Nominations sought for MCA Consultant of the Year Awards 2009

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) is proud to announce the launch of the 3rd Consultant of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times. The awards, open to both members and non-members of the MCA, celebrate the achievements of individual consultants at all stages of their careers and provide an insight into what it takes to be an outstanding management consultant. UK consulting firms are invited to submit up to ten nominations across nine categories.
The nine award categories will again be judged by a panel of senior figures from business schools, media, government and business which includes: Charles Tilley, Chief Executive, CIMA; Dr Duncan Angwin, Associate Professor, Warwick Business School; and Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Global Government Relations, DLA Piper.
Alan Leaman, Chief Executive of the MCA commented:
“Our industry relies on a constant supply of bright, talented people.  The MCA works constantly with its members to attract the best people into consulting, and then to develop and motivate them so that they stay and make a lasting contribution both to their firms and to their clients’ organisations. After the successful launch of the awards in 2007, and their continued success in 2008, I anticipate that this year’s awards will be even more competitive across the nine categories.”
The awards provide a platform to recognise individual excellence in the consulting industry, and showcase the high quality of UK consultants to the wider business and government communities. They also aim to inspire those thinking of a career in consulting, whilst motivating more experienced consultants to further develop their skills and experience.  Consulting firms can submit up to ten nominations.
Service Line Categories
Change Management Consultant of the Year  
HR Consultant of the Year
IT Consultant of the Year
Marketing Consultant of the Year
Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year
Strategy Consultant of the Year
Career Stage Categories
Young Consultant of the Year
Future Leader of the Year
Outstanding Achievement Award
Deadline for entries is 31 July 2009. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 29 October in London and will be featured in a special Sunday Times supplement on 1 November 2009. 
For further information on the awards or regarding the submission of entries visit  or contact Stephanie Mitchell on 020 7321 3995 or email For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Louise Coleman on 0207 321 3992 or email
For more information, please contact:
Hilary Downes
Press Officer
Management Consultancies Association
Tel: 020 7321 4810 / Mobile: 07943 805594
David Pippett
DWP Public Relations
Tel: 01225 833745 / Mobile: 07899 798197
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.