MCA Awards break new ground with exciting new categories for 2013

A number of exciting new awards are featured in today’s announcement of the 2013 MCA Awards – the prestigious awards for the UK’s consulting industry and their clients. The deadline for entries is Friday 2 November 2012. All entries are the joint work of the UK’s leading consulting firms and clients.

The 2012 MCA Awards were described by one leading industry commentator as ‘a coming of age’ and ‘the best way possible to communicate what consultancy does and why it is so valuable’.

Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented:

“The innovations in next year’s MCA Awards reflect the breadth and quality of work now being delivered by consulting firms and recognise the vitality of our industry. These Awards go from strength to strength and we anticipate a record number of entries, both from MCA member firms and others.”

The new awards are for both consulting projects and outstanding individual consultants.


Commercial Excellence – recognising work that improves supply chains, procurement, or generates new commercial models

Social and Environmental Value – highlighting work that delivers outstanding and sustainable benefits for society, including for the environment


Young Consultant of the Year – given to the best performing individual consultant with less than five years’ experience in the industry

Consultant of the Year – awarded to the individual consultant who has most impressed the judges, selected from the winners of individual consultant categories.

Best new firm

In addition, the MCA has this year created an award for the Best New Consultancy Firm, aimed at recognising start-up firms established within the last five years which have already made their mark and achieved outstanding work.

There are 11 other established project categories, along with five awards for individual consultants of the year. All the awards are judged by panel of independent and expert judges with experience of working in the private and public sectors, universities, consultancy and journalism.

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For more information, please contact:

David Pippett


DWP Public Relations

Tel: 01225 459676

About the Management Consultancies Association

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. Our forty-six member companies comprise around 60% of the UK consulting industry, employ more than 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector.

The MCA’s tough entry criteria and rigorous Code of Practice mean 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 Management Awards and the Consultant of the Year Awards.

The MCA informs and influences public debate on topical issues, and provides authoritative data on the industry. It commissions research and policy analysis and represents the industry in discussions with Government and other stakeholders. The MCA also facilitates networking and the sharing of best practice within the industry through events, publications and initiatives such as the Young MCA.