STEPHEN ARNOLD: WHAT FCSI MEANS TO ME “Andrew and I became members of the Society of Catering and Hotel Management Consultants (SCHMC), a UK-based organization, in 1982. We both served on the committee and, later, I became chairman. During the early 1990s, discussions took place with the FCSI and it was agreed that the SCHMC would merge with FCSI. I subsequently joined the FCSI UK committee, later becoming chairman, which included a short period on the European board.
To this day, Humble Arnold has supported FCSI and will continue to do so. In my opinion, we must do more to encourage the younger generation of design and management consultants to join FCSI and ensure they benefit from continuing professional growth. In my company alone, we have several more candidates that would benefit from FCSI membership.
I have attended FCSI conferences within Europe and the United States. All have been inspiring, educational and great fun.”