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Forum news

09 Nov 2020

2021 Awards launched

The pandemic has highlighted the critical contribution of effective leadership and management. Accordingly, the Forum, with knowledge partners Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times, sees merit in organising its 19th annual Awards for Management Excellence.

Read moreDownload Awards guidelines

06 Nov 2020

Marketers back in demand

According to the poll on last Friday's show, although the impact of long-term WFH on winning new work from current and existing clients is seen as modest, the headcount of the marketing team will be much the same in 2021 as prior to the pandemic, with budgets increasing in 2021 after significant reductions in expenditure in 2020.

Download poll findings

23 Oct 2020

60+ presentations added to Forum's YouTube channel

Watch five-minute presentations from 60+ panellists on the 30+ 'Re-tuning your Firm' weekly shows since March, covering every aspect of management, leadership and public policy. Select videos by keyword and/or presenter, and then click through to YouTube. Also, subscribe to the YouTube channel to receive notifications of new videos.

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13 Oct 2020

Forum poll mentioned in House of Lords Report

“The Managing Partners’ Forum reported the results of a poll it carried out … among senior executives and managing partners of UK professional services firms: “Nearly 80% of respondents indicated that the recognition of their qualifications was either ‘important’ (32%), ‘essential’ (32%) or even a ‘pre-requisite’ (15%) when providing services to clients outside of the UK.” (clause 119)

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Strategic leadership

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  • Attend leadership roundtables and Summits
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  • Apply for excellence awards

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

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  • Attend local meetings to share productivity tips



Re-tuning your firm


Re-tuning your firm

Friday 27 November 2020

Francesca Lagerberg, Jeremy Beard, Michael Chissick and William Johnson

Aftershocks and opportunities

North America

Aftershocks and opportunities

Wednesday 09 December 2020

Keynote speaker: Rohit Talwar, Fast Future

Panel (including Keynote) Sean Denham, Grant Thornton

Beth Wilson, Dentons

Hosts: Patrick McKenna, McKenna Associates

Larry Stroud, Korverge

PS North-Shoring Summit 2020


PS North-Shoring Summit 2020

Wednesday 16 December 2020

25 presenters

Invites are sent out approximately three weeks before each event. All events are online for the forseeable future.


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

Peer Groups provide powerful exchanges of ideas and initiative all aimed at knowledge sharing and improvement.

Philip Black
Client Development Director Buildings, Arcadis