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excellence with each other and peers at clients,
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Forum news

21 May 2018

Headcount growth falters

The Forum's quarterly trends tracker shows that professional firms are continuing to experience exceptionally high levels of demand for their services but headcount levels are growing less rapidly.

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05 Apr 2018

Thorby joins Forum

Richard Thorby, a leading executive coach and former Managing Partner, has joined the leadership team at the Forum as Peer Group Director to expand the programme to cover COOs, divisional leaders and management experts.

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04 Apr 2018

Benefit from new technologies

The GO-Science Blackett Review on how the services sector can benefit from new technologies such as AI, big-data and machine learning has been published, with a call to action for firms to make the most of new opportunities.

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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
  • Raise 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

  • Engage in Forum campaigns
  • Attend meetings of the Productivity & Government Liaison Club
  • Raise issues directly with Government



The Productivity Summit

Excellence Summits

The Productivity Summit

Monday 04 June 2018

Richard Chaplin, Managing Partners' Forum
Tony Danker, Be the Business
Ann Francke, CMI
Rosemary Nunn
Prof Tim Vorley, Sheffield Uni. Manage. Sch
Sandra Wallace, DLA Piper
Leading self, leading others in a VUCA environment

People, Performance & Culture

Leading self, leading others in a VUCA environment

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Chris Cherrington, Kintail
And death came third…

Firmwide Leaders

And death came third…

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Andy Lopata, H & A Lopata Ltd

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.

Inclusive Leadership

Our aim is to increase the number of women in leadership roles at professional firms beyond 30%.

I have been a member for over 15 years and have always found Forum events stimulating and thought provoking. They are great for learning and sharing.

Richard Bunn
Practice Director, Withers & Rogers Group