MCA Awards 2019: The Winners

Posted by Deltek on April 2, 2019

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We had the honour of sponsoring this year's MCA Awards, an annual opportunity to celebrate talented consultants achieving great things. Find out more about all the winners from the night below:

Project Of The Year (Sponsored By Deltek) 

Winner: EY with London Ventures 

EY have been at the forefront of delivering an innovation programme focused on providing transformational solutions to London local government since 2013, working in partnership with London Councils, the membership organisation for the 33 local authorities in London. Hear the full story below. 


The Times Consultant Of The Year 

Winner: Anjum Hakim, PWC 

Anjum is an experienced consultant in PwC’s Digital and Technology Transformation practice. She advises clients on major transformation programmes in the public sector, focusing on enabling clients to exploit digital technology to solve Government’s most pressing challenges. Read more here. 

Best New Consultancy 

Winner: Parker Fitzgerald 

Highly Commended: Thought Provoking Consulting, Inner Circle Consulting

Consulting Excellence Firm Of The Year 

Winner: ARUP 

Highly Commended: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

MCA Dinner

Project Winners

Best Use Of Thought Leadership 

WinnerCarnall Farrar with IPPR

In 2018, Lord Darzi, alongside the think-tank IPPR, asked Carnall Farrar (CF) to lead the thinking on the direction of national health policy by conducting a landmark review, ‘Better Health and Care for All’. Read more.

Highly Commended: IMPOWER Consulting with Hertfordshire County Council, PA Consulting with WePROTECT Global Alliance

Change And Transformation In The Private Sector 

Winner: PwC with Ofgem

PwC were engaged to build trust and transparency across the UK Gas market, working with Ofgem. Read more.

Highly Commended: Crimson & Co with Bristol-Myers Squibb

Change And Transformation In The Public Sector 

Winner: Cognizant with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Realising that its environment was constantly changing, BBC Monitoring working with Cognizant, opted for an ‘agile transformation’ approach to address the challenges. Read more.

Highly Commended: Atos with Met Police, GE Healthcare Partners with Dubai Health Authority, IMPOWER Consulting with Ealing Borough Council

Commercial Excellence 

Winner: Vendigital with Spectris

Working collaboratively with Spectris, Vendigital produced a vision of how a business transformation could take place, before embarking on a programme which sought to achieve organisational reform without constraining the individual entrepreneurial drive of each of the operating companies. Read more.

Highly Commended: PwC with Baker Hughes a GE Company

Customer Engagement And Marketing 

Winner: Decision Technology with Schroders plc

Schroders needed to shift its global digital marketing strategy to address the growing trend of self-directed private investment, whilst maintaining their existing relationships with intermediaries. Schroders partnered with the behavioural science consultancy Decision Technology to create investIQ, an online investor education and behavioural finance platform. Read more.

Innovation In Digital And Technology 

Winner: EY with London Ventures

EY have been at the forefront of delivering an innovation programme focussed on providing transformational solutions to London local government since 2013, working in partnership with London Councils, the membership organisation for the 33 local authorities in London. Read more

Highly Commended: Elixirr with Thomas Cook Money, Jacobs with Transport for London

International 

Winner: EY with AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca engaged EY to help combat multiple issues by creating a clear strategy for the implementation of a digital solution across six countries. Read more.

Performance Improvement In The Private Sector 

Winner: Bourton Group with Cambridge Assessment

Bourton Group supported their client Cambridge Assessment with a wide Business Improvement Programme. Read more.

Highly Commended: Atkins with Heathrow Airport Ltd

Performance Improvement In The Public Sector 

Winner: Amey Consulting with Network Rail

Amey Consulting was appointed by Network Rail to gain a better understanding of where, how, when and what small delays occur and support them in addressing this key performance issue. Read more.

Highly Commended: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence with Home Office Biometrics, EY with Emergency care transformation in the NHS

People 

Winner: Arup with Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) commissioned Arup to update the existing Construction Logistics guidance and develop a bespoke training programme to engage the industry and provide adoption of consistent construction logistics methodology, to embed best practice construction logistics planning. Read more.

Highly Commended: OEE Consulting with Willis Towers Watson

Social & Environmental Value 

Winner: Atos with Gosport Independent Panel

In June 2018, the Gosport Independent Panel concluded that 456 lives had been shortened, and probably a further 200, by routine inappropriate use of opioids at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. With vital expertise and insight from previous inquiries, Atos played a central role in enabling the Panel to deliver its work: extreme sensitivity was vital, combined with robust solutions and tight governance in the face of growing amounts of evidence. Read more.

Highly Commended: Arup with Yorkshire Water

Strategy 

Winner: Gate One with UCAS

In 2001, a young James Cooper used UCAS to find and gain admission to the right undergraduate course for him, digital business and e-commerce at Nottingham University. 17 years later, it was UCAS that found itself at a moment of transition, and James was able to return the favour by leading Gate One’s overhaul of the charity’s corporate strategy. Read more.

Highly Commended: Sia Partners with EDF

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Individual Consultant Of The Year Awards 

Young Consultant Of The Year 

Winner: Rory MacDonagh, Arcadis

Rory is a consultant in Arcadis’ Business Advisory team. Over the past two years he has played a key role in delivering transformational projects across the rail, utility, and automotive sectors. Read more.

Highly Commended: Mariam Darwish, GE Healthcare Partners, Danny Clink, PwC

Team Leader Consultant Of The Year 

Winner: Laura Morroll, BearingPoint

With over 20 years combined experience in the Retail and Consulting industry, Laura has developed key skills and traits to successfully, and effectively lead her teams in delivery of client projects. Not only does Laura engage with her teams to build trusted, long lasting relationships, she does this with her clients also. Read more.

Highly Commended: Holly McEwan, Arcadis, Jamie Ounan, Inner Circle Consulting

Thought Leader Consultant Of The Year 

Winner: Jon Ainger, IMPOWER Consulting

In May 2017 Jon launched the IMPOWER iNDEX – a pioneering tool which enables councils to improve citizens’ lives. It does this by providing a clear view of what is being achieved with the money that is being spent on public services, rather than focusing only the cost. For the first time, councils can find out how they are performing and use that information to improve decision making. Read more.

Highly Commended: Amanda Widdowson, Thales Cyber and Consulting

Innovation Consultant Of The Year 

Winner: Edem Amooquaye, Curzon & Company LLP

Edem, a strategy and transformation Managing Consultant, advises clients in the Infrastructure, Utilities and Energy sectors. He most recently supported Anglian Water with developing disruptive technologies that transform the water industry’s value chain in the provision of infrastructure for property developments. Read more.

Highly Commended: Alice Blezat, EY, Samuel Pachoud, EY

EY Outstanding Achievement 

Winner: Anjum Hakim, PwC

Anjum is an experienced consultant in PwC’s Digital and Technology Transformation practice. She advises clients on major transformation programmes in the public sector, focusing on enabling clients to exploit digital technology to solve Government’s most pressing challenges. Read more.


To find out more about the areas covered by each of the above categories and the judging process, visit the MCA Website.

 


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