George Oliver invited to become Fellow of the Institute of Consulting

Richard Bowyer

Mar 19


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1284 managing director George Oliver has been invited to become a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting (IC).

The accolade recognises professional expertise and was underpinned by George's Level 7 post-graduate diploma in professional consulting from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The CMI has a core focus on management consulting professionals.

It offers a range of products and services, from specialist qualifications to membership to assist consultants in their working lives.

George is also a CMI Chartered Manager and has other post-graduate qualifications from the accreditation body.

Communications consultancy at 1284

The fellowship aligns with 1284's work as a strategic communication consultancy.

Since being founded in 2020, the Loughborough-based company has been committed to offering agile, innovative, and targeted B2B communications.

It has been recognised with several awards, including the Silver Award at the CIPR's Midlands PRide Awards in 2022 and 2023, and the Mark of Excellence at the CIPR's national Excellence Awards 2023.

These reflect its focus on communicating small business innovation in the East Midlands.

1284 believes that a strategic approach makes content work harder for clients.

Whether it's designing an annual report, engaging with media, or writing award nominations, the team works to communicate clients' ideas effectively.

Under George's leadership, 1284 has proven its ability to deliver high-quality outputs swiftly and work seamlessly with partners, earning a 100% recommendation rate from clients.

In his role as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Leicester and a Non-Executive Director at East Midlands Chamber, George continues to support innovation and regional development.

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Commitment to professional development

The fellowship highlights George's commitment to professional growth and excellence in consulting.

It is the latest part of his career journey which started with more than 15 years in regional journalism, including nine years as a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member.

As a former Editor of the Leicester Mercury and LeicestershireLive, George's understanding of media communications has been instrumental in shaping 1284's strategic approach towards consultancy.

1284 makes high quality communications consultancy accessible for innovative clients from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

It works alongside in-house teams, increasing lasting impact.

In commissioning 1284, clients gain:

  • Expertise. We bring decades of senior experience to support your people.
  • Perspective. We are professionally independent and an objective critical friend.
  • Effectiveness. We craft you clear, concise content - all tailored to your audience.
  • Engagement. We are vastly experienced in operating in complex multi-stakeholder
    environments. This includes working alongside political stakeholders.
  • Change. We have deep experience of leading transformational projects.
  • Measurability. We invest heavily in software that helps you monitor outcomes.
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