Philip Laverty, CMgr MCMI

Virgin Active

Becoming a Chartered Manager has definitely helped me to become more of a reflective leader, it has also given me credibility within my work environment and with my peers.

Philip Laverty, CMgr MCMI, General Manager, Virgin Active

Philip’s journey to success

CMI interviewed Philip about his route to Chartered Manager

Why did you decide to become a Chartered Manager?

The reason I became a Chartered Manager was to reflect on my own leadership skills, to have a look into my own personal development and career development, to challenge myself and to see if I could take my leadership skills to the next level.

How have you benefited from becoming Chartered?

Becoming a Chartered Manager helped me to have a more reflective approach and enabled me to review how I lead my team. It has also given me credibility within my work environment and with my peers. Gaining Chartered status was a rewarding moment in my career and helped me to become part of a community of other managers in the field.

Would you recommend becoming a Chartered Manager?

I would absolutely recommend any manager to looking into becoming Chartered. It gives you a lot of credibility and it helps you to reflect on your leadership style.

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How has Chartered status benefited your employer?

Becoming Chartered has enabled my employer to see a direct correlation with improved performance on the ground across all KPIs. Chartered Manager has enhanced my decision making, leadership and adaptability skills which has proven to be a great benefit for the business.


The Value of Chartered Managers

Chartered Managers make an essential economic contribution to the UK economy and businesses. In uncertain times, never has it been more important to ensure that all UK managers are professionally qualified to the highest level.

Becoming a Chartered Manager was a personal aspiration as my previous highest qualifications were trade based. The new approaches to management I learnt through achieving Chartered status and then brought to my day to day role were reflected in increased remuneration from my company.

Andrew Hughes CMgr MCMI, Dean University of the Arts Fashion Business School

Impact on Individuals

Average pay rise of a manager as a result of becoming Chartered


Impact on Businesses

Chartered Managers boost their business revenue by £62k each year and £310k over five years

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Impact on Economy

Additional contribution to the UK economy every year from each manager becoming Chartered

Start your own journey to Chartered Manager

Gaining Chartered Manager status involves reflecting on your recent workplace achievements and how you effectively apply your management skills to deliver positive business results.

Did you know that achieving Chartered Manager can take as little as a few weeks? Identify your route below and start your journey to become a Chartered Manager today.