Chartered Management Consultant Award: Recognising Diversity and Inclusion in Consulting


The ChMC accreditation is a valuable asset to consulting firms that value diversity and inclusion (D&I) as it provides a structured and rigorous approach to developing the skills and knowledge required to deliver on D&I. In an ever-changing and diverse world, Chartered Management Consultants (ChMC) are in high demand to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients, Lynne Hamilton, Principal Consultant at Mott MacDonald, explains.

“The Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) accreditation is not only a valuable recognition of expertise, but it is also a symbol of an organisation’s commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. At Mott MacDonald, our purpose and values have always driven our approach to D&I, making ChMC a natural fit for us.”

D&I is at the heart of who we are and what we do. As a global management, engineering, and development consultancy firm, we recognise the importance of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, not only because it’s the right thing to do but also because it’s essential for our business.

Our commitment to D&I is reflected in our workforce, which is made up of people from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. We believe that diversity of thought and experience is key to delivering innovative solutions and achieving our business goals. That’s why we are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, supported, and included.

As a ChMC-accredited organisation, we have integrated the ChMC competencies into our consulting practices, changing the way our consultants behave when working with clients. Through the competencies, our consultants have become more aware of their biases and are better equipped to promote D&I in their work.

For instance, the competencies cover a wide range of topics related to diversity and inclusion, such as understanding unconscious bias and creating inclusive team cultures. By incorporating these competencies into our training programmes and professional development opportunities, we are empowering our consultants to become agents of change and drive better outcomes for our clients.

“ChMC accreditation has given us a framework to ensure that our consultants are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver on this important aspect of our work and has also provided a common language for our consultants to understand and promote diversity and inclusion, which has helped to embed D&I into our culture and our way of working. We believe that ChMC accreditation is a valuable tool for any consultancy firm looking to embrace and promote D&I in all that they do. By becoming ChMC accredited, we are setting an example for our industry and demonstrating that diversity and inclusion are core competencies that drive business success.”

We recognise that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace requires ongoing effort and investment, and we are committed to continuing our efforts in this area. As the world becomes increasingly diverse and complex, we believe that the ChMC competencies will become even more critical in helping the consultancy industry deliver the best possible outcomes for their clients.

We are proud to say that D&I has become part of who we are and what we do at Mott MacDonald. We are confident that the ChMC accreditation will continue to play a crucial role in helping us and other organisations to deliver on this commitment in the years to come.

We strongly encourage other organisations to embrace Chartership, as it not only yields benefits for their clients and themselves in both the present and the future but also helps to promote diversity and inclusion, which can further enhance the value provided to clients.