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Forum news

15 Jul 2020

Making inclusiveness part of your culture

David McQueen discusses the considerable pressure on the professions to be more inclusive given the BLM movement and other influences.

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03 Jul 2020

Headcount contraction expected

The gap between contraction and expansion is beginning to narrow for activity and new workflow according to the Forum's monthly tracker, but remains flat for headcount at nearly 40 percentage points. 

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29 Jun 2020

Re-tuning your firm

Many organisations wait for a storm to abate. Smart firms treat adverse conditions as though they were in a Formula 1 pitstop. They use the time to fine-tune everything. Find out more by tuning in on Friday mornings.

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18 Jun 2020

Equity partner review and reward systems

Michael Roch, Head of Consulting at Performance Leader, explores effective performance reviews, and how exceptional contribution to clients or management of the business is best rewarded.

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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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  • Attend management team and specialist events
  • Access the management library
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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



Member-only roundtable

Knowledge, Innovation & Technology

Member-only roundtable

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Re-tuning your firm

Management Team Together

Re-tuning your firm

Friday 25 September 2020

Member-only roundtable

Finance & Operations

Member-only roundtable

Tuesday 29 September 2020

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I had often heard the phrase, ‘when the ones at the top look after everybody else, who looks after the ones at the top?' I hadn’t though really recognised this until I joined the Forum! The support, comradeship and sounding board the network provides is exactly what we all need! I would encourage anyone wondering, to take the plunge and join! It will open your mind to a different way of thinking I am sure!

John Munday
Managing Director, Paragon Building Consultancy