• The Awards presenter is announced as Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond 
  • 60 independent judges will mark all the entries and judge individual and project categories 
  • Finalists reception to be held at Kensington Palace in September 

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) has announced that 45 leading consulting firms and hundreds of talented consultants of all ages and backgrounds will be competing for this year’s prestigious awards. The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond will be the guest presenter for the MCA Awards 2024 in the Autumn which will again be hosted at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. All projects and individuals shortlisted for the finals will be able to attend an exclusive event at the newly restored Orangery at Kensington Palace in September. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and dinner taking place in London on Tuesday 15th October attended by the management consultancy sector and key stakeholders including Government, national media, and major client organisations. 

The MCA Awards continues to recognise the transformational work the management consulting sector is delivering for society and the economy as well as championing the diverse individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are having a significant impact in their careers. Over 45 leading consulting firms are participating this year from across the MCA membership and there is a large number of non members competing for the prized Best New Consultancy Award. The MCA Awards this year have received strong submissions across all categories and from a variety of firms including small, medium and large sized consulting firms. The independent judging panel has also expanded with new judges including Baroness Tanni Grey-Thomson; broadcaster Matt Frei and Deputy Business Editor for The Times, Tracey Boles. Judges mark the entries with no knowledge or information about the name or size of the firm entering or the individual names and the finalists will be announced on the MCA website on Monday 20th May.  

 Guest presenter, The Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond, was Member of Parliament for Richmond for 26 years. A prominent political leader for more than 20 years, he served as Leader of the Conservative Party and as Foreign Secretary. After announcing his intention to step down, he concluded his political career as First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons. In four years as Foreign Secretary, he dealt with a turbulent period encompassing wars in Libya and Syria, withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Ukraine crisis, the struggle against terrorism and relations with Europe. He expanded Britain’s diplomatic network and placed a renewed emphasis on export success. He was also responsible for two of Britain’s intelligence agencies and visited more countries than any Foreign Secretary in history. 

 Tamzen Isacsson, MCA Chief Executive, said:  

 “The MCA Awards are a key opportunity for our industry to come together with clients and to champion the results we deliver driving economic growth and productivity across the public and private sector. Our industry plays an important convening power in our economy working with clients across all sectors to drive innovation, new technology adoption and sustainability solutions. We are fortunate to employ some of the most talented individuals in our society working in many diverse sectors and we wish everyone the best of luck in their awards submissions.”  

The MCA Awards 2024 timeline is as follows:  

Friday 15 March 2024  Deadline for submission of written entries 
Monday 20 May 2024  Finalists announced on MCA Website  
 June/July 2024   Interviews of Finalist Entries  


September 2024  Finalists Drinks Reception at The Orangery, Kensington Palace 
Tuesday 15 October 2024  Awards Ceremony & Dinner at Grosvenor Hotel  
October 2024  Awards Supplement in The Times  

Overall, for 2024, there are 25 award categories with 10 individual awards and 12 project awards as well as an award for Best New Consultancy, The Times Consultant of the Year and Project of the Year. Full details including information on ticket and table bookings for the event taking place at the Grosvenor House in London can be found at www.mca.org.uk/mca-awards. 

For sponsorship details please contact Natalie.Mendez@mca.org.uk