Deadline for MCA Awards 2020 entries fast approaching

19 August 2019 Consultancy.uk

With less than three weeks left to enter the MCA Awards 2020, the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) has issued a last-minute call for submissions. Applicants will need to purchase entry to the competition by the 6th of September 2019 if they are to emulate the 40 firms who contended last year’s awards.

Each year, hundreds of professionals from across the UK consulting industry gather in London to attend the annual MCA Awards. Celebrating the achievements of the industry over the previous 12 months, the ceremony does not only commemorate the efforts of the biggest firms in the country, either, and while the Big Four were the night’s biggest winners in 2019, a number of smaller consultancies also took top prizes in a wide ranging and diverse contest. SME consultancies celebrated for their work included Bourton Group, Carnall Farrar, Vendigital, Gate One, Cognizant, and Decision Technology.

Now, as the MCA prepares for the 2020 incarnation of its awards-night, it has issued a reminder to firms hoping to emulate this year’s victors that the deadline to purchase entry is fast approaching. Firms have been urged to complete their submissions at the earliest opportunity, with the purchase entry deadline for the 23rd annual ceremony set for the 6th of September, and the deadline for the submission of written entries on the 27th September.

MCA Awards 2020 - Demonstrating the value of consultingMCA Award trophies are highly sought after in the consulting sector and competition is fierce between firms across a diverse sector to demonstrate the excellent work consultants are delivering for clients. Last year over 40 of the UK’s leading consulting firms were shortlisted with more than 170 interviews with consultants, 74 interviews with clients and over 54 hours of judging taking place. This year the MCA has introduced a new judging panel and a variety of new categories to reflect the changing face of the management consultancy profession in the UK.

New categories for this year include an Environmental Award and prizes for Data Innovation in both the Public and Private sectors. At the same time, the MCA has upped its recognition for younger consultants by adding two new awards. The Best New Apprentice gong recognises the differing routes young professionals use to arrive in the industry, while the MCA Rising Star award commemorates individuals who are making a positive impact in the work place at the early stages of their career.

As the clock ticks down to the submission deadline, Tamzen Isacsson, MCA Chief Executive, said, “We have already had strong interest in the awards this year from across our membership but it’s not too late to start planning and preparing the awards entries for individual and project prizes. All the latest information can be found on the MCA website mca.org.uk/awards and we welcome entries from across the consulting sector.”

After the judges have finished appraising submissions, finalists will be called to interview at the MCA in early 2020, and are highly recommended to be accompanied by their clients. The awards will then be presented at the MCA Awards Ceremony & dinner at Park Plaza on the 23rd of April 2020.


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