Europe's top consulting firms for thought leadership

Thought leadership is an important part of any consulting firm’s client strategy, as creating insightful research helps firms and their consultants cement their reputation and legitimacy. Meet the consulting firms in Europe with the best thought leadership.

Every year, Europe based consulting firms create thought leadership of all types, ranging from in-depth research reports and white papers to methodologies, insights, blogs, videos, webinars and podcasts. The aim of thought leadership is to inform business leaders and stakeholders by delivering insights of value to them, in the process helping consulting firms with establishing themselves as an authority on a topic and with building a relationship with their readers.

Consultancies create thought leadership across all areas of expertise, including strategy, leadership, management, organisation, finance, digital, human capital and operations, and across all sectors, spanning automotive, aviation, construction, energy, financial services, government and the public sector, healthcare, professional services, retail, technology and telecom.

Consultancy.org assesses 500+ pieces of thought leadership produced by consulting firms globally per year, and our team in Europe follows the developments in the regional market. Based on our unique database, we present a list of the consulting firms that excel in thought leadership quality, impact, reach and volume.

The ranking includes all consulting firms in this list for which we have sufficient data. The dataset is refreshed by the hour, meaning that lists are near real-time.

An overview of the top firms for thought leadership in Europe's consulting industry:

1.
KPMG
KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member fi...
2.
Deloitte
“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk managemen...
3.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading management consulting firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions, and deliver the sustainab...
4.
McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world's leading businesses, governments, and institutions. We strive for world-shaping client impact We wo...
5.
BearingPoint
BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or ...
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Cordence Worldwide
Cordence Worldwide is a major global management consulting partnership made up of independent Member Firms, each of which is a leader in the regions it serves. By maintaining their independence, each...
7.
Horváth & Partners
Horváth & Partners are independent, international management consultants with over 900 highly qualified employees. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, we have offices at location...
8.
Innopay
We are a consultancy firm specialised in digital transactions. We help companies anywhere in the world to harness the full potential of the digital transactions era.  We do this by delivering strateg...
9.
Mercer
Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – thei...
10.
Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global pro...
11.
Analysys Mason
Global leaders in TMT management consulting Analysys Mason is the world's leading management consultancy focused on telecoms, media and technology (TMT). We give clarity and confidence in answering o...
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Emerton
Emerton is one of the few global, high-standard strategy consulting firms. Our team is mobilized to bring speed to a few clients in each of the sectors we cover, both in their strategic decision-maki...
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Eurogroup Consulting France
Eurogroup Consulting is a Management and Strategy firm. It was created in 1982 and is of European essence. The firm is known and recognised for its interventions across all sectors, in the public and...
14.
ARCH
A pragmatic approach has been our trademark since 20 years. Our consultancy assignments are only truly completed when we have guided our clients to the preconceived result. To them, we act as a ‘trus...
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Coeus Consulting
Coeus Consulting is an independent award-winning IT advisory that empowers technology, business and procurement leaders to deliver strategic change. We help IT leaders to create, execute or manage st...
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COMATCH
What would it be like if every consultant could work on their own terms and if every client could find the perfect consultant without searching in a matter of hours and to a fair price? It’s the ques...
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Curzon Consulting
We are an award-winning management consultancy who deliver tangible and enduring results for our clients. The Financial Times and Statista named Curzon Consulting as one of the UK’s Leading Managemen...
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Delta Capita
Delta Capita is an independent business and technology consultancy. Getting it done We’re achievers;  Our partners and consultants are seasoned professionals who have worked at senior levels in compl...
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DuPont Sustainable Solutions
With over 700 professionals in 40 countries, we are a proven, trusted advisor in world-class operations consulting services. We’re committed to helping our clients to protect their employees and asse...
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Eurogroup Consulting Germany
Top quality management consultancy demands excellent resources of specialist and management competence. This is required for the customer to receive the added value he should expect from using a cons...
21.
Eurogroup Consulting Italy
Eurogroup Consulting is a project founded in France in the ’80s, with the ambition to become the first management consulting group with a European breather and culture. In July 2007, Improvance, toge...
22.
Eurogroup Consulting Luxembourg
Groupe de conseil volontairement européen et indépendant, Eurogroup Consulting est un cabinet de conseil en stratégie et en organisation d'entreprise, composés de praticiens et de professionnels de l...
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Eurogroup Consulting Portugal
Eurogroup Consulting is a management consulting independent, and a founding member of Nextcontinent, an international network based on more than 55 offices in 40 countries. In Portugal, with more tha...
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Nexe
Nexe The Way of Change is a company specialized in change management, active in Europe and Latin America. Our mission is to back companies facing strategic development or business model optimisation ...
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Nextcontinent
Our “citizens” are independent  key players in their respective markets, sharing a unique entrepreneurial vision. Trust is the key word they share with their clients through this worldwide citizenshi...
26.
OC&C Strategy Consultants
OC&C Strategy Consultants is a global strategy boutique. We have more than 30 years of experience at unpicking the most complex business challenges with simple, uncommon sense. We are strategy specia...
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Oresys
Oresys is an independent consulting firm created in 1981 and a major player in management consulting, project management and information systems. Oresys Value Statement « We are committed to support ...
28.
People Change
Who we are People Change consultants change leadership and transform organizations into sustainably profitable companies. Furthermore we support change professionals with know-how, experience and our...
29.
Prospectus
Founded in 1991, Prospectus is Ireland’s only independent management consultancy firm focusing on supporting organisations in the health, social care and life sciences sectors. Working across these s...
30.
umlaut
umlaut is a global, full-service, cross-industry, end-to-end company that offers advisory and fulfillment services to clients all over the world. We utilise our interdisciplinary capabilities to add ...
31.
Valcon
Valcon is the premium operations consulting firm in Europe, and that means that we are the champions of connecting strategy and operations and making it work. We call this The HOW. Valcon’s HOW is ou...
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Visagio
Visagio is a management consultancy that offers a different approach.  We carry out diagnoses, strategy design and organisational improvement, as well as providing support to implement and operationa...
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YCP Solidiance
YCP Solidiance is a corporate strategy consulting firm with a focus on Asia, "from Dubai to Shanghai"​. We advise CEOs on make-or-break deals, define new business models and accelerate Asia growth. T...
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