The Centre will lead or sponsor a number of lectures and other events.

Upcoming Events

Technical Symposium 6 February 2018: Rethinking reputational risk

How to manage the risks that can ruin your business, your reputation and you.

In spite of advances in risk management, our media headlines continue to be populated with corporate disasters. Recent events include the emission scandal at Volkswagen, the accounting misrepresentation at Tesco, BP’s Deep Water Horizon catastrophe, the Barclays libor fixing, and more.

For the inaugural Technical Symposium of the newly formed Centre for Management Consulting Excellence, we are pleased to welcome Anthony Fitzsimmons. He is the Chairman of Reputability LLP, which helps organisations reduce and manage reputational risks. Anthony is a recognised expert on the subject, as well as the co-author of the book “Rethinking Reputational Risk”, released in April 2017.

Visioning Lecture 23 May 2018

In 2018 we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants’. In this lecture, we will be looking back at the changes that have occurred in the world of management consulting over the last 25 years and looking forward to what it might look like in 25 years’ time.

Details to follow.

Past Events

Urwick Lecture 11 September 2017

This was the inaugural Lecture, in which this year’s winners of the Urwick Prize presented their work which won them the award. Their submission for the Prize, which summarises their work, is shown here.

Two of the winners of the Prize, Professors Tim Morris and Will Harvey gave the Lecture, at which they also presented their current research into the challenges faced by a global firm of consultants seeking to expand into the area of strategy consulting. Details are shown here.

Tom Peters speaks at our inaugural Global Symposium

There was a packed room at Cass Business School to hear Tom Peters, famed for his ‘In Search of Excellence’ and many subsequent widely read business books speak at the inaugural Global Symposium of the Centre for Management Consulting Excellence. He started by giving a powerful endorsement of the Centre: management consultancy like all other activities demands excellence, and he applauded the establishment of a Centre to promote this. Read more…

Tom Peters is back and he’s angry! Dr Simon Davey updates us on Tom’s latest views.

For Tom’s endorsement of the Centre, see here…