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Membership fees

The membership fees for PCN are only 125 per year. Fees are due in January of each year.


Trading History

Prospective PCN members must have been trading as independent consultants for a minimum period of 2 years. This requirement is to restrict membership to consultants who are serious about their work. PCN membership is not open to people who are "consultants" whilst looking for another job. All members are full time and permanent consultants.


Membership applications must be proposed and seconded by people who have experience of your technical competence. This is preferably by current members of the PCN but please contact the Membership Secretary if in doubt.

All membership applications are approved by the group as a whole. 

Academic qualifications

Academic qualifications are not a pre-requisite for membership of PCN. However, prospective members are expected to have substantial industrial achievements and to be capable of proving that they have carried out consultancy work of the required standard before a membership application is approved.


  • PCN membership is a positive statement of your commitment to working as a consultant.

  • Regular meetings with like minded consultants can improve your business skills and provide contacts for further business development. We hold approximately 4 meetings per year (generally in London) for which a nominal charge is made only for lunch.

  • PCN has a presence at most major trade exhibitions.

  • PCN provides the framework for networking with industry colleagues. Where projects require special skills there is a ready made "virtual project team" for you to use.

Application Form

Download the Application Form for PCN membership  

Membership Secretary - for further details