Our partnerships are based on strong relationships with like-minded people and institutions, and we value our shared commitment to knowledge exchange. We aim to deliver excellence in all we do through the expertise and knowledge of those we work with. We collaborate and work with the best in their field if you are interested in working with us please visit our Join us page.


Academic Partner University of Chester

The University of Chester

The partnership between In Professional Development and the University allows us to bring innovative, engaging and industry relevant programmes to the market. Our programmes carry the academic quality and rigour expected from high quality executive programme but are uniquely designed and delivered around the demands, pressures and challenges that face busy working professionals. Our unique and flexible approach makes it easier than ever to access expert programmes and gain post graduate qualifications via the University’s Centre for Work Related Studies.


The Chester Centre for Work Related Studies

The Chester Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS) specialises in opportunities for busy practitioners in work, who want relevant learning and impact in their workplace.

The centre recently received a commendation by the UK quality body, for its radically flexible and high quality negotiated work based learning framework. The enabling professionals to customise their own qualifications, ‘learn through work’, and enable rapid accreditation of commercial training provision.



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The University of East London

The University of East London has been pioneering futures since 1898. They are a careers-led university, dedicated to supporting their students to develop the skills, emotional intelligence and creativity needed to thrive in a constantly changing world.

The university is implementing a new 10 year strategy to transform their curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to student, graduate and community success. Their ambitious but achievable goal is to become the leading careers-focused, enterprising university in the UK.




CoSector is a department of the University of London, carrying out Digital Services, Recruitment Services, Housing Services and Fairs and Events. CoSector was formed in 2015 by bringing together three previously separate divisions within the central university to share resources, expertise and joined-up thinking to provide relevant solutions for our customers in the education sector.

Its work contributes to the University of London and its charitable objectives. CoSector’s aim is to enrich education and learning through sustainable and innovative services. This is why they are the trusted choice by over 300 UK institutions and one million HE and FE users. CoSector improves student and staff experience through our expertise, and have expanded to work with non-educational clients, too.

CoSector’s vision is to be thought leaders in the sectors we work in, sharing our knowledge and work so that individuals, education providers and businesses will grow. CoSector based in the iconic University of London building Senate House as well as the University’s Student Central building.


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Gunnercooke is a leading management consultancy that’s based its success on three key attributes. First, their consultants have proven track records in leadership and management, Second, integrity and ethical practice lies at the heart of all they do. And finally, they don’t walk away when a project has finished, remaining available for future advice and project review.


The Institute of Government & Public Policy

The Institute of Government & Public Policy aims to be a pre-eminent think tank with the goals of making governance and policy-making more inclusive and open to a broad coalition of stakeholders. The Institute produces and provides wide ranging research, reports, CPD, consultations and public policy briefings to help inform, influence, impact and educate the ongoing debates across key topical issues currently facing the UK.

We are proud to be an academic partner of Institute of Government and Public Policy. IGPP provides a platform for In Professional Development to engage with and influence the wider skills and training agenda, ensuring our sector has a voice at national and policy level.


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Smith Collins

Smith Collins consists of experienced and highly qualified British professionals, with shared values on personal and organisational development and success, who have come together with a shared passion to make a difference to the people and organisations they work with. They have a well-established reputation in the UK and the Middle-East, and have delivered services globally for over a decade. Each partner in their team has a proven track record of senior leadership, change management, performance delivery and dealing with sometimes unusual and difficult corporate situations and issues.


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Accelerate Cheshire and Warrington

Accelerate Cheshire and Warrington is a £30M programme that has been designed to support businesses to reskill and upskill their current workforce. This programme is in partnership with the University of Chester and is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

Through the Cheshire and Warrington Accelerate programme businesses can access funding to go towards the cost of training their business needs.


30 Percent Club

The 30% Club

In 2010, the 30% Club was founded by Dame Helena Morrissey and has since evolved into a global mission with chapters in 14 countries/regions.

The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in senior management not only encourages better leadership and governance, but diversity further contributes to better all-round board performance, and ultimately increased corporate performance for both companies and their shareholders.

Their aim is to develop a diverse pool of talent for all businesses through the efforts of its Chair and CEO members who are committed to better gender balance at all levels of their organisations. Business leadership is key to their mission, taking the issue beyond a specialist diversity effort and integrating it into enterprise-wide strategy development.

They run a number of very specific and targeted initiatives that look to broaden the pipeline of women at all levels of organisations. They work in partnership with business schools to offer a range of leadership courses to their members, and we’re delighted to be working with them.

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The Institute of Administrative Management

Since 1915 the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) has supported managers at all levels who are involved in the planning, co-ordinating, directing, or controlling aspects of a business. They offer a membership service, which is designed to enhance professional skills, build successful careers and help members to fulfil their potential.


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The University of York

Home to more than 18,000 students from over 140 countries, the University of York are a high-performing Russell Group university where enquiring minds, inspiring lecturers and world-class researchers thrive. They provide exceptional learning experiences that stay with students for the rest of their lives.

The university was founded in 1963, and York’s focus on academic excellence has resulted in a strong reputation across the globe. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 we were ranked in the Top 50 in the world for Arts and Humanities and in the top 100 for Social Sciences.

Hotel Marketing Association

The Hotel Marketing Association is the leading professional body for hotel marketers and advocates for best marketing practice within the hospitality sector. Our key areas of focus include delivering an annual schedule of engaging events and networking with inspiring experts and speakers, as well as helping members access the best programmes for learning, career development and professional qualifications. With an emphasis on results driven marketing, creative impact and sustainable outcomes, the HMA Awards showcases outstanding achievement. Our partnership with HOSPA now offers members the added benefit of knowledge and expertise in Finance, IT and Revenue Management.

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Nurture HE

Formed in January 2017, the Nurture Higher Education Group focuses on the crucial intersection of learners, educators and employers. We believe that advising and creating new approaches which connect an understanding of the needs of a new generation of learners with employment and enterprise outcomes will ensure the success and sustainable contribution of higher education institutions worldwide.


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In Professional Development provides accredited leadership and management courses, transforming the learning of professionals across every sector.

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