Mott MacDonald Business & Technology Consulting Division

THE SCOOP

No farming around
Mott MacDonald’s Management Consultancy Division is a titan of the management, engineering and development consulting world.  Based in London, U.K., the parent company Mott MacDonald Group (MMG) was created in 1989 as the result of a merger between two firmsâ€"transportation engineering firm Mott, Hay and Anderson and water engineering consultancy outfit Sir M MacDonald & Partners.  Founded in 1902 and 1921, respectively, the companies brought with them a history of working on large-scale projects such as the London Underground (Mott) and the Channel Tunnel (MacDonald).

Mott MacDonald operates all over the globe, providing services from some 150 locations in more than 120 countries with about 14,000 employees working in all sectors from transport, power and energy, buildings and environment to education, communications and urban development.  Given the scale of the company’s operations, it is sometimes difficult to separate exactly where the engineering consultancy ends and the management consultancy begins, except that the latter has been confined largely to U.K. shores.  The Management Consultancy Division specializes in providing strategic advisory services to the U.K. government, as well as infrastructure finance advisory services to the public and private sectors.  And because it has a wealth of expertise at its disposal, given the size of MMG, the consulting business is able to peddle advice on multiple markets, including health, waste, water and social housing among others. 

Mott’s not-so-little black book
The Mott MacDonald Group has worked on some prestigious engineering projects all over the world (Heathrow Terminal 5 or Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, anyone?) and has served some major clients.  Operating mainly within the United Kingdom (but not afraid to take on global projects eitherâ€"it is part of a global engineering concern, after all), the consulting division has garnered some suitably impressive clients of its own, including BAE Systems, Shell and Barclays Bank in the private sector, and government departments including the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence and the National Health Service. 

The Management Consultancy Division is an accredited member of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), while Mott MacDonald Group, as a whole, joined the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) in November 2007.  Both memberships appear calculated to gain greater visibility and representation for Mott within the consulting field.  Upon joining the ACE, Mott Managing Director Keith Howells commented, “We welcome their initiatives on seeking fairer terms and conditions of engagement for consultants, which often put disproportionate levels of risk onto consulting firms.†

Bringing home the bacon
In May 2009, Mott MacDonald’s technical advisory team was named Best Technical Adviser in the Public Private Finance Awards for the fourth time.  Judged by, the annual award recognizes standout performances among private-sector teams delivering U.K. projects as judged by a panel of experienced professionals from public and private sectors.  Mott MacDonald’s BTC division director Chris Ecob said, “Winning this award is a tribute to the diversity of both the skills and sector knowledge of staff across the Mott MacDonald Group.† The firm then ranked No. 8 in The Sunday Times Best Big Companies to Work For survey in 2010.  Also, among numerous recognitions the firm received in 2010 was from the coveted New Civil Engineer and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (NCE/ACE) Awards 2010, which honored Mott MacDonald with the title International Consultant of the Year for the third year in a row.


 

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Mott MacDonald Business & Technology Consulting Division


Mott Macdond House
8-10 Sydenham Road
Croydon, Surrey CR0 2EE
Phone: +44 (0)208 774 2000
www.managementconsultancy.mottmac.com

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  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Director, BTC Division: David Cox
  • 2009 Employees: 120

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