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The Role of the MCA

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the voice of UK consulting sector. The MCA is the representative body for the UK consulting sector and has been at the heart of the industry for over 60 years.

Our trade association is dedicated to supporting member interests and promoting the value of consultancy to the private and public sector, the media and the general public.

We speak on behalf of firms of all sizes and specialisms to promote and defend this diverse sector and champion the positive force of consulting in the UK. The MCA also supports all segments of the sector with valuable member services and events.

MCA Members

The MCA has a wide membership base and its members include PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and IBM as well many other medium size firms and small specialist consultancies. The MCA has existed since 1956 and our aim is to strengthen the MCA and Young MCA membership base whilst maintaining high quality members and upholding principles of Consulting Excellence.

MCA member companies represent over 60% of the UK consulting industry and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and large parts of the public sector. We also help promote consultancy as an attractive career destination for school leavers and graduates through our Young MCA network.

MCA Committees

The MCA brings together member firms at events and committee meetings throughout the year to discuss key issues affecting the consulting sector. Every year we host two meetings for all our members – our MCA Council AGM followed by a dinner afterwards. We usually invite guest speakers to these events and meetings and these have included government ministers, business experts and other keynote speakers. We also have a committee dedicated to our SME members which meets four times a year and provides a forum for members to discuss and learn how to develop and grow their businesses. Find out more about the full range of MCA Committees, including our MCA Communications Committee, our SME Committee, and the Young MCA.

MCA Awards

Every year we host the prestigious MCA Awards which promotes the very best of consulting operating in the UK. The event in March is attended by the leading consulting firms across the sector, government officials, clients and media representatives. Find out more about the MCA Awards here.

MCA Policy and Research Work

The MCA works closely with external stakeholders, the media and government to ensure the voice of consulting is heard on key issues and in policy debates. We regularly meet with government representatives and officials and the MCA is also a member of the Professional Services Business Council. We also produce and publish industry surveys and the MCA Annual report which provides the latest statistics and data on the UK consulting sector.

Our aim is to enhance understanding about how the consulting sector operates in the UK and the benefits it can bring to both public and private sector organisations.

 

The MCA’s Chief Executive is Tamzen Isacsson and the MCA team is based at our offices in central London. The MCA Board includes representatives from the big four companies as well as representatives from larger and smaller consulting firms. All members meet twice a year at the MCA AGM and Council in Central London.