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PA Consulting to boost UK schools’ buying power
PA Consulting Group, the consulting firm that is responsible for delivering the Zanzibar Managed Service, announced that schools will soon have access to a new e-procurement and e-marketplace platform that will simplify and substantially improve their collaborative buying potential, a ‘Marketplace for Schools’. read more
Final line-up of recruiters announced for forthcoming Consultancy Careers Fair
A staggering 59 consulting organisations and 550+ management consultancy recruiters will await readers at this year’s Consultancy Careers Fair, taking place at The Barbican in London on 13th October. read more
Private sector clients increasingly fuelling management consultancy boom
Earlier this year the Management Consultancies Association published its Consulting Industry Report 2005/6 and during these quieter summer weeks we thought it worthwhile republishing some of the key messages to have emerged from the report. read more
Manchester Business School and PA Consulting Group launch new Executive Sourcing Programme
The collaboration of Manchester Business School and PA Consulting Group provides theory and practice to an independent programme for sourcing executives. read more
Management Consultants to weigh up prospective new employers at 2006 careers fair
Top-Consultant.com reports that hundreds of candidates have already registered to attend this year’s Management Consultancy Careers Fair, despite the event still being some 3 months away. read more
PA Consulting acquires international healthcare consultancy
PA Consulting Group has made a major addition to its capability in international healthcare management consulting. read more
Special Report: Consulting industry achieves 18% revenue growth
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The Management Consultancies Association has this week released its UK Consulting Industry Report 2005/6 and the key findings are encouraging for anyone pursuing a career in consulting. read more
Management consultancies vying for top spots
Management consultancy recruiters have this week been rushing to sign up as exhibitors for the 2006 Management Consultancy Careers Fair, organised by www.Top-Consultant.com and due to take place at The Barbican exhibition hall in London later this year. read more
Outsourcing clients get the deal they deserve; often that’s not the deal they intended
Miscommunication, misunderstanding and mis-targeted investment block the strategic value achieved from IT outsourcing, according to survey findings from PA Consulting Group. read more
Management Consultancy Careers Fair details released
Top-Consultant.com have today released details of this year's Management Consultancy Careers Fair, to take place on 13th October 2006 at The Barbican Exhibition Hall in central London. read more
PA Consulting the big winners at 10th annual awards of the UK's Management Consultancies Association
Some 700 management consultants and consulting clients gathered in London last night to attend the industry's 10th annual awards ceremony, organised by the Management Consultancies Association – with shortlisting of entries carried out by Ashridge Business School. read more
PA Consulting Group welcomes first customers to Zanzibar
The first public sector customers are now using Zanzibar, the new public sector eProcurement and marketplace system, according to PA Consulting Group, the firm responsible for delivering the Zanzibar Managed Service. read more
Interview: Carl Dugdale takes the helm at consultancy Symbia
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James spoke with Symbia's new Chief Executive Carl Dugdale, formerly of Celerant Consulting, to find out about his plans to evolve the consulting business… read more
PA Consulting named Calypso Certified Solution Partner
PA Consulting Group has been named as a Certified Solutions Partner to implement Calypso Technology, Inc.'s cross- asset front-to-back trading and trade processing software systems. read more
Serco Consulting – the emergence of a powerful new consulting brand
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James spoke with Serco Consulting's new Managing Director Peter Illsley, to find out how the brand and business has evolved this last year… read more
So how common is it for Management Consultants to earn over £1/4m per year?
Depending on the stage they've reached in their careers, the average UK management consultant can expect to earn between £38,000 and £144,000 per annum – according to the 2006 Management Consultancy Salary Benchmarking Report, just published by the sector's leading website Top-Consultant.com. read more
Management Consultants enjoy double-digit pay rises & bonus payments as UK market faces talent crunch
Management consultancies doing business in the UK consulting market have reacted to the talent shortages now gripping the sector, according to Top-Consultant.com's annual survey of over 1,000 management consultants – the full results of which are to be published next week. read more
BLT survey: Consultancies confident for 2006
Recruitment demand for consultants ends the year at a four-year high, according to the latest market survey from Beament Leslie Thomas (BLT), four-time winner of the Top-Consultant reader poll for best management consultancy recruitment firm from 2002 to 2005. read more
Consultants rush to secure copies of 2006 management consultancy recruitment report
Nearly 1,000 management consultancy candidates took part in Top-Consultant.com’s annual recruitment channel survey over the festive season – ensuring they receive a copy of the 2006 report when released in February 2006 (NB. read more
What can we expect from the consulting market in 2006?
This time last quarter Top-Consultant.com and Consulting-Times.com launched the findings from a new quarterly poll of the consulting market. read more
Boxwood appoints former senior VP of Gapgemini
Boxwood has appointed Alun Evans to the position of director. read more
Senior organisational structure changes at PA Consulting Group
PA Consulting Group has announced significant changes to the senior organisational structure of PA, which will take effect from 1 January 2006. read more
Financial Services consulting leads the pack as new client order volumes accelerate in management consultancy sector
Over 75% of management consultants have experienced growth in client enquiries and new orders in the last 12 months – and more still expect client demand to grow over the course of the next year. read more
PA Consulting Group and 3i to sell UbiNetics
PA Consulting Group and 3i have signed a transaction in which CSR Plc, a leading provider of Bluetooth and WLAN single chip solutions, will purchase UbiNetics' software business (Volume Product Technology — VPT), the cellular software company, for $48m. read more
PA Consulting Group makes technology edge pay
For most consulting firms a technology practice would be an expensive luxury that would struggle to perform in a world dominated by big systems integration. read more
It's Official: Top-Consultant.com is the consulting industry's number one choice for attracting candidates online
Publication of Management Consultancy's Top 75 league table of consulting firms has made possible a startling analysis of the online recruitment market for management consultants. read more
Could the May 5 election result harm our industry?
How should a consultant vote in the next election? Do the parties’ plans for public spending and the economy spell good times or gloom for the consulting industry? Should you be voting Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat? Mick James, former Editor of Management Consultancy magazine, looks at party policies and what they will mean for the consulting industry over the life of the next Parliament. read more
Staff turnover rockets – but what can consulting firms do to improve retention rates?
