Undergraduate students from the School of the Built Environment took part in their own internal Enginuity Competition as part of their modules Enterprise Management in Construction and Development (BSc Construction Project Management) and Financial Appraisal and Commercial Management (BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management).
There were 12 teams competing over 8 rounds, or three simulated years, between October and November 2020.
The final league table
The story, period by period
Comparative assessment of all teams
|THE FINAL RESULT: "Timing is everything as 'Forefront Construction' emerge victorious!"|
There is an old saying that timing is everything, and that was demonstrated in dramatic style in the final round as "Forefront Construction" outperformed their nearest rivals with 8% growth to become the Oxford Brookes University Enginuity 2020 Champions with a finishing score of 1,521 pts. In the end the margin of victory of the Champions was decisive, 50 points from their nearest rivals, and their success owed much to them demonstrating one of the guiding principles in running a successful business, consistency, as they had led the table for 4 of the 8 rounds.
Behind the Champions previous leaders "Meow Meow" dropped back one place to finish Runners Up, and "Team nr2" held onto 3rd spot. Further down the table it was a tough final round for many teams, with 3 failing to win any new work, but one of the teams that did post positive growth, "How To Lose Money", defied their team name and were able to climb two places, and away from the foot of the table.
In the final analysis all of the teams 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 2 simulated years of management, with the second one particularly tough with the increased pressure to win new work.