McKinsey United Kingdom

McKinsey in the UK

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that helps leading companies, public sector bodies and social sector organisations in the UK to improve their performance and tackle their most serious challenges in strategy, operations, organisation and technology.

Our London office serves the leaders in the UK’s most dynamic sectors. We develop long-term perspectives on the challenges facing the economy and conduct local and global research into management issues, as well as contribute to public debates on the most pressing issues faced by business and society.

Our London office supports many pro bono initiatives and not-for-profit organisations and takes a particular interest in youth entrepreneurship and unemployment, education and women’s leadership opportunities.

  • 50+ years

    in the United Kingdom

  • 45 nationalities

    are represented
    by our staff in the UK

  • 90+ offices

    across our global firm

Our people

  • Vivian Hunt

    Vivian Hunt


    Advises the top managers of leading pharmaceutical companies on a broad range of strategic, development and organisational issuesmore

  • Laura Blumenfeld

    Laura Blumenfeld


    Advises pharmaceutical and medical device companies on commercial issues including brand strategies and launch, new business building, organisation and transformationmore

  • Sameer Gulati

    Sameer Gulati


    Advises leading financial services institutions on topics in retail banking, consumer credit, digital payments and risk managementmore

Careers in the UK

Our aim is to be the destination of choice for top talent, wherever it can be found. We welcome applications from outstanding graduates, MBA students and experienced professionals who are interested in joining us as business analysts or consultants.more

Featured initiatives

Venture Academy

McKinsey Venture Academy

Launched to promote creativity and entrepreneurship, this annual competition invites students to submit business plans for social enterprises at any stage of development, from a brand new idea to an existing business with scope to grow.

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First

Entrepreneur First aims to help make Britain the best place in the world to launch a tech start-up. It supports would-be entrepreneurs with promising technology-based business ideas in any sector, from food e-commerce to education apps.

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Broaden your knowledge and widen your perspective on the most challenging issues facing senior leaders. Install the McKinsey Insights app for iPad and Android more

Latest thinking

report | McKinsey Global Institute

Global growth: Can productivity save the day in an aging world?

January 2015—Over the past 50 years, global economic growth was exceptionally rapid, and the world economy expanded sixfold. Yet unless we can dramatically improve productivity, the next half century will look very different. A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute offers a solution: a dramatic improvement in productivity. more

McKinsey on Defense: Issue 9, Winter 2014

McKinsey on Defence

January 2015—The new issue of McKinsey on Government is a special issue on Defence. Contents include an analysis of the shifting centre of gravity in global defence spending over the last 100 years; and research on why international sales may not meet defence contractors’ expectations—and how to improve their chances. more

The road back

The road back: McKinsey global banking annual review 2014

December 2014—The global banking industry continues to progress on the road back from the global financial crisis, improving return on equity 9.5% in 2013 and 9.9% in the first half of 2014. Most of the value creation is coming from banks that adhere to one of five distinctive strategies.

report | McKinsey Global Institute

How the world could better fight obesity

November 2014—Close to 30 per cent of the global population is overweight or obese, and this carries a steep economic toll. A new discussion paper from the McKinsey Global Institute has catalogued a comprehensive list of interventions being piloted around the world and assessed their cost-effectiveness and impact, including an assessment of what would be needed in a potential programme for the United Kingdom. more

Diversity matters

Why diversity matters

Our research on diversity has uncovered a significant relationship between a more diverse leadership and better financial performance. More diverse companies—those with a greater share of women and a mixed ethnic/racial composition in their leadership—are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making. more

Ireland's global connections

Capturing the value of Ireland’s global connections

September 2014—Ireland is the 14th most connected country in the world in terms of global flows of goods, services, people, capital and data—an enviable track record. A new report examines how and why it will need to open its doors more widely to compete in the global marketplace of the future.

reimagining india

Reimagining India

December 2013Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia’s Next Superpower, is a new book edited by McKinsey, that brings together leading thinkers from around the world to explore and debate the challenges and opportunities facing the country. Its 64 essays—social and cultural as well as economic and political—are both creative and provocative. more


Quantitative Easing and ultra-low interest rates

November 2013—A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute examines the very different distributional effects of ultra-low interest rate policies on governments, corporations, financial institutions and households. more


How to make a city great

September 2013—By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.more

  • includes:

A cost curve to improve road safety

September 2013—By more fully evaluating available countermeasures, stakeholders can focus on the most effective ones.more

Education to employment

Education to Employment: Designing a system that works

A first-of-its-kind survey of 8,500 employers, young people and educators provides data linking alarmingly high youth unemployment, the skills shortage reported by employers and growing scepticism about the value of higher education. The report explores how a country can successfully move its young people from education to employment.

Women matter

Women Matter: Making the breakthrough

Over 90 percent of Europe’s leading companies are striving to increase the number of women in top jobs. Gender diversity ranks in the top 10 strategic priorities for more than half the companies we surveyed, yet change can be frustratingly slow. more

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External recognition

Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2013

Top 50 Employers for Women

McKinsey is pleased to be included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women in the United Kingdom for the seventh time.

Target jobs winner 2012

Target jobs winner

McKinsey is proud to have been named the Target Jobs 2012 Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in the consulting sector. more

Stonewall Diversity Champion

Stonewall Diversity Champion

Hosted by Stonewall, London’s leading gay and lesbian charity, the Diversity Champions programme ensures we have access to best practices in workplace equality.