London: The management consultants business of multinational design and engineering group Atkins has joined the MCA (Management Consultancies Association). Geoff Kneen, Group Managing Director, said, "Companies in the public and private sector continue to be under pressure to run their operations to a high standard, at the same time as being cost effective. As management consultants we believe we can play a vital role in helping them achieve these goals. Through our membership of the Association, we look forward to actively participating in the continuing development of the sector and maximising the value of what our clients do." At this year's MCA Awards, Atkins won both the Change Management in the Public Sector Award for its work with Network Rail, and the Change Management Consultant of the Year Award.