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About the Forum

The Forum brings together professional firm leaders to share ideas on strategic leadership and management excellence. Our goal is to support the growth, productivity and prosperity of the UK’s largest business sector. This involves connecting and creating value in our own community, and also acting as an independent voice of professional services to Government, and providing direct access to policymakers.

Be the best you can

Planning for the future seems as important and challenging as ever. Driven by an ongoing search for value and efficiency, and a growing stream of new technologies that automate traditionally manual work, firms are fundamentally re-evaluating their processes and business models. There is little doubt that this will have a profound impact on the professions in coming years.

Busy leaders and managers do not always have sufficient tools or time to redesign their firms. That is where the Forum can be such a valuable partner. However you and your firm engage with us, our services create value by helping you be the best you can at improving the productivity and profitability of your firm and its clients, and at preparing for an uncertain future.

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Engage with the Forum

A seamless platform with relevant ideas and a place to share issues and solutions help you increase your knowledge and broaden your options through learning how others are tackling the multiple challenges that we all face. Some services are just for Forum members; many are free.


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Hear from great presenters and engage with peers on topics that matter to you and your firm. Over 50 member-only meetings annually in London. Why not request a free guest pass? 

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Peer Groups

Share common issues with the same small group, supported by an expert moderator. Four categories: Firmwide Leader; COO; Divisonal Leader; and Management Team. 

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Member-only quarterly Summits bring together world-class business thinkers, leaders and topic experts to explore an important issue in depth, usually informed by an original survey.

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Obtain an independent assessment of your contribution and provide collateral for client pitches through our annual Management Excellence Awards. Open to all firms anywhere.

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Increase your awareness of business issues and alternative solutions by accessing our original survey findings and content.

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Share your unsung leadership,  management and training expertise with corporate organisations to boost firm, client and UK productivity 

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Policymakers roundtables

Tracking politics and policymaking receives far less attention than regulatory changes via roundtables to assist firmwide leaders interested in staying informed of developments.

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Be part of a strong independent voice on topics such as philanthropy, productivity, independent NEDs and inclusive leadership. Volunteers, ambassadors and donations welcome!

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Share perspectives with and learn from those in different professions and areas of expertise.

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Individuals enhance their ability to survive and thrive as leaders in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape. Each member can nominate an event alternate of suitable seniority from their own area of expertise at no cost.

Peer Groups share common issues with the same small group, assisted by an expert moderator. No alternates permitted. Download the Peer Group Fact Sheet.

Team membership facilitates collaboration between peers with distinct mindsets, and learning through exploring blind spots and covers up to six people from the same firm based worldwide.

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Individual membership


Joining fee: £200
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Supplement for a peer group


No joining fee
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Joining fee: £500

To discover more about how membership can benefit you and your firm, and for teams of more than six people, email Claire Mitchell or call her on +44 (0)20 7786 9786.


Terms & conditions

  • The membership year commences on 1 July. Dues for those joining during the year reduce by a fixed amount for each elapsed month (£100 for individual members; £200 for Peer Group members; £400 for management teams).
  • All rates are exclusive of VAT at 20%.

  • Event alternates are not permitted to book directly. The Forum reserves the right to reject an event alternate.

  • Those based outside the UK are entitled to a 50% discount on Forum dues.