Management consultancy firms are being torn apart by surging levels of staff turnover, according to new research from Top-Consultant.com. read more
PIPC appoints new Chicago managing director
Global project solutions firm PIPC has appointed Dean Evans as a Managing Director to head up their new office in downtown Chicago, which officially opened its doors April 1, 2005. read more
What is it that's driving success at PA Consulting Group?
When the chips were down in the 2001-2004 consulting recession, PA Consulting Group was one firm that continued to recruit and prosper; now in the resurgent market of 2005 PA is really thriving. read more
Serco put a new spin on public sector consulting
So you think it’s only consultants to the private sector that have the opportunity to jet-set around the globe? Well think again – Serco have been furiously building a consulting capability on the back of their outsourcing business, acquiring in the process both ITNet and French Thornton. read more
Record candidate figures for Top-Consultant.com are cause for celebration on site's 5th anniversary
April 2005 marks the 5th Anniversary of Top-Consultant.com's launch and management consultancy candidates are flooding to the site in record numbers. read more
UK consulting sector surges ahead with 15% year-on-year growth
The UK consulting sector is booming again, with official figures this week showing firms achieved year-on-year revenue growth of 15% in the 12 month period to end 2004. read more
Consulting candidates vote BLT best Management Consultancy recruitment firm for 4th consecutive year
Over 1,000 management consultancy candidates took part in Top-Consultant.com’s latest annual recruitment channel survey, now in its fourth year of publication. read more
Leading consultancies confirm major upswing in management consultancy recruitment
Over 240 candidates and 70 recruiters gathered in London today for Top-Consultant.com’s sell-out consulting careers seminar. read more
14 of the world's major consulting firms to attend London careers conference
A mixture of Senior Recruiters and practising Consultants from fourteen major consulting brands are now confirmed attendees at Top-Consultant's forthcoming Careers Conference, due to take place in London on 21st February. read more
Bonus awards too low to ensure consultants remain loyal according to latest survey findings
Bonuses at consulting firms rebounded in 2004, but not nearly enough to stop retention from becoming a major headache in 2005. read more
Serco expands UK, US operations through acquisitions
Serco, the contract and facilities management group, has expanded its specialised IT operations across the UK and North America with two acquisitions, a departure from its policy of organic growth. read more
At long last it's official – double-digit growth is back and the “War for Talent” has been rekindled
The latest industry growth figures have been released this week and show the UK consulting industry growing at a double-digit annual rate, with the majority of consultancies now experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff. read more
Pfizer buys PA Consulting venture
PA Consulting Group said it will sell its remaining 90 percent ownership of Meridica Limited, a drug delivery technology company, to pharmaceutical heavyweight Pfizer for $125 million and a contingent payment. read more
Survey findings reveal more than a third of consultants are expecting double-digit pay rises in the next 12 months
How fast the tide turns. read more
Public sector providing fertile ground for launching a successful start-up consultancy
In February of this year we reported on the launch of Avail Consulting, founded by two former Managing Directors of Atos KPMG Consulting who aspired to establish themselves as a credible alternative to the major firms within a matter of months. read more
Consulting industry returns to double-digit growth – but how?…
Is consulting really rebounding, or is it the growth in outsourcing that has been propping up the industry of late? With all the outsourcing headlines in the news these last months, you would not be a fool to ask. read more
OGC shortlists bidders for procurement system
The UK's Office of Government Commerce has shortlisted eight suppliers bidding for a contract to develop a government-wide online procurement service, nicknamed Zanzibar. read more
No summer slow-down in hiring activity as management consulting candidates and recruiters hit new recruitment highs
Not so many years ago the summer months would have been considered a “quiet period” for management consultancy recruitment. read more
PA Consulting: Success in cutting costs hides a weakness in managing IT for long term value
PA Consulting Group's international survey of senior IT executives – Getting out of the cost box – shows that while 85% of CIOs agree that the perception of IT has improved across the business, their ability to realize long-term value from IT is weak. read more
Consulting Magazine announces Top 25 Consultants 2004
Consulting Magazine has announced The Top 25 Most Influential Consultants 2004, its annual listing of influential consultants as judged by the leaders of 14 leading consulting firms. read more
PA Consulting about to merge with US firm?
Following much press speculation this week, PA Consulting has confirmed to Top-Consultant.com that it is in discussions regarding a potential merger with US research and engineering company Science Applications International Corporation. read more
Recruitment stampede hits UK consulting market
Management consultancies have ratcheted up the intensity of their recruitment drives quite considerably, judging from the mood of delegates at Top-Consultant’s recent management consultancy recruitment event in London. read more
McKinsey retains #1 status as employer of choice
Despite all the rebrandings, changes in ownership and new entrants that have hit the consulting market in the last two years, McKinsey remains the number one choice of consultancy employer. read more
PA Consulting named development partner for ID Card scheme
The Home Office announced that it has chosen PA Consulting Group as its development partner on the national Identity Cards programme. read more
"The War for Talent" – could it be resurfacing already, so soon into a recovery?
A great many factors have conspired to reduce the profitability of consulting firms in recent years, not least of which the general economic downturn in the core consulting markets (US, UK and Germany). read more
PA Consulting Group and Edengene carry off top consulting awards
PA Consulting Group has this last week been named as the Platinum Award Winner in this year’s MCA Best Management Practice Awards, on the basis of their work with Westminster City Council (WCC). read more
Siemens Business Services-led alliance wins Welsh government contract worth over £200m
Siemens Business Services and its alliance partners have been awarded a major new contract to provide business change and significant IT infrastructure upgrades to the National Assembly for Wales. read more
PA Consulting Group awarded USAID indefinite quantity contracts
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded PA Government Services Incorporated (PA), part of PA Consulting Group, energy and environmental policy Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQC) worth a potential $750 million over five years, it was earlier announced. read more
Recognized thought leader joins PA Consulting
PA Consulting Group has appointed Raymond Saleeby as a new member of its Management Group. read more
UK consulting market experiences dramatic upturn in management consultancy recruitment
What do firms like Accenture, Atos KPMG Consulting, Deloitte and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young have in common? Actually, add to that list Syntegra, Proudfoot Consulting, L.E.K Consulting, PA Consulting, Microsoft, Celerant Consulting, DiamondCluster and Edengene…

