Consultancy Special Interest Group

April 2015

Welcome to April 2015 issue of the Consultancy Special Interest Group Newsletter. In this issue we welcome the two new members of the committee, Anishta Heeramun and Florence Chow; we hear the career journey of our member, Francis C. Minah, from London to South East Asia; we summarise the advice and tips Andrew, David and Martin provided for getting into consulting and being an effective consultant; and highlight the ongoing activities of the SIG.

We trust you find this month's newsletter of interest and always value your feedback.

Florence Chow AMIChemE
Newsletter Editor, Consultancy Special Interest Group

Quotable Quotes:
“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

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Our People: Francis C. Minah

Interview by Rajiv Narang

Francis C. Minah shares his career journey from London to South East Asia and establishing the PRISM Group of companies with his partners. Read what Francis has to say on his profession here.

Francis Minah


Life as a Consultant Webinar

Dr Andrew Campbell, Dr Martin Currie and David Hough, share their extensive experience of working in consultancy. They provided insight into how to get into consultancy, tips for current consultants and those thinking of freelance consulting. Click here to watch a replay.

Also Geoff Maitland’s summary of this webinar on his 365 blog: 'Ten tips to become a chemical engineering consultant'.

LinkedIn discussions...

Have your say in what the ConsultSIG can do for you in our LinkedIn discussions. Ask questions, get advice from your peers, and share your viewpoint!



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Call for Articles

Want to share your consulting know-how with the ConsultSIG members? Write an article to highlight the techniques and tools you’ve used to help you achieve more in your consulting career. Contact Florence Chow if you are interested in writing one.


Florence and Anishta

We welcome new arrivals to the ConsultSiG committee…

Anishta Heeramun and Florence Chow have joined the committee as the Acting Secretary and Acting Newsletter Editor. Here you can find their biographies and details of their contribution to the SIG.

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