At the Annual ICW Awards ceremony at the House of Lords on 12th December, B2B became the first consultancy organisation to be awarded membership of the ICW Consultant Affiliation Programme.
Following a rigorous ICW audit process B2B scope of affiliation recognises our expertise in:
- Assessing collaborative working capabilities, behaviours and culture
- Developing collaborative working behaviours and culture
- Embedding collaborative working approaches and supporting certification
- Measuring & Improving collaboration culture, behaviours & performance
Why Have An Affiliaton Programme?
As collaborative working has become mainstream, and the adoption of the International Standard ISO 44001 increases, ICW has recognised that organisations need to get the best possible advice and support to harness the benefits. ICW is frequently asked to recommend possible external support for implementation of collaborative approaches and in response has initiated a programme to identify those business consultant organisations that have demonstrated an appropriate level of competence and in-depth understanding of the principles, requirements and intent of the new standard, together with complimentary activities in support of effective collaboration. The ICW Affiliation Programme sets a standard for best practice for consultancy organisations supporting collaboration.
John Doyle B2B MD said “The professionalization of the management of collaborative business relationships is critical. ICW has been instrumental in giving us the ISO 44001 standard and delivers a range of training and support programmes. But it recognised that there is a need to ramp up the quality of those operating in the consultancy supply chain. The Affiliation programme is a key step to ensure that consultancy organisations are verified as competent to support clients on their collaboration journey. B2B are delighted to be the first consultancy organisation to be independently recognised.
I strongly advise consultancy organisations to test themselves to the ICW Affiliation Programme standards and become recognised for their good work. I also encourage client organisations to make the ICW Affiliation Programme membership a key factor in hiring collaboration consultancy support.”
Detail of the Programme can be requested from here. firstname.lastname@example.org