The Management Consultancies Association has added two consulting firms to its association: Clarasys and Decision Technology. With the latest additions, the MCA now has 59 members, employing around 38,000 consultants.
London-based Clarasys is a management consultancy specialised in among others project management, process improvement and change management. The consultancy, founded early 2011 by Matt Cheung, Claudia Meyer-Scott and Chris Hamilton, has grown strongly in recent years to its current team of approximately 40 consultants. Clarasys is also an accredited Salesforce and G-Cloud Partner. “We're delighted to join the MCA and look forward to actively participating in the Association. We're also excited by the opportunities offered to develop our consultants and to learn from other members as we grow the business”, comments Cheung.
Decision Technology (Dectech) was founded in 2002 by Henry Stott and Nick Chater. Stott previously was a Director at Oliver Wyman, where he helped to create their Risk practice. Chater has an academic background, and currently serves as Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, with over 200 publications and four national awards on his name. Their advisory firm specialises in helping businesses and policymakers understand and manage customer decision-making, from acquisition through to retention. Dectech differentiates itself by its behavioural, experimental, and statistical approach. The London-based advisory is in particular well-known throughout the country for its in-depth sport valuation and analytical models.
Henry Stott, Managing Director at Decision Technology, says his firm is “delighted to join the MCA”, adding: “We work enormously hard to provide our clients with valuable insight and we are very proud to belong to an organisation that will help to drive our success and that of our sector.”
For the MCA, the addition of Clarasys and Dectech brings the total number of members to 59, comprising over 60% of the UK consulting industry in fee income. “We’re very pleased that Clarasys has joined the MCA. For a young company they already have an impressive track record in delivering change for their clients. Their agile project and change management knowledge will build on much of our members’ expertise in these areas”, comments MCA Chief Executive Alan Leaman. In the case of Dectech, Leaman says Dectech’s heritage will provide the Association with “an alternative but complementary view on future market wide initiatives”, ultimately benefiting the MCA and member firms. “Decision Technology is a great addition to our membership”, he concludes.
* Prior to establishing Clarasys, Matt Cheung worked for PwC Consulting, Berkeley Partnership and as an independent consultant. Chris Hamilton worked for Hitachi, Otis Elevator and Amadeus before moving into consulting with Detica through their purchase of Extraprise (a boutique CRM consultancy). Claudia Meyer-Scott served Diners Club, Citibank and boutique CRM consultancies.