Rich diversity of consulting firms and consultants shortlisted for MCA Awards 2014

A rich diversity of management consulting firms and consultants has been shortlisted for this year’s MCA Awards – with over 30 separate firms making the greatly-prized shortlist.

The Big Four accountancy firms lead the way with the most shortlisted projects and individual consultants – with PwC with 13, EY with eight and both Deloitte and KPMG with six each. Many of the UK’s specialist consulting firms are also fighting it out with the larger consultancies to win one of these prestigious awards.

Vitally important NHS and infrastructure projects have been shortlisted this year. For instance in infrastructure, work for Network Rail, The Highways Agency, and Transport for London has been recognised. NHS projects include work for NHS England, Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, and the Department for Health.

Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented:

“These awards recognise the absolute best in the work that the UK’s consulting firms do with their clients. We require the projects to demonstrate a great return on investment and to be outstanding in their field. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted!”


The MCA Awards shortlist is as follows:

(For further details on each entry please see

Best New Consultancy
Gulland Padfield
Change Management in the Private Sector
BearingPoint with TNS
Boxwood with Guardian News and Media
Q5 with
Quest Worldwide with ConocoPhillips
PwC with Urenco
Change Management in the Public Sector
Atkins with Network Rail
Capita with States of Jersey
EY with Network Rail
PwC with NHS England
Commercial Excellence
Capita with Staffordshire County Council
Efficio with Network Rail
Elix-IRR with Standard Bank
Hudson & Yorke and PA Consulting Group with Department of Energy and Climate Change
PA Consulting with National Savings and Investments
PwC with London Borough of Croydon
Customer Engagement
Gulland Padfield with NSL
Moorhouse with BT
PwC with Monsoon Accessorize
Finance & Risk Management
EY with Lloyds Banking Group: Project Verde
EY with Thomas Cook
PwC with Heineken
Sysdoc with Reed Elsevier
Atos Consulting with Pearson plc
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence with Highways Agency
Capita with Gwynedd Council
CGI Consulting with Payments Council
Deloitte with Sony Picture Home Entertainment
IBM with Jaguar Landrover
Atos Consulting with Department for International Development (DFID)
Bearing Point with European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
PwC with UAE: Ministry of Interior
Arup with Transport for London
EY with Ministry of Justice
Performance Improvement in the Private Sector

Boxwood with Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions
Deloitte with Ladbrokes
EC Harris with Fulcrum
Moorhouse with BT
PwC with The Co-operative Food Group
Bearing Point (Trinity Horne) with Capita Life and Pensions
Performance Improvement in the Public Sector
Capita with Staffordshire County Council
EY with Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust
KPMG with University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Newton Europe with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Social & Environmental Value
Arup with WRAP on behalf of Green Construction Board
Deloitte with Elvis & Kresse
EY with Guidance for Internal Audit
Mott MacDonald with Department for Education (DfE)
PwC with The Forest Stewardship Council
Boxwood with Travelex
KPMG with Philip Morris International
Prederi with Department of Health
Propaganda with FMG

Atos Consulting with British Airways
Deloitte with John Lewis
EY with Lloyds Banking Group: Project Galaxy
IBM with Nationwide
PwC with Lehman Brothers
Individual Awards
Change Management Consultant of the Year
Tina Hughes, Atkins
Tim Yudin, CGI Consulting
Tricia Nelson, EY
Kim Hannon, Nine Feet Tall Ltd
Kay McCulloch, PwC
Human Resources Consultant of the Year
Michelle Dryden, Deloitte
Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year
Oliver Haywood, Atos Consulting
Dean Flavell, IBM
Rob Hortopp, KPMG
Jenny Etherton, PwC
Mark Hatton, PwC
Strategy Consultant of the Year
Daniel Burke, PwC
Technology Consultant of the Year
Nicholas Johnson, Atos Consulting
Maggie Buggie, Cap Gemini
Adam Woodhouse, KPMG
Shajhan Ali, KPMG
Paul Hutchinson, North Highland
Young Consultant of the Year
Sarah Scott, Atos Consulting
Henry Ellender, Bearing Point
Lucy Brackley, Deloitte
Sarah Collins, IBM
Aileen Davis, Nine Feet Tall Ltd
Jonathan Rigby, Q5
Winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner, held at the Park Plaza Westminster London on 24 April 2014. All the awards are judged by an independent expert panel of judges with experience of working in the private and public sectors, universities, consultancy and journalism.
Full details on the MCA Awards 2014 are available via

For more information, please contact:
David Pippett
DWP Public Relations
Tel: 01225 335675/ Mobile: 07899 798197
The Management Consultancies Association (MCA)
The MCA is the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK. Its mission is to promote the value of management consultancy for the economy and society as a whole. The MCA'smember companies comprise around 60 per cent of the UK consulting industry, employ around 30,000 consultants and work with over 90 of the top FTSE 100 companies and almost all parts of the public sector. The UK consulting industry is amongst the best in the world and a vital part of the business landscape. Compliance with the MCA's tough entry criteria and rigorous Code of Practicemeans that MCA member companies are widely acknowledged to provide high quality services to their clients.