- The UK is a significant exporter of management consulting services. Most MCA member
firms have increased their exports significantly since 2008
- Many consulting projects are at the cutting edge of innovation and new thinking. For
instance, recent MCA Award winners helped create a digital car showroom, launch a new
bank and kept all the transport working during the London Olympics.
- More than a quarter of consulting in the UK is now digital. This is the largest and the fastest
growing part of the consulting industry.
- All of the major global consulting firms are strong in the UK consulting industry – but so are
many specialist smaller firms which have specific expertise or skills
- Independent research for the MCA has shown that consulting projects, on average, generate
benefits for clients worth £6 for every £1 spent in fees.
- Britain’s consultants are world leaders in infrastructure, planning and construction. Bridges,
railways, airports, hospitals and roads are often built with the help of UK management
- Britain’s consulting firms work for almost all of the country’s leading companies, and with
most organisations in the public sector
- In recent years, consultants have helped public sector organisations to save money – and to
improve the quality of their services. They have saved hospitals from insolvency, improved
safety on our railways and created innovative ways of delivering local government services.
- More and more consulting is being done on a ‘payments by results’ basis. Instead of charging
for their time, consultants agree their objectives and get paid when they meet them.
- The UK’s consulting industry grew by 8% in 2013, its best performance since 2007. The
growth of consulting is concentrated in areas where wider economic growth can follow.