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ideas on strategic leadership and management
excellence with each other and peers at clients,
while providing an independent voice
and direct access to policymakers

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Forum news

04 Feb 2019

New member of the HQ team

We are delighted to welcome Kazee Clement to Managing Partners' Forum HQ as Communications Manager.

10 Jan 2019

Awards shortlists announced

The shortlists for 2019 Awards have been published. The winners will be announced on 5 March 2019. Since 2002, the Awards have uniquely provided leaders and management teams with independent evidence of their contribution to achieving personal and firm goals.

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28 Nov 2018

Forum wins project to help law & accountancy firms adopt AI

The Forum are co-investigators on a Government-funded project to help law & accountancy firms adopt AI through collaborative design, working with Sheffield, Lancaster and Manchester business schools, and the University of the Arts London

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How we can help

Strategic leadership

Helping those responsible for leadership and strategy to be the best they can

  • Attend leadership roundtables and Summits
  • Learn from and share common issues with peers
  • Apply for excellence awards

Management excellence

Helping teams survive and thrive in a fast evolving business landscape

  • Attend management team and specialist events
  • Access the management library
  • Apply for excellence awards

Independent voice

Helping professionals be heard on matters affecting their sector and the wider business world

  • Deliver our commitments to Government
  • Engage in Forum campaigns
  • Attend local meetings to share productivity tips



Future-proofing people and performance

People, Performance & Culture

Future-proofing people and performance

Friday 01 March 2019

Moira Slape, Travers Smith

Julia Paulding, Saffery Champness

Alex Smedley, DLA Piper

Ray D'Cruz, Performance Leader

Managing Mergers

Firmwide Leaders

Managing Mergers

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Neville Eisenberg, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

The Strategy Summit: Strategies to build resilience in a change era

Excellence Summits

The Strategy Summit: Strategies to build resilience in a change era

Monday 18 March 2019

Caspar Craven, Entrepreneur/Adventurer/Speaker

Ronan Harrington, Founder, Alter Ego

Panel Chair: Katherine McPherson, Fieldfisher

Invites are sent out approximately six weeks before each event. All events take place in London unless otherwise stated.


Vital contributors

Our sector makes a vital contribution to the UK economy, local communities and public life. The campaign aims to set the record straight. 

Independent NEDs

Forum members would make ideal NEDs at corporates as this is not only beneficial for them and their firms, but could result in a material boost to UK productivity.


340,000 individuals with more than £1m of investable wealth give some £1.3bn annually to good causes. Those who are well advised give up to 17 times more.


Local leaders from every sector of the UK economy, business schools, professional bodies and Government, working together to help solve the UK's productivity problem

The greatest benefit I get from the Forum is having the exposure to new thinking, new ideas and new solutions to the challenges we all face as fellow professionals.

Roy Welsby
Partner Quality Ethics & Excellence, Grant Thornton