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—Become part of the UK consulting community

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. Its member companies comprise around 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape.

Membership of the MCA offers many benefits, from strengthening your reputation as a key player in the industry, to giving you a voice, providing access to valuable industry data and research, building your network and developing your team.

We work closely with our member firms to define our strategy. Through engagement with senior management, future leaders, young consultants, and marketing professionals in our member firms we are able to ensure the MCA effectively represents and meets the needs of the industry.

Membership of the MCA enables your firm to:

  • Demonstrate your firm's credibility - through the MCA's Code of Practice
  • Strengthen your brand - through MCA marketing and use of the MCA Accredited Firm logo
  • Showcase your expertise - through winning awards and contributing to reports
  • Access valuable industry data and research - through the MCA's highly respected reports
  • Build your network - through insight, training and networking events
  • Shape the future of the industry - through getting involved in our work and lobbying
  • Develop your team - through training and events
  • Access advice - through the MCA team

The MCA focuses on delivering value to members in three key areas:

  • Voice of the Industry
  • Professionalism
  • Member Engagement

Voice of the Industry

The MCA provides a platform for members to engage in public debate with business and government on topical issues. Our activities include reports, policy papers, events and articles, giving members an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and showcase best practice. Members are also invited to contribute via working groups which allow experts from member firms to debate issues and develop new thinking for the industry.

The MCA achieves significant press coverage for its reports and insights, and it is highly respected as an authoritative source of commentary on not only the industry but wider business and public sector issues. We have strong relationships with journalists in the national press, broadcast, and the relevant trades.

The MCA frequently holds meetings with government bodies and parliamentarians to communicate the value of the industry, contribute to debate, and represent the interests of the UK consulting industry.

Professionalism 
All firms have to meet stringent entry criteria to become MCA members, and are audited periodically to ensure that these high standards are maintained. This ensures that MCA membership is a true badge of quality that helps MCA members to stand out from the competition. The MCA Code of Practice summarises the standards a client can expect from an MCA member.

The MCA Industry Report, the flagship report of the MCA's industry research programme, is produced annually and is the most authoritative source of information on the management consulting industry in the UK. The MCA produces comment and statistical information relating to the consulting industry throughout the year.

The MCA Awards have been recognising the very best that the UK Management Consulting Industry has to offer for over 19 years. The MCA Awards will recognise both the most successful consultant/client projects, and the most outstanding individual consultants, and are open to both non-member firms as well as members. Members benefit from member reductions for entry and dinner tickets. The finale of the awards is a black tie event each April.

Member Engagement
The MCA’s events programme facilitates knowledge sharing and collaboration between member firms, with a series of high quality events and networking groups including the Annual Debate, Council Dinners, and the Awards Dinner. The MCA also runs a number of networking groups including the Young MCA, HR Academy Forum, the Comms Network and the SME Network.

For any queries/questions about MCA Membership please contact Alice Newton, Head of Membership (alice.newton@mca.org.uk / 0207 645 7954)

 

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