London: The main event in the UK's consulting calendar continues to attract a rich diversity of management consulting firms and consultants — with 30 separate firms shortlisted for the 2015 MCA Awards. The awards evening will take place on Thursday 23 April. Winners are decided by an independent panel of expert judges.
The new award for the Best Use of Thought Leadership by a consulting firm has attracted a lot of attention, with eight different firms shortlisted for this coveted prize.
The Big Four accountancy firms lead the way collectively with 48 shortlisted projects and individual consultants — PwC with 18, EY with 13, KPMG with 12, and Deloitte with five. Many of the UK's specialist consulting firms are also fighting it out with the larger consultancies to win one of the prestigious awards.
Entries are put forward by consultancies and their clients, who include many of the largest and most significant UK companies and organisations. Winners in 2014 included Jaguar Landrover, Lloyds Banking Group, Transport for London and John Lewis.
Hugely important projects to drive efficiencies and change in the public sector have also been shortlisted this year, including work for local authorities, central government departments, NHS Scotland, and for both the Metropolitan Police and the Police Service in Northern Ireland.
Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented:
"We have had so much interest in this year's awards from firms of all sizes, and to be shortlisted already recognises that these projects rank alongside the absolute best in the UK and overseas. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted, and we look forward to celebrating everyone's successes in April."