Management consultancy

Unparalleled expertise in management consultancy

Management consultancy in the UK

  • Choose from over 70,000 full-time consultants within the sector in the UK
  • Benefit from rapidly growing technology consulting skills in areas such as digital transformation, big data, and artificial intelligence
  • Tap expertise from a world leading market
  • Recruit top talent: the consulting sector is one of the most popular industry choices among UK graduates

Access to Management Consultancy Experts

The UK consulting industry is recognised as one of the best in the world and it is a vital part of the country’s business landscape.

Management consulting has demonstrated resilience against the backdrop of the pandemic. The UK saw a 16% growth rate in UK consulting activity in 2021 – marking a six-fold increase from 2020, reflecting a growing demand for consulting services. A further 13% growth rate is forecasted for 2022, with digital transformation expected to be one of the top two drivers of growth in the sector, alongside sustainability priorities.  

One of the key features of the management consulting sector in the UK is the concentration of activity amongst a few large and medium-sized international firms at one end of the spectrum, and a large number of boutique specialist firms at the other end. 

Download Fact Sheet

A global standing

The UK's management consulting sector is made up of a high skilled and international workforce and enjoys a reputation for quality around the world. Nearly a third (29%) of UK consultancy firms’ fee incomes were generated overseas in 2020 – up from 16% the year before.

Find out more from The Management Consultancies Association

Supporting the wider economy

Professional services provide over 1.3m jobs across the UK, including 478,000 in management consultancy.

Management consultancy also contributed £26m to the UK economy in 2019.

Related professional services provide over 1.3 million jobs across Great Britain

Digital first

More than half of UK consultants work in technology consulting, as they help provide highly sought-after advice to firms on digital transformation.  With cyber security also remaining the fastest growing service for UK consultants, as clients continue to seek advice on how to best protect themselves in an increasingly digitised world.

Management consultancy provided

478,000

jobs across the UK in 2020

Management consultancy contributed

£26bn

to the UK economy in 2019

£14.5bn

in estimated UK consulting industry revenues in 2021, up from an estimated £12.5bn in 2020

Sustainability priorities expected to be the

#2

growth area for consulting activity in 2022 (after digital technology)

Partner story

BJSS: Shaping FinTech innovation for over 25 years

BJSS: Shaping FinTech innovation for over 25 years

Partner story

Elixirr: the first company to IPO on AIM since the Covid crisis

Elixirr: the first company to IPO on AIM since the Covid crisis

Everything you need

The UK offers you everything you need to grow your business.

We have a global outlook, which means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow. Innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where you can thrive. 

Choose the UK