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Momentum. Together.

2021 was a truly transformative year. As we learned to live with change as a constant, the power of human ingenuity shone.

Our Ingenuity Review reflects on how our people built momentum in a remarkable year to deliver on our purpose - Bringing Ingenuity to Life - for each other and for our clients. It shows that amazing things happen when we embrace the pace of change. When we use it as a catalyst for growth and a force for good; an opportunity to accelerate progress towards a positive human future.

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

Our purpose


A positive human future for our clients and people

Our CEO, Ken Toombs, reflects on how we created opportunity from complexity in a year of change. How we harnessed ingenuity to support our clients and teams to thrive in new ways of living and working, and how we generated a strong financial performance.

He sets out our strategy for sustained growth and delivering even greater future impact. And looks forward to building on the momentum of a successful year - a sentiment echoed by the Chair of our Board, John Alexander.

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Momentum in Numbers

We’re not a traditional consulting firm. Our clients recognise we’re different – different in ‘what’ we do and even more in ‘how’ we do it.

We generated £691.5 million in fee income in 2021, and saw 24% growth YOY. We worked with clients across 7 sectors. And operated across 22 global locations. We are 4000 experts, with 21% YOY headcount growth. And 223 partners, with 13% YoY growth. We promoted 481 people. Our people completed 28,072 hours of virtual training. 90% of our people own shares in PA. We engaged 750 young people in our STEM initiatives and work experience programmes. And 98% of our clients would recommend us.

Our clients

Delivering end-to-end

Global events and trends continue to shape the ways we are living and working. Leaders can unlock ingenuity to meet the needs of their customers and people.

In this section, we explore our work with clients in 2021 through our stories and insights. We have organised them against the five megatrends topping the agenda of today’s business leaders: the empowered consumer, the future of work, the sustainability and climate imperative, the quest to lead healthier lives, and protecting people and organisations.

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at PA

Our future starts with our people. They are the inspiration for our purpose and live it every day. Growing and supporting them is the best investment we can make.

In this section, we look at the ways in which we are growing and supporting our teams. From how we are shaping an inclusive culture that prizes diversity and wellbeing, and recognises individual and team achievements, to the opportunities we offer to support our communities.

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