Lockton becomes Management Consultancies Association Gold Sponsor

The MCA represents around 70 per cent of the UK consulting sector, offering sponsors the opportunity to be associated with an attractive brand and an extremely important industry. Gold Sponsors are given exclusivity in their specialist area as well as a core package of branding opportunities and event participation.  They are also given first refusal on all sponsorship opportunities with MCA.

Lockton is the world’s largest, privately owned, independent insurance broker.  Founded in 1966 in the US, Lockton delivers seamless service across four continents to companies of all sizes as well as to individual clients.

Lockton will be sponsoring an MCA report on vendor risk management as well as a workshop for MCA members and their clients on the same subject.
Neil Nimmo, Executive Chairman at Lockton, commented,
“We see Gold Sponsorship as a means of strengthening our relationship with the UK consulting firms.  Effective risk management is currently a major concern for all organisations, but particularly for those who are contracting out or outsourcing business critical processes.  Both parties need to understand the risks and how to mitigate them.”

Alan Leaman, MCA Chief Executive, commented,
“We are delighted that Lockton has become an MCA Gold Sponsor and look forward to working with them on a number of projects.  Risk management is an important topic for consulting firms as well as their clients, particularly in the current economic climate.  Lockton offer experience and expertise in this area, and we welcome their support.”


For more information, please contact:

David Pippett
DWP Public Relations
Tel: 01225 833745 / Mobile: 07899 798197
Email: david@dwppublicrelations.co.uk
Hilary Downes
Press Officer
Management Consultancies Association
Tel: 020 7321 4810
Email: hilary.downes@mca.org.uk

For more information on MCA sponsorship or membership, please email sarah.taylor@mca.org.uk or call 07772 430999.

For more information on Lockton, please go to www.lockton.com

Note to Editors:

About Lockton
More than 3,800 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, surety and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From a modest, home-based insurance agency, Lockton has become the largest privately owned insurance broker in the world. It was founded by Jack Lockton in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, in 1966. 

Lockton International is a partner in EOS RISQ, Europe’s leading insurance broking and risk management consultancy.  Lockton Companies International Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. 

About the Management Consultancies Association
The MCA was formed in 1956 to represent the consultancy industry to its clients, the media and government.  Management consultancy is an increasingly important industry for the UK economy with management consultancy revenues for 2007 estimated at around £8bn.  MCA members represent around 70% of the UK consulting sector, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with most of the FTSE100 and all government departments. Eight of the top ten UK-based consulting firms (by consulting fee income) are members.       

The MCA supports its member firms with a range of services including events, publications, interest groups and public relations. The Association also works with its members to attract the top talent into the industry. The MCA provides advice on the selection and use of management consultants and is the main source of data on the UK market.