Just one month following the launch of FCSA’s trade association for contractor management service providers, over 25 professional services companies have signed up to FCSA’s Charter and become FCSA Associates.
Launching the programme at the end of May, Julia Kermode, chief executive of the FCSA acknowledged that it was time to unite a fragmented industry and fight back “to have a powerful voice, gather the facts and present our case for protecting and celebrate the role of the flexible workforce in delivering real competitive advantage to the UK economy.”
As well as a voice, Associates will glean insight into vital market data and information – earlier in the week they received the first of FCSA’s monthly Contingent Labour Workforce Update.
With so many firms on board Kermode commented: “I am pleased that the Associates programme has been welcomed by the sector. Our new Associates recognise how important it is for the industry to join together and they want to be part of the respectable face of professional services and play a role in moulding the future of our industry.”
On becoming an Associate, Damian Broughton, MD and founder of Danbro commented: “The FCSA is doing an excellent job in promoting the positive side of the industry and has established a strong voice on the issues that affect our businesses. The Association echoes our own corporate values and commitment to best practice, honesty and integrity and we are looking forward to supporting the FCSA with its ongoing work to drive up standards across our sector and make our voice heard.”
Martin Hesketh, MD of Brookson added his voice: “As a founder member of FCSA I have been impressed with the work undertaken in recent months to represent the sector more broadly. I welcome the Associates initiative and believe that FCSA is the right choice to help us build a strong future for our industry and the freelance workforce it represents.”