10 Principles of Strategy through Execution

10 Principles of Strategy through Execution

These ten principles - derived from our experience working with global business - can help you build strong links between strategy and execution now and in the years to come.

find out more >

Industry Trends

Industry Trends

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2017 and beyond.

find out more >

2016 Global Innovation 1000

2016 Global Innovation 1000

The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
find out more >

Connected car report 2016

The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already under way. Who will cross the finish line successfully, and where exactly that finish line is, remains to be seen.

explore the report >

Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out more >

Thriving on disruption
The design and engineering (D&E) industry in the UK is going through a period of rising revenues but declining profits. What most D&E firms need is a strategic plan for achieving scale that comes from investing in assets and acquisitions that will strengthen the areas where the company excels.
Strategy& UK AutoIndex
This year the UK automotive industry health is, according to our new measure, at its highest ever, having enjoyed sustained improvement for several years.Our latest Strategy& AutoIndex provides a comprehensive view of the health of the UK automotive sector.
Business Beyond Brexit
Negotiations on the U.K.’s split from the European Union could take years. Instead of waiting, enterprise leaders should rethink their strategies now.
Banking’s Biggest Hurdle
Why coherent institutions were the first to rebound after the financial crisis.
A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies
It is time for pharmaceutical companies to restructure their operating models in a way that brings all of these interdependent functions together. They need to build the organisation around critical teams ― learn more in our latest study.
Fashion’s way forward
For Western fashion companies, the last few years have provided a sobering reminder of the perils of making the wrong investments. Many of them are struggling with the resulting high fixed costs and diminished retail store productivity. Our latest Strategy& report outlines measures to turn these challenges into opportunities.
Catalyst or threat?
The adoption of the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) has set the stage for open banking in Europe. Read on to learn more about how companies can and should respond.
Connecting with the customer
Three global trends are reshaping travel distribution business models and threaten to weaken the connection between airlines and their customers. One of these trends is changing customer behaviour as consumers in mature markets like the U.K. embrace online channels for search and booking
2016 Global Innovation 1000 - Automotive industry focus
Automotive companies are amongst the world's largest innovators shifting the focus of their R&D investments from products to software and services. Strategy& Partners Mark Couttie and Rich Parkin discuss the findings from Strategy&'s 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study with PwC's Partner Neil Philpott.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
Alison Baker, PwC UK and EMEA Head of Oil and Gas, talks to Adrian del Maestro and Rui Almeida of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, about the ongoing transformation in the global natural gas market and the implications for the industry players.
Connected car report 2016
The race is on to succeed in the connected car market, as rapid technological advances and a fast-growing market continue to trigger shake-ups in the automotive industry.
Strategy That Works mini-book
Strategy doesn’t connect to execution. Our latest book, Strategy That Works, explains why and how to bridge the gap.
The era of digitised trucking
The advent of the digital truck will completely transform how freight is transported on the world’s highways. New technologies will enable trucks to move guided by a wealth of information from transportation infrastructure and other vehicles ─ this will improve utilisation through remote maintenance, increase efficiency, and boost safety.
The marketer's dilemma
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Payment for results - the new vogue
Strategy& UK Partners David Lancefield and Carlo Gagliardi feature in the Harvard Business Review discussing the challenges and opportunities in payment-by-results.
Only the innovative survive
Growth in retail is no longer dependent solely on the quality of the product, the loyalty of the customer, or past success. In this report we examine the European retail scene with fresh data from the Netherlands, Britain, France, and Germany.
Catalyst or threat?
The state of financial services digitization in the European market and how financial services institutions should adapt to a new Payments Services Directive (PSD2) that will regulate third party payment providers and foster innovation across Europe.
Strategy& European Banking Outlook 2016
European banks need to drastically transform their business models to become sustainably profitable and earn their costs of equity. Read three innovative strategic options for what traditional banks could become in this report.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players will need to adjust their operating models. But they can succeed by carving out a focused value proposition and developing the capabilities to deliver it.
The right CDO for your company's future
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
2015 CEO Success study
This year we found that UK CEO turnover is at a record high of 19%.
Turning around investment banking
Global banks have faced a series of challenges over the last several years. In particular, the operating environment for the investment banking industry has changed fundamentally and substantially impacted its long-term profitability.
2016 Financial Services Trends
FinTech startups are disrupting the financial-services industry. To respond effectively, incumbents must create new business ecosystems.
2016 Oil and Gas Trends
The oil and gas sector is going through one of the most transformative periods in its history. Navigating change of this scale will require smart, strategic judgment on the part of O&G company leaders.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
The 2015 Global Omnichannel Retail Index
High mobile penetration and retailers making investments into omnichannel shopping experiences ensure U.K. is a retail powerhouse. 
Japanese pharma in Cambridge, London, Oxford, and South East of England
Collaborating for success in the UK pharmaceuticals industry.
Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency." and deep dive into operating cost, revenue, EBITDA and passenger numbers between 2010 and 2014 for selected European airports in Strategy&'s latest benchmarking study of European airport operators.

