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:

Best New Consultancy


Gulland Padfield


Change Management in the Private Sector

BearingPoint with TNS

Boxwood with Guardian News and Media

Q5 with lastminute.com

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 Detica 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

BearingPoint (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 www.mca.org.uk/awardswww.mca.org.uk/awards.
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