Foodservice consultancy Radford Chancellor Ltd has been awarded the highest level of membership by the Institute of Consulting.
There are four levels of membership — affiliate, associate, member and fellow — and the company recently qualified in the top bracket.
MD Radford Chancellor said the accreditation endorsed its services. “Our senior (fellow) membership of the Institute of Consulting provides clients with peace of mind that they are working with an experienced, accredited consultancy within the hospitality and catering industry,” he said.
“Radford Chancellor Ltd adhere to the standards of conduct, competence and practice as set out in Institute of Consulting code, together with an yearly audit of our commitment to self-development and practice standards,” he continued.
The company had initially applied for the regular ‘member’ level, which required it to submit evidence in the form of case studies and senior references, provide records of continuing professional development and demonstrate significant contribution to the profession over and above normal duties, such as volunteer work or coaching.
“I am in the process of joining the I of C mentoring scheme too, as a volunteer, but the process will take a little while,” added Chancellor. “I’ve always done a bit of volunteering outside of my normal work as I feel the benefit and ‘feel good factor’ is better than the reward of payment.”
The Institute of Consulting positions itself as professional body for the consultancy profession, and is an extension of several predecessor bodies, including the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) and the Institute of Business Advisors (IBA).