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.