London MP only event

Friday 2 May
Growing your business outside the UK

North West

Wednesday 7 May
Executing Strategy

Knowledge & Learning Group

Wednesday 7 May
Ensuring your business inspires GenY

South West

Thursday 8 May
Are you who your clients want you to be? Why it pays to be different

Finance Group

Tuesday 13 May
25% Profit Growth Through Intelligent Pricing - Seriously!?

Human Resources Group

Wednesday 14 May
The role of HR in creating a resilient board


The MPF collects confidential data and conducts regular surveys amongst MPs and members of the management team based worldwide.

For example, the FT/MPF Client Survey is in its second year and focuses on management’s contribution to the client experience across all sectors. It also explores the changing nature of the relationship between professional advisers and their clients, and the core competencies and practical tools that add most value to that relationship. The survey is designed to be completed by MPs, fee earners and C-Suite members as well as clients. More on the FT/MPF Survey…

Knowledge brings together MPF surveys focused on aspects of strategy and leadership; Pulse (a free ad hoc enquiry service) plus the findings of Specialist Groups surveys
more on Knowledge...


MPF membership has just two levels - 'Network' and 'Insight'. Membership, which is individual, renews on 1 July with a sliding scale of dues applying in the first year.
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Michael Strong
Michael Strong,

Dear fellow professional,

As chairman of the Managing Partners' Forum, I would like to welcome you to the MPF website.

The Managing Partners’ Forum is the pre-eminent professional body representing those entrusted with leadership and management roles at professional firms. MPF provides tailored knowledge, insights and resources to help its members become more effective.

View a short speech I gave at the 2014 MPF Awards on the role of the MPF:



MPF introduced its Awards in 2002 to recognise the contribution of specific management disciplines. Awards fall under four priorities for management as perceived by clients: leadership and business strategy; supporting people; commerciality and client service; collaboration across the firm and with external stakeholders. Any professional firm or network, large or small, is eligible to enter the Awards.
more on the Awards...


The pilot programme in London has confirmed that our members consider one of the most important benefits of MPF membership to be the opportunity to participate in Peer Groups due to the high value of the confidential insights, experiences and strategies shared.
more on Peer Groups...


And the winner is…

The winners for the 2014 MPF awards were celebrated at a gala dinner on 12 March in London. more on the winners….

Free report into management attitudes towards digital and social tech

MPF, PM Forum and Elephant Creative organised a major survey in June into management attitudes towards digital and social technologies. The resulting report fills a major gap in sector knowledge.
Download free at

Managing Client Relationships - The Truth in Professional Services 2013

This is the fifth time that the Managing Partners’ Forum (MPF) and The Thriving Company, in association with the PM Forum, have surveyed CRM activities and results specific to professional firms. We’ve now got well over 1,000 contributions from firms during the life of this study.
Download the full report

Management believes that it is performing well but this view is not shared by clients…

The revolutionary 2012 FT/MPF study into effective client-adviser relationships Report is now available to download for free.
More on the FT/MPF client-adviser study…


One of the MPF’s primary roles is the representation of management professionals at firms and the wider sector to government.

Since July 2011 the MPF is delighted to have been supporting a UK government advisory board, ‘Professional & Business Services Group’, that seeks input from the professions on improving the competitiveness of the UK.
more about Representation...