MCA Kicks off 2009 with Three New Members

MCA members represent around 70% of the UK consulting sector, and work with 90 of the FTSE100 and all government departments. MCA membership has become synonymous with quality and professionalism in consulting. All members must adhere to the MCA Code of Practice that provides the consultancy buyer with reassurance that MCA firms maintain the highest standards. The MCA also offers a wide range of activities and member services, and provides a platform for government and industry stakeholders and the media to engage in debate with consultants about wider issues facing the UK economy.  

Alan Leaman, Chief Executive, MCA, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Compass, Digital Public and SFL to the membership. These three firms further demonstrate the breadth of knowledge and expertise the management consulting industry provides both the public and private sectors.

We are anticipating continued increases in our membership in 2009 as buyers of management consulting services are increasingly recognising MCA firms as maintaining the highest standards in the industry.”

About the new members:

Compass Management Consulting
Compass Management Consulting was founded in 1980 and remains an independently run management consulting firm. Compass identifies and delivers significant improvement in the business and IT operations of large global organisations.

Digital Public
Since it was founded in 2002, Digital Public has swiftly grown to 60 consultants.  As their name suggests, Digital Public provides management consultancy exclusively to public sector clients, concentrating on supporting central government departments and executive agencies to make use of digital channels to more effectively engage citizens, stakeholders or workforces.

SFL is an organisation development consultancy specialising in people. Their unique Leadership Message™ programme enables organisations to change quickly whilst building a robust and authentic leadership capability throughout their clients aligned to the Vision and Values created through the process. SFL services are augmented with a range of software tools not least the Change Readiness Assessment which enables organisations to make intelligent decisions on where to focus change effort. Working with CEOs and Main Board Directors SFL is active in retail, banking, emergency services, the NHS, Social housing and local government. New sectors are emerging as this niche consultancy develops its business.

MCA membership requires consulting firms to meet stringent entry criteria and be subject to audit.


For more information, please contact:

David Pippett
DWP Public Relations
Tel: 01225 833745 / Mobile: 07899 798197
Hilary Downes
Press Officer
Management Consultancies Association
Tel: 020 7321 3990

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.