Case Studies

The people who best know the value of becoming a Chartered Manager, are Chartered Managers themselves.

Find out why, in their own words, these leaders and managers chose to become Chartered, and what impact it has had on their careers.

James Dickaty CMgr FCMI

James Dickaty honed his managerial skills as a submariner in the Royal Navy where clear communication was key. Now working at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site, James tells us how becoming a Chartered Manager has given him confidence and credibility.

Chartered Manager gives you credibility that you are a business leader

James Dickaty CMgr FCMI, Commissioning Manager, Intelligent Customer Lead, Sellafield

Surbjit Kaur CMgr FCMI

When you find yourself moving up the career ladder within a specialist or technical profession, often it can suddenly feel like you’re the little fish in the big pond all over again. Surbjit Kaur, now a senior management consultant for EY, started out as a research scientist – and credits the confidence she needed to branch her career out into management to Chartered Manager.

Because of my science background, I was always questioning if I was doing things the right way, like I would do if I was qualified in management… Chartered Manager status gave me the confidence to be able to make that shift from a totally scientific background to the management and leadership role that I play now.

Surbjit Kaur CMgr FCMI, Senior Manager In Advisory Services, EY

Meet our Chartered Managers

There are any number of compelling reasons for becoming a Chartered Manager.

These exceptional managers and leaders come from all backgrounds and work across a wide range of industries and sectors. Read their stories here.

Since becoming Chartered, I've been able to add a lot more value to the management of the company...the productivity has increased and the company is growing.

Rebecca Frain, CMgr FCMI, Managing Director, Electrical Safety UK Ltd

I would recommend becoming a Chartered Manager. It gives you credibility. It has given me the ability to see my own skills as a leader and benchmark them against professional standards.

Shani Mashhood, CMgr FCMI, Head of Monitoring (Digital) and Executive Coach, BBC
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Chartered Manager of the Year Award

The Chartered Manager of the Year award recognises and celebrates the outstanding

achievements and contribution Chartered Managers bring to their workplace and to their own personal development.

Announced at the prestigious President’s Dinner, the award provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase your achievements, raise your profile and network with some of the UK’s top business leaders.

Chartered Manager of the Year

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Which route to Chartered is right for me?

Inspired by our Chartered Managers’ stories, and want to learn more about achieving Chartered status yourself? Check out the different routes available to reach Chartered status.

If you’re unsure about which route is best for you, or have other questions about the process, feel free to drop CMI’s Membership team a message.