Today sees the launch of Audire Consultants, offering clients a fresh, flexible and pragmatic approach to managing risk, particularly those confronted by major projects in complex and post-conflict environments.
‘Major investments represent major opportunities for those financing, building and operating them,’ says Audire founder and managing director Clare Bebbington. ‘But with these opportunities come risks. Some of the hardest to mitigate relate to the people affected by them - those who work on them, regulate them, fund them, secure them, live near them or who have a stake in their wider political, social and environmental impact.
‘Manage these risks well, and an enduring foundation of trust is built. Manage them badly and schedules are impacted, reputations damaged and value eroded.’
Audire - which means ‘to listen’ - offers strategic insight and pragmatic solutions to companies confronting these ‘non-technical’ issues and risks, based on its consultants’ successful track-record with some of the world’s biggest infrastructure projects in the world’s most challenging countries.
‘My experience in Central Asia and the Middle East has taught me that the most successful approach to managing these risks means exploiting all of the resources available to an organisation, whether it’s a company’s supply chain, recruitment, brand, corporate social responsibility, health, security, environmental or other activities - and of course, by aligning all of this to commercial imperatives.
‘At Audire, we not only understand that this integrated response to complex challenges is one that better offers benefits for all stakeholders, but we also know how to make it work on the ground, often in extremely challenging circumstances.
‘Above all, we hope to bring this blend of strategic insight and practical experience to meet our clients’ needs.’
For more information contact Clare Bebbington +447403006106