Welsh professions unite

Welsh Professions Unite to Put Key Bodies in the Economic Spotlight

18 November 2014

Some of the UK’s major professional bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), have come together to form an important new professional network in Wales.

Professions Group Wales will provide a new voice in the business landscape in Wales drawing on the experiences of more than 12,000 professionals across the country.

Lynne Squires, CILEx’s development officer for Wales said: “CILEx has always championed access to the legal profession and by joining this network we can ensure continued diverse access to, and awareness of, the professions.”

Professions Group Wales is also seeking to use this new partnership to underscore the importance of social mobility in Wales. As well as acting as a collective voice for the professions and engaging the Welsh Government and other key decision makers, Professions Group Wales will also serve as an umbrella group under which to bring together a range of professional disciplines to network and discuss key issues for business and society.

In convening the group, Ben Cottam, head of ACCA Wales stated: “We know that the professions have a pivotal role to play in generating a strong and resilient Welsh economy. Professionals across these disciplines are often the most effective barometer of business health having in-depth and long-lasting relationships with their client businesses.

The membership of Professions Group Wales comprises:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Financial Planning (IFP)

Law Society in England and Wales

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)