London: Projects and consultants from 30 separate management consulting firms feature in the shortlist for this year's Management Consultancies Association Awards.
Topping the lists for most shortlisted project and individual categories are PwC with 12, Ernst & Young with seven, and Deloitte with seven. Competing against established global consultancies are many of the UK's top specialist and smaller consultancies.
The shortlist includes some exciting new categories for both consulting projects and outstanding individual consultants. These include two new project categories for Commercial Excellence and Social and Environmental Value, and two individual awards for Young Consultant of the Year and Consultant of the Year. In addition, the MCA has this year created an award for the Best New Consultancy Firm.
Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented, "Following a record level of entries, this year's MCA Awards shortlist illustrates the wide range of consultancy and individual expertise — whose quality of work has been recognised for delivering value to organisations on both a domestic and global scale. Our expert panel of judges will assess each entry shortly, and we looking forward to showcasing all of the projects at our awards dinners in April."
Winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner, held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on 18 April 2013. 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.