 

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

#StrategyThatWorks

A central Great Britain railway agency engaged Strategy& to help ensure the Great Britain rail industry is prepared to realise its strategic and technical vision. See how we helped.
Strategic and well executed alliances can be game changers in business performance. See how we equipped our client with the tools to make the right decisions at the right stage to ensure they gain competitive advantage.

Our clients and our work

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

read more >

10 Principles of Strategy through Execution

10 Principles of Strategy through Execution

These ten principles - derived from our experience working with global business - can help you build strong links between strategy and execution now and in the years to come.

find out more >

Industry Trends

Industry Trends

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2017 and beyond.

find out more >

2016 Global Innovation 1000

2016 Global Innovation 1000

The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
find out more >

Connected car report 2016

The race to build the fully connected car, and ultimately the completely autonomous vehicle, is already under way. Who will cross the finish line successfully, and where exactly that finish line is, remains to be seen.

explore the report >

Strategy& creates strategy that works.

Strategy that starts with your greatest strengths and builds in execution at every step.

find out more >

Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out more >

 

Strategy That Works

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

#StrategyThatWorks

 


What’s new

Thriving on disruption
February 24, 2017  
The design and engineering (D&E) industry in the UK is going through a period of rising revenues but declining profits. What most D&E firms need is a strategic plan for achieving scale that comes from investing in assets and acquisitions that will strengthen the areas where the company excels.
Strategy& UK AutoIndex
February 3, 2017  
This year the UK automotive industry health is, according to our new measure, at its highest ever, having enjoyed sustained improvement for several years.Our latest Strategy& AutoIndex provides a comprehensive view of the health of the UK automotive sector.
Banking’s Biggest Hurdle
January 16, 2017  
Why coherent institutions were the first to rebound after the financial crisis.
Business Beyond Brexit
January 19, 2017  
Negotiations on the U.K.’s split from the European Union could take years. Instead of waiting, enterprise leaders should rethink their strategies now.
A critical makeover for pharmaceutical companies
January 10, 2017  
It is time for pharmaceutical companies to restructure their operating models in a way that brings all of these interdependent functions together. They need to build the organisation around critical teams ― learn more in our latest study.
Fashion’s way forward
November 29, 2016  
For Western fashion companies, the last few years have provided a sobering reminder of the perils of making the wrong investments. Many of them are struggling with the resulting high fixed costs and diminished retail store productivity. Our latest Strategy& report outlines measures to turn these challenges into opportunities.
Catalyst or threat?
November 25, 2016  
The adoption of the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) has set the stage for open banking in Europe. Read on to learn more about how companies can and should respond.
Connecting with the customer
November 15, 2016  
Three global trends are reshaping travel distribution business models and threaten to weaken the connection between airlines and their customers. One of these trends is changing customer behaviour as consumers in mature markets like the U.K. embrace online channels for search and booking
2016 Global Innovation 1000 - Automotive industry focus
November 11, 2016  
Automotive companies are amongst the world's largest innovators shifting the focus of their R&D investments from products to software and services. Strategy& Partners Mark Couttie and Rich Parkin discuss the findings from Strategy&'s 2016 Global Innovation 1000 Study with PwC's Partner Neil Philpott.
2015 CEO Success study
April 30, 2016  
This year we found that UK CEO turnover is at a record high of 19%.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
October 12, 2016  
