6 advisory firms shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year

02 November 2015 Consultancy.uk

Personnel Today has shortlisted six consulting firms for its Consultancy of the Year Award, to be handed out during the annual Personnel Today Awards ceremony on 30 November 2015. The finalists are: Innecto Reward Consulting, Pathways Community Interest Company, Paydata, Q5, TCM Group and Tonic Agency.

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The Personnel Today Awards recognise HR teams and individuals that have made an impact with their people policies and delivered tangible benefits to their organisation. The Awards are the longest-running for the HR profession and celebrate excellence in HR in 23 categories, including: Consultancy of the Year Award, Award for Employee Benefits, Award for Excellence in Technology, Award for Health and Wellbeing and Award for Managing Change.

The 2015 Awards will be handed out during the annual ceremony night on 30 November at the Grosvenor House in London.

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116 organisations from a broad range of industries in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors have been shortlisted for the 2015 Awards. In total, 12 consulting firms have been shortlisted, of which six for the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ Awards:

Innecto Reward Consulting: Founded in 2002, Innecto Reward Consulting offers its clients pay and reward services, including facilitating reward & benefits strategy, designing bonus schemes, undertaking salary benchmarking, developing performance management systems and conducting job evaluation.

Pathways Community Interest Company: Pathways Community Interest Company was established in 2006. The firm assists individuals, health and social care professionals, communities and businesses to promote sustainable change through its services.

Paydata: Formed in 1995, Paydata is a UK-based reward management consultancy that provides HR professionals with information, insights, tools and statistics to help them manage their pay and reward practices. The firm is also the market leader for salary benchmarking in the Construction and Travel industries.

6 firms shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year

Q5 Partners: Q5 is a management consultancy that focuses on business transformation, with a focus on organisation design, team development and change enablement. The firm was founded in 2009 and has offices in London, New York and Sydney.

TCM Group: Established in 2001, TCM Group provides its clients with business, employment and workplace mediation services across the UK, Europe and worldwide, including mediation, coaching, training and consulting.

Tonic Agency: Tonic is a UK-based marketing business that offers brand consultancy that joins corporate, product and employer brands together, helping its clients to engage, excite and interest their people. Tonic was founded in 1997 and has its office in London.

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10 leading consulting companies to work for in the UK

10 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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).