These are the key materials from events that the Consultancy Buyers Forum has held since its launch in September 2012.

F2F events





20th Sept 2012

CBF Launch

This was our inaugural event and featured presentations from Rolf Kleiner, CIO of Kelly Services, David Smith, Commercial Director Department for Work & Pensions, Aimie Chapple President MCA and Janet Curran, Head of Research Huthwaite International

28th Feb 2013

Good Practice Update

This event was designed to obtain feedback/further input into the 4 good practice working groups. It also featured presentations from Bruce Crane, Group Head of Supply Chain Anglo American and Paul Winter, CEO Concerto Partners

10th July 2013

CBF Blueprint Launch

This event marked the formal launch of the good practice portal.  It also featured presentations from Chris Cooper, MD Challenge Consulting, Sarah Jayne Aldridge, Head of Indirect Services Procurement Anglo American and Paul Connolly, Director MCA Think Tank

16th Jan 2014

Bringing the Blueprint to Life

This event featured case study presentations from Julia Lonsdale (Skanksa), Simon Jones (Crown Commercial Service), Emma Scott (The Co-operative) and Sarah Jayne Aldridge (Anglo American). Nigel Slater (Deloitte) talked about the Value Based Engagements, Tom Bissenden (Schroders) and Jonathan Self (Britvic) offered a procurement perspective on how to sell consulting services effectively and Janet Curran (Huthwaite International) presented the findings of a survey amongst Forum members.

16th October 2014

The Digital Disruption

This event reviewed the impact that Digital will have on the consultancy marketplace and client value.

11th June 2015

Consulting Excellence

This event featured keynote presentations from Pat Newberry (The challenges of running a big brand consultancy firm), William Johnson (The critical conversations that consulting have with their firms) and Mike Turner and Matthew Symes (How to keep consulting engagements on track and measuring return on investment). There were also case study presentations from Grant Thornton and KPMG, two of the project winners from the 2015 MCA Awards.

White Papers





10th July 2013

Can you win the global war for talent

In this white paper MBA&Co share their thoughts on the changing resource profile in consulting projects


13th July 2013

Unlocking the value of consulting

This MBA&Co white paper summarises the findings of a survey which was completed by a cross section of consultancy buyers. They were asked about the relative importance of different characteristics of the buying process and how they felt their organisations rated.


8th August 2013

Getting maximum value from consulting

In this white paper MBA&Co share their thoughts on the consultancy buying process and reflect on the work of the CBF


28th July 2014

Performance Management – the missing link

In this white paper Impacore share their thoughts on the performance evaluation element of the consultancy buying process