London: Transformation consultancy Moorhouse is the third consulting firm to join the UK's MCA (Management Consultancies Association) in the last month.
Moorhouse joins Private Public (PPL) Ltd, and ASE Consulting as the latest recruits to the UK consulting industry's representative body.
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA says he is wary of drawing general conclusions from this burst of recruitment, but does welcome it as a positive sign.
"It is rather like the recent extreme weather events — it is too soon to tell what they mean. But I do hope this does signal an industry that is more self-confident and more positive about the future", he says.
He argues that firms that came through the recessionary traumas of 2009-10 now want to "make their mark" and see a clear interest in working with a stronger trade body.
London-based Moorhouse works with FTSE 250 clients across a wide range of sectors, as well as government and public sector organisations, to ensure that their critical change programmes deliver sustainable benefits.
The company's outstanding work with BT to change the way the telecommunications giant outsourced its billing operations globally was rewarded with the 2011 MCA Award for best international project.
Stephen Vinall, Managing Director of Moorhouse, said, "As a consultancy that has always been dedicated to providing best practice service to our clients and improving standards of project and programme management in the UK, we are delighted to become part of an organisation with such a strong reputation for promoting professionalism within the consulting industry."
Leaman added, "Moorhouse is a strong and growing firm, with a special strength in project management and helping clients to implement change. Its track record of quality work with many of the UK's most important and successful organisations means that we are delighted to welcome Moorhouse to the MCA."