Partnerships with leading-branded organisations

In order to better support API individual members in their professional and career development, we have entered into carefully selected partnerships with leading-branded organisations. These include:


CBI Logo The CBI is the voice of business, with over 140,000 member companies and reaching over 230,000 executives, including many in the Footsie 500. We have joined the CBI as a trade association member, in order to get as close as possible to our clients.

API membership of the CBI will enable us to take our message directly to our target audience, significantly raising our profile and public awareness, in order to stimulate wider and deeper demand for our services.

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PCG Logo The PCG is considered to be the leading voice of freelancers, not just in the UK, but arguably across Western Europe, with a current membership approaching 20,000.

It has an established position within the policy committees of the CBI, and that of the Department for Enterprise. Where appropriate, we will join our voice with that of the PCG to protect the interests of professional interims against damaging UK and EU legislation.

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1st Option

1st Option Logo 1st Option is an established financial management group, including a professional accountancy practice, an independent financial advisory business and a dedicated book-keeping service.

They specialise in providing a range of quality products and advice, including a full service of support for Professional Interim Executives. The API recommends 1st Option for your consideration, whether new to the profession or as an experienced practitioner.

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The Open University

Open University With over 5000 employees, 200 000 students, 12 regional centres and a primary University centre in Milton Keynes, the Open University offers a blend of outstanding strength and quality.

We chose the Open University (OU) to work with us on your behalf, because they offer a unique set of learning opportunities that are suitable for busy Interim Managers. The Open University already caters to the continuing professional development (CPD) needs of thousands of executives and professionals by offering flexible, accessible and value-for-money courses which individuals can study in and around their work commitments.

Every course is based on the ability to blend learning delivery according to personal situations rather than requiring regular classroom attendance.

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Saville Consulting

Saville Consulting A leading international psychometric and assessment business are considered by many to be the primary experts in the UK in building bespoke competency models and assessment tools for business and academic organisations.

With an existing database of several thousand profiled executives, managers and professionals, Saville Consulting start with a hugely impressive baseline of knowledge in terms of what makes a successful senior management candidate.

Applying this expertise to the specific profession of Interim Management in an extensive research project, they have been able to identify the key drivers of interim success and build a model, and an easily accessible assessment instrument to illustrate how aligned to Interim each individual may be and how interims differ in behavioural and aptitude terms from permanent executives.

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Zircon Established in 2000, Zircon Management Consulting Ltd is an organisation of Chartered Occupational Psychologists and HR professionals, with over 170 consultants located throughout the UK.

Zircon's trained and qualified coaches have experience of working with senior Management and Director level professionals across all industry sectors, helping them to establish skills and behaviours to drive change and personal success.

Specifically Zircon will be providing API members with targeted 1:1 support for individuals who wish to maximum personal benefits from the Saville Consulting Competency Profiling Expert report.

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DWF LLP A leading, full service law Firm, provides a full range of legal services to businesses and private clients across the UK. Employing 897 people, including 127 Partners and with 524 fee earners, DWF is ranked as one of the largest full service law firms in the UK.

They are able to serve clients on a national basis from offices in Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Preston and internationally through relationships with law firms around the world. DWF are our partner of choice to assist members with legal commercial advice and litigious support.

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DAS As the pioneer of the UK legal expenses insurance market, DAS has remained at the forefront of the industry by providing innovative legal expenses and assistance solutions. By maintaining growth and establishing a strong financial base, DAS has been able to invest in the development of market-leading products and services.

The DAS group in the UK forms an important part of a larger international group. From its origins in the Le Mans 24-hour race, DAS has become Europe's largest legal expenses insurer.

Based in Bristol, DAS UK has regional offices in London and Manchester, as well as a specialist in-house claims operation in Bedwas, South Wales.

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PFPS Private Financial Planning Service Limited (PFPS) is a Partner of St James Place Wealth Management Group. They offer a wide range of high quality wealth management services to businesses and individuals.

With over 400,000 clients and £21.4 billion funds under management, St James Place Wealth Management Group are well established as one of the UK's leading wealth management organisations.

PFPS also bring over 35 years financial service experience, and are trained to prepare solutions and financial plans covering a range of options, ensuring that you are given the most suitable advice in all cases. PFPS are also fully licensed and regulated insurance brokers and look after our relationship with HCC who provide our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

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IT Answers

IT Answers One of the leading IT Support and Development Consultancy in the North-West. They specialise in providing end-to-end IT solutions for SME's, from daily pro-active IT Support (Microsoft, Linux and Apple Mac) to developing bespoke business applications. We chose IT Answers as our IT partners, because of their excellent attention to service and quality of delivery.

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QuadroNation QuadroNation is the web division of IT Answers the leading IT Support and Development Consultancy in the North-West, QuadroNation specialise in providing:

  • Web development & Web Design
  • Coorporate Branding & Digital marketing
  • Optimisation & Social Networking
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile Devices - App Development

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