What is the Chartered Management Consultant Award?

The Chartered Management Consultant (ChMC) award is the highest status you can achieve in the management consulting profession. It provides a professional standard of career excellence for management consultants to aspire towards and clients to benchmark against.

Created and managed in a joint partnership between the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), the trade association for the UK’s leading consulting firms and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the leading professional Chartered body for Management and Leadership, ensures that Chartered status is relevant to both the individual and the profession.

To date, over 600 consultants have been awarded Chartered status, 3,000 are on the journey and more than 40 firms are involved. The aim is to secure greater recognition for the professionalism of management consulting and ensure that it is valued and respected by the industry, as well as by clients seeking professional and qualified consulting support.

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Providing a professional guarantee

Management Consultancy is a profession that has a significant impact on all aspects of business and public services. Having a recognised standard of qualifications, knowledge, and experience provides assurance to businesses of being given the best possible advice.

Whether you are an individual or a consultancy firm looking to accredit your training programme, having Chartered status speaks volumes to your clients as a professional guarantee and is proof that you are a trusted expert.


86% believe Chartered Status has a positive impact on the reputation of their business


100% say ChMC demonstrates a level of excellence and credibility


100% say ChMC demonstrates their commitment to management consulting

Setting Industry Standards

The Award sets and maintains the highest level of professionalism, skills and knowledge for the management consulting profession. Central to this is the award's competency framework which sets the standards for both you as an individual consultant and your organisation's training and development programme.

Meet the Chartered Management Consultants

Professional accreditation is a real underpinning for any industry. An accreditation like this is really good for the profession as a whole because it lifts the level of everyone. We hope to see all firms offering people who join them a route to this accreditation.

Gareth Rhys Williams, Government Chief Commercial Officer