Accenture's corporate website scoops seven Stevie awards

07 September 2017

Accenture have been highlighted for the standout performance of their website during the prestigious Stevie Awards. The Stevies short-list, which sees Accenture win four gold and three silver honours, aims to celebrate the achievements of organisations and working professionals across the world. The trophies will be presented at the 14th annual International Business Awards ceremony, which will be hosted in October.

The annual International Business Awards have been hosted since 2002. The event praises high-achieving organisations and executives from around the world, through Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners – as determined by ratings from more than 200 executives, following more than 3,900 nominations from more than 60 nations. 

“We received a record number of nominations in the IBAs this year, and the judges were astounded by the inspiring stories of workplace success from all over the world,” said Stevie Awards founder and president Michael Gallagher. “We look forward to honouring the Stevie winners who join us in Barcelona on 21st October, and sharing their stories with the world on the Stevie Awards’ social channels."

Accenture scoops seven Stevie awards

While twelve professional services and consulting firms took home multiple awards in other areas, consulting industry heavyweights Accenture dominated proceedings in the website category. The firm received a major set of commendations, with four gold and three silver awards finding their way to the Dublin-incorporated consultancy. The tally bested an impressive 2015 ceremony, which saw the firm garner six website-category trophies, having also performed well in last year’s awards.

Following a golden Stevie for Best Online Press Room, Accenture were also announced as the winners of the top prize in Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations & Business Services – an area the firm has been investing heavily in over the course of 2017, having pledged to spend $1.8 billion on bulking up its digital offering by the end of the year. Fellow consulting firm Estymara Management Consulting, meanwhile, was awarded a joint bronze, the Dubai-based group sharing the title with SUNGWOOADCOM of Seoul. Accenture will also add Best User Interface to their trophy cabinet after the October ceremony, along with a golden Stevie for Best Web Writing/Content, having pipped food and drinks giant Coca-Cola to the post in that category.

Having meanwhile also gained plaudits for its DevOps offering in the nominations for the 2017 DevOps awards recently, Accenture are in line for a succession of silver Stevies too. They are due to collect a joint silver in the Best Home/Welcom Page category, sharing the honour with technology services experts Cisco Systems. The firm also received silvers in Best User Experience – finishing a joint second to Coca-Cola, along with the Australian and Istanbul-based Odea Bank A.S – and in Best Overall Web Design, sharing the title with Comprend, a digital service company located in Stockholm.


10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019

The UK is home to 100+ leading consulting firms. New analysis reveals the 10 consulting companies that rank as the best industry employers to work for. 

The list of top consultancy employers is based on the views and opinions of employees who were surveyed by The Sunday Times about their experience of their firm’s leadership, workplace environment, development opportunities, wellbeing, pay, benefits and commitment to social responsibility. In the large consulting firms category, two of the Big Four – EY and Deloitte – and Accenture stand out from the rest. Seven other consultancies made the prestigious cut, all of which are small to mid-sized players in the consulting industry. 


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 15,076 

With roots stretching back to 1989, EY now spans over 27 UK offices. The firm supports clients, ranging from small, privately owned companies and global household names, with assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. As part of the firm’s core values, EY looks for people who demonstrate integrity and respect; people with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead; and people who build relationships based on doing the right thing. 


Established: 1849
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 16,138 

Deloitte employs staff across 150 countries and territories, and its UK operations now span 24 offices. The professional services giant offers services including audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory. Among the firm’s core values are: integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity.


Established: 1989
Category: Large consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 10,747 

With employees across 120 countries, Accenture provides a range of services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 40 industries. The Dublin-headquartered company believes in attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for the business, valuing diversity, fostering an open working environment and demonstrating integrity at all times.Ten leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

Karmarama (part of Accenture)

Established: 2000
Category: Mid-sized consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 245 

Karmarama is a creative agency, since December 2016 part of Accenture Interactive. The firm’s services include advertising, direct and digital marketing, digital design and build, data and analytics, PR, social and innovation. Karmarama is in the market known for its ability to blend creativity, digital and data, to help brands better engage with consumers. 


Established: 2010
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

Clarasys is a London-based management consulting firm that advises and supports clients with business change, process implementation, project management and other related consultancy services. The firm serves a variety of clients, from small, not-for-profit organisations to multinational corporations. Clarasys differentiates itself through its truly democratic approach, with an elected member from each team providing feedback for their department. 

The Berkeley Partnership

Established: 1990
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 90

The Berkeley Partnership is an independent management consultancy providing specialist support for transformational change, working side-by-side with clients to achieve their goals. Clients include a number of FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and government departments, with over 85% of clients using the services of The Berkeley Partnership more than once. 

Abbott Risk Consulting

Established: 2002
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Edinburgh
Employees: 69

From 12 sites across the UK and Australia, Abbott Risk Consulting provides safety and risk environment consultancy services to some of the most high-hazard industries in the global economy. The company helps to work out the risk associated with hazardous events, such as oil platforms explosions, train crashes, or accidents affecting nuclear power stations.

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Established: 2003
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: London
Employees: 180 

Alpha Financial Markets Consulting is a provider of specialist consultancy services to the asset and wealth management industry, working with 85% of the world’s top 20 asset managers. In order to attract and retain the very best people, Alpha, which has offices in London, New York, Boston, Paris, Geneva, The Hague, Luxembourg and Singapore, seeks to provide employees with a great experience.

Lane4 Management Group

Established: 1995
Category: Small consulting firm
Main office: Maidenhead
Employees: 193 

Lane4 Management Group is a leading HR consultancy specialised in human performance. The company’s team, based in Buckinghamshire, builds on a track record of achievement in business, psychology and elite sport. Lane4 was founded by British Olympic gold swimmer Adrian Moorhouse, Graham Jones and Adrian Hutchinson. 

NHS Transformation Unit

Established: 2000
Category: Internal consulting firm
Main office: Manchester
Employees: 52 

The Transformation Unit is an internal consultancy of the NHS, based in Manchester. The firm provides consultancy services to the public sector based around strategic transformation and planning; finance and analytics; project and programme management; and organisational strategy and engagement. Services span the complete transformation cycle, from developing a case for change right through to implementing new services or systems. 


The top employers list of The Sunday Times further includes several other professional services firms that also provide consultancy services, including firms with an accounting heritage (Anderson Anderson and Brown, BHP, PKF Cooper Parry, Price Bailey), firms with an engineering heritage (BWB Consulting, Caunton Engineering) and those with a tax heritage (ForrestBrown).