How to Join The Richmond Group


Full Members

  • Your primary occupation is as an independent management consultant.
  • You will be sole trader or member of a firm with no more than 5 Principals.
  • You are a Fellow or Full Member of a professional institution acceptable to Richmond Group. Such institutions a) operate codes of conduct and b) have CPD requirements which are either directly connected with management consulting or with the professional area of advice/consultancy you offer clients. Some examples of approved institutions include: Institute of Consulting; CIPD, CIPS, ACA, CIPFA, ICE and IET. Contact our Membership Secretary, Chris Edge, to ask about institutions to which you belong.
  • You have 5 years' experience of working as a management consultant. These need not be consecutive or in your current practice. They can include time spent as an internal consultant. If you do not meet the 5 year requirement you may be eligible to apply for Associate Membership

Associate Members

You meet all the other criteria of Full Membership except for the five-year experience test. Associate Members are required to demonstrate, from time-to-time, that they are continuing to work as consultants and, after no longer than 3 years after joining, subsequently apply for upgrading.

The Joining Process

Step 1: Attend 2 Saturday seminars/meetings

It is recommended that you attend at least 2 of our Saturday seminars/meetings before applying. This will enable you to get to know us and vice versa. All visitors are assigned a host to help you to get the most from your attendance and participation.

Non-members’ first 2 Saturday seminars/meetings are free of charge (although if you stay for lunch there would be a small charge). You can book online your place at Saturday seminars: go to the Events & Networking section of this website.

Step 2: Application form and CV

You will need to complete and return an Application Form, your CV and the Declaration. You can download the forms here:

Email the completed application form and a CV to our CEO  Chris Edge

Bring your signed Declaration when you meet the Membership Secretary (Step 3)

Step 3. Meet our Membership Secretary.

Meet our Membership Secretary and/or another Richmond Group member at one of our Saturday meetings. The purpose of the meeting will be to answer any questions you have, discuss your expectations of RG, and understand your professional background and the nature of your consultancy activities.

You will need to provide your signed Declaration at this meeting.

Step 4. Council approval

After your meeting, the Membership Secretary will make a recommendation to our Council (Board of Directors) and will advise you of the Council’s decision.

Step 5: Joining fee and annual subscription.

You will be invoiced for the one-off joining fee and pro-rata annual subscription. As soon as you have paid this you will be a Member. Welcome!

Step 6: Membership Certificate and Badge

You will be given your framed Membership Certificate and your personal Richmond Group badge.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our CEO  Chris Edge.


Full Members and Associate Members pay the same annual fee.

The annual membership fee as of 1st Janaury 2018 is only £195 (+VAT), this is after a prompt payment discount of £50 (+VAT) on the full annual fee of £245 (+VAT). New members are charged the annual fee pro rata depending on when they join during the year.

There is a one-off administration joining fee of £50 (+VAT)

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Learn more about the benefits of being a member and how to join.

See the explanatory video

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Directory of consultants

Search the directory to find a consultant and discover the benefits of working with Richmond Group consultants.

See the explanatory video