EY scoops four MCA awards for outstanding consultancy work and comes top of the Big Four for number of individual consultant awards

24 April 2015

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EY's Advisory practice took home four awards at last night’s prestigious Management Consultancies Association (MCA) awards. The awards celebrate the very best projects and individual consultants, highlighting outstanding work achieved by the management consulting industry over the last year.
The four awards have been achieved from a shortlist of 13 nominations. This is a record year for EY that has achieved the most individual consultant awards as well as being awarded one of the top prizes for overall consultant of the year.

EY collected awards for the following:

  • Times Award for consultant of the year with Jackie Collier
  • Performance improvement consultant of the year award with Jackie Collier for helping Milton Keynes Hospital achieve their full cost-reduction target of £8m for the first time in six years
  • HR consultant of the year award with Arun Batra for championing the HR agenda on diversity by founding the National Equality Standard, the UK’s first ever industry-recognised standard for equality in the workplace
  • Finance and risk management project award with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for pre-empting and responding to a rapidly changing risk environment to deliver the most successful Commonwealth Games ever

EY also received highly commended mentions for the following:

  • Best performance improvement in the public sector project with the Ministry of Defence for helping reduce the department’s holding of stock by £6bn and expenditure by £1.1b whilst safeguarding the British armed forces.
  • Best social and environmental value project with Invest in Africa for setting up the first online business directory in Ghana to build local capacity and encourage more job opportunities for inclusive growth
  • Best strategy project with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland health and social care economy for developing a strategy that could deliver savings of £400m over five years and put them on a single pathway to financial recovery.
  • Best use of thought leadership with the UK Onshore Operators Group for launching the first research to quantify the opportunity for UK businesses and the infrastructure needed to establish a viable onshore shale gas industry.

Dan O’Regan, Partner and Markets Leader of EY’s UK & Ireland Advisory practice, said: “It has been another great year for EY, particularly with the recognition of Jackie Collier as The Times Consultant of the Year. We continue to strive to support our clients on solving their most complex challenges and opportunities with the best talent in the industry. The 13 entries that got shortlisted for awards this year really demonstrate the breadth and depth of support on performance improvement and change that our clients seek and trust us to deliver.”