into the clearing …

We create the necessary space (the ‘clearing’) that enables you to develop corporate maturity, values-led culture, authentic business and sustainable communities – all of which add significant value to the business.

Our unique methodology is based on carefully creating an environment that is conducive to substantive and lasting change. We may be involved in achieving the final 10% of a transformation programme (‘the icing on the cake’) or setting the vision right at the outset.

We may approach the ‘clearing’ from the point of view of good governance or compliance (we have particular expertise in re-building regulatory relationships), or from the more holistic standpoint of corporate maturity or the authentic company.

Our recent work has focused on the connection between organisations and wider community, having authored both international (ISO) and national standards for Sustainable and Resilient Communities.


We are concerned with subtle and often intangible detail. We are aware that ‘fine distinctions can make a world of difference‘. We focus on aspects of corporate life and wider landscape ‘where a difference of degree becomes a difference of kind’.

Ethics – Governance – Sustainability

Unique insight into corporate culture, regulation, sustainable outcomes, community engagement and corporate maturity.

Groundbreaking pioneer of new methodologies and progressive direction.

Corporate Maturity

Find corporate direction, purpose, values, outcomes, good governance and maturity.

Course in support of major new textbook by David Jackman on Corporate Maturity, due out in 2018, available shortly 

David Jackman offers a niche consultancy that helps organisations of all sizes to develop corporate maturity using unique, cutting edge approaches. He works with the most interesting and influential clients, internationally. He can help you change the way you work, fundamentally and add long-term value.

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Embedding Ethics

David Jackman has been working on embedding a values-led approach as a way of recasting business models or maturing organisations since 2002. David Jackman was the first to set out an ‘ethical’ framework for financial services – at FSA (now FCA).  This led to the TCF and RDR initiatives that are now part of mainstream regulatory approaches in the UK and have been followed in many other jurisdictions. The approach is based on pioneering work and has been developed internationally with major institutions in a range of sectors. Please contact David for a confidential discussion.

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The Compliance Revolution

How regulation and compliance needs to change to be effective
Based on a major text book published in 2015 by David Jackman, ‘The Compliance Revolution’ is available on Amazon and from the publisher Wiley. The theme explores how compliance must evolve and avoid becoming overly operational and develop the skills, tools and confidence to be a strategic, judgement-based profession that adds lasting value through a maturity approach.

A workshop is available for Compliance Departments and Senior Managers. A parallel version of the programme has also been created for Regulators.

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Good Governance and SM&CR

A NEW programme to help financial firms implement SM&CR 

From one of the instigators of key elements of the SM&CR regime, regulator writer and compliance tutor and a chair of 3 financial services firms undergoing significant change; briefings and consultancy to help implement these key-stone requirements designed to make real both personal responsibility and individual accountability. The FCA and PRA’s Senior Mangers and Certification regime is being extended to all authorised  firms and requires substantial  governance changes as well as new ways of thinking.

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Sustainable Communities

How to implement ISO 37101 (and soon to be published 37104)

How to implement BS8900 and BS8904 in the UK

From the primary author and UK lead on ISO 37101 Sustainable Development in Communities and the forthcoming 37104 guidance, learn how to implement these new and highly significant standards for cities and all communities.

David Jackman is also author of the UK standards for Sustainable Development – BS8900 – and for Sustainable Communities – BS8904

Innovative and leading edge consultancy

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The ‘Authentic’ Company

Combining the approaches to ethics, governance and community

Focus on what drives your organisation’s and board’s social purpose.
How a path is developed in practice and how to find change – a new course and unique programme
This can take the form of a ‘strategic reflection’ which may take 1 – 3 days in a residential setting – designed for senior managers or whole boards


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David Jackman
David Jackman, author of ‘The Compliance Revolution’, has wide experience as senior regulator, standard setter, professor, NED and conference speaker working with some of the world’s leading financial, educational and regulatory organisations at the highest level

Based in the Lake District

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