The Consultancy Group, previously known as the Chemical Consultancy Forum, was formed in 1990 by the Professional Affairs Board (now the Professional and Membership Board, PMB) to provide a forum for RSC members who provide consultancy services either full-time or part-time. Members may be self-employed, in partnerships or employed by commercial organisations or academia. The objectives of the Group are:
to promote the acquisition and dissemination of the knowledge of chemistry and its application in the field of consultancy
to uphold and advance the standards of qualification, competence and ethical conduct of those involved in the provision of consultancy services
to serve the public interest by acting in an advisory, consultative or representative capacity in matters relating to the science and practice of chemistry in the field of consultancy
to arrange meetings, conferences, courses of instruction, exhibitions and other functions.