Rebecca Frain, CMgr FCMI

Electrical Safety UK Ltd

Having to work in a predominately male driven industry, Chartered Manager has given Rebecca the confidence to stand up and make difficult decisions without fear.

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's journey to success

CMI interviewed Rebecca about her route to Chartered Manager

What inspired you to become a Chartered Manager?

Unfortunately my mum fell ill, so my dad needed to take a step out of the business to look after her. The company was then left without a managing director so I stepped in to take over. The CMI Level 5 came as a suggestion from a training partner and I thought at that time why not? I'd gotten this opportunity and I needed to progress myself and be a good manager for the business at the time.

How has becoming a Chartered Manager helped you tackle challenges in the workplace?

Some of the greatest challenges I've come across as a manager have been my age and the fact that I am a female. Coming into a very male driven industry, it was quite difficult to stand up with confidence. Becoming Chartered has driven me to find that confidence and to make good decisions for the business moving forward.

Would you recommend becoming a Chartered Manager?

If anyone was to think of becoming a chartered manager I'd absolutely say go for it. It's never too late to learn new skills for one, it's also great to be able to put your own work experience against the standards. It builds confidence, professionalism and it really gets the productivity that you and your company are after.

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What does being a Chartered Manager mean to you?

As an accidental manager in a sense, ending up as a manager due to circumstance, I feel the chartered manager qualification has given some form of professionalism to my management and leadership.

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.