Over 300 finalists and 135 clients from a number of leading client organisations attended the MCA Awards 2022 Reception, ahead of the main Ceremony in November. The reception took place at the Tate Britain where guests included representatives from Government, industry, academia, media and MCA member firms. Speakers included Anne Marie Malley, Head of UK Consulting at Deloitte, who also sponsored the reception, and Sandra MacLeod, one of the judges for the awards who stated “that the industry is indeed a positive force for the economy and for society.” 

Speaking at the event Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the Management Consultancies Association, said:  

 “This year’s awards have been, without doubt, the most competitive year for showcasing not just consultants work individually but the consulting industry as a whole. The projects demonstrate the positive impact our sector delivers across so many areas of national – indeed international – life. 

It helps drive technology transformation in some of the UK’s biggest high street brands, fortifying cyber security in our defence sector and keeping our financial institutions secure from global crime. 

From reforming adult care, to improving breast screening and to safer railways, these projects are making a real difference.” 

Speaking at the Reception, MCA Awards judge and Echo Research CEO, Sandra MacLeod, said:  

 “As times are changing and things are getting more complex and intractable, never before has the industry been so vital in addressing the wider issues that affect our society, our success and our future. The diversity of the entries and of the responses are testament to the many challenges your clients face.” 

At the event the MCA also launched its annual charity appeal with the charity, Future Frontiers. Currently, too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds do not fulfil their potential and family income is the strongest predictor of how well a young person will do at school and the future opportunities they will have.  Future Frontiers works with schools and businesses across the UK to provide a programme of coaching and access to professional role models to young people aged 14 – 16.   

A total of 85 clients from across the private and public sector will join leading consulting firms to promote the results and impact they have achieved together in partnership across a range of different categories from Technology Transformations, Commercial Impact and Performance Improvement in the Public Sector. The MCA Awards also demonstrate the positive impact consulting firms are having in wider society from helping deal with the backlog of women delayed in waiting for breast screening due to the pandemic (CF), to critical digital upgrades required for Network Rail’s safety management (EY) and the London Ambulance Service (Mason Advisory). Other leading projects selected by the judges include Atkins’ work with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on materially reducing cyber risk by creating a cyber aware workforce and culture. 

Details about the charity and how to donate can be found at: 

More information on the awards are at