Organisations derive business benefit from membership of the ICW Executive Network for Collaborative Knowledge through the following:
ICW through the Executive Network for Collaborative Knowledge runs a number of meetings to share experience / knowledge on a variety of topics all with a business relationship ingredient.
Our 2010 events were:
- March – Partnering in Sport – hosted by Sport England, London
- May - House of Lords annual Partnering reception
- (Celebrating ICW’s 20 years in operation)
- June – Partnering in Education, Kings College, Cambridge,
- October – Collaborative Working with Government, London
- December - Collaborating for Tomorrow's Energy
Our 2011 events were:
- April –Collaborative Working in Transport
- June - House of Lords annual reception & BSI 11000 Certificate Presentations
- August – Collaborative Working in Security
- October – Collaborative Working in Shared Services
- December - Collaborative Working with Local Authorities
Our 2012 events:
- April –Collaborative Working in Rail
- June - House of Lords annual reception
- July– Collaborative Working in the Voluntary Sector
- October – Collaborative Working in for Sustainability
The Executive Network for Collaborative Knowledge is a formidable network that benefits members through sharing business issues with senior representatives from a wide variety of business sectors. As at April 2012 the Network membership comprised 69 major organisations from large PLCs, Government departments and Academia.
Sharing good practice
Most Network members are prepared to share their experiences in an open non-threatening environment (Chatham House rules apply). Individual network members wishing to follow up on specific issues in more detail with other member organisations use the network to navigate around to find the right focus to deal with.
3. THE BRITISH STANDARD
ICW pioneered the development of a structured methodology for building Collaborative Business Relationships known as CRAFT (Collaborative Relationship Assessment Fulfilment Transformation). This formed the basis of the ICW relationship with BSI for the evolution of the world’s first standard for Collaborative Business Relationships known by the BSI as the Publicly Available Specification ~ PAS 11000.
This standard was launched in the House of Lords in November 2006 as an advisory framework.
and it became a full British Standard (BS 11000) during 2010.
ICW Executive Network members have the inside track on this most important development – a worlds first for the UK and access to ICW expertise to help those who aspire to gaining certification.
4. THE WIDER ICW NETWORK
Beyond the Executive Network, ICW works with two other important communities which add value to the overall business network:
ICW Board – the ICW Board comprises Lord Evans of Watford (David) as Chairman, Lord Berkeley (Tony), Barry Sheerman MP, Andy Scott from the CBI, Les Pyle, David Hawkins and Chris Odam from ICW. This is a highly influential group offering extensive networking opportunities
Complementary businesses – ICW works with a number of other businesses whose expertise complements the ICW business relationship building discipline. These are many and varied.
Arguably the most important is our sister networking organisation, Policy Connect, the Parliamentary group, whose network is focused on a number of business sectors. Their activities / contacts add significant benefits to ICW Network members where the issues are relevant to their activities.
5. INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING
ICW has established an extensive international network that brings added benefit to Steering Group members:
- USA – ICW closely works with ASAP (Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals) focused on the ICT and Pharmaceutical sectors
- Thailand – ICW has a long-standing multi-faceted business relationship with the Royal Thai Government.
- Singapore – ICW has a long-standing business relationship with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).
- Hong Kong – ICW has a long-standing business relationship with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC).
ICW’s handles assignments on behalf of clients leveraging our in depth BS 11000 expertise, our extensive business relationship knowledge and our contacts to help clients address business relationship issues specific to their particular situation.
These could be:
- New relationships to be established on a strong foundation;
- Existing relationships where more value / benefit is sought;
- Existing relationships that may be in trouble.
Operating as an independent ‘catalyst’ ICW is adept at getting the important issues out in the open to agree a way forward.
ICW is a self financing not for profit organisation with a small central team based in London and a network of Associates drawn from a variety of market sector backgrounds. These Associates are deployed as appropriate to work with clients on assignments using ICW’s extensive collaborative business relationship knowledge.
For more information contact Les Pyle at email@example.com