London: 27 different management consulting firms have been shortlisted for The MCA (Management Consultancies Association) 2012 Awards.
The annual MCA Awards, organised in association with The Times newspaper, celebrate outstanding client-consultancy partnerships and projects, as well as the achievements of individual consultants. The 19 different award categories, plus two overall awards, the Platinum Award and The Times Award for Best Client-Consultant Relationship, are judged by a panel of high profile and independent judges; the 2012 panel includes Anna Mallet, controller of business strategy, BBC, Timothy Morris, professor of management studies, Oxford University, and Simon Walker, director general, Institute of Directors.
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA said, "The MCA Awards are the industry's benchmark for quality and excellence. All of the shortlisted entries show how clients and their consultancies create value for the British economy.
"The awards evening in April will be a showcase for the best performers in the private and public sectors — all of them supported by consulting of the highest quality."
The final winners will be announced at The MCA Awards ceremony on 19 April 2012 at the Hilton Hotel, on London's Park Lane. All award winning projects and consultants will be featured in a special supplement published by The Times.
The shortlisted firms and their clients are:
Change Management in the Private SectorBoxwood with GrosvenorDeloitte with Lloyd's Banking GroupQedis with MCBCQuest Worldwide with BarclaysPwC with Business Growth Fund
Change Management in the Public SectorDeloitte with IngeusiMPOWER with Coventry City CouncilMott MacDonald Department for Education and Islington Borough CouncilPwC with Scottish Government
Customer EngagementErnst & Young with BMWIBM with NationwideLOC Consulting with TruvoPropaganda with Clipper LogisticsTransform with Argos
EnvironmentArup with C40 Cities Climate Leadership GroupAtos with HMRC
Finance and Risk ManagementChallenge Consulting with Lloyd's Banking GroupKPMG with London Development AgencyKPMG with SSINavigant with AXA WealthPwC with Swiss Re
InnovationCSC with Marussia Virgin RacingDeloitte with London 2012 OlympicsKPMG with MusgravePA Consulting with Ministry of DefencePwC with British Land
InternationalBearingPoint with BP Southern AfricaDeloitte with PfizerKPMG with Alico InvestmentsPKF with Department for International Development
Operational Performance in the Private SectorArup with The Crown EstateDeloitte with Financial Services Compensation SchemeKPMG with NationwideTrinity Horne with Farrow and Ball
Operational Performance in the Public SectorArup with BBCBearingPoint with National Institute for Health ResearchCapita with West Sussex County CouncilEC Harris with Scottish WaterPwC with Newham University Hospitals NHS Trust
OutsourcingHudson & Yorke with BarclaysPA Consulting with The Highways Agency
PeopleDeloitte with National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's ServicesErnst & Young with ThinkForwardHay Group with Bombardier Transportation
StrategyArup with BAACorpra with CIMAErnst & Young with XeroxKPMG with I4
TechnologyAtos with YodelCSC with TelentDeloitte with CrossrailKPMG with Olympic Policing ACPOTransform with NHS Direct
Change Management Consultant of the YearDiana Barea, AccentureLauren McClelland, BearingPointGavin McAlpine, DeloitteRuth Whitfield, Ernst & YoungVicky Shillington, Qedis
HR Consultant of the YearParvinder Rehal, AccentureJohn Baddeley, DeloitteNina Kreyer, IBMMartin McDonnell, PwC
IT Consultant of the YearStephen Dyke, CSCPeter Osborne, LOC ConsultingMichael Orr, PwC
Marketing Consultant of the YearRod Kay, AccentureDaniel Dunleavy, Deloitte
Performance Improvement Consultant of the YearZoe Gilsenan, CapitaTas Hind, CSCRob Banham, PwCStewart Wilson, PwC
Strategy Consultant of the YearEtka Malhotra, AccentureSilvia Rindone, DeloitteChay Pearce-Cochrayne, Ernst & YoungCeline Herweijer, PwC