Be the best you can

As we all adapt to a world turned upside down by populist upheaval, the Managing Partners' Forum is proud to remain The Home of the Well-Managed Firm™.

  • However you and your firm engage with us, our member services create value by helping firm-wide, client-facing and operational leaders, their teams and firms be the best they can at improving performance, increasing profitability and preparing for an increasingly uncertain future.
  • Busy management teams do not always have sufficient tools and time to spend on redesigning their firms. A platform with relevant ideas and a Forum to share issues and solutions, increases knowledge and broadens options through learning how others are tackling the multiple challenges we all face.

  • Our Advisory Board, chaired by pioneer Neville Eisenberg, identifies, debates and shares insights into trends that are likely to impact the strategy of sector firms. 

  • The MPF is widely recognised as the independent voice of the UK's largest and arguably most successful sector - professional & business services - promoting its position to Government, the media, frontline advisers and other stakeholders.

  • A network of Government Liaison Officers lies at the heart of the MPF campaign to enhance the links between local professional firms and Government through a mix of surveys, a Campaign Hub to raise issues directly with Government, and local meetings.

  • Our Management Excellence Awards set the benchmark for leadership & strategy, the client journey, operational excellence, and reponsible business.

  • Our long-term knowledge partners include Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.

There has never been a better time to make the case for policies to help our diverse sector and the UK as a whole thrive as the challenges and opportunities associated with Brexit unfold over the coming years.

Scope - disciplines, issues and sectors


  Events Library  News  Hubs Awards Representation
All disciplines together Y     Y    
Client service         Y  
Finance Y       Y  
Government Liaison Y         Y
HR Y       Y  
Innovation   Y Y   Y  
Knowledge & Learning Y       Y  
Leadership Y Y Y   Y  
Management   Y Y   Y  
Marketing Y Y Y   Y  
Operations Y       Y  
Risk Y          
Strategy Y Y Y   Y  




  Y Y   Y  
  Events Library News  Hubs Awards Campaigns
Brexit    Y Y Y    
Cognitive technology   Y Y      
Community engagement         Y  
Diversity & inclusion         Y  Y
Industrial Strategy   Y   Y    
Leading an MDP Y          
PSF leaders as NEDs          Y
Philanthropy         Y  Y
Procurement Y          
Productivity           Y
Sustainability         Y  

Thought leadership



  Y Y   Y  

  Events Library News  Hubs Awards Representation
All sectors together       Y   Y
Accountancy     Y      
Actuaries     Y      
Architecture     Y      
Construction     Y      
Engineering     Y      
Law     Y      
Management consultancy     Y      
Marketing     Y      
Patent attorneys     Y      
Property     Y      
Recruitment     Y      
Research     Y      
Shipping     Y      




Your contribution

  • Complete our popular surveys
  • Apply to join a campaign team
  • Suggest a topic for a new campaign
  • Appoint a Government Liaison Officer for your firm
  • Join the NED Club to meet those responsible for appointing NEDs at corporates

Member services

A seamless set of superlative services, tailored to personal needs, allows members to share perspectives easily with colleagues from different professions and areas of expertise:

  • Events - Engage with peers and great speakers at regular member-only roundtables and summits in London. We are also planning local meetings for Government Liaison Officers to engage with representatives of Government departments.
  • Peer learning groups - Harness peer wisdom through sharing common challenges at meetings with the same small group, assisted by an expert moderator. Involves supplementary dues.
  • Library - Increase your awareness of business issues and alternative solutions by searching our original content - survey reports and over 500 'Board Briefings from your Chief Strategy Officer'.
  • Sector news - Refresh your firm's strategy by reading the stories that help clarify and shape the strategies of sector firms, curated daily and delivered in personalised Bulletins.
  • Hubs - Connect with peers online through secure private intranets, including 'Leadership Network' and 'MPF Campaign Hub'.
  • Awards - Demonstrate your contribution to the business through our annual Management Excellence Awards, now in their 16th year.
  • Campaigns - Be part of a strong independent voice on matters affecting our sector and wider national debates through contributing to surveys and raising issues directly with Government.


Enter our Awards or contribute to our Surveys without having to become a member.

Join the Forum to access the Library and Sector news. Some Events and Hubs are restricted to specific groups of members. 

Types of member & annual dues

We welcome individual and team memberships:

  • Individuals enhance their ability to survive and thrive as leaders in a fast evolving and uncertain business landscape.
  • Team membership facilitates collaboration between peers with distinct mindsets, and learning through exploring blind spots.
 Dues - period to 30 June 2018:   Joining fee
Individual membership £1,250 £200
Supplement for a peer learning group £1,000 £100
Team membership £5,000 £500

  Terms & conditions:

  • The membership year commences on 1 July
  • A pro-rata adjustment is automatically applied to those upgrading membership or joining during the year.
  • Those ineligible to attend our events or normally based outside the UK are entitled to a 50% discount.
  • Team membership covers up to six people from the same firm based worldwide. For larger teams, contact the MPF.
  • All rates are exclusive of VAT at 20%.

Next steps

Registered members - Log in by clicking on the avatar at the top of the page. You can then navigate seamlessly across the underlying suite of applications using Ping Identity's SSO technology: 

Non-Registered members - To take full advantage of member services, please click here to register your preferences.

Non-members - To register for a free trial, please click here.

HQ contacts

Founder & Chief Executive: Richard Chaplin

Managing Partner: Nadia Cristina

Head of Programming: Helen Trudgeon

Head of Memberships: Maggie O’Neill

Head of Commercial: Ryan Sloan

Member services: Morag Campbell & Helena Sundarajoo

About the MPF

Legal status: The Managing Partners' Forum is a trading name of Practice Management International, a UK limited liability partnership.

Forum established: April 1995

Offices: Suite 422, Salisbury House, London Wall, EC2M 5QQ, UK

Phone: +44 (0)20 7786 9786

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