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Record entries for MCA Awards, up a fifth, as 41 companies battle it out

—06 December 2018
—The MCA is pleased to announce it has received a record number of entries for the 2019!

The MCA, the Management Consultancies Association, is pleased to announce it has received a record number of entries for the 2019 MCA Awards. 41 companies from across the breadth of the UK consulting sector have entered the competition this year, for both the individual and project awards.  A record number of submissions have been completed, up a fifth on the total number of entries received by the MCA last year.

A number of new award categories have been announced for this year including an Outstanding Achievement award and prizes for Team Leader, Thought Leader and an award for the Innovation Consultant of the Year. Changes and updates have also been made to the existing awards categories to keep them up to date and relevant with, most notably, a new award for Innovation in Digital and Technology.  Firms will also compete against each other for prizes which demonstrate how much change and transformation they have made in projects in the private and public sector. The MCA have also introduced a prize which recognises the core principles of Consulting Excellence and the winner in this category will have to demonstrate their commitment to, and understanding of, the practical implications of the Principles of Consulting Excellence.

The MCA Awards are now entering their 22nd year and provide a high profile platform to recognise the great achievements in consulting and to demonstrate its value to the UK economy and wider society. There are 21 categories in the 2019 MCA Awards: 12 project categories, 5 individual categories and 4 overall awards. Examples of successful projects can be found by looking at previous award winners on our website here.

The credibility of the MCA Awards depends on the authority, expertise and independence of our judging panel and process. The MCA has also announced the new judging panel for 2019. The full list can be seen here: 2019 Judges. The process of shortlisting will take place shortly and finalists for the MCA Awards will be announced early in the New Year. The Winner and Highly commended entries will be announced at a key industry event on Thursday 28th March 2019.

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the Management Consultancies Association said: “The MCA Awards provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the important work consultants do, both in teams and individually, on projects across the private and public sector. Judges have their work cut out for themselves and we can expect some long, intense judging sessions early in the New Year. It’s great to see a record amount of interest in this year’s awards and we are confident that the updates we have made will secure future interest in the MCA Awards and the winners.”

Tickets are available to purchase at an early bird rate here.

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Notes to Editors

 

The MCA are pleased to announce new 2019 categories:

PROJECTS

  • Change and Transformation in the Private Sector

Demonstration of a structured and sustainable transition from a current state to a desired state involving major, sometimes fundamental and far-reaching, changes in how an organisation does things, rather than merely the improved performance of existing processes.

  • Change and Transformation in the Public Sector

Demonstration of a structured and sustainable transition from a current state to a desired state involving major, sometimes fundamental and far-reaching, changes in how an organisation does things, rather than merely the improved performance of existing processes.

  • Customer Engagement and Marketing

Demonstration of successful engagement with customers through improved retention, increased brand awareness, or increased market penetration.

  • Innovation in Digital and Technology

Demonstration of the successful delivery of a project featuring an innovation in digital or disruptive technology.

INDIVIDUAL

  • Team Leader Consultant of the Year

Individual consultants may enter who can demonstrate exceptional performance in building and leading project teams of consultants and working effectively with clients in that role.

  • Thought Leader Consultant of the Year

This Award is open to consultants in any service line who have made a significant personal contribution to thought leadership in their specialist field.

  • Innovation Consultant of the Year

This Award will recognise an individual consultant who has demonstrated exceptional performance and effectiveness in the advancement of the application of new technologies, methodologies and approaches in business.

  • Outstanding Achievement

Consultants may enter who can demonstrate significant and sustained achievement over a number of years in their chosen field of consulting.

OVERALL

  • Consulting Excellence Firm of the Year

Demonstration of commitment to and understanding of the practical implications of the Principles of Consulting Excellence.

 

Join colleagues, clients and business leaders at what promises to be a spectacular evening, celebrating the hugely diverse and ever-evolving consulting industry. Tickets are available to purchase here.


The Management Consultancies Association (MCA):

The MCA is the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms. For over 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. The MCA's mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. The MCA's member companies comprise over 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ around 45,000 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. To see full list of current MCA members see link - https://www.mca.org.uk/consultancy_directory/

Compliance with the MCA's tough entry criteria and adherence to the principles of Consulting Excellence means that MCA member companies are widely acknowledged to provide high quality services to their clients. Many of their achievements are recognised in the annual MCA Awards.

Media Contact:

Jasmine Knight

Marketing and Communications Executive

Management Consultancies Association

Email: Jasmine.Knight@mca.org.uk

Tel: 0207 645 7953

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