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October/November 2017

CMI Informed Solutions celebrate New President 25 Years of success announced Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Sydney; recognising the valued relationships built with their staff, clients, alliance partners and associates.

Informed Solutions Global CEO Elizabeth Vega

Since the company was founded in 1992, Informed has successfully delivered hundreds of major projects across government, corporates and household-name multi-nationals. They’ve evolved and matured the business; won many prestigious industry awards; developed talented people; grown the business in a sustainable manner; and are increasingly achieving export success. Altrincham based Informed Solutions are celebrating a quarter century of achievement in innovation, excellence and integrity this year. They are hosting four special events, across four special cities which are highly regarded hubs of innovation, collaboration and enterprise. So much has happened since the company was established nearly 25 years ago. The business has worked in over 40 different countries and expanded across the globe from five office locations. It’s been quite a journey, a huge adventure and professionally a defining experience for many of the staff at Informed. To celebrate, they will be hosting four evening receptions at spectacular venues across

Today, they are a company with deep expertise in large scale digital transformation, big data, locationintelligence and cyber security. It’s hard to believe that when the business was founded in 1992, they were solving the problems of building solutions on a World Wide Web that had only just launched – where non-military GPS was still very much a work in progress! 25 years on and the world is living in an era of constant change, and Informed, too, seems to be at the forefront of that ever-changing digital landscape. Elizabeth Vega, Founder and Global CEO of Informed Solutions, offered her thoughts: “We’ve had an amazing journey over the past quarter century, as we’ve watched almost every

aspect of business, citizen and consumer life evolve since Informed was established.

New CMI President Bruce Carnegie-Brown

“We’ve crossed the threshold of a new millennium; integrated a new, confident and questioning generation of digital natives into our workplaces; accommodated the needs of the widest and most diverse workforce in history; and increasingly chosen to do business and connect on-line. “Consequently, the business landscape, our relationships and workplaces have been almost completely reinvented. “I am grateful for the business opportunities and problems entrusted to us by clients and deeply moved by the support, commitment and loyalty that I receive from colleagues, alliance partners and associates. “The last 25 years have been a marvellous adventure in working closely with people that I trust, respect and genuinely enjoy working with; building a fabulous company culture and business together, that we can all take pride in. “I am truly excited by what is yet to come, and in the build up to our celebrations I have invited staff, alliance partners and other willing associates to share their own reflections and anecdotes about our journey, achievements and experiences.”

Bruce Carnegie-Brown has been appointed the new president of the Chartered Management Institute. Bruce formally took over from outgoing president Mike Clasper at the professional body’s AGM at the end of September. Currently the chairman of both Lloyd’s of London and Moneysupermarket.com Group, he brings to the role a wealth of experience from a 30-year career in the City. His other appointments include vice chairman of Banco Santander SA. Bruce has been a Companion of CMI since 2014. CMI is the only chartered body for management and leadership professionals with more than 157,000 in membership. The body now partners with more than 90 universities and 500 education providers to help nearly 40,000 aspiring or established managers gain CMI-backed professional qualifications in the last year alone. CMI also offers Chartered Manager status, the highest accreditation in management.

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GM Business Connect Oct.Nov 2017  
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