Gary Manning is a marketing, communications and business development consultant.

He has over 30 years’ experience in a number of senior roles in the professional services sector, and was the marketing and business development director for 10 years at a boutique international law firm in London.

Before this he has also held senior positions at consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and leading City law firms Freshfields and Stephenson Harwood, where he managed substantial teams.

Gary specialises in law firm branding, focusing on the key elements of client communication, reputation management and thought leadership. He works with law firms, using a variety of different content management and media distribution tools, to develop and push key messages to achieve a strong brand profile and market positioning that helps drive business development and increase revenue.

He also has a great deal of experience working with law firms in producing strategic business development plans, and working closely with individual lawyers and practice groups on practical business development activities, including research and analysis of target markets, writing proposals, managing complex pitches, and implementing effective client relationship management programmes.

Gary Manning is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.