dropped by our office for informal chats with our consultants, accompanied by home-grilled burgers, sizzling summer drinks and cool tunes. It was, as always, a pleasure. We wish you all a great summer.

Reaching out

This Friday, the Danish QVARTZ tribe spent a day at Center Sandholm, Denmark’s largest asylum centre and the first temporary home of all those seeking asylum in Denmark. Together with the residents and the Danish Red Cross, we arranged sports tournaments for the children, fixed and painted secondhand bikes, sorted heaps of clothes, blew soap bubbles in the kindergarten, planted flowers on the premises and prepared an outdoors BBQ for all. It was a powerful and humbling experience, and we would like to extend our thanks to all the people who joined in during the day. TV2 Lorry also paid Center Sandholm a visit, and briefly interviewed QVARTZ Co-founder Torsten Hvidt.

Debating next practice integration

At the recent People’s Meeting (Folkemødet) on the Danish island of Bornholm, Flemming Pedersen from QVARTZ participated in a panel debate hosted by Trampoline House on the topic of next practice integration. QVARTZ has recently published a perspective on a new game plan for companies and refugees on how to go from competence matching to long-lasting employment – based on our own experiences. Check it out here

QVARTZ Company Day

Company Day is a special day in the QVARTZ civilisation. At each office, we come together to exchange knowledge, hopes and dreams; to broaden horizons; to have fun and to get to know each other even better. This year was no different. With each office adding its uniqueness to the day, it is safe to say that we all brought home a bunch of new experiences.

Best consultants in Germany – again

For the fourth consecutive year, Bülow & Consorten are among the Best Consultants in Germany in BrandEin/Statista’s annual ranking. In the categories Strategy Development, Energy & Environment, Insurance, (other) Industry and Organization, Bülow & Consorten continues to be among the highest rated consultancies in the country.

Sweet 21

Congratulations Louise, Emil, Jacob, Martin, Rasmus S., Bastian, Caroline, Cecilie, Charlotte, Christian, Filip, Johannes, Kristin, Louise, Mads, Magnus, Mark, Morten, Pedro, Rasmus P. and Sofie! We had the great honour and joy of promoting these 21 people from our small civilisation last week.

Street party

The Distortion festival turns Copenhagen into a five-day street party, and this year again, QVARTZ joined in the feast. We invited 30 students to join us for snacks and colourful drinks in our backyard, conveniently located in the midst of the festival area.

The sweet taste of victory

Six teams of ball-juggling consultants and lawyers were ready to fight for the trophy when this year’s Soccer Challenge in Oslo was kicked off last Friday. Even though Oslo was showered with rain most of the day, all players gave their best in the field.

Hackaday

Keeping pace in the fast-changing digital era is a major challenge, which requires the ability to leverage data as well as analytics technologies. This Saturday, we gathered a group of people who are true experts in the field for our first-ever business hackathon in QVARTZ’ Copenhagen office.

Long leap from ambition to reality

Digital transformation has claimed a top position on the agendas of Denmark's largest companies. However, the leap from ambition to realisation is long, and none of the country's largest companies has yet reached full digital maturity. With a point of departure in...

Nordic design made in Germany

We are happy and excited to announce that Bülow & Consorten will join the QVARTZ civilisation today. The merger of Bülow & Consorten and QVARTZ is the result of 18 months of close cooperation and joint project work. We share the same values, quality standards and ambitions for growth, and together we will form a joint brand. Learn more.

Leaders of tomorrow need to inspire, not command

In the latest edition of the Djøf magazine (a Danish trade union for academics), QVARTZ Co-founder Torsten Hvidt discusses leadership, management consulting, fighter pilots and what followership is all about.

Fun in the sun

The sun always seems to shine that one day in May when QVARTZ’ annual Soccer Challenge is played out in Copenhagen. This year was no exception, and we spent a great (and hot) day together with courageous players and onlookers from some of the most audacious professional services firms around. Congrats BCG for winning the whole shebang! Check out the video for more.

Axcel acquires Nissens

QVARTZ is proud to be the advising partners of leading Danish private equity fund Axcel on the acquisition of Nissens, a market-leading manufacturer of cooling solutions in the automotive aftermarket and wind space. Learn more.

New public sector specialist

We are happy to announce that Ellen Dalsgaard Zdravkovic has joined QVARTZ’ Team Public as a Manager. Ellen comes from a position as VP at ATP, where she has been a central part of the Operations Management team. She has been with ATP since 2005, including a three-year break where she lived with her family in Princeton, USA, doing MBA courses.

Johan the champ

One of Johan Lemchen's greatest passions in life is good food and wine – especially in the company of family and friends, and he also loves a good game of golf, preferably in the Scottish highlands. This Monday, Johan celebrated his 50th birthday, and today, he was...

A decade of Christian

Today marks Christian Sparrevohn’s 10-year anniversary in QVARTZ, and our Copenhagen office boasts the largest and prettiest cake around. Having studied at Harvard, worked extensively for a well-known American consultancy and read three tons of modern American literature, one would expect Christian to be less Scandinavian than he truly is, but his strong set of values is what makes him one of the most cherished compañeros in the entire QVARTZ civilisation.

Qvartzopoly

“I already knew that working in consulting is highly dynamic, but engaging with the QVARTZ team and playing the QVARTZOPOLY game gave me concrete examples of what consulting is like on a practical level”, says Cecilie Olesen, MSc student in Strategic Management Psychology at University College London.

Game on!

It turned out to be yet a truly iconic QVARTZ Soccer Challenge in Copenhagen. Today, 12 teams went head to head at the soccer field. A big thanks to all of those who joined us. And congratulations to BCG who took home the trophy. See you all next year!

Sweden’s finest

National glory and honour were at stake last Friday when 44 Industrial Engineering and Management students competed in the finals of the prestigious I-Case Challenge – a national case competition for the five biggest technical universities in Sweden. At the impressive campus of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, six QVARTZ consultants spent the day judging the teams’ very well-prepared and convincing presentations. Back at our office in Birger Jarlsgatan, the winning team of each class was celebrated with refreshing bubbles before we all headed out for dinner in central Stockholm. A big congrats to team KTH who won the whole shebang along the bragging rights until next year’s I-Case Challenge.