L.E.K. Consulting and PwC lauded for healthcare industry services

17 July 2019 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read

Two consulting firms have landed top prizes at the annual HealthInvestor awards in London. PwC scooped two awards for its corporate finance and transactional efforts, while L.E.K. Consulting was lauded for its strategy consulting work.

The prestigious HealthInvestor awards ceremony has seen two consulting firms honoured at an event at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London. The awards, run annually by Health Investor Magazine – a publication for professionals advising, investing or operating within the health sector – was established to promote excellence and recognise achievement in the independent care sector across the UK.

After the initial finalists were shortlisted earlier in the year, winners were selected by a panel of high-profile, independent judges from across the sector. The victorious organisations were then announced at a ceremony attended by over 1,200 of the health investment segment’s leading figures. Attendees were typically advisors, investors or operators within the independent healthcare sector but the Awards are open for anyone to attend.

L.E.K. Consulting and PwC lauded for healthcare industry services

Given the challenges faced by the health and social care sector, those who are leading the charge for change and improvement are the ones the ceremony aims to recognise. As a result, consulting firms tend to form a major part of the awards each year. The advisory and financial organisations recognised at the award ceremony, included L.E.K. Consulting, which was awarded ‘Consultants of the year – strategic’, and PwC, which was recognised as ‘Consultants of the year – transactional’ and ‘Corporate financier of the year.’

Commenting on the firm’s victory, Jonathan Sparey, Head of L.E.K.’s European region and senior member of its European Healthcare Services practice, said, “This award recognises the commitment and dedication of our European healthcare team. We are privileged to work with some of the healthcare sector’s most innovative providers to produce breakthrough insights.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of high profile judges from across the healthcare sector. The panel singled out the value of L.E.K.’s strategic advice in particular, as well as the firm’s “impressive range of activity across the sector, both in terms of the clients and the subject matter of the strategic advice”. The judges continued: “L.E.K. stands out as the best of an extremely strong field.”