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We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future

Who we are

We're not a traditional consulting firm. We’re different in what we do, and even more in how we do it. We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy.

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

For more than 75 years, our clients have come to us with their toughest challenges, from the need to design products that keep people healthy and contribute to a more sustainable world, to the need to transform whole businesses to meet rapidly evolving customer expectations. In response, we’ve designed cosmetic applicators for people living with Parkinson’s, revolutionised cell and gene therapy with automatic, compact manufacturing processes, and replaced plastic packaging with dry-moulded fibre. And we’ve turned an institutional asset manager into an agile organisation to unlock growth, created the business case, strategy and operating model for a new spaceflight regulator, and built a new cloud platform to accelerate urgent health studies.

We're the only firm with the range of expertise – strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists – to offer end-to-end innovation under one roof, helping clients seize the incredible opportunities of today’s rapidly changing world. That means we can take product ideas from concept, through prototyping to manufacturing and distribution, and we can help transform organisations, building the culture, systems and processes to make innovation part of everyone's role.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Inclusion and diversity

We’re committed to building an inclusive and diverse place to work, where everyone can be their true self. By creating such an environment, we’re giving our people the chance to excel at what they do and deliver enduring results for our clients.

Find out how we promote inclusion and diversity

Inclusion and Diversity

Supporting our communities


A positive human future is perfectly achievable. Yet in all aspects of society, building a better tomorrow requires unlocking ingenuity. So, we give our time and expertise to support communities and inspire people, particularly those facing disadvantage, to be the innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

Explore our work in our communities

 PA at a glance

3,300 expertsSupporting seven industries




Digital experts






Consumer and manufacturing

Defence and security

Energy and utilities

Financial services


Health and life sciences


  • Belfast
  • Boston
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Cincinnati
  • Copenhagen
  • Denver
  • Edinburgh
  • Lexington
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Manchester
  • New York
  • Oslo
  • San Francisco
  • Stockholm
  • Utrecht

Our values

Inspired by client value

We’re committed to creating visible and sustained value for our clients. We’re proud of our clients and what they think of us. And we build long-lasting relationships with them, responding to and anticipating their needs.

Passionate about people

We’re proud to be part of a team of brilliant people – our firm’s most prized asset. We’re passionate about supporting each other in our continued growth to fulfil our ambitions.

Achieving success through shared endeavours

We work collaboratively in diverse teams, shoulder to shoulder with our clients. We achieve more together than we could alone.

Prizing our ethical approach

We prize our integrity and honesty. We strive to do ‘the right thing’ rather than ‘the easy thing’. This guides us through the responsibility of day-to-day activities, and through our most difficult challenges.

Seeking to excel

We seek to excel in everything we do. We aspire to continually enhance our learning and are ambitious to grow our innovation and insight.

Creating commercial success

We’re proud of what we’re worth to our clients. We take personal responsibility for our commercial success, sharing and reinvesting our rewards.

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