From this week the Institute of Business Consulting will be known as the Institute of Consulting (IC).
The new name reflects the evolution of both the profession and the role of those who hold membership with it, representing a broader classification of consultant and adviser.
And, as an organisation within the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) all Institute of Consulting (IC) members will benefit from the strengthened relationship, the shared aims and the key underlying purpose of improving business performance and UK Plc.
This strategic alliance means IC members now have access to all the benefits that the 90,000 CMI members have. The presence, influence and visibility of IC will also increase ensuring that membership of IC becomes a need-to-have rather than a nice-to-have.
Over the coming months, there will be an enlarged programme of joint events between the CMI and IC. Members of IC will be able to network with a larger more diverse group of professionals bringing more business opportunities and the potential for collaborative working partnerships.
Ruth Spellman (CEO, Chartered Management Institute & Institute of Consulting), said:
“I believe that this is the single, most important event for the consulting profession in a long time. With the CMI having even greater links with IC we will be able to develop new markets and relationships with all professional consultants. By building even closer links between managers and consultants and consultants and their clients we will continue to drive an improvement in the products and services delivered across UK Plc and public services”.
For further information visit: www.iconsulting.org.uk