The UK's top consulting firms to work for

It goes without saying that people are any consulting firm’s most important asset. Meet the top consulting firms to work for in the UK.

Recruiting the brightest talent and keeping them onboard is instrumental for the success of every consulting firm in the UK, and as a result, consultancies of all sizes in strive to be a top workplace for their consultants and staff.

So what makes firms a best workplace? In consulting, it relates to a wide variety of criteria, in particular the quality of leadership, the culture within the firm, the impact a consultancy makes at clients, the type of clients and projects offered to consultants, compensation packages (salary and bonus), career development opportunities, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Other factors that can set the UK’s top consulting employers apart from the rest include work-life balance, secondary benefits, international office transfer opportunities, collaboration and trust, performance management policies, as well as the extent to which a consultancy makes a positive social impact in society.

UK’s consulting industry is home to dozens of surveys, assessments and benchmarks that evaluate how consultancies score on good employership. Consultancy.org tracks these assessments globally and in the UK, and based on our unique database, we present the industry’s top consulting firms to work for.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top consulting employers in the UK:

1.
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
2.
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
3.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
4.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
5.
PA Consulting Group
We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our dive...
6.
Elixirr
The Challenger Consultancy Elixirr is a different type of consultancy. They help their clients change the game in their industries, and are changing the game in their own. You can’t out-innovate the ...
7.
First Consulting
First Consulting is a rapidly growing, no-nonsense consultancy organisation with a passion for operational processes. We were founded in the Netherlands in 2006, and expanded to the UK in 2017. Our g...
8.
Capco
Capco is a global management consultancy with a focus in financial services including banking and payments, capital markets, and wealth and asset management, plus a dedicated energy division. We comb...
9.
FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulat...
10.
Korn Ferry
We are a global consulting firm in over 50 countries with more that 7.500 people. We help organizations get their strategy, structure, and talent aligned. What does that mean?  We help companies desi...
11.
Ayming
We are business performance experts who combine highly specialised knowledge – across a range of fields – with hands-on collaboration, to enable our clients and their people to go further. We are a g...
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B2E Consulting
B2E is an innovative consulting company, created in 2004, with a flawless record of delivering projects with and for our clients.    B2E Consulting is different because we have developed a “gig econo...
13.
BearingPoint
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three units: Consulting, Solutions and Ventures. Consulting covers...
14.
CIL Management Consultants
CIL is an international management consultancy with offices in the US and Europe. We help businesses grow, build value and invest wisely. We are rigorous in our approach, confident in our conclusions...
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Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help IT leaders to create, execute or manage st...
16.
Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
17.
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
18.
Q5
Q5 is an international award-winning consulting firm that specialises in "organisational change".  At our heart, 'Q5ers' help business leaders develop organisational strategy then implement it -- thr...
19.
Roland Berger
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. With around 2,700 employees working in 51 offices in 36 countries worldwide, we have success...
20.
Sionic
Sionic is a global consulting firm. Our focus is on change and we specialise in a unique blend of business and people performance. We are agile, independent and hold a straightforward philosophy – th...
21.
Nous Group
Nous Group is an international management consultancy operating in 11 locations across the UK, Australia and Canada. We offer a broad consulting capability that allows us to solve our clients’ most c...
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