The MPF is the world's leading association of managing partners from across the spectrum of professional service firms. In Midlands we have created a local organisation that provides top-calibre educational and networking opportunities for all its members. By introducing thought-provoking and cutting-edge best practices that are transportable from one sector to another, we are dedicated to enhancing leadership and the status of the management team. more...
Meetings are run locally in the Midlands and provide both educational and networking opportunities for managing partners and other senior members of the management team. MPF Midlands connects the local professional services community with the wider MPF network, whilst generating real value for members closer to home. As a membership organisation, all our meetings are member only. However, those interested in joining are welcome to attend one event as our guest in order to get a feel for the group.
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From right: Bill Barker (Martineau Johnson), Jon Leedham (DTZ) and Chris Rawstron (DLA Piper)
From right: David Sedgwick (Clarke Willmott), Paul Wilson (Shakespeare Putsmans) and Paul Ray (Browne Jacobson)
Please contact your local Regional Director or MPF Executive Director, Paul Lemon if you wish to hear more about our events and/or membership.
In addition to a vibrant national roundtable programme to share knowledge and personal experience of management challenges, the MPF serves as an honest broker collecting and analysing confidential peer and client data.
Insights are curated and shared amongst leaders and their management teams worldwide to ensure professional firms can take better informed decisions on aspects of firm strategy.
The final piece in the knowledge mix are confidential Peer groups that allow leaders to share ‘here and now’ experiences and challenges with others in an intimate an confidential team working environment. Member only groups are organised around areas of special interest, management roles and experience.
The Forum has been a noisy campaigner for over 15 years in changing internal attitudes towards practice management in professional firms. This has seen various campaigns, articles, surveys and reports on behalf of members to share best practice and prompt quality discussion amongst the firm management team.
Since 2011 we have been working with a UK government advisory board, the ‘Professional & Business Services Group’, whose role is to raise issues and share ideas that impact the ‘competitiveness of UK Plc’. The ‘‘MPF CEO Priorities Monitor’’ helps firms and policy makers take decisions based on an improved understanding of prospects, priorities and challenges seen by the professions.
We organise the MPF Awards for Management Excellence, a unique opportunity to honour and emulate those advisory firms across the professions that have been judged by independent experts as being the best managed and therefore highly attractive to clients and employees. Widely recognised as the premier Awards for those with practice management roles, the competition has been running since 2002.
Director: Hilary Campton, V Formation Ltd
Co-Director: Bernard Savage is one of the UK’s leading marketing and business development experts. Following a successful career in house with Procter & Gamble, Shell and Eversheds, Bernard recognised an opportunity to bring blue chip business development and client management practices to professional firms. Bernard founded Size 10½ Boots, a marketing consultancy specialising in delivering growth objectives to professional service firms.
Sarah-Jane Osborne, Director, (Claremont Group Interiors)
Sarah-Jane Osborne,Claremont Group Interiors
Director:Hilary Campton,V Formation Ltd
Invites will be sent out approximately six weeks before each event.
Objective setting & improving business performance
It takes two to tango - effective relationships as seen by clients and advisers
A private briefing from Sir Michael Snyder
Financial Management - Lessons for all professional firms from the annual PwC and LMS Law Firm benchmarks 2011
Summary of 2011 events
When will the headwinds turn into tailwinds?
Motivating and rewarding partners
Putting clients at the heart of your firm – MPF/FT RoadshowDownload Report and slide pack for free at http://ftcorporate.ft.com/resources/
How management teams can help their people win more work
Financial Management - lessons for all professionals from the annual PwC Law Firm benchmark 2010
Unlocking the value of knowledge
The PSF model is time served - what about the talent in the PSF?
Recovery, double dip - What's in store for the Midlands economy? What impact might the coalition government have on it?
Embedding Sales Skills In Your Fee Earners
Avoiding Fool's Gold - reviewing your strategic options in an unfamiliar climate
Evolving clients relationships - re-assessing demand and drivers of value for professional services
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