Echelon helps reward this year’s best change management programme

From: Echelon
Published: Wed Jun 17 2009

In April 1986, McCarthy was a 29 year old journalist on his first foreign assignment with Worldwide Television News in Lebanon. On his way to Beirut airport to catch a return flight to London, his car was ambushed and he was kidnapped.

McCarthy was released in August 1991 after 1,943 days in captivity - the longest of any British hostage in Lebanon. Since his release, he has returned to writing and broadcasting and is increasingly interested in using the insight he acquired through his experience as a captive to help others understand issues such as motivation, communication and teamwork as well as courage and the will to survive.

Alistair Morrison, Echelon’s CEO, commented: "We’re delighted to be sponsoring an award that highlights best practice in the field of change management – an area in which we have a great deal of expertise and experience, working with organisations as diverse as Festival Housing Association in the Midlands, Ulster Bus in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Borders Council.

I’m looking forward to handing over the award to this year’s ‘Best change management programme’ award winner. Managing change is difficult to do at the best of times but to do so effectively in the current economic climate deserves extra special recognition – which this award does."

Those shortlisted for this year’s Training Journal ‘Best change management programme’ award are Tendering for Contracts Ltd; London Underground; BT (BT Operate); Safestore plc; Salix Homes, and Morgan Est plc.


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Media contact: Bob Little Tel + 44 (0)1727 860405; Email:

Sales contact: Alistair Morrison Tel + 44 (0)20 8568 1500; Email:

About Echelon Learning Ltd

Echelon is an organisation development consultancy with a 20-year track record of delivering targeted communication, training and performance support solutions that really make a difference to corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations and professional bodies.

The company helps its clients create and sustain improved operational performance by developing high levels of employee engagement and competence that leverage their ability to achieve outstanding results, particularly in times of change.

Echelon publishes a wide range of business and management solutions that offer job support and lifelong career development:

Clients include:

Channel Tunnel Rail Link
London Overground Rail (LOROL)
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
Department of Work and Pensions
Festival Housing Association
Royal Town Planning Institute
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