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MCA Awards celebrate the best in consultancy collaborations
 The 14th annual MCA
Management Awards were
held at Grosvenor House
Hotel in London
recently. The awards
seek out management
consultant and client
teams who have delivered
truly outstanding
results and demonstrate
how the UK consulting
industry is a positive
force for the economy.
The judges identify the
best case studies in
each of 12 categories,
where public or private
sector organisations
have achieved a
significant improvement
in performance through
working with management
   Alan Leaman, CEO of
the MCA, commented:
“These awards celebrate
excellence in an
extraordinary industry.
They demonstrate the
value that management
consultants deliver for
their clients.
   “The MCA works
constantly with our
members to attract the
best people into
consulting, and our Code
of Practice puts high
standards and client
interests first. The
standard of entries was
incredibly high this
year and everyone who
was shortlisted can be
proud of this
   “The economic climate
has been difficult for
everyone and our
industry is certainly
not immune, but this is
a time when quality and
excellence have to come
to the fore. Our
industry can be rightly
proud of its tremendous
wealth of talent – these
awards show just why UK
consulting is world
   IBM wins for work
in Formula 1

   IBM won recognition
at the Awards for its
work with Brawn GP in
transforming and
improving manufacturing
and design processes in
time for the 2009
Formula 1 season.
Brawn’s driver, Jenson
Button, subsequently
became Formula 1 World
Champion. IBM won the
Overall Platinum Award.
   KPMG gains
recognition for business

   KPMG, which was
nominated for five
different projects in
three categories, won
the Award for Business
Strategy for its work at
Royal Bank of Scotland
(RBS). Given the
changing environment and
increased threat of data
loss, RBS was determined
to remain at the
forefront of the
financial services
industry’s response to
data security and
engaged KPMG to help it
demonstrate its approach
externally across the
   KPMG was able to
mobilise a global team
of over 400 individuals
in just a few days,
setting up operational
hubs in four regions and
creating a dedicated
call centre to undertake
comprehensive reviews
into the data security
of RBS’s third parties.
At the end of this
project, RBS was able to
demonstrate its focus
and robust approach to
data security.
   Scott Parker, UK head
of performance and
technology at KPMG,
said: “I am delighted we
have picked up this MCA
Award for Business
 Strategy. We were able
to mobilise a large,
global team for our
client and provide them
with a high level of
expertise, quality and
assurance in a very
short space of time,
which is a great
testament to all those
   “This award shows
that our expansion and
growth plans are on the
right track, at a time
when businesses are
starting to slowly
emerge from the
   Atos Consulting
scoops three awards at
the MCA ceremony

   Atos Origin’s
business consulting
division, Atos
Consulting, won three
awards at the MCA
ceremony. For its work
with The Global Fund,
Atos Consulting won the
Best International
Project and Best Overall
Public Sector Project;
for its work with CLM,
it won the Best
Technology Project.
   “We are delighted
that our work has once
again been recognised
and rewarded at the UK’s
leading consulting
event,” said Paula
Sussex, senior vice
president for Atos
Consulting. “These
awards highlight the
breadth and depth of our
expertise and experience
in delivering on time
and to budget
operational and
projects that deliver
real business value to
our clients.”
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