Record Entries for 25th Year of MCA Awards

  • 44 firms participating including 24 SMEs, more than ever before 
  • Record number of entries with 88% more submissions compared to 2019 and 10% up on last year 
  • Most popular categories are Rising Star, Change and Transformation in the Public Sector and Technology Transformation 
  • Host for the MCA Awards Ceremony in November announced as broadcaster Huw Edwards 

The Management Consultancies Association (MCA) Awards continue to grow year on year with another record number of entries received for the 2022 MCA Awards. More firms have entered the prestigious awards event than ever before including applications from twenty-four smaller firms out of a total of forty-four from across the sector. Overall, submissions are up 88% compared to 2019 and up 10% compared to the 2021 MCA Awards, which itself was a record year.  

New award categories have also been announced for 2022, the 25th year of the MCA Awards, in recognition of the work done by MCA Member Firms in the prominent areas of sustainability and inclusion. For the Sustainability Award, there must be a demonstration of work that has enabled clients and consultancies to deliver sustainability benefits for organisations and/or the wider society in the UK or overseas. The Inclusion Award will go to an individual who has excelled at championing and building inclusive workplaces and is a visible advocate and can demonstrate the impact of their work in their firm. 

As well as new categories, a number of new judges have joined the independent panel to assess the submissions for the awards for 2022. They include Simon Jack, BBC Business Editor; Jacky Wright, Microsoft’s Digital Officer; Jacqui Rock, NHS England’s Chief Commercial Officer and Rupert McNeil, Government’s Chief People Officer and Nick Owen CBE, former Chair of Deloitte. These judges join a wider selection of fifty experts from a diverse range of backgrounds including academia, the media industry, government and the private sector who make up the independent judging panel and sign a strict code of conduct.  

These new categories mean that there are more awards for firms, projects and individuals than ever including the significant ‘Project of the Year’, which was won by Deloitte with Mologic last year for its work in enabling the upscale of rapid diagnostic tests in less developed countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Once submissions have been appraised by the judges, finalists will be announced in May and will be interviewed by a panel of judges in June. The MCA will host a reception for all finalists at Tate Britain in September and the MCA Awards will then be presented at the Park Plaza on Monday 14th November 2022. It has been announced that broadcaster Huw Edwards will be presenting the MCA Awards ceremony in London in front of the consulting sector and their clients. Welsh journalist, presenter and newsreader Edwards has been a high-profile figure in the media for over thirty-five years. 

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive, MCA, said: 

The MCA Awards is the key event in the industry calendar to highlight the outstanding work done by consultants and their clients across business and society and to promote the fantastic talent that works in our sector. We’re delighted to have such terrific interest and support in our 25th year and welcome many new high profile judges to the independent judging panel to help decide which firms and individuals make it to the finalist stages and more. Huw Edwards is one of the UK’s most well-known and respected broadcasters and we look forward to joining him to announce the results of these intensely competitive awards at the MCA Awards Ceremony in November.” 

Further information can be found at www.mca.org.uk/mca-awards