Press release:

CMI welcomes General Election result - "Greater certainty and clarity" for UK managers on BREXIT

Friday 13 December 2019

The Chartered Management Institute welcomes the General Election result which has given the Conservative Party a clear mandate to “get Brexit done”. CMI also urges the new government to waste no time in starting to act on their commitments to upskill the nation and drive productivity.

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of the Chartered Management Institute, said:

This was a clear mandate from the British electorate to the new Government that it is now time to complete the Brexit process and ensure the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020. Business leaders and managers have been calling for certainty from the Government; we now have it.

The new Government must now invest in the skills of the modern knowledge economy - digital, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and infrastructure. But it is vitally important to include management and leadership skills in that investment. Without good management practices, it will be tough to turn the investment in these vital sectors into a meaningful boost for Britain's productivity and future potential.

The CMI is calling on the new Government to eliminate the 'Accidental Manager' - those managers promoted without any coaching, training or support from their employer.

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Media contact:

John Kaponi Head of Media Relations, CMI