thevaluecircle partner recognised in prestigious governance awards

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The Chartered Governance Institute has today announced the shortlist for its 2020 awards, and we’re delighted to announce that thevaluecircle partner Tom Mytton has been shortlisted in the Rising Star category.

Managing partner of thevaluecircle David Cockayne said: “We are proud and delighted that Tom has been given his rightful place on this prestigious shortlist.

“Tom’s status as a finalist has been won not just because of his professional work and age – he was just 29 when we entered him – but it’s also based on his extensive volunteering of his governance skills to voluntary organisations.

“He has held advisory positions at the Wandsworth Care Alliance, Crohn’s and Colitis UK and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

“As one of the youngest partners on the governance scene, Tom has already proved his value in our organisation, winning new clients and delighting existing ones with his expert, calm and measured approach. Whatever happens at the ceremony, we’ll always be proud to have Tom on the tvc team.”

In its email to finalists the Chartered Governance Institute said: “The number and calibre of nominations that we have reviewed this year demonstrates how far the profession has come and the value that so many of our colleagues add to their organisations. Just being shortlisted can be seen as a genuine recognition of your achievements.”

Tom’s career so far has been impressive, and he’s only just turned 30. He advised on a governance project which reformed the England and Wales Cricket Board, worked on governance procedures at The Met Office after the departure of its CEO and has supported NHS England with the development of a regional Integrated Care System. This whilst also volunteering his skills extensively with a number of voluntary sector organisations.

In March 2020 at just 29, Tom was made a partner at thevaluecircle and has since worked on projects including a rapid review of governance for a regional provider of primary care and a review of organisational culture at one of the largest NHS providers in the North West.

Co-creating and delivering the first training course for both elected officials and members of the civil service for a sovereign state was next on the list. Tom’s work was described by the client as: “(having) contributed significantly to our shared understanding of good governance in theory and in practice.”

And at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020 Tom supported one of the largest northern health trusts with the development of their post-covid strategy and organisational improvement plan.

Other testimonials from clients in Tom’s award entry included:

  • “…succinct, constructive, supportive, and challenging, and for me, hits the nail right on the head. We can really use this in a very positive way.” – describing Tom’s rapid governance review report.
  • “His insights have moved us forward greatly, with really tangible enthusiasm now embedded. Without Tom’s work we’d be moving more slowly and without precision.”

Tom’s passion for governance is also evident in his extensive volunteering. Throughout the national lockdown he continued to give his time virtually to a number of organisations as the youngest member of the Crohn’s and Colitis UK governance committee during this period and also leading on governance advice as a board member at the Wandsworth Care Alliance.

The full shortlist can be seen on the website and the virtual awards ceremony will take place on 26th November.

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  1. Well done Tom – very well deserved. I much appreciate the help that you and your colleagues have provided on a range of strategy and governance initiatives over recent months. We already have, and will continue to benefit from your insight and advice. Good luck.

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