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BS 11000 — the World’s first Standard for Collaborative Business Relationships

BS 11000

BS 11000 Training and Facilitation

Robert Hopkin of Chester Corrie Consulting is a qualified and accredited BS 11000 trainer and facilitator — he is also a Member of the Institute for Collaborative Working (MICW) in addition to being a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM) and a Member of the Institute of Association Management (MIofAM).

View Robert Hopkin’s BS 11000 certificates of accreditation below:

BS 11000 Awareness Courses

Robert Hopkin runs a series of half–day BS 11000 Awareness Courses for individuals and groups from sole traders, small businesses, traditional SMEs and public and private sector bodies. These courses can be run at company premises or a mutually agreed venue depending on the customer’s requirement.

For more information and an indication of costs and availability, please contact Robert via the Contact page highlighting that you require information about BS 11000 in your query.

BS 11000 — Your Accreditation Journey

Once you have completed the ‘Awareness’ stage by attending one of the above–mentioned Chester Corrie Consulting seminars or briefings — you will then require specialist assistance in terms of becoming accredited to the standard. To help you in your journey to become accredited to the BS 11000 standard Chester Corrie Consulting recommends Jason Hier of Roelto Ltd; Jason is an experienced BS 11000 facilitator and has developed several on–line apps to help companies carry out gap analysis and chart their own progress towards accreditation. For more information about how Jason can take you and your business forward towards BS 11000 accreditation visit

BS 11000 — The Standard (Parts 1 and 2)

BS 11000 is a relatively new British Standard (and the World’s first national standard for collaborative business relationships) providing a strategic collaborative framework for organisations to build and manage collaborative business relationships, so that the relationships are effective, optimised and sustainable to deliver benefits for all stakeholders.

BS 11000 Part 1   BS 11000 Part 2

The standard is published in 2 parts. BS 11000 Part 1 (BS 11000–1:2010) which, as a framework specification, covers the aspects required for completion of the Relationship Management Plan (RMP) and Part 1 accreditation. BS 11000 Part 2 (BS 11000–2:2011) provides a guide to implementing BS11000–1.

Copies of the standard (both parts) can be purchased from the BSI Shop

The Standard was published by British Standards Institute (BSI) in late 2010 in association with the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW) who had led much of the development of the material and content for the standard. The establishment of a certification programme for trainers and facilitators by BSI in association with ICW and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is seen as a major, and credible, benefit for organisations seeking to improve their ways of working and benchmark their collaborative capability.

BS 11000 Part 1
As BS 11000 becomes increasingly recognised and adopted, ICW identified a significant need for organisations to develop internal champions or, where necessary, to seek help from third party facilitators to lead and support implementation programmes. The challenge in either case is to ensure that the knowledge and skills of these facilitators are developed to a high degree of specialism, so that organisations gain real value from the adoption of the Standard.Quoted from the ICW website

The BSI is the first certification body to be officially recognized by the ICW’s BS 11000 Certification Validation scheme. The scheme, which was created in response to the lack of a common approach to company assessments and certifications to BS 11000, will aim to establish a credible and consistent approach.

BS 11000 — transition to ISO 11000

A new international standard, ISO 11000, will be developed for Collaborative Working Relationships. Based on BS 11000, this ISO standard will provide a robust platform to support businesses who are looking to recognize the full potential value of collaboration. Work began in February 2014 and the standard is due to for release in late 2016.

BS 11000 More Information

For more information about the standard please visit the Institute for Collaborative Working’s website or the BSI webpage for this particular standard.


Robert Hopkin of Chester Corrie Consulting remains particularly grateful to the ICW for use of their training material; additionally, the BS 11000 image at the top of this web page is reproduced by kind permission of Midas Projects Limited.

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