Consultancy Special Interest Group

September 2015

Welcome to the September 2015 edition of the Consult SIG newsletter.

Florence Chow AMIChemE
Newsletter Editor, Consultancy Special Interest Group


Second AGM Results…

by Anishta Heeramun
Another year has elapsed since our last Annual General Meeting. On 24 June 2015, at 8.00 am (BST), we held our second AGM through an interactive webinar, to facilitate more SIG members to participate. The committee members were re-elected unanimously by all members present.Read the ConsultSIG Value Proposition for 2015-16.

Our People: Aled Davies

Interview by Francis C. Minah

Aled Davies is a Chemical Engineer with 33 years of experience working in industry in the UK, Belgium and Germany, and after early retirement, moved on to self-employed consulting and starting up a solar energy systems business. He maintains interest in the activities of the Chemical Engineering community and the developments in power and sustainability. In this interview, we learn of his experience and helpful advice on making the switch.

Read the full interview here.
Aled Davies


Finding a Consistent Pipeline of Sales Prospects

by Rob Munro

Rob Munro outlines effective and predictable ways to reach your market and start sales conversations with the right paying clients with an outbound sales strategy.Read the full article here.

Take our survey for the chance to win an iPad

We have launched a survey to allow us to gain your feedback on what we have been doing and other topic that may be of interest so that we can better tailor what we do within the Consultancy SIG.

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Calling for Webinar Co-ordinator

We are calling for a Webinar Co-ordinator. If you are interested to volunteer, please contact

Public and private sector consultancy webinar

Members of the IChemE Consultancy Special Interest Group can now replay a recording of the group's recent webinar by Dr David Brown and Malcolm Wilkinson – IChemE's current chief executive and former engineering director – sharing their experiences of working in consultancy in the public and private sectors, key lessons learnt and some pitfalls to be avoided.

Click here to watch a replay.


Time Management Pressures

How to Price Your Platypus: Applying Customer Psychology to Your Marketing to Get a Better Price

Join our webinar online at 08:00-09:00 GMT and repeated at 14:00-15:00 GMT on 11 November 2015.

Do you ever struggle to set a price for your service? Are you concerned that you settle for a lower price than you ought to achieve? In this free-of-charge webinar, marketing specialist David Abbott will discuss how to get the best price for whatever you do by using an understanding of customer psychology in your marketing. The webinar is hosted by the Consultancy Special Interest Group's treasurer, Rob Munro.

Click here to register and get more details.

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.


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