• Press Release
  • January 30, 2019
  • United Kingdom

Arcadis tops FT’s corporate consultancy rankings for the second year running

United Kingdom - Arcadis has been named as one of the UK’s top corporate advisors for the second year running, according to the Financial Times’ list of the UK’s Leading Management Consultancies 2019.

Consultants are ranked across a broad spectrum of 25 separate categories, ranging from Aerospace to Insurance and Data Analytics. Arcadis has scored a hat-trick of results to rank highly in three individual categories, each of which features a maximum of just 35 consultancies in each. 

Arcadis has been commended in the following sectors:  

  • Construction & Infrastructure – Silver
  • Finance, Risk, & Compliance – Silver 
  • Public & Social – Bronze 

The rankings were compiled by research company Statista and are based on the results of two separate surveys — one of consultants themselves, offering their views on their peers; and one based on feedback from the consultancies’ clients. This years’ list provided scope for both positive and negative feedback about individual consultancies, with the results therefore representing a fair and rounded overview of the entire industry. 

The rankings themselves are based on the number of recommendation each consultancy receives, although each category differs in terms of total numbers. Gold equates to “very frequently recommended”; silver is “frequently recommended”; and bronze reflects “recommended”. However, with more than 8,000 different management consultancies operating in the UK and a total of just 200 consultancies featuring right across the rankings, Arcadis’ position puts it well within the top 2.5% of all consultancies in the UK. 


Mark Cowlard, UK CEO of Arcadis, said:

“In an unstable political and economic environment, clients are seeking certainty of action more than ever before. At Arcadis, our role in providing clear advice, leadership and direction puts us at the very heart of corporate strategy, and we are committed to working in close partnership with our clients to help them navigate these turbulent times. Our priority has always been to put the needs of our clients first and, with a focus on technology and digital innovation ensuring we stay at the forefront of industry developments, offer the very best consultancy advice across all our relevant sectors and business lines.” 


Arcadis is a member of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the representative body for management consultancy firms in the UK, and is a signatory to its Consulting Excellence scheme. This is the industry standard for management consulting. This kitemark celebrates the value the consulting industry can bring to its clients and commits consultants to the highest standards of ethical behaviour, client service, and professionalism.

Further underscoring Arcadis’ excellence in the consulting industry, it has also been shortlisted across a number of categories in this years’ MCA 2019 Awards, including ‘Best use of thought leadership’ for the Investing in Britain campaign, which looks at  future opportunities associated with re-investment with in the UK’s crumbling infrastructure, as well as the ‘Commercial Excellence’ category for work around the Digital Railway Programme with Network Rail. A further three Arcadian’s have also been nominated for individual awards, including: 

  • Team Leader Consultant of the Year - Holly McEwan
  • Young Consultant of the Year - Rory MacDonagh
  • Outstanding Achievement - Suzanne Lloyd

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