Alison Baker, PwC UK and EMEA Head of Oil and Gas, talks to Adrian del Maestro and Rui Almeida of Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, about the ongoing transformation in the global natural gas market and the implications for the industry players.
Connected car report 2016
October 6, 2016  
The race is on to succeed in the connected car market, as rapid technological advances and a fast-growing market continue to trigger shake-ups in the automotive industry.
Strategy That Works mini-book
September 21, 2016  
Strategy doesn’t connect to execution. Our latest book, Strategy That Works, explains why and how to bridge the gap.
The era of digitised trucking
September 19, 2016  
The advent of the digital truck will completely transform how freight is transported on the world’s highways. New technologies will enable trucks to move guided by a wealth of information from transportation infrastructure and other vehicles ─ this will improve utilisation through remote maintenance, increase efficiency, and boost safety.
Payment for results - the new vogue
September 5, 2016  
Strategy& UK Partners David Lancefield and Carlo Gagliardi feature in the Harvard Business Review discussing the challenges and opportunities in payment-by-results.
The marketer's dilemma
September 6, 2016  
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Only the innovative survive
August 17, 2016  
Growth in retail is no longer dependent solely on the quality of the product, the loyalty of the customer, or past success. In this report we examine the European retail scene with fresh data from the Netherlands, Britain, France, and Germany.
Catalyst or threat?
August 11, 2016  
The state of financial services digitization in the European market and how financial services institutions should adapt to a new Payments Services Directive (PSD2) that will regulate third party payment providers and foster innovation across Europe.
Strategy& European Banking Outlook 2016
July 11, 2016  
European banks need to drastically transform their business models to become sustainably profitable and earn their costs of equity. Read three innovative strategic options for what traditional banks could become in this report.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
July 6, 2016  
With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players will need to adjust their operating models. But they can succeed by carving out a focused value proposition and developing the capabilities to deliver it.
The right CDO for your company's future
June 2, 2016  
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
Turning around investment banking
April 3, 2016  
Global banks have faced a series of challenges over the last several years. In particular, the operating environment for the investment banking industry has changed fundamentally and substantially impacted its long-term profitability.
2016 Financial Services Trends
February 11, 2016  
FinTech startups are disrupting the financial-services industry. To respond effectively, incumbents must create new business ecosystems.
2016 Oil and Gas Trends
January 21, 2016  
The oil and gas sector is going through one of the most transformative periods in its history. Navigating change of this scale will require smart, strategic judgment on the part of O&G company leaders.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
January 19, 2016  
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
The 2015 Global Omnichannel Retail Index
November 19, 2015  
High mobile penetration and retailers making investments into omnichannel shopping experiences ensure U.K. is a retail powerhouse. 
Japanese pharma in Cambridge, London, Oxford, and South East of England
October 30, 2015  
Collaborating for success in the UK pharmaceuticals industry.
September 14, 2015  
Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency." and deep dive into operating cost, revenue, EBITDA and passenger numbers between 2010 and 2014 for selected European airports in Strategy&'s latest benchmarking study of European airport operators.

 

Client impact

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

A central Great Britain railway agency engaged Strategy& to help ensure the Great Britain rail industry is prepared to realise its strategic and technical vision. See how we helped.
Strategic and well executed alliances can be game changers in business performance. See how we equipped our client with the tools to make the right decisions at the right stage to ensure they gain competitive advantage.

 

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