The main event in the UK’s consulting calendar continues to attract a rich diversity of management consulting firms and consultants - with 30 separate firms shortlisted for the 2015 MCA Awards. The awards evening will take place on Thursday 23 April. Winners are decided by an independent panel of expert judges.

The new award for the Best Use of Thought Leadership by a consulting firm has attracted a lot of attention, with eight different firms shortlisted for this coveted prize.

The Big Four accountancy firms lead the way collectively with 48 shortlisted projects and individual consultants - PwC with 18, EY with 13, KPMG with 12, and Deloitte with five. Many of the UK’s specialist consulting firms are also fighting it out with the larger consultancies to win one of the prestigious awards.

Entries are put forward by consultancies and their clients, who include many of the largest and most significant UK companies and organisations. Winners in 2014 included Jaguar Landrover, Lloyds Banking Group, Transport for London and John Lewis.

Hugely important projects to drive efficiencies and change in the public sector have also been shortlisted this year, including work for local authorities, central government departments, NHS Scotland, and for both the Metropolitan Police and the Police Service in Northern Ireland.

Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, commented:
“We have had so much interest in this year’s awards from firms of all sizes, and to be shortlisted already recognises that these projects rank alongside the absolute best in the UK and overseas. Congratulations to everyone who has been shortlisted, and we look forward to celebrating everyone’s successes in April.”


The MCA Awards shortlist is as follows:


Best Use of Thought Leadership



Arup

EY

GE Healthcare Finnamore

Grant Thornton

KPMG – Entry 1

KPMG – Entry 2

Moorhouse

PPL

PwC – Entry 1

PwC – Entry 2




Change Management in the Private Sector


Boxwood with Arco

Curzon with Imtech

EC Harris with Heathrow

EY with Nokia

Grant Thornton with Kodak Alaris

LCP Consulting with Edwards Vacuum



Change Management in the Public Sector


Atkins with Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Councils

Atkins with Department for Work and Pensions

Deloitte with Metropolitan Police

EY with Network Rail

GE Healthcare Finnamore with NHS Scotland

iMPOWER with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

KPMG with Police Service of Northern Ireland

Newton Europe with Kent County Council (KCC)

PwC with NHS England Keogh Review



Commercial Excellence


Arup with National Grid

Capita Consulting with London Borough of Barnet

EY with Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit

KPMG with Jaguar Land Rover

Occumen with Fitness First



Customer Engagement


BAE Systems Applied Intelligence with The Health & Social Care

Information Centre (HRCIC)

CSC with Royal Bank of Scotland

Grant Thornton with Nationwide Building Society

PwC with HSBC



Digital & Technology


Atkins with Department for Work and Pensions

BearingPoint with Jaguar Land Rover

Deloitte with Aegon

Grant Thornton with Nationwide Building Society

IBM with BP Castrol

KPMG with Lloyds Banking Group

KPMG with the AA



Finance & Risk Management


EY with Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games



Innovation


Arup with Croydon Council

EY with London Councils

IBM with Homebase

Mott MacDonald with AmeyCespa

North Highland with John Lewis

PPL with North West London Collaboration



International


Arup with GVK Mumbai International Airport

BDO with Department for International Development (DFID)

EY with HSBC

PwC with Roche

Quest Worldwide with AkzoNobel



People


Arup with Heathrow

Elix-IRR with Morrisons

Grant Thornton with Kodak Alaris

PwC with Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

PwC with Ministry of Defence



Performance Improvement in the Private Sector


LCP Consulting with Edwards Vacuum

Newton Europe with Brintons

PwC with Office Angels

Suiko with Vivergo Fuels



Performance Improvement in the Public Sector


Atkins with Rural Payments Agency

EY with Ministry of Defence

GE Healthcare Finnamore with Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

KPMG with West Sussex Hospital NHS Trust

Newton Europe with Kent County Council (KCC)

PwC with Barts NHS Health Trust

PwC with South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust



Social & Environmental Value


Accenture with School of Hard Knocks

EY with Invest in Africa


Strategy

CSC with Royal Bank of Scotland

EY with LLR Health & Care Economy



Individual Awards



Change Management Consultant of the Year


Kate Fairhall, Arup

Chris Clarke, CSC

Sam Sanders, KPMG

Georgina Cox, PwC

Ruth Morgan, PwC



Digital & Technology Consultant of the Year


Mark Burnett, BearingPoint

Mihir Parikh, BearingPoint

Enda Ridge, KPMG

Sean Mahdi, PwC



Human Resources Consultant of the Year


Emma Leonis, Deloitte

Arun Batra, EY

Madeline Lewis, KPMG

Juliet Stuttard, PwC



Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year


Alistair Robson, Accenture

Alistair McKelvie, BearingPoint

Jackie Collier, EY

Rory Leyne, KPMG

Richard Crofton, PwC



Strategy Consultant of the Year


Paul Le, CSC

Grant Saggers, PwC



Young Consultant of the Year


Annabelle Woods, Arup

Rossi Dzhedzheva, Deloitte

Emma Staff, Deloitte

Daniel Garsin, Elix-IRR

Katerina Skindilias, EY

Cassandra Hancock, KPMG

Cynthia Bernard, Propaganda

Hussein Hadid, PwC

David Lurie, PwC


Winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner, held at the Park Plaza, Westminster, London on 23 April 2015. The winners will also be featured in a special Times supplement after the main event.

Full details on the MCA Awards 2015 are available via www.mca.org.uk/awards.
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