MCA Awards introduces four new award categories for 2020

06 December 2019 2 min. read
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The UK’s Management Consultancies Association has kicked off the selection process for its annual awards ceremony. The MCA Awards is hosted by the industry representative body to recognise the nation’s best consulting firms, projects and consultants.

The 2020 edition of the MCA Awards will take place on Thursday April 23, 2020, at Park Plaza in London. The jury is currently reviewing all submissions.

A record number of entries have been submitted for the 2020 edition of the MCA Awards. The competition spans 22 different categories, including four new award categories. Two of these relate to one of the most relevant topics in business and society: data-driven innovation.

MCA Awards introduces four new award categories for 2020

Today, data is considered by many to be the “new gold”, with companies using data smartly garnering strategic insights that allow them to out-smart their rivals. Across industries, data is being captured, stored and analysed; either to improve how organisations target and attract and retain customers, or improve internal operations. The Data Innovation in the Private Sector award lauds those projects that have made a mark in private sectors, with the same award also being handed out to leading projects in the public arena.

The two other categories both focus on placing the spotlights on talented young professionals. Facing high interest in its Young Consultant of the Year, which has been one of the event’s most fiercely-contested categories for several years, the MCA saw the need to differentiate towards school leavers and graduates.

An award for Best New Apprentice has subsequently been introduced to recognise the important part apprenticeships play in recruiting top young talent across the sector. At the same time, the Rising Star category has also been introduced, considering the work of consultants with 0 to 3 years of experience, and who have demonstrated great potential in their consulting career while already beginning to demonstrate what impact they will make in the sector and in their workplace.

“Competition between firms to win an award is intense and the judges have their work cut out for them this autumn in terms of marking,” explained Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the MCA.