About Shared Services Forum UK

What it means to be a member of the Shared Services Forum UK

Shared Services Forum UK launched in its current guise in 2010, having originally formed as the North West Shared Services Forum back in 2000.  It was the brain-child of a group of like-minded leaders in the Shared Services industry, including two of our Directors today, who recognised the core value of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. 

Indeed, we put sharing at the centre of our membership community.

Honesty is another key pillar of the forum: our ethos is one of candidly appraising the current business picture, reflecting what is really happening in our industry and debating aspirational, workable and attainable solutions.  We consider this approach to be crucial as digital technologies emerge to challenge and progressively change the environments we operate in.  Our agendas are topical, responsive and constantly evolving as we respond to the real-world business needs of our members.

What it means to be a member of the Shared Services Forum UK
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We are the only not-for-profit, national membership community for the Shared Services sector.  As such, we keep the interests of our members at the heart of everything we do.   

We support our membership community via our dedicated Forum and Events team and through our website, with social media and other on and off-line knowledge-sharing.    

Our networks connect you with like-minded practitioners in the industry, predominately from the SME tier, bringing together a wealth of cross-functional experience and opinion. To date, more than 100 public and private sector organisations have helped shape the Forum and our membership is wonderfully diverse across the sectors.   

We operate a simple, straightforward membership structure: a single, annual fee for member organisations, which allows attendance at all our events.

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Excellence at the heart........

We pride ourselves in providing relevant, best practice, networking and knowledge-sharing events, which consistently receive excellent feedback. Our flagship two-day annual conference sits at the pinnacle of our events’ calendar, with members benefiting from five delegate tickets so the experience can be shared within each member company - offering a superb learning & development opportunity.    

We hold our events in prestigious venues such as The Hilton Manchester Deansgate, The Tower of London, The Lowry Hotel, Imperial War Museum North, The Concord Suite at Manchester Airport, and The Houses of Parliament, to name a few - as well as at our member companies’ premises, which helps bring Shared Services experience and sharing to life.   

Speakers at our events include thought-leaders from within the Shared Services industry and beyondacross sectors including business, innovation, science, media, politics and sport.   

Our Board consists of senior professionals from the world of Shared Services and Global Business Services, who support the Forum by committing their time, experience and expertise.  Their involvement ensures we deliver relevant, consistently high-quality events, networking and learning opportunities to our members.  

We have a strong annual membership retention record and work hard to attract and invite new members, often by referral, which in turn supports our growth in sponsor and partner relationships.

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Our Board of Directors

Our Board consists of senior professionals from the world of Shared Services and Global Business Services, who support the Forum by committing their time, experience and expertise.  Their involvement ensures we deliver relevant, consistently high-quality events, networking and learning opportunities to our members.  

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Shared Services Forum UK offers an extensive package of member benefits including the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, whose passion is the pursuit and deployment of business excellence in Shared Services. 

Member Benefits

  • Unlimited access to our curated Knowledge Exchange.
  • Exclusive event invites for you and your team.
  • 5 x tickets for our Annual Conference. 
  • Get help and advice from like-minded professionals.
  • Access to our Practitioner Networks.
  • Plus many more...
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