MCA launches Consultant of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times
04/08/2007
New MCA awards for shining stars of consulting

The MCA has launched the Consultant of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times. These new awards will celebrate the achievements of individual consultants at all stages of their careers and provide an insight into what it takes to be an outstanding management consultant.

The nine award categories will be judged by a high profile panel, which includes Cilla Snowball, Chairman and Chief Executive, AMV BBDO, Dr Duncan Angwin, Strategic Management Group, Warwick Business School and Carol Lewis, Editor, Career, The Times

Andrew Crowley, Vice-President, CSC Computer Sciences and President of the MCA 2006/07 commented: "These new awards aim to inspire those thinking of a career in consulting, whilst motivating more experienced consultants to further develop their skills and experience. This is also the perfect forum for management consultants to demonstrate their value to clients’ businesses."

Consulting firms can submit up to ten nominations. Each candidate can only be nominated for one of the following nine categories:

Service Line Categories

  • HR Consultant of the Year – sponsored by IBM Global Business Services
  • Change Management Consultant of the Year – sponsored by Maven Training
  • Strategy Consultant of the Year - Sponsored by Mindbench
  • IT Consultant of the Year – sponsored by Monetical
  • Performance Improvement Consultant of the Year
  • Marketing Consultant of the Year – sponsored by LexisNexis
  • Career Stage Categories
  • Best New Consultant – sponsored by Accenture
  • Future Consulting Leader – sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Best Partner/Director of the Year – sponsored by Consulting Point

Sponsor Links:

www.mindbench.com

www.accenture.com

www.consultingpoint.co.uk

www.ibm.com/gbs/uk

www.lexis-nexis.com  

www.maventraining.co.uk

www.monetical.com/web

www.pwc.com

Deadline for entries is 31 August 2007 with the winners announced at a reception on 8th November 2007 in London. All of the winners will also be featured in a special Sunday Times supplement on 11 November 2007.

For further information on the awards or regarding the submission of entries visit www.consultantoftheyear.co.uk or contact Natalia Kay on 0207 321 2995 or email Natalia.kay@mca.org.uk. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact Sarah Taylor on sarah.taylor@mca.org.uk.

For more information please contact:

Joy Hewgill

Marketing Director

Management Consultancies Association

Tel: 020 7321 3994 / 07968 762404

Joy.hewgill@mca.org.uk

David Pippett

Account Director

Creatrix Public Relations

Tel: 01225 423400/07899 798197

david@creatrixpr.co.uk

Consultant of the Year Judging Process and Panel

Each entry will be judged against the eight criteria (client focus, leadership, teamwork, communication, project management, critical thinking, specialist knowledge, client testimonial). Three entries will be shortlisted in each category and shortlisted candidates will attend an interview on 9th, 10th, 11th October 2007 when they will be questioned in more detail on the content of their entry and asked to support their submission verbally with real examples. The judges will include:

· Eilish Henry, Deputy Director of the PaceSetter Programme, HMRC

· Peter Graham, FME Fellow, Bath School of Management

· John Abram, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Monetical

· Melanie Franklin, Managing Director, Maven Training

· Cilla Snowball, Chairman and Chief Executive, AMV BBDO

· Dr Duncan Angwin, Strategic Management Group, Warwick Business School

· Peter Hill, Chief Executive, Management Consultancies Association

· Carol Lewis, Editor, Career, The Times

About the Management Consultancies Association

The MCA was formed in 1956 to represent the consultancy industry to its clients, the media and government. Management consultancy is an increasingly important industry for the UK economy with management consultancy revenues for 2006 estimated at £8bn. MCA members represent around 70% of the UK consulting sector, employ around 20,000 management consultants and work with the FTSE100 and all government departments. Nine of the top ten UK-based consulting firms (by consulting fee income) are members.

The MCA supports its member firms with a range of services including events, publications, interest groups and public relations. The Association also works with its members to attract the top talent into the industry. The MCA provides advice on the selection and use of management consultants and is the main source of data on the UK market.

About The Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is Britain's most successful and innovative broadsheet newspaper. It is renowned for the courage of its investigative journalism, the authority of its opinion pages, the indispensability of its news and business coverage and the breadth and depth of its features, ensuring more readers make time for The Sunday Times than any other quality paper.