Consultants rewarded for professionalism

A dozen senior management consultants have been recognised for their outstanding management consultancy skills – and all 12 are from the same company.

The 12 individuals, all from AIM-listed Cornwell Management Consultants, have been awarded Certified Management Consultant status in recognition of their ability to deliver ‘independent, professional, advice to clients’ – an award given by the Institute of Management Consultancy, a branch of the Chartered Management Institute.

The CMI said that the award highlighted the ‘importance that clients are now attaching to both cost-effective advice and measures of professionalism, objectivity and competence’.

In a statement it said that CMC is the ‘only’ international recognition of consulting competence. ‘It differentiates consultants, identifying those who have relevant experience and proven knowledge’, the statement added.

The 12 consultants handed the award now brings the total number of employees at Cornwell with CMC status to 50.

Jonathan Broadhurst, managing director of Cornwell, said: ‘clients are able, and increasingly willing, to question the credentials of their consultants, so it is essential that individuals and their practices adhere to a set of objective standards to ensure they are able to meet expectations and deliver on every promise.’

To achieve CMC status, the 12 consultants had to go through an assessment process which required the presentation of evidence to demonstrate competency in management consultancy processes. They also had to show evidence of the skills demanded in their area of technical specialisation.

Lynda Purser, director of IMC, said: ‘In such a competitive environment, CMC raises the bar of the management consultancy profession and allows benchmarking for both clients and employers.’

The CMC programme is open to individuals with at least three years’ consultancy experience, including full ownership for delivery of a project.

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