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Forum news

10 May 2019

The future of partnerships

At April’s Management Team Together meeting, while Ciarán Fenton commented that the writing is on the wall for professional partnerships, William Wastie argued that it is the ideal platform for professional services to evolve to keep pace with the business and technology ecosystem.

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09 Apr 2019

Firms view the Apprenticeship Levy as an extra tax

Recent research by the Forum shows that 42% of those that pay the Levy not receiving anything back, and only 39% of Levy payments expected to be utilised by the two-year expiry date.

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06 Mar 2019

Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2019 Awards were annouced last night at a gala dinner and ceremony, hosted by comic Lucy Porter.

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09 Jan 2019

Deb Oxley OBE

Delighted that Deb Oxley, member of the Managing Partners’ Forum Advisory Board, has been awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s honours list for services to employee ownership and social enterprise. 

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The Productivity Summit

Excellence Summits

The Productivity Summit: Boosting client productivity

Monday 03 June 2019

Tony Danker, Be the Business

Nida Broughton, Behavioural Insights Team

Richard Chaplin, Managing Partners' Forum

Sustainable wellbeing and mental health first aid

People, Performance & Culture

Sustainable wellbeing and mental health first aid

Thursday 13 June 2019

Ian Edwards, Nomura

Angela Cooke, Mazars

Building and sustaining talent

Firmwide Leaders

Building and sustaining talent

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Janet Gaymer, JG Consultancy

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.


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, Arcadis