Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

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Direct Line Group is headquartered in Bromley. Through its number of well known brands the Group offers a wide range of general insurance products to consumers. These brands include Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege. The Group also provides insurance services for third parties through its partnerships division, Brand Partners. In the commercial sector, the Group's NIG and Direct Line for Business operations offer insurance products for businesses distributed through brokers or direct, respectively.

Established in 1994, Corporate Research Forum (CRF) is a membership network for organisations looking to develop their people strategy and organisational effectiveness. As a focus for research, discussion and the practical application of contemporary topics arising from people leadership, learning & organisational development, CRF remains at the forefront of the HR industry. We have over 170 members including more than a third of the FTSE 100.

Our members gain value from regular research, monthly events, advisory groups and, importantly, the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and good practice with each another.



CWN is one of the longest established independent organisations for professional and businesswomen in the UK. Founded in 1978 as a network for senior women, CWN continues to diversify its vibrant and influential platform to include senior women representing a range of professions, sectors and backgrounds. CWN is committed to furthering the professional and personal development of female talent in business. We provide a peer to peer networking platform enabling senior professional women to make connections, build influence and enhance their careers. As a membership organisation we are committed to providing a supportive, collegial community within which our members can share agendas on topical issues and benefit from opportunities and events that contribute to both their professional skills and personal qualities, helping them maximise their potential. We also seek to make a strong impact in our communities through the annual selection of and fundraising for a UK charity supporting women.

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CIMA is the world’s largest and leading professional body of management accountants. Our mission is to help people and businesses to succeed in the public and private sectors. We have more than 229,000 members and students in 176 countries. They work at the heart of business in industry, commerce and not for profit organisations. We have strong relationships with employers, and sponsor leading research. We constantly update our qualification, professional experience requirements and CPD programme. This ensures that our members and students are first choice for employers who are recruiting financially trained business leaders. We are committed to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards, and to maintaining public confidence in management accounting.  

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Today, the world puts huge emphasis on performance and demands more skills than ever before. Yet too many managers don’t get the guidance they need. So we want to help them stop simply getting by and start excelling. 

The CMI helps hundreds of organisations tackle challenges such as handling talent, employee engagement and dealing with change. Our online portal, ManagementDirect, provides thousands of online resources to tackle everyday challenges. We are the only body able to award chartered manager status, and over 100,000 managers use our services. 

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