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Odesma joins the MCA

—15 March 2018
—Odesma offers a new breed of procurement advisory

The MCA is delighted to announce that Odesma is the latest management consulting firm to join the Association.

Odesma was founded in 2014 by Steve Trainor, Ed Cross and Nick Ford. They decided they could change the world of procurement by introducing their ‘Cloud Principles’, allowing them to provide access to the best expertise and talent in any industry whenever and wherever it is needed. Odesma offers procurement as a service by bringing together leading subject matter expertise, technology, governance and leadership in a way that is tailored to the needs of any client organisation.

Nick Ford, Executive Director at Odesma, said:

"Odesma are delighted to be new members of the MCA; it is as a privilege to be part of the consulting industry’s premier association. We are looking forward to working with other members to develop the profession further, to share best practices in the industry and to encourage younger candidates into the consulting profession. Odesma’s focus is procurement and supply chain and we will be also looking to collaborate with other members to bring business value to our customers."

Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA said:

“Odesma are a very welcome addition to the MCA’s membership. Their passion for procurement, the industry and their commitment to the values of Consulting Excellence were strongly evident throughout their application. They clearly see the value of joining the industry body at a time when we are working hard to boost the standing of consultancy and increase our services to members. We look forward to introducing the Odesma team to our wider membership, and their contribution to our future activities.”

The MCA's member companies comprise over 50 per cent of the UK consulting industry in fee income, employ around 45,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. Through the Consulting Excellence scheme, all members are committed to highest standards of ethical behaviour, client service and value, and professionalism.

More information on Odesma can be found at


Media Contact:

George Tresnan

Marketing and Communications Manager

Management Consultancies Association


Tel: 0207 645 7953

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA):

The MCA is the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms. For 60 years, the MCA has been the voice of the consulting industry, promoting the value of consulting to business, the public sector, media commentators and the general public.

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