The list could go on, but these firms are just some of the majors that have kick-started recruitment campaigns in recent weeks. read more
PA Consulting makes key changes to senior management team
Follow an extensive review of its overall management structure PA Consulting Group has announced key changes to its senior management team, which the company says are aimed at better positioning itself to take advantage of new opportunities and the growth it is seeing in its business. read more
Recruitment hots up at the big brand consultancies
Read the online candidate forums and it becomes clear that the majors – Accenture, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, PA Consulting, EDS, McKinsey… read more
Modem Media announces e-business guru as new MD of Europe
Modem Media, Inc. read more
SchlumbergerSema emerges as outright winners
SchlumbergerSema last night emerged as the outright winners of the 2003 MCA Best Management Practice Awards for its work on the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.

The consulting awards are organised by the UK’s Management Consultancies Association (MCA). read more
IMC new standard launched
The Institute of Management Consultancy this week announced the launch of a new sector-wide standard for management consultancy. read more
PA Consulting study reveals e-privacy issues
A website benchmarking study conducted by PA Consulting Group suggests that the majority of FTSE companies are failing to provide the information consumers need on key privacy and security issues. read more
PA Consulting reports strong revenue growth
PA Consulting Group today announced strong financial results in a difficult consulting climate, with group revenues increased to £400.3m (from £322.4m in 2000) and the group share price increased to 350p (from 306p in 2000).

