Couravel was founded in 2001 by Mike Pounsford. Mike works internationally with leadership teams and specialists in HR, Communication and Organisation Development. His focus involves communication and engagement strategies, bringing strategy to life, and developing the organisation’s capability to lead change.
His work has won international recognition from industry groups such as the International Association of Business Communicators and from within organisations including the Global Gold Award for BAE Systems Chairman’s Award for Innovation – the first time a people and communication related project won this distinction.
Mike works with associates when required to support projects. These represent long-standing relationships with colleagues with similar or complementary skills.
Before setting up Couravel Mike worked at Towers Watson (Towers Perrin) and Alexander Consulting Group. In 1996 he founded Banner McBride - WPP Group’s first start up – working with the leadership of Enterprise IG and Hill & Knowlton to grow it to a team of 40 in London and New York in 5 years.
“Your strength is an unparalleled approach to relationships with your clients. I have never known an external team with such an ability to integrate into their client’s team - to a point where the relationships are seamless and the agenda vision and mission are as one. On this programme there was one team and one programme with each team member playing their part with no reference to the home company. Such a relationship with an external provider is unique in my experience and also very refreshing. This is not just a case of going the extra mile it's a case as going as many miles as it takes to reach the goal.”
Communications Director, BAE Systems
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