30 consulting firms shortlisted for MCA Awards 2016

21 April 2016 Consultancy.uk 7 min. read
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Tonight the 2016 edition of the MCA Awards will take place, one of the chief award competitions in the UK’s consulting calendar. Following a record number of entries, 30 consulting firms have made the shortlist. The winners, across the 23 different categories, will be unveiled at a gala ceremony and dinner in London.

Running for 19 years now, the annual MCA awards have grown into the leading event that celebrates high-quality performance within the UK consulting industry. The awards have fourteen project categories, six individual categories and three overall awards – Project of the Year, Best New Consultancy and Consultant of the Year.

According to Alan Leaman, CEO of the MCA, the representative body for management consultancy firms received a record number of entries this year. Entries to the MCA Awards came jointly from consulting firms and their clients. “We are delighted by the range of this year’s shortlist and the engagement of so many outstanding clients”, Leaman says.

Big Four giants Deloitte and PwC lead the way with the most shortlisted projects and individual consultants – with 17 and 15 nominations respectively. Other notable tallies include KPMG with eight, GE Healthcare Finnamore with seven, Arup with six and CSC with five. Other consultancies that will contest for an award include Accenture, Baringa Partners, BearingPoint, Curzon & Company, Efficio, Elixirr, Grant Thornton, LCP Consulting, Moorhouse, North Highland and Q5. The winners will decided by an independent panel of expert judges. Last year the 22 different awards were scooped by 10 management consultancies.

An overview of the shortlisted projects, firms and consultants for the 2016 MCA Awards:

Best Use of Thought Leadership
Arcadis -The Performance of Places: The Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index
Arup - Lighting in the Urban Age
Deloitte - Measuring the return from Pharmaceutical Innovation
Grant Thornton UK– Spreading their Wings: How to Build a Successful Local Authority Trading company
KPMG – Customer Experience Excellence Centre
PwC – Global Financial Markets Association 

Change Management in the Private Sector
Accenture with Royal Dutch Shell
BearingPoint with Volkswagen Financial Services
Capita Transformation with O2
Curzon & Company with NSG Pilkington
Deloitte with GlaxoSmithKline
EY with Western Global
Grant Thornton UK with Well
North Highland UK with O2
PwC with BUPA
Q5 with British Gas 

Change Management in the Public Sector
Accenture with West Midlands Police
CSC with Asset Information Services
Deloitte with Department for Education
GE Healthcare Finnamore with Birmingham Cross City CCG
Inner Circle Consulting with Achieving for Children/Richmond and Kingston
KPMG with Pensions Wise
PPL with Epsom Health and Care Programme
Prederi Limited with Waltham Forest
PwC with GLA 

Commercial Excellence
Accenture with Anglian Water
Achieve Breakthrough with Sanofi
Arcadis with Thames Water
Efficio with Nets Holding
EY with City of Edinburgh
LCP Consulting with Argos
PwC with Aircraft Alliance
PwC with NHS PCSS 

Customer Engagement
Deloitte with Virgin Media
EY with Pearson
Propaganda with The Car People 

Digital and Technology
Arcadis with Transport for London (TfL)
Arup with CERN
Atkins with Department for Education
Baringa Partners with Nationwide
CSC with Network Rail
Deloitte with Philips
Efficio with Network Rail
Elixirr with TUI Group
GE Healthcare Finnamore with Health Education England
North Highland UK with Sainsbury's

Finance & Risk Management
Arcadis with Thames Tideway Tunnel
Grant Thornton UK with Columbia Threadneedle
Sysdoc Ltd with Associated British Ports 

CSC with Network Rail
Elixirr with AppDynamics
LCP Consulting with Argos 

Curzon & Company with Aliaxis - ALILA
Deloitte with Biogen
Elixirr with Barclays Africa
PwC with Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust 

BearingPoint with Barclays Agile Branch
Deloitte with Cabinet Office
Korn Ferry Hay Group with NHS Leadership Academy
KPMG with NHS Leadership Academy / NHS England
Moorhouse with MBNL 

Performance Improvement in the Private Sector
Hudson and Yorke with eir
KPMG with Allied Irish Bank Customer Services Transformation / AIB
PwC with National Australia Bank
PwC with Marks & Spencer 

Performance Improvement in the Public Sector
Atkins with Department for Education
Deloitte with Network Rail
Efficio with South West Police
GE Healthcare Finnamore with Emergency Care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
KPMG with Ministry of Justice
KPMG with Bedfordshire Police Force Quality Improvement Programme / Bedfordshire Police
PPL with The Three Borough Hospital Discharge Programme 

Social & Environmental Value
Arup with Leeds City Council
Moorhouse with CentrePoint
Mott MacDonald with Department for Education
Mott MacDonald with Highways England
PwC with Ofwat 

Arup with Greater London Authority
Deloitte with 'Said' Business School
PwC with Airports Commission Project 

Change Management Consultant of the Year
Crystal Contreras, Accenture Consulting
Ben Coulson, Arup
Lisa Calmiano, CSC
Caroline Kennair, Deloitte
Tim O’Hanlon, GE Healthcare Finnamore

Digital & Technology Consultant of the Year
Chris Lyth, Arup
David Moran, CSC
Andy Bourne, Deloitte
Matthew Wright, EY
Ross Mardle, PwC 

HR Consultant of the Year
Laurence Collins, Deloitte 

Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year
Mark Epps, Deloitte
Karen Cheetham, GE Healthcare Finnamore
Vicky Lexton-Jones, KPMG 

Strategy Consultant of the Year
Sumner Makin, Deloitte
Myrto Lee, PwC
Nick Forrest, PwC 

Young Consultant of the Year
Lisa Japer, Capita Transformation
Hannah Lewsley, Deloitte
Zain Arora, Deloitte
Ross Logan, Elixirr
Rob Holt, GE Healthcare Finnamore
Rachel Tustin, GE Healthcare Finnamore
Amy Hehir, KPMG
Maximillian Pullen, Mott MacDonald
Dominic Putt, PwC
Ashutosh Nawani, PwC 

The MCA Awards Dinner will be held at the Park Plaza, Westminster, London. Former ITV newsreader and BBC star Katie Derham serves as the host of this year’s event.