The UK's top management consultants for 2020

16 March 2020 3 min. read
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Analysis by the UK's association of management consulting firms has revealed a list of the the UK's top management consultants for 2020.

Data from the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) estimates that the UK's consulting industry employs over 80,000 professionals, of which around 94% are consultants and to the tune of 6% are supporting staff.

While consultants together work towards one goal – solving complex and pressing problems of their clients – competition among them is fierce, across a number of areas. On client side, they all want to work on the biggest and most impactful projects and win the top client work, and internally, they compete for roles of growing responsibility with many still dreaming of becoming a partner at their consultancy, as well as a higher salary and landing select perks such as office transfers, training and more.

Those consultants in UK's consulting industry that manage to outperform their peers are recognised annually in a competition by the MCA. The competition celebrates the excellence of consultants, placing the spotlights on individuals that for instance have delivered a stand out performance on a project, provided an exceptional contribution to thought leadership piece or supported the development of a new breakthrough offering/solution.

Following a due diligence on the track record of hundreds of management consultants – from experienced consultants such partners and directors to junior and graduate consultants – working at 60+ leading consulting firms, here are UK's top consultants across seven categories:

Outstanding Achievement

Greg Bradley, Arcadis
Daniel Harvey, BearingPoint
Kelly Demyan, EY
Jen Nixon, Gate One
Chris Twigg, Inner Circle Consulting
Anna Somaiya, KPMG
Ally Robson, NECS Consultancy
Andy Woodfield, PwC

Team Leader Consultant of the Year

Jo Wraith, Arcadis
Phil Livingstone, Carnall Farrar
Sylvie Zaman, Chaucer
Justin Wilkes, Cognizant
Paul Rees Jones, EY
Matt Khaw, EY
Laura Flynn, EY
Andy Starkie, Inner Circle Consulting
Emma Booth, PwC
Richard Thompson, PwC
Abhimanyu Julaniya, Simon Kucher & Partners

Thought Leader Consultant of the Year

Louise Ellis, Arup
Simon Evans, Atkins (now Arup)
Roberto Desimone, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Innovation Consultant of the Year

Jonathan Stephens, BearingPoint
Piyush Patel, EY
Ryan Gwinnett, EY
Tyler Welmans, Deloitte

Young Consultant of the Year

Samuel Brown, Amey Consulting
Lewis McCormack, Arcadis
Orsolya Patterson, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Ben Santucci, BearingPoint
Harry Touche, Deloitte
Anju Jacob, Deloitte
Mei Pun, EY
Emma Landry, EY
Stephen Hall, Mason Advisory
Penny Fesenko, PwC
Andrew Brough, Vendigital
Martin Pochopien, Vendigital

Best New Apprentice

Muhsin Ramjhan, Atkins
Lucy Rollinson, Deloitte
Mica Ellis, Deloitte
Samuel Imie, Deloitte
Chloe Homans, Moorhouse Consulting
Kemi Ogunremi, PwC
Humaid Motala, PwC

Rising Star

Ysabel Brown, Arcadis
Holly Armitage, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Asha Patel, Carnall Farrar
Laila Takeh, Deloitte
Jenny Beard, EY
Farah Zarar- Ishaq, EY
Andrew Mistry, Inner Circle Consulting
Gyula Tőrzők, Inner Circle Consulting
Joshua Hasdell, KPMG
Jessica Newton, PwC

The seven individual consultants awards are part of 20 award categories for the MCA Awards.