The ENGINUITY Competition forms part of the
Mercury Engineering Graduate Development Programme.
It enables the graduates to consolidate their learning and experience acquired to date, and apply business acumen in a competitive simulation exercise designed to challenge leadership and management skills, by putting them in the 'hot seat' running their own global construction contracting business.
8 teams took part in the Competition, and are competed for 8 rounds against computer-simulated companies,
and then a further 4 rounds 'head to head' against each other from October 2019 until February 2020.
The final league table
The story, period by period
Comparative assessment of all teams
|THE FINAL RESULT: "Veni, vidi, vici!"|
"I Came, I Saw, I Conquered". Way back in history, Julius Caesar's sent those famous words in a message back to the Roman Senate in recognition of an overwhelming victory. And so it was for "MEC Ltd" who extended their lead at the top of the table in the final round to nearly 200 points to deservedly become the Mercury Engineering Enginuity 2019 Champions with an impressive finishing score of 1,969 pts, and their success owed much to them demonstrating one of the guiding principles in running a successful business, consistency, having led the competition since period 10.
Behind the Champions "D's & C's only" held onto the Runners Up spot despite a 1% decline, but they were pushed all the way by "BDM Construction", who climbed one place to 3rd after posting the best results in the final round, 7% growth, with "GOVAM" slipping back one place to 4th. Encouragingly at the wrong end of the table both "EcoAegis" and "Four + One" finished strongly, and looked set for a resurgence if the competition had continued.
In the final analysis every team finished with stronger, more sustainable companies than when they took over in period 5, a testament to the skill and application shown by the management teams in what was a roller coaster of a journey through 3 simulated years of management.