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30 firms on MCA Awards 2014 short list - PwC leads the field with 13

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London: A rich diversity of management consulting firms and consultants has been shortlisted for this year's UK MCA Awards — with over 30 separate firms making the prestigious shortlist.

The Big Four professional services firms lead the way with the most shortlisted projects and individual consultants — with PwC with 13, EY with eight and both Deloitte and KPMG with six each. Many of the UK's specialist consulting firms are also fighting it out with the larger consultancies to win one of these prestigious awards.

Significant NHS and infrastructure projects have been shortlisted this year. For instance in infrastructure, work for Network Rail, The Highways Agency, and Transport for London has been recognised. NHS projects include work for NHS England, Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, and the Department for Health.

Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented, "These awards recognise the absolute best in the work that the UK's consulting firms do with their clients. We require the projects to demonstrate a great return on investment and to be outstanding in their field. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted!"

The 2014 MCA Awards shortlist:

Best New Consultancy

  • Elix-IRR
  • Gulland Padfield
  • Prederi

Change Management in the Private Sector

  • BearingPoint with TNS
  • Boxwood with Guardian News and Media
  • Q5 with
  • Quest Worldwide with ConocoPhillips
  • PwC with Urenco

Change Management in the Public Sector

  • Atkins with Network Rail
  • Capita with States of Jersey
  • EY with Network Rail
  • KPMG with DCMS — BDUK
  • PwC with NHS England

Commercial Excellence

  • Capita with Staffordshire County Council
  • Efficio with Network Rail
  • Elix-IRR with Standard Bank
  • Hudson & Yorke and PA Consulting Group with Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • PA Consulting with National Savings and Investments
  • PwC with London Borough of Croydon

Customer Engagement

  • Gulland Padfield with NSL
  • Moorhouse with BT
  • PwC with Monsoon Accessorize
  • Finance & Risk Management
  • EY with Lloyds Banking Group: Project Verde
  • EY with Thomas Cook
  • PwC with Heineken
  • Sysdoc with Reed Elsevier


  • Atos Consulting with Pearson plc
  • BAE Systems Detica with Highways Agency
  • Capita with Gwynedd Council
  • CGI Consulting with Payments Council
  • Deloitte with Sony Picture Home Entertainment
  • IBM with Jaguar Landrover


  • Atos Consulting with Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Bearing Point with European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
  • PwC with UAE: Ministry of Interior


  • Arup with Transport for London
  • EY with Ministry of Justice

Performance Improvement in the Private Sector

  • Boxwood with Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions
  • Deloitte with Ladbrokes
  • EC Harris with Fulcrum
  • Moorhouse with BT
  • PwC with The Co-operative Food Group
  • BearingPoint (Trinity Horne) with Capita Life and Pensions

Performance Improvement in the Public Sector

  • Capita with Staffordshire County Council
  • EY with Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust
  • KPMG with University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Newton Europe with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Social & Environmental Value

  • Arup with WRAP on behalf of Green Construction Board
  • Deloitte with Elvis & Kresse
  • EY with Guidance for Internal Audit
  • Mott MacDonald with Department for Education (DfE)
  • PwC with The Forest Stewardship Council


  • Boxwood with Travelex
  • KPMG with Philip Morris International
  • Prederi with Department of Health
  • Propaganda with FMG


  • Atos Consulting with British Airways
  • Deloitte with John Lewis
  • EY with Lloyds Banking Group: Project Galaxy
  • IBM with Nationwide
  • PwC with Lehman Brothers

Individual Awards

  • Change Management Consultant of the Year
  • Tina Hughes, Atkins
  • Tim Yudin, CGI Consulting
  • Tricia Nelson, EY
  • Kim Hannon, Nine Feet Tall Ltd
  • Kay McCulloch, PwC

Human Resources Consultant of the Year

  • Michelle Dryden, Deloitte

Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year

  • Oliver Haywood, Atos Consulting
  • Dean Flavell, IBM
  • Rob Hortopp, KPMG
  • Jenny Etherton, PwC
  • Mark Hatton, PwC

Strategy Consultant of the Year

  • Daniel Burke, PwC

Technology Consultant of the Year

  • Nicholas Johnson, Atos Consulting
  • Maggie Buggie, Cap Gemini
  • Adam Woodhouse, KPMG
  • Shajhan Ali, KPMG
  • Paul Hutchinson, North Highland

Young Consultant of the Year

  • Sarah Scott, Atos Consulting
  • Henry Ellender, Bearing Point
  • Lucy Brackley, Deloitte
  • Sarah Collins, IBM
  • Aileen Davis, Nine Feet Tall Ltd
  • Jonathan Rigby, Q5

Winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner, to be held at the Park Plaza, Westminster, London on 24 April 2014. All the awards are judged by an independent expert panel of judges with experience of working in the private and public sectors, universities, consultancy and journalism.

Full details on the MCA Awards 2014 are available here.

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