Programme Partners

We are proud to work with our programme partners and are very grateful for their support across all UK and European events, research and the annual conference

Advanced People Strategies (APS)

APS are leadership & talent development specialists, Authorised Hogan Assessments Distributors UK & Ireland, providing Certification, Coaching, Masterclasses, & Team/Leadership Development programmes.

Advanced People Strategies (APS) are authorised to distribute and certify others to use the Hogan Assessments tools in the UK and Ireland, supporting HR, L&D, Talent Management Specialists and Coaches looking for validated, data driven people development tools.

APS are publisher and distributor of the new SkillsPilot assessment and development, facilitator-led platform, and Reflections 360 tool, significantly helping organisations build leadership skills, accelerating readiness and capability.

With many years of experience helping organisations implement people development strategies, APS continue to remain a trusted partner to international companies from virtually all sectors. Drawing on world-class psychometric assessments and partnering with highly-respected academic leaders, their highly qualified and experienced consultants, implement talent management initiatives.

Their aim through the partnership with CRF, is to support the learning and development of HR industry professionals, equipping them with validated tools to drive sustained organisational performance and effectiveness. 

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Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with over 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners in 30 offices worldwide. Bird & Bird specialises in combining leading expertise across a full range of legal services in key jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. They also have a representative office in downtown San Francisco.

The firm’s International HR Services group offers both international and domestic clients a comprehensive range of legal advice across employment, immigration, incentives and benefits and trade secrets in an efficient and cost effective manner. Each of their offices are staffed with employment lawyers enabling them to provide advice on national employment legislation in addition to international employment directives.

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BTS is a globally recognised professional services firm specialising in the people side of strategy. Since our inception in 1986, we have been crafting powerful experiences that leave a profound and lasting impact on businesses and their people. We help the world’s leading companies turn strategy into results.

Our expertise lies at the crossroads of strategy consulting and people development. We seamlessly merge a deep comprehension of your strategy and performance with our proficiency in creating transformative experiences. Drawing from over 35 years of global leadership in modeling roles, businesses, strategies, cultures, and workflows, we enable your people to feel integral to your company’s trajectory and give your leaders the ability to practice the behaviours needed for your company to evolve.

BTS’s primary service offerings encompass strategy execution and business transformation, leader readiness and development, go to market strategies, as well as talent acquisition and succession planning. Our engagements span a wide spectrum, ranging from immersive multi-year transformation projects to concise, targeted capability development initiatives.
Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, BTS boasts a global presence with 37 offices situated across six continents, housing a team of over 1,200 seasoned professionals. We have cultivated partnerships with more than 1,200 organisations, including 40 of the world’s 100 largest global corporations.
As a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol BTS B, we invite you to learn more about us by visiting

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The Institute for Management Development (IMD) is an independent academic institution with Swiss roots and global reach, founded almost 75 years ago by business leaders for business leaders. Since its creation, IMD has been a pioneering force in developing leaders who transform organizations and contribute to society.

Based in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Singapore, IMD has been ranked in the Top 3 of the annual FT’s Executive Education Global Ranking for the last nine consecutive years and in the top five for 17 consecutive years. Our MBA and EMBA programs have repeatedly been singled out among the best in Europe and the world.

We believe that this consistency at the forefront of our industry is grounded in IMD’s unique approach to creating “Real Learning. Real Impact”. Led by an expert and diverse faculty, we strive to be the trusted learning partner of choice for ambitious individuals and organizations worldwide. Challenging what is and inspiring what could be.

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At Mercer, we believe in building brighter futures. Together, we’re redefining the world of work, developing workforce strategies that position organisations for success today and into the future. We always bring a point a view. Inspired by research, technology and innovation, we help HR drive transformation to enables both businesses and individuals to thrive. We do this by harnessing the power of digital and people. By understanding data and applying it with a human touch. And by turning ideas into action to spark positive change. For 75 years, we’ve been providing trusted advice and solutions to build healthier and more sustainable futures for our clients, colleagues and communities. Welcome to a world where economics and empathy make a difference in people’s lives.

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RHR International

RHR International LLP is an independent global leadership consulting firm whose mission is to unlock potential in leaders. Through its behavioural lens, RHR has worked side by side with CEOs, board directors, and senior executives for more than 70 years, helping them acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to achieve business results.

RHR’s practical solutions, guided by in-depth analytics, lead to business outcomes that further clients’ success. RHR offers Executive Bench®: Talent Pipeline suite of services, Board & CEO Services, Senior Team Effectiveness, Leading Transformational Change, Executive Development, and Executive Assessment across industry sectors.

RHR International has a global presence in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

RHR International has a global presence in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimise business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organisational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find fulfilment through work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future.

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Access, attendance and networking opportunities at CRF webinars, events and invitation only gatherings with senior HR leaders enabling relationships to be formed and business opportunities realised

Increased awareness and exposure to senior HR leaders realised through participation and branding on research, website, digital communities, webinars and events

Unlimited access to online resources and tools, ensuring you stay up to date with the latest issues and trends facing the HR function

Delivery of content and thought leadership to your target audience through distribution at CRF webinars, events and communities, online, in CRF newsletters and through social media channels

Interested in becoming a partner?

Please contact us to discuss your aims and objectives.

Mette Stern

Partner Engagement Manager

T: +44(0) 203 750 3501

M: +44 (0)7810 563 506

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