This group figure comprises revenues from PA's consulting business and its venture companies. read more
PA Consulting overall winner of MCA Awards
PA Consulting last night emerged as the overall winner of the MCA Awards 2002. read more
McKinsey maintaining revenues the key to merger success
A new study by McKinsey reveals the key to a successful takeover lies in securing post-merger revenue streams, rather than the more traditional focus on cost-cutting.

Other consultancies, including AT Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, KPMG and PA Consulting, have in recent years produced reports showing mergers typically destroy rather than create value.

The McKinsey report is somewhat different, in that it focusses on what firms must do to be successful, as opposed to highlighting the failure rate. read more
Arthur D Little Investor group seeking majority stake in ADL
ADL has begun exclusive negotiations with a group of US VC investors looking to buy a majority share in the firm.

ADL spokesman David Lampe said a deal would most likely be completed by the end of the year.

2001 has been a turbulent year for ADL. read more
Mercer Consulting on the brink of acquiring ADL
Mercer Consulting, part of Marsh & McLennan, are understood to be in the final stages of takeover discussions with Arthur D Little. ADL's income was $629m (£440m) in 1999 but cashflow problems have forced the firm to look for a merger partner. read more
PA Consulting looking to expand in Germany & France
Bruno Mathis, head of PA Consulting’s telecommunications and interactive media department, has confirmed in French newspaper reports that the consultancy is looking to expand its operations in both Germany and France. read more
Arthur D Little Mercer emerging as most likely acquirer of ADL
Top-Consultant understands Mercer Management Consulting are close to acquiring Arthur D Little. read more
PA Consulting Strong growth announced
PA Consulting announced a 14% year-on-year rise in net consulting revenues. read more
ADL CEO axed following collapse of merger talks
Arthur D Little last week axed CEO Lorenzo Lamadrid, following an unsuccessful and drawn-out attempt to merge with PA Consulting. read more
Cap Gemini; PA Consulting Strong showing in Annual Awards
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young were announced as the overall winners in this week’s fifth annual Best Management Practice Awards – organised by the Management Consultancies Association (MCA). read more
PA Consulting shelving plans to acquire ADL
PA Consulting and Arthur D Little have apparently put an end to proposed merger talks, having almost concluded an agreement late last year. read more
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