About The Forum

The Forum supports the growth, productivity and prosperity of professional services through bringing together sector leaders to share ideas on strategic leadership and management excellence, and acting as their independent voice to policymakers.

Business Skills for Leaders in Professional Services

Regular roundtables and summits with world-leading business speakers.

Facilitated peer groups.


The Forum support innovation with evidence-based tools and advice using the latest research for Professional Services.

Horizon scanning via our unique sector research

Improving Productivity

Our International Management Excellence awards showcase excellence in Leadership and Management of professional services

Who We Are

We Are a Partner, Driven by The Constant Search for Value and Efficiency

We are your partner in the excellence journey for you and your firm.

Driven by the constant search for value and efficiency, the growing use of new technologies, and the profound changes in work patterns resulting from the pandemic, leaders are re-evaluating their firm’s purpose, strategies, processes and business models. 

However you engage with us, our services create value by helping you be the best you can at improving your firm, its people and clients, and preparing for the new normal.

Get Involved

Engage With The Forum

From annual events to fortnightly shows the Managing Partners’ Forum has a variety of ways your firm can access resources, advice and fellowship with our membership community.

Hybrid Events

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Peer Groups

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Expert Advice

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Member Lounges

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Research Projects

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Market Place

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Mental Workout

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Become A Member

Become a Member

Managing Partners’ Forum has a variety of membership plans to choose from. From individual memberships that supports you through changing business landscapes to team and peer group memberships that offer a direct link to the insights of your firms’ strategic growth, there is a place for everyone at The forum.

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 Anchor memberships; £100 for Team memberships; £200 for Peer Group memberships). All rates are exclusive of VAT at 20%.

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What Do Our Members Say?


“The Forum creates a relaxed and trusting environment in which senior individuals feel able to openly discuss the issues that confront them. High quality speakers and worthwhile subjects that persuade busy senior people to give up time.”

Fay Gillot

Ex-Chief Executive, Atkin Chambers

I work closely with the Forum in my role as co-chair of the Professional & Business Services Council, and find its ability to mobilise its members quickly, whilst representing the views of both large and small professional services firms, invaluable.”

Nick Owen

Chair Executive Group, Deloitte

“I have been a member of the Forum for the whole of my 12 year run as Managing Partner and now CEO of Lewis Silkin.  Membership has provided me with a great deal of useful networking and personal development activity, plus some fun and good memories along the way.”

Ian Jeffrey

Former CEO at Lewis Silkin

“The greatest benefit I get from the Forum is having the exposure to new thinking, new ideas and new solutions to the challenges we all face as fellow professionals.”

Roy Welsbey

Partner Quality Ethics & Excellence, Grant Thorton

“For Nordic NewLaw pioneer Fondia, the Forum has been an invaluable meeting point for ambitious industry players seeking to evolve to the next level of the legal industry.”

Marianne Saarikko Janson

Founder, Fondia Plc

“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

“Our involvement with the Forum gives us access to the latest strategic thinking within the sector, which is invaluable in this changing world in which we operate.”

Stuart Lisle

Partner, BDO

“I have been a member for over 15 years and have always found Forum events stimulating and thought provoking. They are great for learning and sharing.”

Richard Bunn

Practice Director, Withers & Rogers Group

“There is simply no substitute for the opportunity to share and learn from the experience of peers from across the professional services industry. The Forum enables this, whilst providing a steady stream of ideas and challenge in our rapidly changing world.”

James Entwisle

Hymans Robertson

“The Forum offers those of us in the New Law space not just a sounding board but, in its Board Briefings, some fantastically well-curated content – time-saving and thought-provoking in equal measure.”

Simon Harper

Co-Founder, LDO

“At a time of profound economic, social and geopolitical challenge, the Forum harvests the collective experience and wisdom of today’s leaders and critical thinkers in professional services.”

Professor Stephan Masyon

Faculty of Laws, University College London